|Lady Byng Memorial Trophy|
|Awarded for||player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability|
|First award||1924–25 NHL season|
|Most wins||Frank Boucher (7)|
|Most recent|| Jaccob Slavin |
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". – viceregal consort of Canada.The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy has been awarded 88 times to 53 different players since it was first awarded in 1925. The original trophy was donated to the league by Lady Byng of Vimy, then
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.Three finalists are named and the trophy is awarded at the NHL Awards ceremony after the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of the Viscount Byng of Vimy, who commanded Canadian forces at the Battle of Vimy Ridge and who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1924–25.
Lady Byng decided the trophy's first winner would be Frank Nighbor of the original Ottawa Senators. Late in the season, she invited Nighbor to Rideau Hall, showed him the trophy, and asked him if the NHL would accept it as an award for its most gentlemanly player. When Nighbor said he thought it would, Lady Byng, much to Nighbor's surprise, awarded him the trophy.
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. She 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.In 1962, the original trophy was destroyed in a fire at Boucher's home.
Besides Boucher, a number of players have won the award multiple times, including Wayne Gretzky who won it five times, Red Kelly and Pavel Datsyuk with four wins, and Bobby Bauer, Alex Delvecchio, Mike Bossy, Martin St. Louis, and Ron Francis with three each. Because of Boucher's seven wins, the New York Rangers join Detroit as the only two clubs who have won the award fourteen times, followed by Toronto with nine wins, Chicago and Boston tied with eight, and Los Angeles with six.Adam Oates was a six-time finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy but never won.
Five players have won both the Lady Byng Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP in the same season: Buddy O'Connor (1947–48), Bobby Hull (1964–65), Stan Mikita (1966–67 and 1967–68), Wayne Gretzky (1979–80) and Joe Sakic (2000–01). Mikita is also the only player to win the Hart, Art Ross, and Lady Byng trophies in the same season, doing so consecutively in the 1966–67 and 1967–68 seasons. Gretzky, Bobby Hull, and Martin St. Louis also won these three awards, but not in the same season. Bobby and Brett Hull are the only father-son combination to win the Hart and Lady Byng trophies.
Bill Quackenbush, Jaccob Slavin, Red Kelly, and Brian Campbell are the only defensemen to have won the Lady Byng Trophy, with Kelly being the only one to win it multiple times (3 as a defenseman, 4 overall). After Kelly, no defenseman won the award for a 58-year stretch which ended in 2012 when Campbell received the honor, though Nicklas Lidstrom narrowly lost to Joe Sakic in 2001. No goaltender has ever won the award.
|1924–25||Frank Nighbor||Ottawa Senators||C||1||26||18||0.69|
