Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins, wins Selke Trophy record 5th time

Boston Bruins Center Patrice Bergeron Has broken a NHL record by winning the Selke Trophy, the NHL's most prestigious award for defensive forwards, for the fifth time.

Bergeron (36 years old) was included on 194 of the 195 ballots submitted and placed first in 160 of those ballots. Calgary Flames Forward Elias Lindholm Placed second (21 first-place votes) Florida Panthers Center Aleksander Barkov (3) Third place was won by (10 first-place votes).

Bergeron won the victory, moving past Bob Gainey of Hall of Fame. Montreal CanadiensHe was tied with him for four Selke wins. Bergeron won the award previously in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Bergeron was also named as a finalist for this award for the 11th consecutive year. For the most consecutive seasons of a Hart Trophy finalist, he was tied with Wayne Gretzky's 10 seasons.

Bergeron was the NHL's leader in faceoff wins, winning 61.9%. Bergeron was responsible for 25 goals, 40 assists and 73 points in total for the Bruins.

Bergeron does not have a contract next season and has played every 18 of his NHL seasons here.

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