How Patrice Bergeron won the 2015 Selke Trophy

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How Patrice Bergeron won the 2015 Selke Trophy
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It’s now two years in a row that Patrice Bergeron has beat out Jonathan Toews for the Frank J. Selke Trophy. The Boston Bruins forward took home the award Wednesday night in Las Vegas for the third time in the last four seasons.

"It’s definitely, you look at the names that have won it three times, it’s pretty special to be now part of it and humbling at the same time," Bergeron said. "Winning the awards or not, I wouldn’t change the way I play the game."

From the NHL:

Bergeron garnered 1,083 voting points, including 75 first-place votes, to claim a photo finish decision over second-place Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks (1,051 points). The result recalls their neck-and-neck race for the trophy in 2013, when Toews edged Bergeron for the win by a 1,260-1,250 margin.

Bergeron was the NHL’s top performer in the face-off circle in 2014-15, leading the League in total face-offs (1,951), wins (1,175) and winning percentage (60.2%). He also ranked among the League’s top five forwards in a host of statistics that measure team puck possession while on the ice at five-on-five, including SAT (shot attempts differential), SAT Rel% (ratio of player’s on-ice SAT vs. off-ice SAT) and SAT Close (SAT in one-goal games in periods 1 and 2, tie games in period 3).

The award was voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. Here’s the breakdown:

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So, interesting first-place votes handed out for Rick Nash, Sidney Crosby, Tyler Johnson, Sean Monahan, Ryan O’Reilly and Nicklas Backstrom.

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