Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the NHL player who best combines sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct, and ability on Friday. MacKinnon finished fifth in the NHL in points this season with 93. The center had 35 goals and 58 assists while only taking five minor penalties all season.
Nathan MacKinnon of the @Avalanche is the 2019-20 recipient of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/YxdaYUU9eq
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 11, 2020
MacKinnon is the third player in Avalanche franchise history to take home the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. This man is a human rocket and is absolutely electric on the ice. Well deserved for MacKinnon. Will this be the only trophy he takes home this season? We will see.