LAH: Discover the Quebecer named “man of the year”
Thanks to his involvement with disadvantaged youth and foster families in Manitoba, Quebecer Jimmy Oligny received the Yanick-Dupré trophy, awarded to the man of the year in the American Hockey League (AHL ), Thursday.
The 30-year-old defender has worn the Moose colors since 2019. He was among the finalists for this humanitarian award for the fourth time.
“I am very proud and honored, but this is of a collective effort, reacted the native of Saint-Michel on Twitter. So many people work within this organization to help us implement ideas and create new opportunities for us to do good deeds in the community. This reward is also yours. A big thank you to everyone involved.”
We couldn't be more proud of our Captain!
Congratulations to Jimmy Oligny (@jimtweets7) on winning the 2023 Yanick Dupré Memorial Award as @TheAHL Man of the Year.
Our team and community are better by having you apart of them. pic.twitter.com/cLRcUqoVfK
— x – Manitoba Moose (@ManitobaMoose) May 4, 2023
Oligny participated in the development of a new program in collaboration with the organization Kinship and Foster Family Network of Manitoba. This initiative allows adoptive parents to receive training and support to better supervise the young people they welcome.
The former Prince Edward Island Rocket and Océanic de Rimouski has also invited several host families to Moose games.
In addition, Oligny continued its collaboration with the True North Youth Foundation, getting involved in Project 11. -ci allows French and English students to ask questions about mental health issues.
In 2022-2023, Oligny only played 17 games. A serious injury, the nature of which has not been revealed, kept him sidelined during the first three months of the campaign.
Renowned for his physical style of play, Oligny played 465 games in the AHL, also playing with the Milwaukee Admirals and the Chicago Wolves. He scored 17 goals and 93 points.
Oligny and the Moose lead the second-round series against the Admirals 2-1.