Bruins' Patrice Bergeron Wins NHL-Record 5th Selke Trophy

Erin WalshJune 5, 2022

MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 24:  Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at Centre Bell on April 24, 2022 in Montreal, Canada.  The Boston Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-3.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
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Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron has won the 2021-22 Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward, it was announced Sunday.

Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

Taking the throne. 🀴 <br><br>Patrice Bergeron has won his record-breaking fifth Selke Trophy. Congratulations to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SelkeKing?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SelkeKing</a>!<br><br>πŸ“°: <a href="https://t.co/bUgJ8PY8gV">https://t.co/bUgJ8PY8gV</a> <a href="https://t.co/D7WAW5ghJd">pic.twitter.com/D7WAW5ghJd</a>

He beat out Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers and Elias Lindholm of the Calgary Flames for the honor.

This marks the fifth time Bergeron has won the award, which is the most in NHL history. He was previously tied with former Montreal Canadiens forward Bob Gainey at four wins apiece.

This is also the 11th straight season in which the 36-year-old has been named a finalist for the award, which he last won in 2016-17.

Bergeron finished the 2021-22 season with 25 goals and 40 assists for 65 points in 73 games. He also led the NHL with 991 face-off wins and a 61.9 face-off win percentage, per Natural Stat Trick.

In addition, the Canadian led all forwards in puck possession (65.58). He also finished the season with 78 hits, 45 blocked shots and 37 takeaways.

JFresh @JFreshHockey

Selke nominees are out. Let's dig into the three players chosen.<br><br>Bergeron should win, and I don't think it's that close. 1.6 on-ice expected goals against per 60 minutes; next-lowest was 1.85. Guy shut everyone down while creating offence at a high-end rate as well. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLBruins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NHLBruins</a> <a href="https://t.co/TBmjbXAVhT">pic.twitter.com/TBmjbXAVhT</a>

Bergeron has been a staple in Boston's lineup since being selected in the second round of the 2003 NHL draft. He has tallied 400 goals and 582 assists for 982 points in 1,216 games across his 18-year career.

Besides being a five-time Selke winner, he also won the King Clancy Trophy in 2012-13 and the Mark Messier Trophy 2020-21, on top of leading the Bruins to a Stanley Cup victory in 2010-11.