Andrew Ference has only been with the Edmonton Oilers for a year but the captain is already a popular figure in the city.

The Sherwood Park native immediately integrated himself into the community by starting up a chapter of the November Project fitness group he was a part of in Boston.

Ference also marched in the Edmonton Pride Parade earlier this month and has been an advocate for LGBT rights.

Ference is being recognized by the NHL for his community and humanitarian acts. He will receive the King Clancy Trophy at the NHL Awards tonight  in Las Vegas.

He spoke to Edmonton AM host Mark Connolly about getting the award.