Garnet Hathaway Is a King Clancy Memorial Trophy Nominee

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Posted May 18, 2021

(Caps Outsider)

Each year, the National Hockey League honors a player with the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, given to a player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.

The nominees were announced today and the Caps selected Garnet Hathaway as their nominee.  Hathaway and his wife Lisa started Hath’s Heroes in 2019 to give back to first responders as an homage to his great-grandfather, a firefighter in Winnipeg.  As part of Hath’s Heroes, Hathaway provides tickets to select Caps games to local first responders.  After the games, Hathaway personally meets the ticket recipients and gives them a tour of the Capitals locker room.  Due to the pandemic, Hathaway had to shift his humanitarian efforts in a different direction.  Last winter, Hath’s Heroes donated 900 meals to first responders.  In the spring of 2020, they teamed up with DC Central Kitchen and Kid Power to donate another 3,962 meals to needy families.

If Hathaway is chosen to receive the “King” Clancy Memorial Trophy, he will be awarded a $25,000 donation to continue his work with Hath’s Heroes.  Two runners-up are also chosen and will each receive $5,000 donations.  In 2005-06, the trophy was given to Caps goalie, Olaf Kolzig.  Kolzig was the first and only Caps player, and only the 2nd goaltender to win the award.

This coveted humanitarian award was first given in 1988 to honor Frank “King” Clancy who played defense for 16 seasons with the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Clancy is known as one of hockey’s most colorful and beloved players.