Duncan Keith won his second Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman tonight at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas.
Keith won the award in 2009-2010 and is the only active player in the league to have multiple Norris Trophy’s. Keith beat out Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators.
With his 55 assists, Keith led all defensemen in the category in a bounce-back season for the Blackhawks top defenseman. He had 61 points overall to go along with his plus-22 rating.
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Chara has consistently been among the league’s elite on the blue line since the 6-9 beast won the award in 2008-2009. He finishing second in 2004 and third in both 2008 and 2011. He finished seventh among defensemen with a plus-25 rating and had 17 goals and 23 assists for the Bruins who allowed the second-fewest goals this season.
Weber finished as the runner-up in both 2010-2011 and the 2011-2012 seasons and led all NHL defensemen with 23 goals. Weber also recorded 33 assists on the year, but his minus-2 rating makes his quest for the Norris an elusive one.
P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens won the award named after former Detroit Red Wings owner James E. Norris last year and has been awarded to the leagues’ top defensemen annually since the 1953-1954 season.