|1925–26||Frank Nighbor||Ottawa Senators||C||2||35||40||1.14|
|1926–27||Billy Burch||New York Americans||C||1||43||40||0.93|
|1927–28||Frank Boucher||New York Rangers||C||1||44||15||0.34|
|1928–29||Frank Boucher||New York Rangers||C||2||44||8||0.18|
|1929–30||Frank Boucher||New York Rangers||C||3||42||16||0.38|
|1930–31||Frank Boucher||New York Rangers||C||4||44||20||0.46|
|1931–32||Joe Primeau||Toronto Maple Leafs||C||1||45||25||0.56|
|1932–33||Frank Boucher||New York Rangers||C||5||46||4||0.09|
|1933–34||Frank Boucher||New York Rangers||C||6||48||4||0.08|
|1934–35||Frank Boucher||New York Rangers||C||7||48||2||0.04|
|1935–36||Elwin "Doc" Romnes||Chicago Black Hawks||C||1||48||6||0.13|
|1936–37||Marty Barry||Detroit Red Wings||C||1||47||6||0.13|
|1937–38||Gordie Drillon||Toronto Maple Leafs||RW||1||48||4||0.08|
|1938–39||Clint Smith||New York Rangers||C||1||48||2||0.04|
|1939–40||Bobby Bauer||Boston Bruins||RW||1||48||2||0.04|
|1940–41||Bobby Bauer||Boston Bruins||RW||2||48||2||0.04|
|1941–42||Syl Apps||Toronto Maple Leafs||C||1||38||0||0.00|
|1942–43||Max Bentley||Chicago Black Hawks||C||1||47||2||0.04|
|1943–44||Clint Smith||Chicago Black Hawks||C||2||50||4||0.08|
|1944–45||Bill Mosienko||Chicago Black Hawks||RW||1||50||0||0.00|
|1945–46||Toe Blake||Montreal Canadiens||LW||1||50||2||0.04|
|1946–47||Bobby Bauer||Boston Bruins||RW||3||58||4||0.07|
|1947–48||Buddy O'Connor||New York Rangers||C||1||60||8||0.13|
|1948–49||Bill Quackenbush||Detroit Red Wings||D||1||60||0||0.00|
|1949–50||Edgar Laprade||New York Rangers||C||1||60||2||0.03|
|1950–51||Red Kelly||Detroit Red Wings||D||1||70||24||0.34|
|1951–52||Sid Smith||Toronto Maple Leafs||LW||1||70||6||0.09|
|1952–53||Red Kelly||Detroit Red Wings||D||2||70||8||0.11|
|1953–54||Red Kelly||Detroit Red Wings||D||3||62||18||0.29|
|1954–55||Sid Smith||Toronto Maple Leafs||LW||2||70||14||0.20|
|1955–56||Earl Reibel||Detroit Red Wings||C||1||68||10||0.15|
|1956–57||Andy Hebenton||New York Rangers||RW||1||70||10||0.14|
|1957–58||Camille Henry||New York Rangers||LW||1||70||2||0.03|
|1958–59||Alex Delvecchio||Detroit Red Wings||LW||1||70||6||0.09|
|1959–60||Don McKenney||Boston Bruins||C||1||70||28||0.40|
|1960–61||Red Kelly||Toronto Maple Leafs||C||4||64||12||0.19|
|1961–62||Dave Keon||Toronto Maple Leafs||C||1||64||2||0.03|
|1962–63||Dave Keon||Toronto Maple Leafs||C||2||68||2||0.03|
|1963–64||Kenny Wharram||Chicago Black Hawks||RW||1||70||18||0.26|
|1964–65||Bobby Hull||Chicago Black Hawks||LW||1||61||32||0.52|
|1965–66||Alex Delvecchio||Detroit Red Wings||C||2||70||16||0.23|
|1966–67||Stan Mikita||Chicago Black Hawks||C||1||70||12||0.17|
|1967–68||Stan Mikita||Chicago Black Hawks||C||2||72||14||0.19|
|1968–69||Alex Delvecchio||Detroit Red Wings||C||3||72||8||0.11|
|1969–70||Phil Goyette||St. Louis Blues||C||1||72||16||0.22|
|1970–71||Johnny Bucyk||Boston Bruins||LW||1||78||8||0.10|
|1971–72||Jean Ratelle||New York Rangers||C||1||63||4||0.06|
|1972–73||Gilbert Perreault||Buffalo Sabres||C||1||78||10||0.13|
|1973–74||Johnny Bucyk||Boston Bruins||LW||2||76||8||0.11|
