I had this entire post typed out, and lost it. So, fuck it. I am just gonna post the GIFs and the bare essentials:
The Trophy: Frank J. Selke Trophy. It was introduced in 1977 to recognize the best defensive forward.
The Selections: "The annual winner is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular schedule."
Previous Winners: A year-by-year list of previous winners can be found here. Bob Gainey of the Montreal Canadiens has the most career wins with 4.
2014 Finalists: Details on each player here.
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins.
Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings.
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks.
The Favorite to Win: Patrice Bergeron.