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Lady Byng Memorial Trophy



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The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is an annual award given 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 season.

Lady Byng, wife of Canada's Governor-General at the time, presented the Lady Byng trophy in 1925. 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

Player

Team

2003

Alexander Mogilny

Toronto Maple Leafs

2002

Ron Francis

Carolina Hurricanes

2001

Joe Sakic

Colorado Avalanche

2000

Pavol Demitra

St. Louis Blues

1999

Wayne Gretzky

New York Rangers

1998

Ron Francis

Pittsburgh Penguins

1997

Paul Kariya

Anaheim Mighty Ducks

1996

Paul Kariya

Anaheim Mighty Ducks

1995

Ron Francis

Pittsburgh Penguins

1994

Wayne Gretzky

Los Angeles Kings

1993

Pierre Turgeon

New York Islanders

1992

Wayne Gretzky

Los Angeles Kings

1991

Wayne Gretzky

Los Angeles Kings

1990

Brett Hull

St. Louis Blues

1989

Joe Mullen

Calgary Flames

1988

Mats Naslund

Montreal Canadiens

1987

Joe Mullen

Calgary Flames

1986

Mike Bossy

New York Islanders

1985

Jari Kurri

Edmonton Oilers

1984

Mike Bossy

New York Islanders

1983

Mike Bossy

New York Islanders

1982

Rick Middleton

Boston Bruins

1981

Rick Kehoe

Pittsburgh Penguins

1980

Wayne Gretzky

Edmonton Oilers

1979

Bob MacMillan

Atlanta Flames

1978

Butch Goring

Los Angeles Kings

1977

Marcel Dionne

Los Angeles Kings

1976

Jean Ratelle

New York Rangers/Boston Bruins

1975

Marcel Dionne

Detroit Red Wings

1974

John Bucyk

Boston Bruins

1973

Gilbert Perreault

Buffalo Sabres

1972

Jean Ratelle

New York Rangers

1971

John Bucyk

Boston Bruins

1970

Phil Goyette

St. Louis Blues

1969

Alex Delvecchio

Detroit Red Wings

1968

Stan Mikita

Chicago Blackhawks

1967

Stan Mikita

Chicago Blackhawks

1966

Alex Delvecchio

Detroit Red Wings

1965

Bobby Hull

Chicago Blackhawks

1964

Ken Wharram

Chicago Blackhawks

1963

Dave Keon

Toronto Maple Leafs

1962

Dave Keon

Toronto Maple Leafs

1961

Red Kelly

Toronto Maple Leafs

1960

Don McKenney

Boston Bruins

1959

Alex Delvecchio

Detroit Red Wings

1958

Camille Henry

New York Rangers

1957

Andy Hebenton

New York Rangers

1956

Earl Reibel

Detroit Red Wings

1955

Sid Smith

Toronto Maple Leafs

1954

Red Kelly

Detroit Red Wings

1953

Red Kelly

Detroit Red Wings

1952

Sid Smith

Toronto Maple Leafs

1951

Red Kelly

Detroit Red Wings

1950

Edgar Laprade

New York Rangers

1949

Bill Quackenbush

Detroit Red Wings

1948

Buddy O'Connor 

New York Rangers

1947

Bobby Bauer

Boston Bruins

1946

Toe Blake

Montreal Canadiens

1945

Bill Mosienko

Chicago Blackhawks

1944

Clint Smith

Chicago Blackhawks

1943

Max Bentley

Chicago Blackhawks

1942

Syl Apps

Toronto Maple Leafs

1941

Bobby Bauer

Boston Bruins

1940

Bobby Bauer

Boston Bruins

1939

Clint Smith

New York Rangers

1938

Gordie Drillon

Toronto Maple Leafs

1937

Marty Barry

Detroit Red Wings

1936

Doc Romnes

Chicago Blackhawks

1935

Frank Boucher

New York Rangers

1934

Frank Boucher

New York Rangers 

1933

Frank Boucher

New York Rangers

1932

Joe Primeau

Toronto Maple Leafs

1931

Frank Boucher

New York Rangers

1930

Frank Boucher

New York Rangers

1929

Frank Boucher

New York Rangers

1928

Frank Boucher

New York Rangers

1927

Billy Burch

New York Americans

1926

Frank Nighbor

Ottawa Senators

1925

Frank Nighbor

Ottawa Senators

 



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