NEW YORK (AP/CBS4) – Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly, New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis and San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau are finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy.
St. Louis was selected a finalist for the eighth time in 10 years on Tuesday. He won it last year and in both 2011 and 2010 while playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is a finalist for the eighth time in 10 years.
The Lady Byng honors a person in the league who plays at a high level with good sportsmanship. The NHL will announce the winner of all of its awards on June 24 in Las Vegas.
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O’Reilly tallied a career-high 64 points as the resurgent Avalanche captured the Central Division title and tied a franchise record with 52 victories. He led the club in goals (28), power-play goals (nine) and game-winners (six-tied), and led the NHL in takeaways (83) for the second time in the past three seasons. O’Reilly was flagged for just one minor penalty all season, joining Butch Goring (1977-78, Los Angeles) as the only players ever to receive two or fewer PIM over 80 or more games. The 23-year-old Clinton, Ont., native is a Lady Byng Trophy finalist for the first time.
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