2012 NHL Awards – Selke Trophy
NHL announced the 2012 Selke Trophy nominees on April 23. The nominees are St. Louis Blues‘ David Backes, Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings. Frank J. Selke Trophy is given “to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” Read the story here.
All three players are the Selke types. Datsyuk looks to win it for the fourth time after having string of Selke Trophies broken last year. But, I favor Backes because his impact to help the Blues win the Central Division in the West.
The winner is will be announced at the 2012 NHL Awards Show, June 20 at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas.