On Tuesday evening, the NHL will award the Norris Trophy to the 2013-14 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.”
This year’s finalists are Chicago’s Duncan Keith, Boston’s Zdeno Chara and Nashville’s Shea Weber.
Only 11 defensemen in NHL history have won the Norris more than once, and two of this year’s finalists could join that exclusive list.
Keith won the award after the 2009-10 season, and is looking to become the first winner of multiple Norris Trophies in Chicago since Chris Chelios won his second in the Indian head 18 years ago. Pierre Pilote won three Norris Trophies with the Blackhawks.
Chara won the award in 2008-09, and would be the first Bruins’ rearguard to win the award more than once since Raymond Bourque won his fifth exactly 20 years ago.