Former Wolf and Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno picked up two trophies at the NHL Awards Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Nick was award with both the Mark Messier Leadership Award and King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
The Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award is given annually to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to the team, on and off the ice, during the regular season.
The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.
Foligno was named the sixth Blue Jackets captain on May 20, 2015. In 79 games this season, Nick had 51 points (26 goals, 25 assists) to help Columbus qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second time in the past eight seasons.
Nick and his wife, Janelle, donated $500,000 to Children’s Hospital in Boston in November as a symbol of their gratitude for the life-saving heart surgery their newborn daughter, Milana, received at the hospital in November 2013. A donation of $500,000 was also made on behalf of Milana to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. He is also an honourary chair of NEO Kids Foundation here in Sudbury.