LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ Drew Doughty, Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson and San Jose’s Brent Burns are the finalists for the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman.
Members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists Friday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.READ MORE: LAPD Searching For 3 Men Suspected Of Posing As Construction Workers, Burglarizing Homes
Doughty had career highs with 14 goals, 51 points and a plus-24 rating and was third in the league in average ice time at 28:01. He was third in the voting in 2010 and second last year.READ MORE: Mother of Three Murdered Children in Reseda is in Custody as Police Continue Investigation
Karlsson won the award in 2012 and 2015. He set Senators records for defensemen with 82 points and an NHL-high 66 assists. He led the league in average time at 28:58.
Burns set Sharks records for defensemen with 27 goals, 48 assists and 75 points.MORE NEWS: City Of Los Angeles Expanding Vaccine Eligibility To Residents 16 And Older Tuesday
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