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Frank J. Selke Trophy

The Frank J. Selke Trophy is an annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.

The trophy was first awarded at the end of the 1977–78 NHL season. It was named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens.

The Selke Trophy was the fifth and last of the major NHL awards to be introduced that have been named after general managers and owners of the Original Six teams, the other awards being the Art Ross Trophy, James Norris Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy and Jack Adams Award.

2014 Winner
Patrice Bergeron
Patrice Bergeron
Center - BOS
GOALS: 30 | ASST: 32 | PTS: 62
SOG: 243 | +/-: 38
The first recipient was Bob Gainey of the Canadiens, who won the trophy in  the first four years it was given, and to date he has won it more times than any other player. Players from the Montreal Canadiens have won the trophy the most times, a total of seven times, though these seven trophies were amassed by only two players.

Gainey has won the most, winning it four times while Guy Carbonneau and Jere Lehtinen have each won it three times. During the late 1990's, Lehtinen and Carbonneau both played on the Dallas Stars, under then-GM Gainey.

The team with the most different winners is the Detroit Red Wings, as Sergei Fedorov (twice), Steve Yzerman, Kris Draper, and Pavel Datsyuk have combined for five Selkes, all since 1994.


PAST RECIPIENTS
Year Player Team
2014 PATRICE BERGERON BOSTON BRUINS
2013 JONATHAN TOEWS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
2012 PATRICE BERGERON BOSTON BRUINS
2011 Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks
2010 Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
2009 Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
2008 Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
2007 Rod Brind'Amour Carolina Hurricanes
2006 Rod Brind'Amour Carolina Hurricanes
2004 Kris Draper Detroit Red Wings
2003 Jere Lehtinen Dallas Stars
2002 Michael Peca New York Islanders
2001 John Madden New Jersey Devils
2000 Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings
1999 Jere Lehtinen Dallas Stars
1998 Jere Lehtinen Dallas Stars
1997 Michael Peca Buffalo Sabres
1996 Sergei Fedorov Detroit Red Wings
1995 Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins
1994 Sergei Fedorov Detroit Red Wings
1993 Doug Gilmour Toronto Maple Leafs
1992 Guy Carbonneau Montreal Canadiens
1991 Dirk Graham Chicago BlackHawks
1990 Rick Meagher St. Louis Blues
1989 Guy Carbonneau Montreal Canadiens
1988 Guy Carbonneau Montreal Canadiens
1987 Dave Poulin Philadelphia Flyers
1986 Troy Murray Chicago BlackHawks
1985 Craig Ramsay Buffalo Sabres
1984 Doug Jarvis Washington Capitals
1983 Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers
1982 Steve Kasper Boston Bruins
1981 Bob Gainey Montreal Canadiens
1980 Bob Gainey Montreal Canadiens
1979 Bob Gainey Montreal Canadiens
1978 Bob Gainey Montreal Canadiens