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Doughty, Hedman, Subban finalists for Norris Trophy

April 20, 2018
Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, front, clears the puck after a shot by Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost, center, was stopped by Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne, back, during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

NEW YORK (AP) — Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators are the finalists for the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman.

The winner will be announced June 20 at the NHL Awards shows in Las Vegas.

Doughty, the 2016 winner, led the NHL in total ice time (2,200:31) and average time (26:50) while anchoring a Los Angeles defense that allowed a league-low 203 goals. He had 10 goals and 50 assis

Hedman shared first place among NHL defensemen with a career-high 17 goals, tied for the second-most in one season by a Lightning blueliner. He also ranked fifth among NHL defensemen with 63 points.

Subban, the 2013 winner with Montreal, anchored a Predators defense that led the NHL in goals (56) and points (206) in 2017-18. He set a career high and shared fourth place among league defensemen with 16 goals. Subban also ranked eighth among defensemen with 59 points.

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