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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.

The night before the first Jets game in some time.

Given the above you'd be inclined to believe that tomorrow will finally be the day the play by play voice of the Jets is revealed.

For now get the latest from day 3 of training camp via

It is going to be a younger Jets roster tomorrow for the first game of the pre-season against the Oilers.

Will also be a first chance to see Chaz Lucius, Saku Maenalanen, Kevin Stenlund, Ashton Sautner and Kyle Capobianco in a Winnipeg uniform.

Topics covered in today's media availability with Jets head coach Rick Bowness included:

- needing a game right now
- Gustafsson paired with Gagner
- Gagner's veteran presence
- Dubois & Stanley mixing it up
- system implementation

And more.

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