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The defenceman put up a career-high 74 points in 2018-19


Flames captain Mark Giordano has been named one of the three finalists for this year's Norris Trophy.

The award is given annually to the defenceman voted to have demonstrated the greatest all-around ability at the position throughout the season.

Video: Mark Giordano has been absolutely dominant in 2018-19

Giordano, 35, could become the fourth player age 35 or older to win the Norris Trophy since it was first awarded in 1954; Nicklas Lidstrom did it four times, Doug Harvey three times, and Al MacInnis once. Giordano finished second among defencemen in scoring with 74 points (17 goals, 57 assists), his NHL career high, and led the NHL with a plus-39 rating. He led Calgary in average time on ice (24:14 per game), had 21 power-play points, six shorthanded points (four goals), and was an even or plus-rated player in 58 of 78 games this season. Giordano, Calgary's captain since 2013-14, helped the Flames (50-25-7) finish first in the Western Conference and second in the NHL with a plus-66 goal differential.

San Jose's Brent Burns and Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman are the other finalists.

The winner will be announced at the 2019 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone at the Mandalay Bay Events Center sports and entertainment complex in Las Vegas on June 19.

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