2010 NHL Norris Trophy Nominees Announced

April 24th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

The Norris Trophy finalists were announced early on Friday and the three candidates will surely bring about one of the closest races in the trophy’s history.

The three nominees are Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Mike Green of the Washington Capitals, and Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Doughty finished third in scoring among defensemen, behind Green and Keith, with 16 goals and 59 points in total. He played all 82 games for the Kings who made the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons.

Of the three nominees, Doughty led the group with 157 hits.

“My first goal was just to play hard for the Kings and make them a playoff team and then get a shot at making the Olympic team,” Doughty told the LA Times after learning of his nomination. “As the season wore on, I kind of knew that I was getting mentioned in that category and from then on I made it ...

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