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Letang named a Norris Trophy finalist

by The Associated Press on May 08, 2013 11:00 AM

NEW YORK — Montreal’s P.K. Subban, Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang and Minnesota’s Ryan Suter are finalists for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s top defenseman.

Each is a Norris finalist for the first time.

Subban topped the league’s defensemen with 11 goals and 27 assists.

Letang finished second in the scoring race among defensemen despite missing more than a quarter of the season. He had five goals and 33 assists in 35 regular-season games and has added a goal and two assists in the first four games of Pittsburgh’s opening-round playoff series against the New York Islanders. The winner will be announced during the Stanley Cup finals.

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