June 20th, 2012 by

Bergeron wins Selke, Chara loses out on Norris

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) For the first time in his career Patrice Bergeron has won the Selke award as the league’s best two-way forward

The National Hockey League held its annual Awards show today in beautiful Las Vegas. Players, meda, and famous stars hit the Vegas strip to partake in the festivities. Two Bruins were nominated for two different awards.

Patrice Bergeron was nominated for the Selke Award as the league’s best two-way forward; it was his first nomination of his career.

Captain Zdeno Chara was nominated for the Norris as the league’s best all-around defense. This was the third time Chara was nominated for the award and has previously won the Norris one time.

Chara finished third in the Norris voting as Senators Defense Erik Karlsson took home the award.

Bergeron had better luck as he took home the Selke award, a much deserved honor for Bergeron.

“It’s pretty special actually; it’s just a huge honor to be nominated, and then to win it is something special” said Bergeron.

Bergeron edged out two-time winner Pavel Datsyuk and Blues forward David Backes to win the award. Bergeron was happy to be on the same list as some tremendous players, past and present.

“Well I’m looking right here and it’s only one side of them but it’s Brind’Amour, Datsyuk, Leighton all guys, well Pavel is still in the league, and he’s great but it’s all guys I have watched growing up, Foresberg and it’s pretty impressive and I’m pretty humble.

Here is Bergeron after his Selke Award victory:

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