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Bergeron Wins Selke Trophy For NHL’s Top Defensive Forward

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Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins poses after winning the Frank Selke Trophy during the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins poses after winning the Frank Selke Trophy during the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward.

Bergeron beat out Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk and St. Louis’ David Backes to win the trophy for the first time. The NHL Awards were held in Las Vegas Wednesday night.

Bergeron had 22 goals and 42 assists this season.

This was the first time Bergeron was nominated for the Selke Trophy. He is the first Boston player to win the trophy since Steve Kasper in 1982.

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