Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba has been named the winner of the 2020 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, the NHL announced Sunday.
A leader on and off the ice. @matt_dumba is the recipient of the 2020 King Clancy Memorial Trophy! pic.twitter.com/QkFu1uAorO — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 6, 2020
The award is presented to the player “who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”
“This is a very special day for me and my family. I’m just so honoured,” Dumba said of receiving the award Sunday. “This award really isn’t about you. It’s about the people around you, all the support and love that I’ve got for them. When the passing of George Floyd happened, months ago, I took to my social media and knew that I could do more. I didn’t know what that exactly meant at the time, but I knew I could step up and be an even bigger leader in my community, in the city that has shown me so much love and support throughout my career.
“This is the least I can do, giving back to them and trying to make a difference, and [be] a voice of change and strength in our community. … This is just the start. We’re going to do some awesome…
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