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Datsyuk repeats as Lady Byng winner

Friday, 06.15.2007 / 4:00 PM ET / News
The Canadian Press
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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59