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Winnipeg Jets Kyle Connor named Lady Byng Finalist

The prolific winger could become first ever Jets/Thrashers player to win this award.

The NHL announced today that Kyle Connor would be a finalist along with Jaccob Slavin of the Carolina Hurricanes and Jared Spurgeon of the Minnesota Wild for the Lady Byng Award. It is given to a “player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability”.

Kyle Connor at faceoff scaled

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

As per NHL Public Relations:

Kyle Connor, a first-time finalist, is the first Lady Byng Trophy finalist in @NHLJets / Atlanta Thrashers franchise history and is seeking to become the first Winnipeg player (from the current or original Jets) to capture the award. #NHLAwards

Given how much he plays and how big a contribution he makes on the ice and with how few penalties (four minutes) he’s taken this season he should stand a good chance to become the first ever winner from this franchise of that award.