Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron Named Selke Finalist For Ninth Straight Season


Patrice Bergeron is a Selke Trophy finalist.

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The NHL on Monday announced that Bergeron, Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier and St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly are the finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL forward who demonstrates the most skill on defense. The ninth consecutive nomination is a record for Bergeron.

The Bruins center is a four-time Selke Trophy winner and would break a tie with Hall of Famer Bob Gainey for most Selke Trophy wins if he claims his fifth. O’Reilly earned his only Selke last season, while Couturier never has taken home the award.

Bergeron finished the shortened regular season with 31 goals, 25 assists and a plus-23 rating while playing his usual stellar defense.

The Bruins are scheduled to resume their season Aug. 2 with a round-robin game against Couturier and the Flyers.

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