Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bergeron and Rask win awards

The NHL awards were last night and some Bruins will be coming home with some new hardware.

Patrice Bergeron won the 2014 Frank J. Selke Trophy. The Selke Trophy is awarded annually "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." This is Bergeron's second time winning the Selke Trophy.

Patrice Bergeron won the 2014 NHL Foundation Award. The NHL Foundation Player Award is awarded annually to the NHL's player "who applies the core values of (ice) hockey—commitment, perseverance and teamwork—to enrich the lives of people in his community."

Tuukka Rask won the 2014 Vezina Trophy. The Vezina Trophy is awarded "to the goaltender adjudged to be the best at his position." This is Rask's first time winning the Vezina Trophy.
Rask finished the regular season establishing career bests in shutouts (seven), wins (36) and games played (58). His shutout total led all NHL goaltenders while his 36 wins ranked fifth. Rask also posted a 2.04 goals against average, which ranked fourth in the NHL while his .930 save percentage was second only to Minnesota's Josh Harding (.933 in 29 games). Rask surrendered two or less goals in 38 of his 58 appearances in the 2013-14 campaign.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

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