LAS VEGAS — Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward for the third time in four years.

Bergeron accepted the trophy at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

Bergeron also won the award in 2012 and 2014. He beat Chicago captain Jonathan Toews and Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar in the voting.

Bergeron led the NHL in faceoff wins and winning percentage while ranking as one of the NHL’s best puck-possession forwards. His disciplined two-way game also included 23 goals, 32 assists and a plus-2 rating in 81 games.

Toews won the award in 2013.

Carey Price came away from the show with a hat trick.

The Montreal Canadiens’ record-setting goalie claimed the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award.

Price also shared the already-announced Jennings Trophy with Chicago goalie Corey Crawford, but his hefty haul of hardware capped one of the greatest regular seasons for a goalie in NHL history.

“I’m just grateful,” Price said. “I’m immeasurably blessed to do what I do.”

Price led the league with 44 victories, a 1.96 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage, becoming the first goalie to take all three top spots since Chicago’s Ed Belfour in 1991. Price led Montreal to the Atlantic Division title and the league’s second-best record before falling in the second round of the playoffs to Tampa Bay.

He became the first goalie to win the Hart Trophy since Colorado’s Jose Theodore in 2002.

Washington captain Alex Ovechkin, a three-time league MVP, and New York Islanders captain John Tavares also were nominated for the Hart.

But Price made history with the NHL’s most storied franchise. He broke the Montreal record for single-season victories set by Jacques Plante, who won 42 games in 1956 and 1962, and matched by Ken Dryden in 1976. Price’s save percentage was the third-best in a season since 1977.

“I’ve got to really thank the organization for not giving up on me,” said Price, who endured three rocky seasons early in his career before finding his NHL groove in 2012. “They saw I had the personality to get through it.”

Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson won the Norris Trophy as the top defenseman for the second time in four years.

Bob Hartley of the Calgary Flames won the Jack Adams Award as the top coach, while Tampa Bay’s Steve Yzerman was chosen general manager of the year. Both won their awards for the first time.

Florida’s Aaron Ekblad edged Ottawa’s Mark Stone and Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau for the Calder Trophy, becoming the youngest defenseman to win the award since Bobby Orr in 1967.

Calgary forward Jiri Hudler won the Lady Byng Trophy as the NHL’s most sportsmanlike player after committing just 14 minutes in penalties during his 76-point season.

The NHL also handed out its awards recognizing humanitarian work and charitable endeavors. Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg was awarded the King Clancy Trophy, while Toews took home the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.

San Jose’s Brent Burns was selected for the NHL Foundation Player Award, while Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk won the Bill Masterton Trophy from the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Several statistical awards already were won at the conclusion of the regular season, but the winners picked up their trophies in Las Vegas.

Dallas’ Jamie Benn roared from behind to win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s scoring champion, and Ovechkin got a league-best 53 goals to win his fifth Richard Trophy. The Jennings Trophy was split between Price and Crawford after the Canadiens and Blackhawks each allowed a league-low 189 goals.

The NHL governors agreed to accept applications for expansion of the 30-team league next month, changed overtime to three-on-three rather than four-on-four in hope of reducing shootouts, and instituted a coach’s challenge to review goaltender interference and goals on possible offsides.

Commissioner Gary Bettman said expansion fees would “start with a five”, indicating $500 million, but made no guarantees.

The three-on-three overtime format, as negotiated by general managers and the NHLPA, will run five minutes. If a penalty is called, the opposing team is awarded a four-on-three. If neither team scores, a three-round shootout begins.

Finally, a coach can challenge to attempt to reverse a goal or no-goal call in cases of goaltender interference or offsides. If the on-ice call or non-call isn’t overturned by video review, the coach forfeits a timeout. In the final minute of regulation and overtime, the league initiates the review.