It’s the day Sabres players have been waiting for all year: The Lady Byng nominees were announced today.
Pavel Datsyuk is in the running for a fourth straight Lady Byng Trophy.
The Detroit Red Wings centre is among the finalists for the NHL’s most gentlemanly player award along with Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils, the league announced Friday.
Winners of the Lady Byng and other trophies will be announced at the NHL awards show June 18 in Las Vegas.
Datsyuk has won the Lady Byng the last three years. One more and he’ll tie the record of four in a row set by Frank Boucher of the New York Rangers from 1928 to 1931.
I’m sure Jason Pominville missed the top three by two points and is frustrated with the result.
But hey, look at that smile. He’ll be back at it next year for sure.