Ranking the Top Candidates for the Norris Trophy in 2015-16 NHL Season

December 22nd, 2015 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
As the 2015-16 NHL season heads into the Christmas break, the league's top defensemen are making their cases for award consideration at the end of the year.

The Norris Trophy for the NHL's best defenseman is awarded based on votes by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Each writer submits his top five choices, which are assigned a numeric value. The winner is determined by the player who gets the highest total score when all the ballots are counted.

In mid-November, my colleague Steve Macfarlane offered up his assessment of the top Norris candidates in this article.

As we head into the Christmas break, let's take a look at how the landscape has changed.

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