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Blackhawks' Toews gets Selke Award win over Bruins' Bergeron for best defensive forward

Friday, 06.14.2013 / 6:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Blackhawks' Toews gets Selke Award win over Bruins' Bergeron for best defensive forward

CHICAGO - Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has won the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the NHL's best defensive forward, and Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators is the league's coach of the year.

The 25-year-old Toews was third in the NHL with a plus-28 rating in 47 games in the regular season. The centre also was a finalist for the award after the 2010-11 season.

Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron also was up the award. Toews and Bergeron are currently competing in the Stanley Cup finals.

The Lady Byng trophy for the NHL's most sportsmanlike player went to Tampa Bay forward Martin St. Louis for the third time in four seasons.

Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the general manager of the year, and Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding won the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance.

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When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.

— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions