This is Bergeronís first Selke Trophy, after being nominated for the first time in his eight-year NHL career. He becomes the first Bruin to win the award since Steve Kasper in 1982. The 26-year-old led the NHL in plus-minus this season with +36 and won the most faceoffs in the NHL with 973. Bergeronís faceoff win percentage of 59.3% was second best in the NHL among players who took at least 500 puck drops, trailing only Chicagoís Jonathan Toews by .1% (59.4%).
The Ancienne-Lorette, QC native led the Bruins with 42 assists this regular season and finished second on the team in points with 64. He led all Bís forwards in time on ice (18:34) and shorthanded time on ice per game (1:48). His 22 goals ranked fifth on the squad and he tied a career high by playing in 81 games. In Bostonís seven-game Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the Washington Capitals in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bergeron recorded two assists and eight penalty minutes, along with 18 shots on goal.
It's hard to believe that one of the best defensive forwards in the league would have to wait 8 years before being recognized for his play. Well deserved and I think this could end up being a yearly thing for Bergy now