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Frank J. Selke

Born:May 7, 1893Hometown:Berlin, Ontario
Known For:Nine Stanley CupsNational Team:N/A

Francis Joseph Aloysius Selke (/ˈsɛlki/; May 7, 1893 – July 3, 1985) was a Canadian professional ice hockey executive in the National Hockey League. He was a nine-time Stanley Cup champion with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens and a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee.

The Frank J. Selke Trophy is named after him. That award goes annually to the forward that demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association following the regular season. It was first awarded after the 1977-78 season.

Frank Selke
Frank Selke

Front Office History

  • 1929-1946, Toronto Maple Leafs, Assistant General Manager
  • 1941-1944, Toronto Maple Leafs, Acting General Manager
  • 1946-1964, Montreal Canadiens, General Manager

Deeper Dive


  • Stanley Cup Winner (1932, 1942, 1945 with Toronto; 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 1960 with Montreal)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (1960)
  • Ontario Sports Hall of Fame (2016)