The NHL announced another award winner tonight and this time it was taken home by a Philadelphia Flyer.
Sean Couturier has been announced as the 2019-20 Selke Trophy award winner.
From the earlier release:
"It's nice to be honored and recognized by the media," Couturier said. "It reflects on the year that the team had as well. I try to pay attention to details and do the right things all the time, be on the right side of the puck and reliable in all aspects of the game. I try to take pride in that."
The center scored 59 points (22 goals, 37 assists) and was plus-21 in 69 games, helping the Flyers (41-21-7, .645) earn a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they were defeated by the New York Islanders in seven games in the Eastern Conference Second Round. Couturier would be the third Flyers player to win the award and first since Dave Poulin in 1986-87.
"I hate to use that [phrase], a perfect player, but it's the closest thing that you'll find," Flyers assistant coach Ian Laperriere said. "There's no cheat in his game. And what is great about Coots (Couturier) is he's a great example for young guys like (forward Morgan) Frost and (forward Joel) Farabee to just to look at him and see what he does, on and off the ice. He's one of our leaders for a reason."
Sean Couturier of the @NHLFlyers is the 2019-20 recipient of the Frank J. Selke Trophy, recognizing "the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/QBGRPuAl5z
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 10, 2020