For the second straight year, Jonathan Toews, Patrice Bergeron and Anze Kopitar have been named finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, which is awarded "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game."
The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards Show on June 24.
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Toews previously won the award back in 2013 and was named a finalist in 2011 as well. Bergeron won the honors in 2012 and 2014.
The Blackhawks captain completed the regular season with a career-high plus-30 rating, finishing fifth in the league. He led the Blackhawks with 66 points and 28 goals and ranked second on the team with 38 assists in 81 regular-season games. Toews also ranked sixth in the NHL with 45 takeaways and won 947 faceoffs this season.
Kopitar led all Los Angeles Kings forwards in time on ice/game and led his team in faceoff wins, while Bergeron led the NHL in faceoff wins with 1,175.