4/24/14: Jonathan Toews on being a finalist for the Selke Award (X)
"It’s always an honor, I think, for any league-wide award.
"I know I said the same thing last year, but you always owe a lot to your team whenever you get recognition like that, whether it’s offensively or defensively, or in the case of the Selke award, a little bit of both, so I’m always in pretty good company with the other players that have been nominated the years that I have. So for me, it’s always an honor.
"I have to give a lot of credit to the linemates that I play with, especially Marian Hossa, who I spend a lot of time on a line with.
"You know, I’ve always said as well that he could be one of those guys that could be nominated in my position. So, y’know, I’m just out there benefiting from guys like that."
(On Bergeron and Kopitar:)
"Like I said, amazing players.
"Those are guys that you want on your team if you want to win games or win Stanley Cups, and, um, y’know, no coincidence that those two have won Stanley Cups in the last few years. Amazing to be compared to those guys."