Say hello to the Mark Messier Leadership Award:
Messier, with input from the league, will select a player in each month who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice. Preference will be given to captains who leave their teams for more money but then come back. Preference will also be given to captains who remain with their teams long past the point of usefulness and take valuable ice time from prospects. Also, it will really help if you have a super-obvious nickname. The Captain is taken, but something like Mon Capitaine would be very cool.
Yeah. Messier was a lot of fun here.