dangolka (CBS) — One other yr, one other Selke nomination for Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins ahead is a finalist for the award for a document ninth time, the NHL introduced Monday.
It marks the ninth straight season Bergeron has been within the ultimate three for the Selke, which is awarded yearly to the “ahead who finest excels within the defensive features of the sport.” If Bergeron wins, he’ll change into the one participant in NHL historical past to take dwelling the Selke Award 5 instances.
Bergeron, who’s up in opposition to up in opposition to Philadelphia Flyers ahead Sean Couturier and St. Louis Blues ahead Ryan O’Reilly this yr, beforehand gained the Selke in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
The 35-year-old has a reasonably good shot to win it in 2020, ending the shortened common season a plus-23 whereas going up in opposition to the opposition’s prime gamers each night time. Bergeron not solely led the way in which for the Bruins’ top-ranked protection this season, however he was one in every of simply eight gamers within the NHL to take greater than 1,300 faceoffs. He led that group with a 57.9 faceoff win proportion.
Bergeron tallied 56 factors of his personal in 61 video games, scoring 31 targets whereas allotting 25 assists.
This yr’s Selke winner might be introduced through the convention finals.