Couturier of Flyers wins Selke Trophy as top defensive forward

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Couturier led the NHL in head-to-head winning percentage (59.6%, minimum of 750 attempts) and was second in head-to-head winning percentage in the defensive zone (59.5%) . He ranked first among the Flyers forwards in ice time per game (19:50) and total ice time shorthanded (140: 29), and led all Philadelphia skaters with a SAT percentage. by 56.1 percent.“It’s a great honor. Without my teammates, it would not be possible, ”said Couturier. “The teammates train the staff, the management, the whole organization. Without them who believe in me and help me throughout the year, I wouldn’t be the winner. It is a great honor. ”

The center scored 59 points (22 goals, 37 assists) and was plus-21 in 69 regular season games, helping the Flyers (41-21-7, 0.645 percentage points) advance to the playoffs of the Stanley Cup. Philadelphia, who finished the Stanley Cup round robin game as the number one seed in the East, lost to the New York Islanders in seven games in the second round of the Conference ‘Is.

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Couturier, who was the finalist Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings in 2017-18, is the third Flyers player to win the Selke and the first since Dave Poulin in 1986-87. Bobby Clarke won it in 1982-83.

Patrice Bergeron the Boston Bruins and Ryan O’Reilly the St. Louis Blues were the other finalists for the award, voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Nine-time finalist and four-time Selke winner, Bergeron placed fourth for head-to-head winning percentage (57.9%; minimum 750 attempts) and third for head-to-head winning percentage in the defensive zone (58.4%).

O’Reilly, who won the award last season, led the NHL head-to-head for the third straight season (880) and was first head-to-head (1,556). He finished seventh in head-to-head winning percentage (56.6%; minimum 750 attempts) and took the most defensive face-offs (593).

The 2020 NHL prizes were slated for June 18 in Las Vegas but were postponed to March 25.

Selke Trophy 2020 vote

Points (1er-2e-3e)

1. Sean Couturier, PHI 1424 (117-27-8-7-4)

2. Patrice Bergeron, BOS 884 (21-56-40-24-10)

3. Ryan O’Reilly, STL 816 (11-47-53-33-13)

4. Anthony Cirelli, TBL 612 (13-23-34-44-19)

5. Mark Stone, VGK 210 (2-8-10-19-27)

6. Phillip Danault, MTL 175 (1-1-13-18-39)

7. Anze Kopitar, LAK 33 (0-0-2-4-11)

8. Valery Nichushkin, COL 32 (0-1-2-4-3)

9. Brad Marchand, BOS 24 (1-1-0-1-4)

dix. Brayden Point, TBL 24 (1-0-1-3-0)

11. Alexandre Barkov, FLA 21 (0-0-0-5-6)

12. Nick Bonino, NSH 17 (1-1-0-0-0)

13. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, NYI 17 (0-0-2-1-4)

14. Jordan Steel, RAC 16 (0-2-0-0-2)

15. Jonathan Toews, CHI 14 (0-0-1-3-0)

16. Auston Matthews, TOR 12 (1-0-0-0-2)

Artemi Panarin, NYR 12 (1-0-0-0-2)

18. Brandon Tanev, PIT 11 (0-0-2-0-1)

19. Noel acciari, FLA 7 (0-1-0-0-0)

Claude Giroux, PHI 7 (0-1-0-0-0)

JT Miller, DE 7 (0-1-0-0-0)

22. Blake Coleman, TBL 6 (0-0-1-0-1)

23. Nick Foligno, CBJ 6 (0-0-0-0-6)

24. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM 5 (0-0-1-0-0)

25. Zach Aston-Reese, PIT 4 (0-0-0-1-1)

26. Mikael Backlund, CGY 3 (0-0-0-1-0)

Teddy Blueger, PIT 3 (0-0-0-1-0)

Nathan MacKinnon, COL 3 (0-0-0-1-0)

29. Teuvo Teravainen, RAC 3 (0-0-0-0-3)

30. Facebook Facebook logo Sign up for Facebook to connect with Sebastian Aho, CAR 2 (0-0-0-0-2)

Evgeni Malkin, PIT 2 (0-0-0-0-2)

Mika Zibanejad, NYR 2 (0-0-0-0-2)

33. Nicklas Backstrom, WSH 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

Leon Draisaitl, EDM 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

Luke Glendening, DET 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

Gabriel Landeskog, COL 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

Elias Lindholm, CGY 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

Mitchell Marner, TOR 1 (0-0-0-0-1)



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