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Defensemen Apparently Not Gentlemen

From Jeff Z. Klein at the NYT Slap Shot,

Can you name the last time a defenseman was awarded the Lady Byng Trophy, the honor for the league’s most gentlemanly player?

As you think about that — and about the NHL Award ceremonies Thursday night — bear in mind that according to league criteria, the Byng is to go to the “player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” Nothing in there says “forwards only.”

Give up? The last time the Lady Byng was awarded to a defenceman: 1954. Red Kelly was the winner.

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