CHICAGO -- Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews got another victory on Friday. The trophy he wants the most is still up for grabs.
Toews won the Frank J. Selke award, given to the NHL's best defensive forward. He emerged from a trio of finalists that included Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings.
Toews helped the Blackhawks advance past Datsyuk and the Red Wings in the playoffs. He is competing against Bergeron and the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals.
"To be able to go head to head with guys like that in the playoffs, and to know them from the past, you understand how much they mean to their teams and how much they contribute offensively and defensively," Toews said. "To be talked about in the same sentence and compared to those guys is absolutely amazing. So it's a special award to win."
The 25-year-old Toews was third in the NHL with a plus-28 rating in 47 games in the regular season, helping Chicago post the most points in the NHL. He also was a finalist for the Selke after the 2010-11 season.
Bergeron, who won the Selke Trophy last year, earned a different honor this season. He was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership and humanitarian contributions to the community.
Also Friday, Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators won the Jack Adams Award, given to the NHL's coach of the year. The top executive honor went to Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero. The Lady Byng trophy for the NHL's most sportsmanlike player was given to Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis for the third time in four seasons.
MacLean, a finalist for the second straight year, led Ottawa to the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference while overcoming the prolonged absences of several key players.
One of MacLean's players, forward Daniel Alfredsson, was the winner of the Mark Messier Leadership Award, and Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg was honored with the NHL Foundation Player Award for community service.
Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding won the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is presented to "the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."