A gentleman and a hockey player: Blues’ O’Reilly a finalist for Lady Byng
ST. LOUIS — The award nominations keep rolling in for Blues forward Ryan O’Reilly.
A day after being named a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy (best defensive forward), O’Reilly was announced as a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which honors the player who exhibits “the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”
O’Reilly, who won the Lady Byng in 2014 as a member of the Colorado Avalanche, has set career highs in assists (49), points (77) and plus/minus (+22) while leading the league with 1,086 faceoff wins. He spent only 12 minutes in the penalty box, tied for second fewest among players who logged at least 77 points.