NY, NY, United States (NewsBahn) – The NHL’s Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward, will go to either Anze Kopitar, Patrice Bergeron and Jonathan Toews the league announced Thursday.
The trio was selected on a vote by members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association and the winner will be named June 24 at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
“It’s definitely a huge honor,” Bergeron told ESPN Boston. “It goes to the help of all my teammates, definitely. There’s no individual awards that don’t go without the help of all your teammates, so that’s all I can really say. I have other things on my mind right now, which is the playoffs.”
The Kings yield a league-low average of 2.05 goals per game, while the other pair of players are face-off specialists.