Toews finalist for Selke Trophy
I know it is better sweet coming off the loss in game 7 to Vancouver but Blachawks Captain Jonathan Toews is one of the three finalists for the Selke Trophy.
The Selke Trophy names in honor of Frank J. Selke is given yearly to the forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The award was first given out during the 1977-1978 season. The winner is chosen by a vote of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.
The other two finalists are Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings. Datsyuk has won it the past three seasons. For Toews this is his first time being nominated while this is the third time for Kesler. Pavel is trying to go four for four since he has won it every time he has been a finalist for the award.
Toews would be the third Blackhawk to win the Selke. Troy Murray, who also wore #19, won it in the 1985-86 season while Dirk Graham won it in 1990-91.
The winner will be announced at the annual NHL awards ceremony which is June 22.