Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/23/12

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues speaks to a teammate during a break in their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on January 9, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Blues defeated the Kings 4-3. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings veteran Pavel Datysuk will vie for his fourth Frank J. Selke Trophy.

Datysuk joined St. Louis Blues captain David Backes and Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins as finalists for the award, which goes to the league's best defensive forward.

The 33-year-old Datsyuk collected 19 goals and 48 assists in 70 games this season.

Backes had a team-leading 24 goals and 54 points while logging nearly 20 minutes of ice time for the Blues.

Bergeron led the league with a plus-36 rating and had a team-leading 67 blocked shots.

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