On Wednesday evening, the NHL announced that Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews is one of the three finalists for this season’s Frank J. Selke Trophy. Toews is a Selke finalist for the fourth time in five years; he won the award after the 2012-13 season.
Toews, Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the Selke Trophy, which is awarded “to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.”
From the NHL release:
Toews played a key role in helping the Blackhawks tie for the fewest goals against in the NHL and post the 11th 100-point season in franchise history (fifth since 2008-09). He led all Western Conference players and ranked fifth in the League overall with a career-best +30 rating, ranked fourth in the NHL in face-off wins (947) and sixth in face-off winning percentage (56.5%), and topped Blackhawks forwards in total ice time (1,584:36, 19:33 per game).