by PuckStopsHere on 01/09/10 at 10:17 PM ET
In December, I picked Travis Zajac of the New Jersey Devils as the Selke Trophy for best defensive forward. Zajac remains a top Selke candidate, but with Rob Niedermayer and Jay Pandolfo returned from injury, Zajac’s defensive role on the Devils is declining. Hence, I am picking a new Selke leader. My selection is Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators.
Fisher is having a very good season and received some consideration for a spot on the Canadian Olympic team. He currently leads the Sens in points with 32. He is doing this while playing one of the toughest defensive roles in the league for the Sens. Fisher is an outstanding defensive centre who regularly shuts down the opposition and he is becoming an offensive threat in that situation. He has been the best forward in the league who is primarily used in a defensive role so far this season.
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