NEW YORK (AP) - Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, Mike Green of the Washington Capitals and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings are finalists for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman.
The league announced the finalists Thursday. The winner will be revealed June 18.
Lidstrom is seeking his seventh Norris and fourth in a row. He ranks third among NHL defensemen in scoring with 59 points (16 goals, 43 assists).
Chara is a finalist for the second straight season. He led a Bruins defense that allowed the fewest goals per game in the league.
Green led all defensemen in scoring with 73 points (31 goals, 42 assists) to become a finalist for the first time. He's the first defenseman to score 30 goals in a season since the Capitals' Kevin Hatcher in 1992-93.