NHL 13

NHL 13 Achievements

Two-Way Threat

Win the Frank J. Selke Trophy in Be A Pro with a Created Pro  

The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded to the forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. I had some issues unlocking this one. I had the highest +/-, takeaways and hits and still wasn't winning it. So here is the method I used and it was relatively quick and easy.

Start a new Be A Pro as a 2 Way Forward Center with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now play some games and simulate through the season and try to be near the top in takeaways and +/-. Whenever you get XP, try to focus on adding it to Hand Eye, Defensive Awareness, Stick Checking, Shot Blocking and Strength to get them above at least 90. Now hopefully once you finish that season and start the next, the coach will give you a goal of finishing in the top 10 or top 40 in Selke voting. Now you can go into "My Pro" and select "Season Expectations." In the top right, it should say "Top 10 Frank J. Selke Trophy" and a little under that you should see "Current Ranking: 1" that tells you what rank you are in the running for the Selke.

So now that you can see where you stand, SAVE YOUR GAME and simulate the first game of the regular season. Check your rank and if you are in the top 5, SAVE YOUR GAME and simulate the next. Keep doing this until you get to rank 1. Every 5 games, you will need to play a game, but as soon as the puck drops you can quit out. This will keep you from getting demoted. Now its as simple as simulating 1 game at a time and checking your rank after each game. Make sure you keep saving after each successful game. If there is a gap in the schedule where your team doesn't play for 5-6 days, you might drop a couple ranks but you should get it right back. And if you are getting sick of the 1 game at a time strategy, you can always switch to doing 3-5 games at a time and then checking your stats. 

There is probably a better method, but this is what worked for me.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by njdevils17
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 03:47:00 PM

This is going to be tough. I don't know how the game is going to recognize good two way play. Maybe blocking a bunch of shots and having a lot of takeaways?

Comment #2 by CanuckLefty
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 09:26:09 PM

^ I'd like to think so, but I won the Selke in '12 by simply having a ridiculous +/-.

Comment #3 by GT STEISKILLz
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 11:40:43 AM

@2 that makes sense if you were a D man

Comment #4 by CanuckLefty
Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 03:43:24 PM

^ Nope, I was a forward. Few PIM's and a grandiose +/- did the trick for me.

Comment #5 by Shinnizle
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 12:02:51 AM


You cannot win the Selke as a D-Man. The Selke.

"The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game."

Comment #6 by GT STEISKILLz
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:10:42 PM

so to get all the BAP achievements play as a forward and a goalie?

Comment #7 by xX Langer14 Xx
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 08:48:34 PM

@6 The James Norris is best D-Man, so all 3 at least once

Comment #8 by TangBot88
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 10:52:09 PM

I had 0 PIMS and +265 as a LW in 1 BAP season and I didn't get the Selke. Any idea on how to get it?

Comment #9 by G4L Sebby
Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 02:57:23 AM

well, i'm in season 2 right now of my BAP... and one of my season expectations is to finish in the top 5 in voting for the Frank J. Selke Trophy. ALSO, if you press "Y" on it, it says "The Frank J. Selke Trophy Is Awarded To The Forward With The Best Balance Of Plus/Minus & Points." so, from what i can gather of this... is if you finish with 300 points & +150 you won't get it... you need to have almost the same amount of points & +/- at the end of the regular season. i'm 67 games into my season & have 132 points with a +/- of +128 & it says i'm ranked 1st... so i should be getting it in my second season... and i hope it helps others get theirs!!

Comment #10 by CrazyItalian90x
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 03:30:31 PM

Is this impossible to get in your 1st year? I had 188PTS, 166 +/-, 3rd in the league for Takeaways and still didn't get it.

Comment #11 by CrazyItalian90x
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 05:39:09 PM

B.S. achievement. 2nd year finished w/ 136pts 134+/-. Datsyuk wins the trophy w/ 86pts 24+/-?!?!!? seriously? this has to to do somehow with takeaways because thats the only area i was beat in.

Comment #12 by ImAllDatRemains
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 02:09:57 PM

I gave up

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Game Info
EA Canada
Electronic Arts


US September 11, 2012
Europe September 14, 2012

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