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St. Louis awarded Lady Byng trophy

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the player who best exhibited sportsmanship and excellence on the ice.

St. Louis led the NHL with 43 assists and 60 points in 48 games to capture the Art Ross Trophy as the leading scorer. He was second among forwards in ice time and was assessed just 14 minutes in penalties.

"It is a great honor to be recognized in this way for the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, especially an organization that has so many great people involved," St. Louis said. "I strive to play fast and physical, but try to avoid taking penalties that will hurt my team."

The Quebec native has won the Lady Byng award three times (2010, 2011) and was a finalist for the sixth time.

Also nominated for the award were Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane and New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson.