P.K. Subban to win Norris Trophy: Report

P.K. Subban. (BEN PELOSSE/JDM/LE JOURNAL DE MONTRÉAL/QMI Agency)

P.K. Subban. (BEN PELOSSE/JDM/LE JOURNAL DE MONTRÉAL/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 4:52 PM ET

In just his third season, P.K. Subban has picked up Norris Trophy honours.

The backbone of the Montreal Canadiens’ blueline has been named the NHL’s top defenceman for the 2012-13 season, according to Sportsnet.

Subban, 24, recorded 11 goals and 38 points in 42 games, which tied him for the league lead with Pittsburgh Penguins rearguard Kris Letang.

Letang and Minnesota Wild captain Ryan Suter were also nominated for the annual award.

Drafted 43rd overall by the Canadiens in 2007, Subban anchored the fifth best power play this year. He scored seven times on the man power advantage.

Many believe Subban’s defensive game has improved greatly since turning pro. From a purely statistical perspective, that seems to be the case; Subban was plus-12 this year, a 13-point improvement over his rookie campaign.


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