The NHL is ready to name it’s top defenseman of the 2013 season and Montreal Candiens star P.K. Subban will be taking home the hardware. According to Neil Kypreos, the Canadiens defenseman will be announced as the Norris Trophy winner when all the awards are handed out during the Stanley Cup Finals which begin this week.
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) June 10, 2013
Subban’s feat is made even more amazing due to the fact that not only was the NHL season shortened but so was his own. Subban didn’t debut for the Canadiens until the Canadiens had already hit the ice as there were disputes over his contract with the team. But once those details were ironed out, Subban went on to have one of his best seasons to date and is being honored as such by the NHL.
In winning his first ever Norris Trophy, Subban beat out other first time hopefuls Kris Letang from the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ryan Suter from the Minnesota Wild. He’ll also be joining recent winners like Zdeno Chara, Duncan Keith and Erik Karlsson as well as legends like Ray Bourque, Chris Chelios and Bobby Orr.
The NHL isn’t making any announcements official, but all the hardware will be handed out Friday afternoon at 5pm ET and when that happens, Subban will be taking home his first ever Norris Trophy.