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Bergeron among Selke award finalists

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell (29) celebrates with Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring his goal as St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reacts during the third period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell (29) celebrates with Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring his goal as St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reacts during the third period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell (29) celebrates with Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring his goal as St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reacts during the third period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell (29) celebrates with Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring his goal as St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reacts during the third period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) and Detroit Red Wings center Riley Sheahan (15) battle for the puck during the first period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Detroit, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) and Detroit Red Wings center Riley Sheahan (15) battle for the puck during the first period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Detroit, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Jake Muzzin, left, celebrates with Anze Kopitar (11) after Muzzin scored against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Los Angeles Kings' Jake Muzzin, left, celebrates with Anze Kopitar (11) after Muzzin scored against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell (29) celebrates with Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring his goal as St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reacts during the third period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell (29) celebrates with Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring his goal as St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reacts during the third period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) and Detroit Red Wings center Riley Sheahan (15) battle for the puck during the first period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Detroit, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Los Angeles Kings' Jake Muzzin, left, celebrates with Anze Kopitar (11) after Muzzin scored against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

NEW YORK – Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Toews are finalists for the NHL’s Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward.

The NHL announced the finalists, who were voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Boston’s Bergeron led the NHL in face-off wins with 1,015 – the most by any player in the past seven seasons.

Kopitar appeared in all 82 Los Angeles Kings games and had the second-most ice time among forwards behind Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby. The Kings allowed a league-low average of 2.05 goals per game.

Chicago’s Toews, who won the award last year, placed fifth in the NHL in face-off wins with 884.

The winner will be honored June 24 at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

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