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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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