Mark Giordano’s teammates have nominated him for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is presented annually to “the player that best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy contribution in his community.”
The Calgary Flames veteran was not the only local player singled out for consideration for a National Hockey League award, the club announced Monday.
Centre Matt Stajan has been nominated for the NHL Foundation Player Award, which, promoting charitable efforts, goes to the player “that best exemplifies a commitment to the community in which he lives.”
Three years ago, Giordano and his wife Lauren began the Habitat for Humanity’s 5 for 5 program, an initiative that funds the construction of five houses in five countries. Each season Giordano donates $25,000, a total that the Flames Foundation for Life matches.
This summer, Giordano is planning a golf tourney to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.
In addition, he participated in the Flames’ literacy program and school visits, and attended the Flames Ambassadors’ celebrity poker tournament.
Meanwhile, Stajan serves as the Flames Ambassador for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. He donates game tickets to the hospital. He and his wife Katie volunteered for bingo nights and the annual radiothon.
Stajan is also involved with Ronald McDonald House, pitching in at nights and donating toys.
This year, he received the Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award.
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