King Clancy Memorial Award: History, Montreal Canadiens Past Winners

Nick Suzuki has been a special player on and off the ice for the Montreal Canadiens.
Nick Suzuki salutes the crowd in final home game.
Nick Suzuki salutes the crowd in final home game. / Minas Panagiotakis/GettyImages
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2007 - Saku Koivu

Saku Koivu
Saku Koivu retirement / Richard Wolowicz/GettyImages

The former Habs captain has seen his name on some of these awards lists. It's no surprise, as he was a central figure of some successful Habs teams during the early 2000s. Koivu persevered through serious health issues to continue his NHL career, so it was even more special that he had enough left to give to keep helping the community.

Koivu was given the award for being a founder of the Saku Koivu Foundation after recovering from cancer. He raised around $2.5 million at the time of the award presentation.