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Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

Most Gentlemanly and Sportsmanlike Player

An annual award "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular schedule.

History: Lady Byng, wife of Canada's Governor-General at the time, presented the Lady Byng Trophy in the 1924-25 season. After Frank Boucher of the New York Rangers won the award seven times in eight seasons, he was given the trophy to keep and Lady Byng donated another trophy in 1936. After Lady Byng's death in 1949, the National Hockey League presented a new trophy, changing the name to Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

Year Winner Team
2018-19 Aleksander Barkov Florida Panthers
2017-18 William Karlsson Vegas Golden Knights
2016-17 Johnny Gaudreau Calgary Flames
2015-16 Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings
2014-15 Jiri Hudlar Calgary Flames
2013-14 Ryan O'Reilly Colorado Avalanche
2012-13 Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning
2011-12 Brian Campbell Florida Panthers
2010-11 Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning
2009-10 Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning
2008-09 Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
2007-08 Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
2006-07 Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
2005-06 Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
2004-05 -- --
2003-04 Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning
2002-03 Alexander Mogilny Toronto Maple Leafs
2001-02 Ron Francis Carolina Hurricanes
2000-01 Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche
1999-00 Pavol Demitra St. Louis Blues
1998-99 Wayne Gretzky New York Rangers
1997-98 Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins
1996-97 Paul Kariya Anaheim Mighty Ducks
1996 Paul Kariya Anaheim Mighty Ducks
1994-95 Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins
1993-94 Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings
1992-93 Pierre Turgeon New York Islanders
1991-92 Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings
1990-91 Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings
1989-90 Brett Hull St. Louis Blues
1988-89 Joe Mullen Calgary Flames
1987-88 Mats Naslund Montreal Canadiens
1986-87 Joe Mullen Calgary Flames
1985-86 Mike Bossy New York Islanders
1984-85 Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers
1983-84 Mike Bossy New York Islanders
1982-83 Mike Bossy New York Islanders
1981-82 Rick Middleton Boston Bruins
1980-81 Rick Kehoe Pittsburgh Penguins
1979-80 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers
1978-79 Bob MacMillan Atlanta Flames
1977-78 Butch Goring Los Angeles Kings
1976-77 Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings
1975-76 Jean Ratelle NYR-Boston
1974-75 Marcel Dionne Detroit Red Wings
1973-74 John Bucyk Boston Bruins
1972-73 Gilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres
Year Winner Team
1971-72 Jean Ratelle New York Rangers
1970-71 John Bucyk Boston Bruins
1969-70 Phil Goyette St. Louis Blues
1968-69 Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings
1967-68 Stan Mikita Chicago Blackhawks
1966-67 Stan Mikita Chicago Blackhawks
1965-66 Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings
1964-65 Bobby Hull Chicago Blackhawks
1963-64 Ken Wharram Chicago Blackhawks
1962-63 Dave Keon Toronto Maple Leafs
1961-62 Dave Keon Toronto Maple Leafs
1960-61 Red Kelly Toronto Maple Leafs
1959-60 Don McKenney Boston Bruins
1958-59 Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings
1957-58 Camille Henry New York Rangers
1956-57 Andy Hebenton New York Rangers
1955-56 Earl Reibel Detroit Red Wings
1954-55 Sid Smith Toronto Maple Leafs
1953-54 Red Kelly Detroit Red Wings
1952-53 Red Kelly Detroit Red Wings
1951-52 Sid Smith Toronto Maple Leafs
1950-51 Red Kelly Detroit Red Wings
1949-50 Edgar Laprade New York Rangers
1948-49 Bill Quackenbush Detroit Red Wings
1947-48 Buddy O'Connor New York Rangers
1946-47 Bobby Bauer Boston Bruins
1945-46 Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens
1944-45 Bill Mosienko Chicago Blackhawks
1943-44 Clint Smith Chicago Blackhawks
1942-43 Max Bentley Chicago Blackhawks
1941-42 Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs
1940-41 Bobby Bauer Boston Bruins
1939-40 Bobby Bauer Boston Bruins
1938-39 Clint Smith New York Rangers
1937-38 Gordie Drillon Toronto Maple Leafs
1936-37 Marty Barry Detroit Red Wings
1935-36 Doc Romnes Chicago Blackhawks
1934-35 Frank Boucher New York Rangers
1933-34 Frank Boucher New York Rangers
1932-33 Frank Boucher New York Rangers
1931-32 Joe Primeau Toronto Maple Leafs
1930-31 Frank Boucher New York Rangers
1929-30 Frank Boucher New York Rangers
1928-29 Frank Boucher New York Rangers
1927-28 Frank Boucher New York Rangers
1926-27 Billy Burch New York Americans
1925-26 Frank Nighbor Ottawa Senators
1924-25 Frank Nighbor Ottawa Senators

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