Ice hockey’s Mike Zigomanis has been awarded the prestigious Yanick Dupre AHL Man of the Year.
The award recognises community and charity activities among players and is the winner is selected by members of the AHL hockey league.
Mike, who plays for Toronto Maple Leafs is known for taking the time to meet fans at matches and community events such as school visits. He has also bought a suite at his home stadium to which he invites under privileged young people, who he ensures he spends time with afterwards.
He has also enthusiastically supported events with local children’s hospitals.
The award is named after Yanick Dupre, a player who died of leukaemia in 1997 aged just 24.