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Drew Doughty wins Norris Trophy

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty won his first Norris Trophy as the League's best defenseman at the 2016 NHL Awards on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Doughty, who finished second in voting last season and third in 2009-10, led the League with a 58.89 Corsi-for percentage in 5-on-5 situations and ranked third in average ice time (28:01) for the Kings, who finished in the top five in goals-against for the third straight season. Los Angeles also took 537 more shots than they allowed with Doughty on the ice.

Doughty had 51 points (14 goals, 37 assists) and a career-high plus-24 rating.

Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks were the other finalists.

2015-2016 Norris Trophy Voting // Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th)

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, ARI30   (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)

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