NY Islanders News

Moulson in top 3 for Lady Byng

By Gary Harding

This past season, Matt Moulson set career highs in goals (36) and assists (33) for 69 points.  He also committed just three minor penalties on the season, for six total penalty minutes.  In fact, there were only two incidents where the forward was in the penalty box.  In a game against Calgary on December 29th, Moulson received a double-minor for roughing.  That was the last time that Moulson served in the sin bin for the remainder of the season.  He is the first player since Paul Kariya in 1997 to score over 30 goals and have less than 10 minutes in penalties.

Moulson will get the opportunity to hit the lights of Las Vegas for the NHL awards after the Stanley Cup finals conclude.  He will be facing Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers and Brian Campbell of the Florida Panthers. If the Panther defenseman wins the award, it will be the third time that the award has been won by a defenseman since 1954.

This is the following press release from the New York Islanders:

Congratulations to Matt on his nomination.  I feel that his numbers will be a testament to the man that he is on the ice, and hope that he will be the first Islander to win NHL hardware since Michael Peca.