|1974–75||Marcel Dionne||Detroit Red Wings||C||1||80||14||0.18|
|1975–76||Jean Ratelle||Boston Bruins||C||2||80||18||0.23|
|1976–77||Marcel Dionne||Los Angeles Kings||C||2||80||12||0.15|
|1977–78||Robert "Butch" Goring||Los Angeles Kings||C||1||80||2||0.03|
|1978–79||Bob MacMillan||Atlanta Flames||C||1||77||14||0.18|
|1979–80||Wayne Gretzky||Edmonton Oilers||C||1||79||21||0.27|
|1980–81||Rick Kehoe||Pittsburgh Penguins||RW||1||80||6||0.08|
|1981–82||Rick Middleton||Boston Bruins||RW||1||75||12||0.16|
|1982–83||Mike Bossy||New York Islanders||RW||1||79||20||0.25|
|1983–84||Mike Bossy||New York Islanders||RW||2||67||8||0.12|
|1984–85||Jari Kurri||Edmonton Oilers||RW||1||73||30||0.41|
|1985–86||Mike Bossy||New York Islanders||RW||3||80||14||0.18|
|1986–87||Joe Mullen||Calgary Flames||RW||1||79||14||0.18|
|1987–88||Mats Naslund||Montreal Canadiens||LW||1||78||14||0.18|
|1988–89||Joe Mullen||Calgary Flames||RW||2||79||16||0.20|
|1989–90||Brett Hull||St. Louis Blues||RW||1||80||24||0.30|
|1990–91||Wayne Gretzky||Los Angeles Kings||C||2||78||16||0.21|
|1991–92||Wayne Gretzky||Los Angeles Kings||C||3||74||34||0.46|
|1992–93||Pierre Turgeon||New York Islanders||C||1||83||26||0.31|
|1993–94||Wayne Gretzky||Los Angeles Kings||C||4||81||20||0.25|
|1994–95||Ron Francis||Pittsburgh Penguins||C||1||44||18||0.41|
|1995–96||Paul Kariya||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||LW||1||82||20||0.24|
|1996–97||Paul Kariya||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||LW||2||69||6||0.09|
|1997–98||Ron Francis||Pittsburgh Penguins||C||2||81||20||0.25|
|1998–99||Wayne Gretzky||New York Rangers||C||5||70||14||0.20|
|1999–2000||Pavol Demitra||St. Louis Blues||C||1||71||8||0.11|
|2000–01||Joe Sakic||Colorado Avalanche||C||1||82||30||0.37|
|2001–02||Ron Francis||Carolina Hurricanes||C||3||80||18||0.23|
|2002–03||Alexander Mogilny||Toronto Maple Leafs||RW||1||73||12||0.16|
|2003–04||Brad Richards||Tampa Bay Lightning||C||1||82||12||0.15|
|2004–05||Not awarded due to the lockout.|
|2005–06||Pavel Datsyuk||Detroit Red Wings||C||1||75||22||0.29|
|2006–07||Pavel Datsyuk||Detroit Red Wings||C||2||79||20||0.25|
|2007–08||Pavel Datsyuk||Detroit Red Wings||C||3||82||20||0.24|
|2008–09||Pavel Datsyuk||Detroit Red Wings||C||4||81||22||0.27|
|2009–10||Martin St. Louis||Tampa Bay Lightning||RW||1||82||12||0.15|
|2010–11||Martin St. Louis||Tampa Bay Lightning||RW||2||82||12||0.15|
|2011–12||Brian Campbell||Florida Panthers||D||1||82||6||0.07|
|2012–13||Martin St. Louis||Tampa Bay Lightning||RW||3||48||14||0.29|
|2013–14||Ryan O'Reilly||Colorado Avalanche||C||1||80||2||0.03|
|2014–15||Jiri Hudler||Calgary Flames||RW||1||78||14||0.18|
|2015–16||Anze Kopitar||Los Angeles Kings||C||1||81||16||0.20|
|2016–17||Johnny Gaudreau||Calgary Flames||LW||1||72||4||0.06|
|2017–18||William Karlsson||Vegas Golden Knights||C||1||82||12||0.15|
|2018–19||Aleksander Barkov||Florida Panthers||C||1||82||8||0.10|
|2019–20||Nathan MacKinnon||Colorado Avalanche||C||1||69||12||0.17|
|2020–21||Jaccob Slavin||Carolina Hurricanes||D||1||52||2||0.04|
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