Frank J. Selke Trophy
The Frank J. Selke Trophy, or simply the Selke Trophy, is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association following the regular season. Named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, the trophy has been awarded 35 times to 23 different players since the 1977–78 NHL season.
|Frank J. Selke Trophy|
|Awarded for||National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game|
|First award||1977–78 NHL season|
|Most wins||Patrice Bergeron (4)|
Bob Gainey (4)
|Most recent||Aleksander Barkov|
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 Memorial Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, and Jack Adams Award.
The first recipient was Bob Gainey of the Canadiens, who won the trophy the first four years it was given, and along with Bruin Patrice Bergeron, won it more times than any other player. Guy Carbonneau, Jere Lehtinen and Pavel Datsyuk are tied for the second-most wins, with three apiece.
The Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings have won the trophy the most times, with 7 awards apiece. The team with the greatest number of unique winners are the Red Wings with 4—Sergei Fedorov (twice), Steve Yzerman, Kris Draper, and Datsyuk (three times)—all coming since 1994.
There has been only one instance in which a Selke Trophy winner was also awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy for Most Valuable Player when Sergei Fedorov captured both trophies during the 1993–94 NHL season. There has not been an instance in which the Art Ross Trophy winner has been awarded the Selke Trophy, though Fedorov finished second in regular season scoring in 1994, while Hart Trophy winner and Art Ross Trophy runner-up Joe Sakic finished second in Selke voting in 2001. The most points scored in a Selke-winning season is 127 by Doug Gilmour in the 1992–93 NHL season.
|C||Centre||RW||Right Wing||LW||Left Wing|
|1977–78||Bob Gainey||Montreal Canadiens||LW||1|
|1978–79||Bob Gainey||Montreal Canadiens||LW||2|
|1979–80||Bob Gainey||Montreal Canadiens||LW||3|
|1980–81||Bob Gainey||Montreal Canadiens||LW||4|
|1981–82||Steve Kasper||Boston Bruins||C||1|
|1982–83||Bobby Clarke||Philadelphia Flyers||C||1|
|1983–84||Doug Jarvis||Washington Capitals||C||1|
|1984–85||Craig Ramsay||Buffalo Sabres||LW||1|
|1985–86||Troy Murray||Chicago Blackhawks||C||1|
|1986–87||Dave Poulin||Philadelphia Flyers||C||1|
|1987–88||Guy Carbonneau||Montreal Canadiens||C||1|
|1988–89||Guy Carbonneau||Montreal Canadiens||C||2|
|1989–90||Rick Meagher||St. Louis Blues||C||1|
|1990–91||Dirk Graham||Chicago Blackhawks||RW||1|
|1991–92||Guy Carbonneau||Montreal Canadiens||C||3|
|1992–93||Doug Gilmour||Toronto Maple Leafs||C||1|
|1993–94||Sergei Fedorov||Detroit Red Wings||C||1|
|1994–95||Ron Francis||Pittsburgh Penguins||C||1|
|1995–96||Sergei Fedorov||Detroit Red Wings||C||2|
|1996–97||Michael Peca||Buffalo Sabres||C||1|
|1997–98||Jere Lehtinen||Dallas Stars||RW||1|
|1998–99||Jere Lehtinen||Dallas Stars||RW||2|
|1999–2000||Steve Yzerman||Detroit Red Wings||C||1|
|2000–01||John Madden||New Jersey Devils||C||1|
|2001–02||Michael Peca||New York Islanders||C||2|
|2002–03||Jere Lehtinen||Dallas Stars||RW||3|
|2003–04||Kris Draper||Detroit Red Wings||C||1|
|2004–05||Season canceled due to the league's lockout|
|2005–06||Rod Brind'Amour||Carolina Hurricanes||C||1|
|2006–07||Rod Brind'Amour||Carolina Hurricanes||C||2|
|2007–08||Pavel Datsyuk||Detroit Red Wings||C||1|
|2008–09||Pavel Datsyuk||Detroit Red Wings||C||2|
|2009–10||Pavel Datsyuk||Detroit Red Wings||C||3|
|2010–11||Ryan Kesler||Vancouver Canucks||C||1|
|2011–12||Patrice Bergeron||Boston Bruins||C||1|
|2012–13||Jonathan Toews||Chicago Blackhawks||C||1|
|2013–14||Patrice Bergeron||Boston Bruins||C||2|
|2014–15||Patrice Bergeron||Boston Bruins||C||3|
|2015–16||Anze Kopitar||Los Angeles Kings||C||1|
|2016–17||Patrice Bergeron||Boston Bruins||C||4|
|2017–18||Anze Kopitar||Los Angeles Kings||C||2|
|2018–19||Ryan O'Reilly||St. Louis Blues||C||1|
|2019–20||Sean Couturier||Philadelphia Flyers||C||1|
|2020–21||Aleksander Barkov||Florida Panthers||C||1|
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