Bruins center Patrice Bergeron  was named a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy Wednesday. The award, which Bergeron won last season, is awarded to “the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.’
Bergeron went 549-for-884 on faceoffs during the regular season, good for a league-best 62.1 success rate. He also finished sixth in the league with a plus-24 rating.
Other nominees for the award, which is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, are Pavel Datsyuk  of the Red Wings and Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks.
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