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Tarasenko named finalist for Lady Byng

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Vladimir Tarasenko has been named a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy, which is awarded annually to the player who best combines sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability.

Tarasenko joins Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau and Minnesota's Mikael Granlund as finalists for the award. The winner will be announced on June 21 at the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Tarasenko finished the regular season tied for fourth overall in goals (39) and was 10th overall in points with 75. He played in all 82 regular season games and had just 12 minutes in penalties all season.

This marks the first time Tarasenko has been a finalist for an NHL Award.

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