Former Sioux forward Jonathan Toews is a finalist for the Selke Trophy, which goes to the NHL’s top defensive forward.
Toews led the Chicago Blackhawks in scoring with 76 points and was second in the NHL with 93 takeaways. He also had 32 goals and was usually responsible to play against other teams’ top lines.
The other finalists for the award are Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk and Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler.
The last Sioux player to win Selke was Troy Murray, who currently calls Blackhawk games on the radio. He won it in 1986.
Toews also scored a stunning, shorthanded goal to tie Game 7 last night with less than two minutes remaining. The Hawks lost, but Toews’ legend grew a little bit with the goal.