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Matt Moulson is a finalist for Lady Byng Trophy

Matt Moulson. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

It was announced by the National Hockey League on Monday that New York Islanders forward Matt Moulson has been named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the player who shows the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.

Moulson is one of three finalists who will attend the 2012 NHL Awards Shows in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 20.  The Isles forward scored career highs in goals (36) assists (33) and points (69) this season, while recording only six penalty minutes. He led the team in goals for the third consecutive season, surpassing the 30-goal mark for the third-straight year.

In 275 career NHL games with the Islanders and the Los Angeles Kings, Moulson had scored 180 points (103 goals, 77 assists). Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the ninth round, 263rd overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Moulson signed with the Islanders as a free agent prior to the 2009-10 season.

The NHL’s elite will be at the NHL Awards on Wednesday, June 20, from the Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas. The 2012 NHL Awards show will be airing on the NBC Sports Network in the United States and CBC in Canada.

Written on April 23, 2012

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