Flames push for recognition for Conroy

Despite not making the NHL's list for the Masterton, the Calgary Flames want Craig Conroy...

Despite not making the NHL's list for the Masterton, the Calgary Flames want Craig Conroy recognized for his work in the community. (Al Charest/QMI AGENCY)

STEVE MACFARLANE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:54 PM ET

Recognized by the local media as the Calgary Flames' nominee for the Masterton Trophy for his dedication and perseverance, Craig Conroy didn't make the NHL's list of finalists.

That didn't stop his Flames teammates from jotting his name down on their ballots for another award with equal honour.

Conroy won his team's approval for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice, and who has made a significant humanitarian contributions to his community.

Never one to turn down a public appearance in the name of charity, Conroy often takes the microphone at team functions as their spokesman.

The 38-year-old was awarded the Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award this season, given to the Flames player who combines the Masterton and King Clancy criteria of on and off-ice dedication to the game and good causes.

Three Flames have received the King Clancy Memorial Trophy previously: Lanny McDonald (1887-88); Joe Nieuwendyk (1994-95); and Jarome Iginla (2003-04).

This year's winner will be presented at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas June 23.

steve.macfarlane@sunmedia.ca


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