Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has won the King Clancy Trophy for his work advancing inclusiveness in hockey. A second-generation Flipino-Canadian, Dumba is one of the founders of the Hockey Diversity Alliance and has also had a leading role in the Rebuild Minneosta initative to help businesses affected by the George Floyd protests.
I spend hours and hours each week on calls with the Hockey Diversity Alliance talking about these issues. For me, it wasn’t ever trying to be a face of something. It was trying to make the difference in my community and the community that I love…I don’t want any of this to get swept under the rug. This for me is not just a singular moment. It’s all part of this journey that I’m committed to and I think I’m going to be committed to this my whole life.Matt Dumba to The Athletic (2020)
The King Clancy Trophy is an annual award given to the NHL player who “best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.”