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Senators' Karlsson wins second Norris Trophy

by NHL Public Relations / NHL.com

Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators has won his second James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded to the defenseman demonstrating "the greatest all-around ability in the position," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Karlsson was named on 146 of 157 ballots in accumulating 964 voting points, winning a tight three-way race over Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings (889) and P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens (801). Karlsson, who previously won the award in 2012, joins Chicago's Duncan Keith as the only active defenseman with multiple Norris Trophy wins.

Karlsson (21-45—66) led all defensemen in points for the third time in the past four seasons, including a career-high 21 goals (second only to Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 23). He appeared in all 82 games for the second consecutive campaign, ranking third in the NHL in total time on ice (2,234:55) and average time on ice (27:15) to carry the Senators to a 23-4-4 record down the stretch en route to their 15th playoff berth in franchise history. Karlsson also shared first among defensemen in power-play points (30), highlighted by a career-high six power-play goals.

2014-2015 Norris Trophy Voting

Pts.1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th

1.Erik Karlsson, OTT964(44-42-33-19-8)

2.Drew Doughty, LAK889(53-30-20-13-10)

3.P.K. Subban, MTL801(24-36-38-37-8)

4.Shea Weber, NSH614(26-19-28-20-21)

5.Roman Josi, NSH222(3-9-11-17-23)

6.Mark Giordano, CGY177(1-6-11-15-25)

7.Duncan Keith, CHI134(1-7-4-12-19)

8.Kris Letang, PIT80(1-2-6-6-8)

9.Ryan Suter, MIN43(2-0-0-4-11)

10.John Carlson, WSH31(0-1-1-6-1)

11.Ryan McDonagh, NYR27(0-3-0-2-0)

12.Dustin Byfuglien, WPG21(1-0-1-1-3)

13.Anton Stralman, TBL19(0-1-1-1-4)

14.Niklas Kronwall, DET10(1-0-0-0-0)

15.Kevin Shattenkirk, STL10(0-0-1-1-2)

16.Nick Leddy, NYI9(0-1-0-0-2)

17.Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI9(0-0-0-2-3)

18.TJ Brodie, CGY5(0-0-1-0-0)

Jonas Brodin, MIN5(0-0-1-0-0)

20.Dennis Wideman, CGY4(0-0-0-0-4)

21.Brent Burns, SJS3(0-0-0-1-0)

22.Brian Campbell, FLA1(0-0-0-0-1)

Aaron Ekblad, FLA1(0-0-0-0-1)

Justin Faulk, CAR1(0-0-0-0-1)

Andrei Markov, MTL1(0-0-0-0-1)

Alex Pietrangelo, STL1(0-0-0-0-1)

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