|Given for||“defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position” in the National Hockey League|
|First award||1953–54 NHL season|
|Most recent||Drew Doughty|
The James Norris Memorial Trophy, or simply the Norris Trophy, is awarded annually to the National Hockey League‘s top “defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position”. It is named after James E. Norris, the longtime owner of the Detroit Red Wings. The James Norris Memorial Trophy has been awarded 60 times to 25 different players since its beginnings in 1954. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season.
Below is a list of all of the Chicago Blackhawks that have been award this trophy. Duncan Keith is still playing and is probably the best defenseman in the league. At least I think so ❤ They play game #3 tonight, let’s hope for some good mojo so we can get some momentum back !!! Go Hawks 😉 I guess from what I hear from the husband who was watching back in the 90’s (I was busy having and raising our children so I didn’t really care back then) Chris Chelios was a force to be reckoned with !!! Duncan Keith is the best though, I really do like him !!!!
|James Norris Trophy (Top Defenseman)|
|1963 Pierre Pilote||2010 Duncan Keith|
|1964 Pierre Pilote||2014 Duncan Keith|
|1965 Pierre Pilote|
|1982 Doug Wilson|
|1993 Chris Chelios|
|1996 Chris Chelios|