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Selke Trophy 2014: Patrice Bergeron is the NHL's top defensive forward

Patrice Bergeron wins his second Selke Trophy.

Bruce Bennett

The 2014 Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's top defensive forward, will go to Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins.

Bergeron was the winner in 2012, and he finished second in 2013. This year, he beat out Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings for the honor.

Bergeron garnered 1,283 voting points -- including 112 first-place votes among the 137 cast -- to finish ahead of second-place Kopitar (840 points).

Here's how the votes were tallied. The Professional Hockey Writers' Association decided the winner.

  • 1. Patrice Bergeron, BOS 1,283 (112-21-2-2-0)
  • 2. Anze Kopitar, LA 840 (20-66-26-15-3)
  • 3. Jonathan Toews, CHI 624 (2-36-57-20-7)
  • 4. David Backes, STL 415 (3-5-31-59-18)
  • 5. Marian Hossa, CHI 66 (0-5-2-2-15)
  • 6. Ryan O'Reilly, COL 58 (0-0-3-10-13)
  • 7. Tomas Plekanec, MTL 45 (0-0-4-5-10)
  • 8. Joe Pavelski, SJ 32 (0-0-2-3-13)
  • 9. Sean Couturier, PHI 30 (0-1-2-1-10)
  • 10. Ryan Getzlaf, ANA 22 (0-1-1-2-4)
  • 11. Ondrej Palat, TB 19 (0-0-1-3-5)
  • 12. David Krejci, BOS 16 (0-0-2-1-3)
  • 13. Pavel Datsyuk, DET 11 (0-1-0-1-1)
  • 14. Antoine Vermette, PHX 11 (0-0-0-3-2)
  • 15. Alex Steen, STL 9 (0-0-1-1-1)
  • 16. Paul Stastny, COL 8 (0-1-0-0-1)
  • 17. Frans Nielsen, NYI 8 (0-0-1-1-0)
  • 18. Sidney Crosby, PIT 8 (0-0-0-2-2)
  • 19. Tyler Johnson, TB 6 (0-0-1-0-1)
  • 20. Brandon Dubinsky, CBJ 6 (0-0-0-2-0)