St. Louis beats out Datsyuk, Richards

Updated: June 23, 2010, 8:53 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis has won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most well-behaved player.

St. Louis beat out Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk, the Lady Byng winner each of the last four years, and Dallas Stars center Brad Richards at the NHL Awards ceremony on Wednesday.

The Lady Byng is given to the player who shows the best sportsmanship and most gentlemanly conduct, while also displaying skill.

St. Louis had only 12 penalty minutes, the fewest among the NHL's top 50 scorers.

Datsyuk, who earlier Wednesday won his third straight Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward, was one of three top-50 scorers with fewer than 20 penalty minutes.

Richards was assessed only 14 penalty minutes in 80 games while averaging nearly 21 minutes of ice time.


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