Who will be this year's Trevor Lewis?
Nine former Utah Grizzlies were on NHL playoff rosters as the 2013 chase for the Stanley Cup, started earlier this week.
A year ago, Lewis played a few games with the Grizzlies early in the ECHL season, then went on to make big contributions to the Los Angeles Kings' run to the Stanley Cup. Lewis -- a Utah native -- and the Kings are playing the St. Louis Blues.
The N.Y. Islanders' Andrew MacDonald and New York Rangers forward Michael Haley, who played with Utah as they advanced to the conference finals in 2007-08, both made their NHL playoff debuts this week.
Haley and the Rangers are playing John Erskine (2000-04) and the Washington Capitals. Colby Armstrong (2012) is with the Montreal Canadiens. The Islanders are the only team to have two former Grizzlies as MacDonald joins Islanders captain Mark Streit (1999-2000).
The others are Todd Bertuzzi (1996-97) with the Detroit Red Wings, Keith Ballard (2004-05) with the Vancouver Canucks, and Zenon Konopka (2003-04) with the Minnesota Wild.
Former Grizzlies bring 175 games of playoff experience into the 2013 playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are planning a NHL Playoff Watch party on Tuesday at The Green Pig Downtown Pub and Grill in Salt Lake City. They'll start at 5 p.m. and go until the final game is over. Fans must be 21 and over to enter The Green Pig.
Grizzlies coach Kevin Colley will be attend.
The action starts at 5 p.m. when the Islanders meet Pittsburgh. The last game of the night at 8 p.m. features Ballard's Canucks.
Damian Lillard is chasing one more award this season, and you can help him.
Fan voting for the 2013 NBA Kia Community Assist Award runs through May 17. The award recognizes the NBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities. It's the first time that fans will help to select the winner.
Among the 10 nominees are Lillard, who is the face of the Blazers' anti-bullying campaign, "Respect, Pass It On," and Nets point guard Deron Williams, who supports autism awareness through his Point of Hope Foundation.
The others are the Knicks' Tyson Chandler, the Nuggets' Kenneth Faried, the Pacers' Tyler Hansbrough, the Warriors' David Lee, the Timberwolves' Kevin Love, the Clippers' Chris Paul, and the Grizzlies' Zach Randolph, and the Heat's Dwyane Wade.
To learn more, visit www.nba.com/kiacommunityassist.
The Salt Lake Bees, Papa John's, Huntsman Cancer Foundation and Swing for Life have teamed up for tonight's seventh annual Pack the Park Pink Night at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
The Bees will donate $1 for breast cancer research and awareness to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation for every May 4 ticket sold at slbees.com. Fireworks follow the game.
We note the passing of Weber State superfan Tom Davidson, who died April 29 at age 83. ...
Rocky Mountain Raceways' 2013 Super Oval racing season starts tonight withe the usual variety of races. Gates open at 4 p.m.; the green flag drops at 6:15 p.m. ...
More than 90 world champions and Olympians will compete in the Ironman 70.3 U.S. Pro Championship his morning in St. George. At stake are berths in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships later in the year at Lake Las Vegas. For details, visit www.ironmanstgeorge.com. ...
USU athletic media relations writer Megan Allen filed a neat story on the near miraculous recovery of former Aggie athlete Brittany Fisher, who was injured in a rock climbing accident. The story is available at www.standard.net. ...
It's not too late to sign up for youth summer camps at the Ogden Nature Center. They even have scholarships available for those in need. Check the details out at www.ogdennaturecenter.org. ...
Wonder how many soccer fans will dress up in a Star Wars costume for today's Real Salt Lake-Vancouver Whitecaps match at Rio Tinto Stadium. Stay tuned, and remember, no light sabers or blasters.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or email@example.com.