The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the NHL's most gentlemanly player. Nice guys. Here at SB Nation, bloggers from our 33 hockey blogs have cast their own ballots for the award.
Ballots featured three fill-in-the-blank spaces for the Lady Byng Trophy, and voters were asked to select a third-place finisher, a second-place finisher and a winner for the award. Players receiving third-place votes were awarded one point, second-place votes were awarded two points and first-place votes were awarded three points. 40 ballots were submitted in total.
And the winner is ....
- Second-place: Matt Moulson of the New York Islanders.
- Third-place: Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers.
- Others receiving votes (deep breath): Pavel Datsyuk, Loui Eriksson, Nicklas Lidstrom, Adam Henrique, Patrik Elias, Teemu Selanne, Andrew Brunette, Frans Nielsen, Jamie McBain, Kimmo Timonen, Martin St. Louis, Karl Alzner, Jared Spurgeon, Not Matt Cooke, Anze Kopitar, Steven Stamkos, Patrice Bergeron, Kevin Klein, Daniel Alfredsson Pekka Rinne, John Tavares, Cory Schneider, Kyle Wellwood, Ray Whitney, Jason Pominville and Phil Kessel.
Here's the full points breakdown -- not votes, but points, based on the criteria detailed above. Three points for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote:
|Brian Campbell||4||Brian Campbell||14||Brian Campbell||39||57|
|Matt Moulson||11||Matt Moulson||12||Matt Moulson||15||38|
|Jordan Eberle||5||Jordan Eberle||18||Jordan Eberle||6||29|
|Pavel Datsyuk||5||Pavel Datsyuk||2||Pavel Datsyuk||3||10|
|Loui Eriksson||1||Loui Eriksson||6||Loui Eriksson||3||10|
|Patrik Elias||2||Patrik Elias||6||8|
|Teemu Selanne||1||Teemu Selanne||6||7|
|Andrew Brunette||1||Andrew Brunette||6||7|
|Jamie McBain||1||Jamie McBain||3||4|
|Kimmo Timonen||2||Kimmo Timonen||2||4|
|Martin St. Louis||1||Martin St. Louis||2||3|
|Not Matt Cooke||3||3|
Be sure to check in with your favorite SB Nation hockey blogs to see how writers covering each team cast their ballots. Check back on Thursday as we announce our winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's top rookie.