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James Norris Memorial Trophy
Outstanding Defenseman

An annual award "to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position." Winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular schedule.

History: The James Norris Memorial Trophy was presented in 1953 by the four children of the late James Norris in memory of the former owner-president of the Detroit Red Wings.

Leading winners: Bobby Orr (8), Doug Harvey (7), Nicklas Lidstrom (7), Ray Bourque (5).


Year Winner Runners-up
2013-14 Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators
2012-13 P.K. Subban, Montreal Ryan Suter, Minnesota
2011-12 Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Shea Weber, Nashville
2010-11 Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Shea Weber, Nashville
2009-10 Duncan Keith, Chicago Mike Green, Washington
2009 Zdeno Chara, Ottawa Mike Green, Washington
2008 Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Dion Phaneuf, Calgary
2007 Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim
2006 Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim
2005 -- --
2004 Scott Niedermayer, New Jersey Zdeno Chara, Ottawa
2003 Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Al McInnis, St. Louis
2002 Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Chris Chelios, Detroit
2001 Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Ray Bourque, Colorado
2000 Chris Pronger, St. Louis Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit
1999 Al MacInnis, St. Louis Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit
1998 Rob Blake, Los Angeles Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit
1997 Brian Leetch, NY Rangers Vladimir Konstantinov, Detroit
1996 Chris Chelios, Chicago Ray Bourque, Boston
1995 Paul Coffey, Detroit Chris Chelios, Chicago
1994 Ray Bourque, Boston Scott Stevens, New Jersey
1993 Chris Chelios, Chicago Ray Bourque, Boston
1992 Brian Leetch, NY Rangers Ray Bourque, Boston
1991 Ray Bourque, Boston Al MacInnis, Calgary
1990 Ray Bourque, Boston Al MacInnis, Calgary
1989 Chris Chelios, Montreal Paul Coffey, Pittsburgh
1988 Ray Bourque, Boston Scott Stevens, Washington
1987 Ray Bourque, Boston Mark Howe, Philadelphia
1986 Paul Coffey, Edmonton Mark Howe, Philadelphia
1985 Paul Coffey, Edmonton Ray Bourque, Boston
1984 Rod Langway, Washington Paul Coffey, Edmonton
1983 Rod Langway, Washington Mark Howe, Philadelphia
1982 Doug Wilson, Chicago Ray Bourque, Boston
1981 Randy Carlyle, Pittsburgh Denis Potvin, NY Islanders
1980 Larry Robinson, Montreal Borje Salming, Toronto
1979 Denis Potvin, NY Islanders Larry Robinson, Montreal
1978 Denis Potvin, NY Islanders Brad Park, Boston
1977 Larry Robinson, Montreal Borje Salming, Toronto
1976 Denis Potvin, NY Islanders Brad Park, NY Rangers-Boston
1975 Bobby Orr, Boston Denis Potvin, NY Islanders
1974 Bobby Orr, Boston Brad Park, NY Rangers
1973 Bobby Orr, Boston Guy Lapointe, Montreal
1972 Bobby Orr, Boston Brad Park, New York
1971 Bobby Orr, Boston Brad Park, New York
1970 Bobby Orr, Boston Brad Park, New York
1969 Bobby Orr, Boston Tim Horton, Toronto
1971 Bobby Orr, Boston J.C. Tremblay, Montreal
1967 Harry Howell, New York Pierre Pilote, Chicago
1966 Jacques Laperriere, Montreal Pierre Pilote, Chicago
1965 Pierre Pilote, Chicago Jacques Laperriere, Montreal
1964 Pierre Pilote, Chicago Tim Horton, Toronto
1963 Pierre Pilote, Chicago Carl Brewer, Toronto
1962 Doug Harvey, New York Pierre Pilote, Chicago
1961 Doug Harvey, New York Marcel Pronovost, Detroit
1960 Doug Harvey, New York Allan Stanley, Toronto
1959 Tom Johnson, Montreal Bill Gadsby, New York
1958 Doug Harvey, Montreal Bill Gadsby, New York
1957 Doug Harvey, Montreal Red Kelly, Detroit
1956 Doug Harvey, Montreal Bill Gadsby, New York
1955 Doug Harvey, Montreal Red Kelly, Detroit
1954 Red Kelly, Detroit Doug Harvey, Montreal