Lady Byng, wife of Canada's Governor General at the time, presented the Lady Byng Trophy in 1925. The trophy is an annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. Johnny Bucyk's ability was not in question throughout the 1970-71 season. In what would be the best season of his career, he scored 51 goals and added another 65 assists for a total of 116 points. His prolific points production, combined with only four trips to the penalty box for a total of eight minutes, earned John the Lady Byng Trophy award on the first of two occasions during his career. This is Johnny's personal plaque, presented to him at the annual NHL Awards ceremony. A silver miniature of the trophy rises from the center surrounded by the NHL shield and two sets of silver sticks and black enameled pucks. The silver plate below reads "Viscountess Byng Of Vimy Memorial Trophy - John Bucyk, Boston Bruins, 1970-71". The plaque measures approximately 10" x 12" and is in perfect condition. From the personal collection of Johnny Bucyk with his signed letter of authenticity.