[tps_header]Selke Trophy (Best defensive forward): Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins[/tps_header]
There is a strong case to be made that Patrice Bergeron is the NHL’s most complete player. Jonathan Toews is certainly a tremendous two-way player in his own right, but nobody was better this season in that regard than Bergeron, the 2012 Selke Trophy winner.
While his offensive prowess isn’t in question (he scored 30 goals this season), this is an award recognizing defensive excellence, and he has been magnificent in that area. He had a great faceoff win percentage of 58.4 this season, and led the league with 1,015 faceoffs won. Bergeron also staked his claim as the NHL’s best puck-possession player, recording the best Corsi percentage in the league at 61.2. The Bruins center is simply the best at shutting down elite forwards, and he has done more than necessary to bring home the hardware.