Bergeron, Kesler, Kopitar are Selke Trophy finalists

NEW YORK (AP) Boston's Patrice Bergeron, Anaheim's Ryan Kesler and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward.

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists Thursday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Bergeron won the award in 2012, 2014 and 2015 and was second in 2013.

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