Hockey Central
Frank J. Selke Trophy
Best Defensive Forwards

An annual award "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular schedule.

History: Presented to the National Hockey League in 1977 by the Board of Governors of the NHL in honor of Frank J. Selke, one of the great architects of Montreal and Toronto championship teams.

Year Winner Runner Up
2017 Patrice Bergeron, Boston Ryan Kesler, Anaheim
2016 Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Patricr Bregeron, Boston
2015 Patrice Bergeron, Boston Jonathan Toews, Chicago
2014 Patrice Bergeron, Boston Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles
2013 Jonathan Toews, Chicago Patrice Bergeron, Boston
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit
2012 Patrice Bergeron, Boston  
2011 Ryan Kesler, Van.  
2010 Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit  
2009 Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit  
2008 Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit John Madden, New Jersey
2007 Rob Brind'Amour, Carolina Samuel Pahlsson, Anaheim
2006 Rob Brind'Amour, Carolina Jere Lehtinen, Dallas
2005 -- --
2004 Kris Draper, Detroit Red John Madden, New Jersey
2003 Jere Lehtinen, Dallas John Madden, New Jersey
2002 Michael Peca, NY Islanders Craig Conroy, Calgary
2001 John Madden, New Jersey Joe Sakic, Colorado
2000 Steve Yzerman, Detroit Michal Handzus, St. Louis
1999 Jere Lehtinen, Dallas Magnus Arvedson, Ottawa
1998 Jere Lehtinen, Dallas Michael Peca, Buffalo
1997 Michael Peca, Buffalo Peter Forsberg, Colorado
1996 Sergei Fedorov, Detroit Ron Francis, Pittsburgh
1995 Ron Francis, Pittsburgh Esa Tikkanen, St. Louis
1994 Sergei Fedorov, Detroit Doug Gilmour, Toronto
1993 Doug Gilmour, Toronto Dave Poulin, Boston
1992 Guy Carbonneau, Montreal Sergei Fedorov, Detroit
1991 Dirk Graham, Chicago Esa Tikkanen, Edmonton
1990 Rick Meagher, St. Louis Guy Carbonneau, Montreal
1989 Guy Carbinneau, Montreal Esa Tikkanen, Edmonton
1988 Guy Carbonneau, Montreal Steve Kasper, Boston
1987 Dave Poulin, Philadelphia Guy Carbonneau, Montreal
1986 Troy Murray, Chicago Ron Sutter, Philadelphia
1985 Craig Ramsay, Buffalo Doug Jarvis, Washington
1984 Doug Jarvis, Washington Bryan Trottier, NY Islanders
1983 Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Jari Kurri, Edmonton
1982 Steve Kasper, Boston Bob Gainey, Montreal
1981 Bob Gainey, Montreal Craig Ramsey, Buffalo
1980 Bob Gainey, Montreal Craig Ramsey, Buffalo
1979 Bob Gainey, Montreal Don Marcotte, Boston
1978 Bob Gainey, Montreal Craig Ramsey, Buffalo