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Your Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner Is Jaccob Slavin

NEW YORK (June 19, 2021) – Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin is the 2020-21 recipient of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,” as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Slavin was a runaway winner, receiving 73 of the 100 first-place votes in collecting 827 voting points. Jared Spurgeon of the Minnesota Wild finished second with 223 voting points, marking the first time that defensemen have ranked 1-2 in Lady Byng balloting. Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who was second in Lady Byng voting in 2019-20, ranked third this season with 188 points.

 

Slavin (3-12—15) averaged the most time on ice (22:59) for a Hurricanes team that yielded 2.39 goals per game, tied for the fourth-fewest in the NHL, en route to capturing its first division crown since 2005-06. Slavin, who recorded 1,195:05 of total playing time in 52 outings, took only one minor penalty – for delay of game (puck over glass) – the fewest among all skaters who averaged at least 20 minutes in 2020-21 (minimum: 10 GP).

 

The 27-year-old Denver native has captured his first NHL Award and is the second player in franchise history to win the Lady Byng Trophy, after Ron Francis in 2001-02. He also is the fourth defenseman to take home the award since it was first presented in 1924-25, following Brian Campbell (2011-12 with Florida), Red Kelly (3x, most recently 1953-54 with Detroit) and Bill Quackenbush (1948-49 with Detroit). (Kelly also won the award as a forward in 1960-61 with Toronto).

 

For more on the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, including a list of past winners, click here.

 

2020-21 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Voting

 

 

 

Points

(1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th)

1.

Jaccob Slavin, CAR

827

(73-9-6-1-1)

2.

Jared Spurgeon, MIN

223

(1-17-14-5-9)

3.

Auston Matthews, TOR

188

(8-6-10-5-1)

4.

Aleksander Barkov, FLA

187

(4-14-8-2-3)

5.

Artemi Panarin, NYR

159

(2-13-5-6-5)

6.

Roope Hintz, DAL

117

(0-7-7-8-9)

7.

William Karlsson, VGK

104

(0-5-7-9-7)

8.

Anze Kopitar, LAK

73

(1-1-4-10-6)

9.

Ryan Pulock, NYI

65

(0-4-4-5-2)

10.

Christopher Tanev, CGY

43

(0-3-3-1-4)

11.

Nathan MacKinnon, COL

42

(3-1-1-0-0)

12.

Johnny Gaudreau, CGY

39

(2-1-1-0-7)

13.

Nate Schmidt, VAN

39

(0-4-2-0-1)

14.

Cale Makar, COL

38

(0-1-2-6-3)

15.

Cam Atkinson, CBJ

37

(1-2-1-2-2)

16.

Mark Scheifele, WPG

33

(0-2-1-3-5)

17.

Josh Bailey, NYI

28

(1-0-1-3-4)

18.

Patrick Kane, CHI

24

(0-1-2-2-1)

19.

Sean Couturier, PHI

22

(0-0-3-1-4)

20.

Connor McDavid, EDM

21

(1-0-2-0-1)

21.

Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK

20

(2-0-0-0-0)

22.

Brayden Point, TBL

20

(0-2-0-1-3)

23.

Joe Pavelski, DAL

20

(0-1-2-1-0)

24.

Mitchell Marner, TOR

18

(0-1-1-2-0)

25.

Patrick Marleau, SJS

17

(1-1-0-0-0)

26.

Alex DeBrincat, CHI

15

(0-0-2-1-2)

27.

Patrice Bergeron, BOS

13

(0-1-0-2-0)

28.

Victor Rask, MIN

12

(0-0-2-0-2)

29.

Nicklas Backstrom, WSH

12

(0-0-1-2-1)

30.

Adam Fox, NYR

12

(0-0-0-3-3)

31.

Ryan O’Reilly, STL

11

(0-0-1-2-0)

32.

Tyson Barrie, EDM

11

(0-0-1-1-3)

33.

Alex Iafallo, LAK

11

(0-0-0-3-2)

34.

Jason Spezza, TOR

10

(0-1-0-1-0)

t-35.

Jared McCann, PIT

7

(0-1-0-0-0)

 

Filip Zadina, DET

7

(0-1-0-0-0)

37.

Nick Leddy, NYI

7

(0-0-0-2-1)

t-38.

Jack Campbell, TOR

6

(0-0-1-0-1)

 

Phil Kessel, ARI

6

(0-0-1-0-1)

t-40.

Miro Heiskanen, DAL

6

(0-0-0-2-0)

 

Jack Hughes, NJD

6

(0-0-0-2-0)

t-42.

John Carlson, WSH

5

(0-0-1-0-0)

 

Roman Josi, NSH

5

(0-0-1-0-0)

 

Vladimir Tarasenko, STL

5

(0-0-1-0-0)

 

Teuvo Teravainen, CAR

5

(0-0-1-0-0)

t-46.

Jonas Brodin, MIN

3

(0-0-0-1-0)

 

Andy Greene, NYI

3

(0-0-0-1-0)

 

Philipp Grubauer, COL

3

(0-0-0-1-0)

 

Trevor Lewis, WPG

3

(0-0-0-1-0)

 

Ryan McDonagh, TBL

3

(0-0-0-1-0)

 

Travis Zajac, NYI

3

(0-0-0-1-0)

t-52.

Kevin Lankinen, CHI

1

(0-0-0-0-1)

 

Alec Martinez, VGK

1

(0-0-0-0-1)

 

Valeri Nichushkin, COL

1

(0-0-0-0-1)

 

Victor Olofsson, BUF

1

(0-0-0-0-1)

 

Max Pacioretty, VGK

1

(0-0-0-0-1)

 

Mika Zibanejad, NYR

1

(0-0-0-0-1)

 

Points allocation: 10-7-5-3-1 (1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th)

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