Letang named a Norris Trophy finalist
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.