Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic is the 2017 recipient of the NHL's Foundation Player Award, which is presented to a player "who applies the core values of (ice) hockey-commitment, perseverance and teamwork-to enrich the lives of people in his community"
Harmonic, 26, received the award at the NHL's Humanitarian Awards in Las Vegas on Tuesday. He was nominated after his dedication towards his D-Partner program, which focuses on helping children who have lost a parent at a young age. He has spent more than $50,000 on VIP treatment and meet-and-greets for the participants, according to the NHL.
He has also participated in school and hospital visits and has been an event ambassador for the Children's Wish Foundation.
Hamonic had three goals and 11 assists in 49 games for the Islanders in 2016-17.