Every year the Rangers award the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award to “the player that goes above and beyond the call of duty.” The award is named after New York City police officer Steven McDonald, who was shot and injured in the call of duty in November of 1988. This award has been given annually to the player who fans believe plays with extra effort on the ice. (via the Rangers)
Choices have been limited to the top vote getters from the first run of this poll.
Recent Winners are:
- Henrik Lundqvist -2005-06, Brandon Dubinsky -2007-08, Ryan Callahan -2008-09, Ryan Callahan -2009-10, Brandon Prust -2010-11