Montreal Canadiens: Jake Allen Nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Apr 9, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen was recognized for his work off the ice yesterday.

The Habs netminder was put forward as the Canadiens nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

This isn’t one of the biggest awards handed out like the Hart Trophy, Vezina Trophy or Norris Trophy, but it does acknowledge players who show leadership qualities on and off the ice and make a positive humanitarian contribution to their community.

Each team in the NHL nominates a player for the award. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards in July. Allen’s goaltending partner in Montreal, Carey Price, was nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy for his perseverance and dedication to the game of hockey this season as he battled back from injuries and off-ice issues to play in the month of April.

Allen is nominated for the Clancy because of the community work he does both in Montreal where he plays and New Brunswick where he is from.

Jake and his wife founded Program 34, which raises funds and helps underprivileged kids in his home province afford to play sports. His organization also helps patients and staff at the hospital in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He has held events that raised funds for a playground for paediatric patients at the hospital as well as medical equipment to be used.

He has also auctioned off game worn equipment to raise money for these causes and has donated dozens of sets of goaltender equipment to kids who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is the kind of award that probably hundreds of players around the league deserve to win. Many of them do tremendous work in their communities, raising money for kids or donating to hospitals to visiting sick kids in the hospital.

Jake Allen has always been known as a great teammate, and obviously he is a great person who has done a lot for the Montreal and New Brunswick communities.

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