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Datsyuk hockey's most gentlemanly for 4th year

Thursday, 06.18.2009 / 8:21 PM / News

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) -Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk has been picked as hockey's most gentlemanly player for the fourth straight year.

The award was his second of the night, after winning the Selke - given to the top defensive forward - earlier Thursday.

Datsyuk, who was assessed only 22 penalty minutes in 81 games, finished well ahead in voting over fellow Lady Byng finalists Martin St. Louis of Tampa Bay and New Jersey's Zach Parise. Datsyuk received 64 first-place votes.

He finished they season fourth in the NHL with 97 points and was second with 89 takeaways.

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It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6