The National Hockey League announced on Friday the three finalists for the King Clancy Trophy that recognizes "the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community." Every year, one player from each NHL team is nominated for the King Clancy Trophy, with the three finalists and the winner being selected by a committee of NHL executives led by commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly.
Dumba finished his 2019-20 season with six goals and 18 assists for 24 points in 69 games on the Minnesota blue line. The 26-year-old also appeared in four games for the Wild in the qualifying round, picking up an assist before being eliminated at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks.
This is the first time that Dumba has been named a finalist for the award.
This season for Lundqvist was a bit of an adjustment for him as he split the year in net between young netminders Igor Shesterkin and Alexander Georgiev. The 38-year-old veteran appeared in 30 games this season with a 10-12-3 record, posting a 3.16 goals-against average, a .905 save percentage and one shutout. He also got two starts in the Stanley Cup Qualification Round for the Rangers, going 0-2 with a 3.52 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage as New York was swept in three games by the Carolina Hurricanes.
It is the second consecutive year in which Lundqvist has been named a finalist for the King Clancy Trophy.
In his first season with the Devils, Subban had a bit of a down year with just 18 points (7+11) in 68 games played. The Devils finished the 2019-20 campaign with a 28-29-12 record and missed out on the chance to play in the qualifying round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Subban was also named a finalist for the King Clancy Trophy back in 2018 as a member of the Nashville Predators.
The player who is named the winner of the award will receive a $25,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice. The two runners-up each will receive a $5,000 donation of their choice.
The winner of the King Clancy Trophy will be revealed during the 2020 Conference Finals.
Rob Ray is the only Sabres player to ever win the King Clancy Trophy when he did so in 1999.