The Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award nomination period is now open until March 17! Visit nhl.com/oreeaward to nominate someone and learn more.
The Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award recognizes an individual who through the game of hockey has positively impacted his or her community, culture or society. Award recipients will have demonstrated an impressive record of leadership, collaboration or behavior that has transcended the sport, improving lives and helping others reach their potential. Last year’s inaugural winner, the late Darcy Haugan, head coach of the Humboldt Broncos, was honored for his lasting impact on his community and on junior hockey.