Bruins Forward Loui Eriksson Named Finalist For 2016 Lady Byng Trophy
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BOSTON, MA – The NHL announced today, April 30, that Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson has been named a finalist for the 2016 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. The Lady Byng Trophy is awarded annually "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." The other nominees are Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings) and Aleksander Barkov (Florida Panthers).
“It is a great honor to be considered for the Lady Byng Trophy, an award that has been won by some of the best players of all time,” said Eriksson. “There are many deserving candidates so to be named one of the finalists with Anze Kopitar and Aleksander Barkov is very exciting for me. Thank you to my teammates and the coaching staff and I appreciate all those who voted.”
Eriksson finished the 2015-16 regular season with 30 goals (second on team) and 33 assists for 63 (tied for second on team) total points with 12 total penalty minutes through 82 games played. He had 15 multiple-point games, including his third career hat trick on Nov. 19 vs. Minnesota and a 1-2=3 effort on Mar. 12 vs. NY Islanders.
The last Bruin to win the Lady Byng Trophy was Rick Middleton in 1981-82.
Members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association submitted ballots for the Lady Byng Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists.
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