Stratford’s Drew MacIntyre has been named the Toronto Marlies’ winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Toronto community during the 2013-14 season.
The team said on its website that the veteran leader has consistently led by example throughout the season.
“His commitment to creating a personalized experience for every fan during community events has inspired many of our young players,” the story said. “During each community appearance, Drew takes time to interact with fans around the rink, hospital or school.”
The 30-year-old goaltender has a 27-15-3 record with a 2.49 goals-against average in 46 games this season with the Marlies.
The team said MacIntyre has had a lasting impression with fans, teammates and staff.
“Drew’s commitment and dedication this season have had a noticeable impact both on and off the ice.”
MacIntyre is one of 30 finalists for the AHL’s Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, honouring the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The winner will be announced later this month.