Garnet Hathaway tabbed as Caps nominee for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

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Garnet Hathaway named Caps nominee for King Clancy Trophy originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Coming off one of the best performances of his career in Game 2 of the Capitals' first-round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against Boston, Garnet Hathaway was recognized for his off-ice service on Tuesday. 

Hathaway scored his first and second-ever postseason goals in the Caps' 4-3 overtime loss to the Bruins on Monday night. As a tough-nosed forward on the ice, Hathaway is every bit of a leader and humanitarian when he takes off his skates. 

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The Capitals named Hathaway as their nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, an award given annually to an NHL player who "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community." 

Alongside his wife, Lindsay, in 2019, Hathaway created the "Hath's Heroes" program in 2019 to give free tickets and an awesome fan experience at Capital One Arena to first responders around the DMV. Hathaway's great-grandfather, a firefighter from Winnipeg, inspired him to give back to the first responder community. 

Since the pandemic altered those in-person type of opportunities, Hathaway shifted his focus towards helping the community in other ways over the past year. Over the winter holidays, Hath's Heroes donated 900 meals to first responders after teaming up with the DC Central Kitchen and Kid Power in the spring of 2020 to donate another 3,962 meals to families in need. 

First given in 1988 to honor Frank "King" Clancy, the Capitals have only had one player win the award chosen by a committee of senior NHL executives led by commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. That was back in 2005-06 when former Caps goaltender Olaf Kolzig, who co-founded "Athletes against Autism" in honor of his son, Carson, was given the award. 

If selected, Hathaway would receive a $25,000 donation to go towards Hath's Heroes or a charity of his choice and $5,000 if he were to finish in one of the two runner-up spots.