2005-06 Selke Recipient: Rod Brind'Amour

History

In 1977, the Board of Governors of the NHL decided to create an award that would recognize the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. It was decided that the award would honour Frank J. Selke, a former executive with both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens, Frank Selke was a committed builder to NHL hockey for sixty years, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 1960. Working closely with Conn Smythe, the two were instrumental in the building of Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931, and Selke watched the Leafs win three Stanley Cups while in their employ. But a falling out with Smythe during the Second World War resulted in Selke joining the Canadiens in 1946, and he was general manager for six more championships in Montreal.

The Selke Trophy was first awarded in 1977-78, with Bob Gainey of the Canadiens winning the award.

Leading winners: Bob Gainey (4), Guy Carbonneau, Jere Lehtinen(3).

   Frank J. Selke Recipients

1977-1978 Bob Gainey
1978-1979 Bob Gainey
1979-1980 Bob Gainey
1980-1981 Bob Gainey
1981-1982 Steve Kasper
1982
-1983 Bobby Clarke
1983
-1984 Doug Jarvis
1984
-1985 Craig Ramsay
1985
-1986 Troy Murray
1986-1987 Dave Poulin
1987
-1988 Guy Carbonneau
1988
-1989 Guy Carbonneau
1989
-1990 Rick Meagher
1990
-1991 Dirk Graham
1991
-1992 Guy Carbonneau
1992
-1993 Doug Gilmour
1993
-1994 Sergei Fedorov
1994
-1995 Ron Francis
1995-1996 Sergei Fedorov
1996
-1997 Mike Peca
1997
-1998 Jere Lehtinen
1998
-1999 Jere Lehtinen
1999
-2000 Steve Yzerman
2000
-2001 John Madden
2001
-2002 Mike Peca
2002
-2003 Jere Lehtinen
2003
-2004 Kris Draper