Drew Doughty Wins Norris Trophy

Karlsson, Burns, and Doughty were the three finalists

Drew Doughty beat out Erik Karlsson for the 2016-17 Norris Trophy. Karlsson led all defencemen in points, and was the first defenceman to post 82 points in a season since Brian Leetch 20 years ago, but Doughty earned the nod for his strong defensive play. He likely also received nods for not having won yet, as many media members seemed to start an "anyone but Karlsson" campaign for Norris as the season went on. Since both Doughty and Karlsson are essentially in their primes, I think we can expect to see the two face off for the Norris Trophy for many more years to come.

Below is the breakdown of voting. As you can see, Doughty easily outpaced Karlsson for first-place votes.

1. Drew Doughty, LAK 1254 (93-37-10-4-3)
2. Erik Karlsson, OTT 1020 (46-54-27-14-5)
3. Brent Burns, SJS 619 (3-26-54-43-8)
4. Kris Letang, PIT 587 (8-24-40-40-19)
5. Roman Josi, NSH 120 (0-1-6-17-32)
6. John Klingberg, DAL 63 (0-2-2-6-21)
7. Victor Hedman, TBL 62 (0-2-3-6-15)
8. Ryan Suter, MIN 53 (0-1-3-7-10)
9. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI 30 (0-0-2-2-14)
10. Shea Weber, NSH 27 (0-1-1-4-3)
11. Duncan Keith, CHI 21 (0-1-1-1-6)
12. Dustin Byfuglien, WPG 8 (0-0-0-1-5)
13. Mark Giordano, CGY 7 (0-1-0-0-0)
14. P.K. Subban, MTL 6 (0-0-0-2-0)
15. Ryan McDonagh, NYR 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
16. Aaron Ekblad, FLA 4 (0-0-0-0-4)
T-17. Brian Campbell, FLA 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
T-17. Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
T-17. Hampus Lindholm, ANA 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
T-20. Francois Beauchemin, COL 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
T-20. Jake Muzzin, LAK 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
T-20. Brent Seabrook, CHI 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
T-20. Anton Stralman, TBL 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
T-20. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, SJS 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

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