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Karlsson receives Norris nomination (again)

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Sens captain Erik Karlsson was once again named one of the finalists for the Norris Trophy by the NHL (along with Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings and Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks).

From the NHL:

Karlsson is the first NHL defenseman to score at least 82 in a season since Brian Leetch of the New York Rangers (85 points) and Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins (82 points) in 1995-96. Karlsson played all 82 regular-season games for a third straight season and led the NHL in ice time (2,375:55), even-strength ice time (1,885:26), and average ice time (28:58), all NHL career highs.

Karlsson's 2015-16 campaign was truly remarkable and with 2 games remaining in the regular season we put together the video below to help showcase that. The captain is so good he actually improved on all these stats so when you're watching it just pretend all the numbers are just a bit higher...

Here's what Sens GM Pierre Dorion had to say after learning of EK65's Norris nomination:

Erik had a record-setting year and we’re also pleased with the season he put together as our captain. He is truly one of the league’s most dynamic players. I think the most encouraging thing for me about Erik’s season is that as good as it was, he knows he can take himself and the team to another level. That’s exciting to me.

The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 22, during the 2016 NHL Awards from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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