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Travis Hamonic, Wayne Simmonds are up for Foundation Player Award

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UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 09: Travis Hamonic #3 of the New York Islanders and Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers get tied up at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 9, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic and Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds are skilled players, but they’re the two finalists for the NHL’s Foundation Player Award for their work off the ice.

NHL teams submit their nominations for the award, which is given to the “NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community.”

The winner gets $25K to donate to their charity of choice.

Considering all the time players spend giving back, Hamonic and Simmonds both likely deserve recognition.