Breaking: Mark Messier Leadership Award winner announced!

This year's winner revealed.

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It's now a tradition in the National Hockey League, every year NHL legend Mark Messier selects a player who exemplifies leadership qualities both on and off the ice to receive an award name after himself. 

On Tuesday evening Messier once again handed out the Mark Messier Leadership Award, and the winner for the 2016-201 NHL season is none other than Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno.

Foligno led his team, a team that many expected to miss the playoffs, to one of the best regular season records in the NHL this past season, and his recent charitable contributions off the ice have also shown his tremendous leadership within his community.

The National Hockey League Player's Association has confirmed the announcement.