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Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
Established 1924-25 NHL season
Current holder Pavel Datsyuk
Awarded to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability[1]

The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League "player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability".[1] The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy has been awarded 81 times to 50 different players since its beginnings in 1925. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

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History

The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925.[2] It was decided that the inaugural winner would be Frank Nighbor of the Ottawa Senators and he was invited to Rideau Hall. Nighbor, who was not informed of the creation of the trophy, was surprised when he was informed that it had been created and that he would be the first winner.[3]

After Frank Boucher of the New York Rangers won the award seven times within eight years, Lady Byng was so impressed that she gave him the original trophy to keep. Lady Byng then donated a second trophy in 1935–36. When Lady Byng died in 1949 the NHL presented another trophy and changed the official name to the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.[2]

Besides Boucher, a number of players have won the award multiple times, including Wayne Gretzky who won it 5 times, and Red Kelly, with 4 wins. With the Frank Boucher's seven wins, the New York Rangers have won the award the most out of any club, 15 times followed by Detroit with 11, Toronto with 9, Chicago with 8, Boston with 7, and Los Angeles with 5.[4]

Four players have won both the Lady Byng Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP in the same season: Bobby Hull (1964–65), Stan Mikita (1966–67 and 1967–68), Wayne Gretzky (1979–80) and Joe Sakic (2000–01).[5]

The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system.[6] Three finalists are named and the trophy is awarded at the NHL Awards ceremony after the playoffs.

Winners

Frank Nighbor, two-time winner.
Paul Kariya, two-time winner.
Wayne Gretzky, five-time winner.
Pavol Demitra, one-time winner.
Alexander Mogilny, one-time winner.
Joe Sakic, one time winner.
Brad Richards, one-time winner.
Pavel Datsyuk, two-time winner.
Positions key
C Centre D Defence RW Right Wing LW Left Wing G Goaltender

     Player is still active

Season Winner Team Position Win #
1924–25 Frank Nighbor Ottawa Senators C 1
1925–26 Frank Nighbor Ottawa Senators C 2
1926–27 Billy Burch New York Americans D 1
1927–28 Frank Boucher New York Rangers C 1
1928–29 Frank Boucher New York Rangers C 2
1929–30 Frank Boucher New York Rangers C 3
1930–31 Frank Boucher New York Rangers C 4
1931–32 Joe Primeau Toronto Maple Leafs C 1
1932–33 Frank Boucher New York Rangers C 5
1933–34 Frank Boucher New York Rangers C 6
1934–35 Frank Boucher New York Rangers C 7
1935–36 Elwyn "Doc" Romnes Chicago Black Hawks C 1
1936–37 Marty Barry Detroit Red Wings C 1
1937–38 Gordie Drillon Toronto Maple Leafs RW 1
1938–39 Clint Smith New York Rangers C 1
1939–40 Bobby Bauer Boston Bruins RW 1
1940–41 Bobby Bauer Boston Bruins RW 2
1941–42 Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs C 1
1942–43 Max Bentley Chicago Black Hawks C 1
1943–44 Clint Smith Chicago Black Hawks C 2
1944–45 Bill Mosienko Chicago Black Hawks RW 1
1945–46 Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens LW 1
1946–47 Bobby Bauer Boston Bruins RW 3
1947–48 Buddy O'Connor New York Rangers C 1
1948–49 Bill Quackenbush Detroit Red Wings D 1
1949–50 Edgar Laprade New York Rangers C 1
1950–51 Red Kelly Detroit Red Wings D 1
1951–52 Sid Smith Toronto Maple Leafs LW 1
1952–53 Red Kelly Detroit Red Wings D 2
1953–54 Red Kelly Detroit Red Wings D 3
1954–55 Sid Smith Toronto Maple Leafs LW 2
1955–56 Earl Reibel Detroit Red Wings C 1
1956–57 Andy Hebenton New York Rangers RW 1
1957–58 Camille Henry New York Rangers LW 1
1958–59 Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings C 1
1959–60 Don McKenney Boston Bruins C 1
1960–61 Red Kelly Toronto Maple Leafs D 4
1961–62 Dave Keon Toronto Maple Leafs C 1
1962–63 Dave Keon Toronto Maple Leafs C 2
1963–64 Ken Wharram Chicago Black Hawks C 1
1964–65 Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks LW 1
1965–66 Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings C 2
1966–67 Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks C 1
1967–68 Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks C 2
1968–69 Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings C 3
1969–70 Phil Goyette St. Louis Blues C 1
1970–71 John Bucyk Boston Bruins LW 1
1971–72 Jean Ratelle New York Rangers C 1
1972–73 Gilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres C 1
1973–74 John Bucyk Boston Bruins LW 2
1974–75 Marcel Dionne Detroit Red Wings C 1
1975–76 Jean Ratelle New York Rangers C 2
1976–77 Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings C 2
1977–78 Robert "Butch" Goring Los Angeles Kings C 1
1978–79 Bob MacMillan Atlanta Flames C 1
1979–80 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 1
1980–81 Rick Kehoe Pittsburgh Penguins C 1
1981–82 Rick Middleton Boston Bruins RW 1
1982–83 Mike Bossy New York Islanders RW 1
1983–84 Mike Bossy New York Islanders RW 2
1984–85 Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers RW 1
1985–86 Mike Bossy New York Islanders RW 3
1986–87 Joe Mullen Calgary Flames C 1
1987–88 Mats Naslund Montreal Canadiens LW 1
1988–89 Joe Mullen Calgary Flames C 2
1989–90 Brett Hull St. Louis Blues RW 1
1990–91 Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings C 2
1991–92 Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings C 3
1992–93 Pierre Turgeon New York Islanders C 1
1993–94 Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings C 4
1994–95 Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins C 1
1995–96 Paul Kariya Mighty Ducks of Anaheim LW 1
1996–97 Paul Kariya Mighty Ducks of Anaheim LW 2
1997–98 Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins C 2
1998–99 Wayne Gretzky New York Rangers C 5
1999–00 Pavol Demitra St. Louis Blues C 1
2000–01 Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche C 1
2001–02 Ron Francis Carolina Hurricanes C 3
2002–03 Alexander Mogilny Toronto Maple Leafs RW 1
2003–04 Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning C 1
2004–05 No winner due to the
2004-05 NHL lockout
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2005–06 Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings C 1
2006–07 Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings C 2

References

General
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy history at NHL.com
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy history at Legends of Hockey.net
Specific
  1. 1.0 1.1 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy history. Legendsofhockey.net. Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy history. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  3. Frank Nighbor. Legendsofhockey.net. Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  4. Lady Byng Trophy history. canadianencyclopedia.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  5. Hart Memorial Trophy history. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  6. Jon Dolezar (2003-04-20). Foppa shows the most Hart. SI.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-01.

See also


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