Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award

Blueshirts fan, it's time to cast your vote for the 2013 Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award. From now through April 17th, be sure to cast your vote for the Rangers player that you feel "goes above and beyond the call of duty."

Following the 1987-88 season, the Rangers established the award dedicated to paralyzed New York City police officer Steven McDonald, who was shot in the line of duty.

When you cast your vote, you will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes the grand prize -- a spot in the Annual "Blueshirts off Our Back" ceremony after the Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils game on April 27th.

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan, the 2011-12 award recipient and a three-time winner, takes part in last year's presentation with Patti Ann, Steven, and Conor McDonald as well as Rangers legend Mark Messier.

View Past Award Winners

Fans may vote for the Rangers player they believe deserves the Extra Effort Award as often as they would like, and every vote submitted will count. However, regardless of the number of votes they cast, they will only be entitled to one Sweepstakes entry and must fill out the contact information each time they vote.

Click here for complete rules.

In addition to voting online, fans can also vote and enter the sweepstakes in the following ways:

• Text the Player's Last Name to short code 726437 on your mobile phone.3 messages max to enter. Standard message and data rates may apply.

• Hand-print your name, address, city, state, zip code, e-mail address (if any) and day and night phone numbers and write the name of your selection for the Extra Effort Award on a 3 x 5 index card and mail to The Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award Sweepstakes, 2 Penn Plaza, New York, New York 10121.

All entries must be received by April 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET.