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Patrice Bergeron named Selke Trophy finalist for seventh straight season

Sara Civian
April 18, 2018 - 7:43 pm

For the seventh straight season, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has been named a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy.

Bergeron has won the award, given annually to the best defensive forward in the NHL, four times in his previous 13 seasons with the Bruins: 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017. That’s a tie with Hall of Fame forward Bob Gainey for most Selkes won.

Bergeron has anchored the league’s best defensive line at even strength alongside Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, but his month out with a fractured foot might hurt his chances. When he was healthy this season, he also ramped up his offensive production with 30 goals and 33 assists for 63 points and a plus-21 rating in 64 games.  

The Kings’ Anze Kopitar and the Flyers’ Sean Couturier round out the finalists. The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association picked the winner at the end of the regular season, but it will be announced at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas June 20.

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