Martin St. Louis

St. Louis wins third Lady Byng


Martin St. Louis has won his third Lady Byng Trophy as the “player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,’ for 2013.

The Tampa Bay forward beat out Chicago’s Patrick Kane and New York Islanders forward Matt Moulson for the award.

St. Louis previously won the award in 2009-10 and 2010-11.

The veteran Bolts winger led the NHL with 43 assists and 60 points this season, winning the Art Ross for the second time in his career.

He did it while finishing second among all NHL forwards in total ice time, yet only got dinged for 14 penalty minutes all season long.

Top 10 voting for 2013 Lady Byng

(1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place votes in parentheses)

1. Martin St. Louis, T.B. 824 (47-29-21-12-10)

2. Patrick Kane, CHI 785 (44-28-20-13-10)

3. Matt Moulson, NYI 750 (35-28-27-17-18)

4. Pavel Datsyuk, DET 536 (13-26-23-31-16)

5. Logan Couture, S.J. 354 (8-19-15-15-21)

6. Kris Letang, PIT 162 (2-6-13-9-8)

7. Derek Stepan, NYR 98 (1-5-5-7-7)

8. Jason Pominville, MIN 74 (0-2-7-4-13)

9. Loui Eriksson, DAL 72 (3-2-2-4-6)

10. Ryan Callahan, NYR 62 (5-0-0-3-3)

Memorial Cup champion goalie Appleby signs with Devils

Ken Appleby
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Ken Appleby never got drafted, but his efforts during the New Jersey Devils’ training camp have earned him an entry-level contract, per the Bergen Record.

Although no team saw it fit to take him before the preseason, the 20-year-old is coming off of a very strong season. He had a 2.08 GAA and .924 save percentage in 50 games with the OHL’s Oshawa Generals. He went on to lead them to a Memorial Cup championship and earned the the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy as the tournament’s top goalie.

Appleby is the fifth goaltender the Devils have under contract after Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Scott Wedgewood, and Yann Danis. He’ll likely begin the season in the ECHL.

Alexandre Goulet and Jacob Sweeney also participated in the Devils’ training camp on an amateur tryout basis, but both of them have been released.

PHT Morning Skate: NHL stars weigh in on McDavid

Connor McDavid
The Canadian Press via AP
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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Some of the NHL’s top players discuss Connor McDavid‘s potential and the hype surrounding him. (Toronto Sun)

While we’re on the subject, Wayne Gretzky recalls what it was like for him going into the NHL and what’s in store for McDavid. (Edmonton Sun)

Sam Gagner is about to start a key season in his career. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

It’s time for the Washington Capitals to make some tough calls, particularly when it comes to Derek Roy. (CSN Mid-Atlantic)

With Raffi Torres hearing scheduled for today, here’s a look back at his suspension history. (San Jose Mercury News)

The Chicago Blackhawks have gotten their championship rings. (