Anze Kopitar Wins Lady Byng, Selke Trophies

On Wednesday night at the 2016 NHL awards, Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar was one of the big winners taking home two major awards. He won the Lady Byng Trophy which is given out to the player how shows good sportsmanship throughout the season and the Selke Trophy which is given to the top defensive forward in the NHL.

More trophies for Kopitar

These trophies add to the already impressive resume of Anze Kopitar. The new captain of the Kings has already won two Stanley Cups, and now has these trophies to add to his collection.

Anze Kopitar during a game against the San Jose Sharks | Rocky W. Widner - NHL/Getty Images
Anze Kopitar during a game against the San Jose Sharks | Rocky W. Widner - NHL/Getty Images

Other finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy

Kopitar won the award in a landslide, but here are the complete results for the Lady Byng voting:

2015-2016 Lady Byng Trophy Voting // Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th) 

1.   Anze Kopitar, LAK 817 (52-25-17-11-4)
2.   Aleksander Barkov, FLA 475 (24-21-12-7-7)
3.   Loui Eriksson, BOS 388 (10-12-22-27-13)
4.   Johnny Gaudreau, CGY 371 (17-19-6-10-8)
5.   Ryan O'Reilly, BUF 270 (10-12-11-7-10)
6.   Pavel Datsyuk, DET 248 (6-13-9-15-7)
7.   Tyler Seguin, DAL 222 (1-11-19-10-10)
8.   Patrick Marleau, SJS 200 (9-5-12-2-9)
9.   Joe Pavelski, SJS 87 (3-0-4-10-7)
10.   Jaromir Jagr, FLA 52 (3-1-2-1-2)
11.   Frans Nielsen, NYI 52 (2-0-3-3-8)
12.   Matt Cullen, PIT 51 (3-3-0-0-0)
13.   Evgeny Kuznetsov, WSH 50 (0-2-4-4-4)
14.   Sean Monahan, CGY 46 (1-1-1-6-6)
15.   Jared Spurgeon, MIN 42 (3-0-1-2-1)
16.   Sam Reinhart, BUF 38 (0-3-2-1-4)
17.   Brandon Saad, CBJ 30 (0-2-1-2-5)
18.   Patrick Kane, CHI 29 (1-0-3-0-4)
19.   Alexander Wennberg, CBJ 26 (0-1-2-2-3)
20.   Joe Thornton, SJS 25 (2-0-0-1-2)

Other finalists for the Selke Trophy

Kopitar's margin of victory for the Selke was much smaller than it was for the pevious award. Here are the reuslts of the voting for the Selke Trophy:

2015-2016 Selke Trophy Voting // Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th)

1.   Anze Kopitar, LAK 1145 (77-36-20-7-2)
2.   Patrice Bergeron, BOS 996 (46-52-27-11-4)
3.   Ryan Kesler, ANA 424 (9-20-24-17-23)
4.    Jonathan Toews, CHI 409 (5-16-28-29-20)
5.    Joe Thornton, SJS 166 (3-3-12-17-4)
6.    Aleksander Barkov, FLA 115 (2-5-4-10-10)
7.    Sidney Crosby, PIT 73 (2-2-5-4-2)
8.    Sean Couturier, PHI 62 (0-1-2-10-15)
9.    Pavel Datsyuk, DET 55 (0-3-2-5-9)
10.    Filip Forsberg, NSH 51 (2-3-1-1-2)

Outlook for next season

Next season the Kings should be in a good position to contend in the West. With Kopitar leading the way and a core group of players in LA the Kings should have a great season in 2016-17.

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