Drew Doughty nominated for Norris Trophy

Jesus Figueroa
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was today nominated for the James Norris Memorial Trophy, the National Hockey League announced.  The Norris Trophy is awarded to hockey’s top defenseman.
Doughty was selected as a finalist for the Norris in 2015 and 2010.  Rob Blake is the only Kings defenseman to win the Norris Trophy (in 1998).  Blake was also a finalist for the award in 2000 and Steve Duchesne was a finalist in 1989.
The other finalists this year are Erik Karlsson (Senators) and Brent Burns (Sharks).
Below is a look at Doughty’s 2015-16 regular season notes and statistics:
2015-16 Notes: Voted as the Kings Most Outstanding Defenseman Award for the fourth consecutive year, shared the best Defensive Player Award with Jonathan Quick and Won the McDonald’s Player of the Year Award as voted by the fans…Appeared in all 82 games for the second year in a row and third time in his career…Tied his career-high with nine PPG in a season (2009-10)…Led all Kings defensemen in goals (14), assists (37), points (51; tied for ninth among league defensemen) and plus/minus (+24; fifth among league defensemen) and ranked third in the league in TOI/GP (28:01)…Led team defensemen for the second consecutive year with nine multi-point games… Surpassed Steve Duchesne (315) for 2nd on the all-time points list among defensemen, March 31 vs. CGY…Appeared in his 600th NHL game, March 28 at CGY…Scored his ninth power-play goal of the season, March 5 vs. ANA, tied for the team lead and ties his career-high for power-play goals in a single season (also 2009-10)…Skated in a regular-season career-high 35:16 TOI, Feb. 18 at STL…Recorded his 300th NHL point, Feb. 9 at BOS…Registered the first short-handed goal of his career (1-0=1; first Kings defenseman to score a short-handed goal since Willie Mitchell, Oct. 28, 2010 at DAL), Jan. 27 vs. COL…Had a career-tying five-game point streak (3-4=7; fifth time), Jan. 24-Feb. 9 and a three-game assist streak (1-4=5), Feb. 2-Feb. 9…Posted a three-game assists streak (0-5=5), Oct. 25-Oct. 31, including consecutive multi-assist games.

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