Islanders’ Anders Lee wins the 2024 King Clancy Memorial Trophy

One of the NHL’s on-ice leaders is being honored for his work off the ice.

On Tuesday, the league announced that New York Islanders captain Anders Lee is the 2024 winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

Lee has been nominated for King Clancy in six of the past seven seasons.

The trophy is an award given to the player who best demonstrates leadership qualities on and off the ice, and who makes an outstanding humanitarian contribution to his community.

With the win, Lee will receive a $25,000 donation to benefit the charity or charities of his choice.

One of the charities the 33-year-old works with is the Jam Kancer in the Kan Foundation. The group organizes events to raise money in the fight against cancer. Lee donated $30,000 during the 2023 Jam Kancer in Kan tournament, which helped raise more than $155,000.

Lee is the third Islanders player to win the award. Bryan Trottier became the second player to win the King Clancy in 1989, while Doug Weight earned the honor in 2011.

On the ice, Lee scored 20 goals and 37 points in 81 regular season games, tallying a goal and three assists in the Islanders’ five-game loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round. In 759 career games, the Edina, Minnesota, native has scored 260 goals and 453 points, including 21 points in 46 playoff games.

The next award to be announced will be the Lady Byng Trophy. On Thursday, the names of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews, Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Petterson or Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin will be called.

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