The Islanders may not be vying for a Stanley Cup anymore this season, but they are waiting patiently on some notable individual honors. John Tavares is a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP, and Matt Moulson was recently named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, presented to the player “adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”
Moulson, now a two-time finalist for the award, will learn if he is the winner sometime during the Stanley Cup Finals.
In 47 games this year, Moulson recorded just four penalty minutes, yet scored 15 goals and added 29 assists.
Mike Bossy is the only Islanders player to have won the award and earned it three times (82-83, 83-84 and 85-86).
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane and Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis are also finalists this year.