A lot naturally happened during the 2019 NHL Awards and there are still some winners left to highlight. Before we do that though, let’s recap some of tonight’s big winners:
GM of the Year: Don Sweeney
Selke Trophy: Ryan O’Reilly
Jack Adams: Barry Trotz
Now let’s tackle the other winners.
King Clancy Trophy: Jason Zucker,
Zucker and his wife Carly began the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio with a $160,000 donation and have raised over $1.2 million in under a year. The project allows kids and their families at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital to watch Minnesota Wild games in a space that mimics the experience of being at the game.
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award: Wayne Simmonds
Before being traded to the Nashville Predators in February, Simmonds was deeply involved with the Flyers’ community efforts. Among other things, he was a board member for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation for six years. He also spent four years as an honorary chairman of their annual golf tournament, which is the foundation’s biggest fundraiser.
Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award: Rico Phillips