Lidstrom up for 7th Norris Trophy
Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings will be seeking his seventh Norris Trophy in eight seasons after being named as one of the finalists for the NHL's top defenceman honour.
Lidstrom is up against Mike Green of the Washington Capitals and Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, the league said Thursday.
The winner will be announced at the NHL awards ceremony June 18 in Las Vegas.
Lidstrom, the veteran Swedish blue-liner, is coming off another solid season in which he scored 16 goals and had a plus-31 rating in 78 games.
He finished the year three points shy of 1,000 for his career.
Green earned his first Norris nomination after leading all defencemen in goals (31) and points (73).
The 23-year-old Calgary native became the seventh blue-liner in league history to score 30 goals in a season, and the first since Washington's Kevin Hatcher during the 1992-93 campaign
Chara, from Slovakia, had a career-high 19 goals and was a plus-23 rating in 80 games. The big, bruising defenceman was a key member of a Bruins team that finished first in the Eastern Conference this regular season with a 53-19-10 record.