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Datsyuk repeats as Lady Byng winner

Friday, 06.15.2007 / 4:00 PM ET / News
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Datsyuk repeats as Lady Byng winner
Wings GM Ken Holland accepted the Lady Byng Trophy on Datsyuk's behalf on Thursday. (Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
TORONTO -- For the second consecutive season, Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk was awarded the Lady Byng Trophy as most gentlemanly player in the NHL.

Datsyuk scored 27 goals and amassed 87 points in 79 regular-season games while serving only 20 minutes in penalties.

In a vote by selected members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the Russian center got a total of 705 points based on 38 first-place votes, 26 second-place votes, 18 thirds, 15 fourths and eighth fifth-place votes.

Detroit general manager Ken Holland accepted the trophy on behalf of Datsyuk during the league's annual awards ceremonies Thursday night.

Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning was runner-up with 513 points (26-19-19-6-7), and Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche was third with 354 (17-17-7-9-3).

The Lady Byng Trophy is for the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.

The winner was selected in a poll by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season. The winner receives $10,000 and the runners-up $6,000 and $4,000.

The trophy was first presented in 1925 by Lady Byng, wife of Canada's governor general at the time, to Frank Nighbor of the Ottawa Senators.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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