By MyFM's Jake Archer - Last night at the NHL Awards, Boston Bruins star forward Patrice Bergeron took home the Selke Trophy for the fourth time in his career. The Selke is awarded to the best defensive forward in the league and at this point, it seems Bergeron has proved himself to be that guy year in and year out. He beat out to other deserving finalists and great two ways players in Ryan Kesler of the Anaheim Ducks and Mikko Koivu of the Minnesota Wild.
Bergeron is just the second-ever four-time winner of the award, joining Hall of Famer Bob Gainey. Bergeron’s other Selke wins came in 2012, 2014 and 2015. At this point, they should just rename the trophy after the Bruins star.
In other Bruins news, Brad Marchand was also honored at the NHL awards by being named as an NHL First Team All Star for the first time in his career. He also got a few votes for the Selke himself.
Boston also recently unveiled their new jerseys, along with the rest of the league. The NHL is switching over from Reebok to Adidas, but the B’s uniforms remain largely the same.
The last bit of Bruins news from the last few days was that the team will host the Stanley Cup runner up Nashville Predators on opening night at the TD Garden in Boston. The puck will be dropped on the 2017-18 season on October 5th.