How Erik Karlsson won the 2015 Norris Trophy

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Greg Wyshynski
How Erik Karlsson won the 2015 Norris Trophy
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Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators won his second Norris Trophy, taking the 2015 award over P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings.

From the NHL: 

Karlsson was named on 146 of 157 ballots in accumulating 964 voting points, winning a tight three-way race over Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings (889) and P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens (801). Karlsson, who previously won the award in 2012, joins Chicago’s Duncan Keith as the only active defenseman with multiple Norris Trophy wins.

Karlsson (21-45—66) led all defensemen in points for the third time in the past four seasons, including a career-high 21 goals (second only to Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 23). He appeared in all 82 games for the second consecutive campaign, ranking third in the NHL in total time on ice (2,234:55) and average time on ice (27:15) to carry the Senators to a 23-4-4 record down the stretch en route to their 15th playoff berth in franchise history. Karlsson also shared first among defensemen in power-play points (30), highlighted by a career-high six power-play goals.

Let’s face it: When the voting was going on for the Professional Hockey Writers Association, the Ottawa Senators were on a ridiculous winning streak while Doughty’s Kings were on the verge of missing the playoffs. That influence is as plain as the sick flow on the back of Karlsson’s head.

Here’s how the voting broke down :

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First place vote for Niklas Kronwall, show yourself…

Also, how many votes do you think Duncan Keith gets if the PHWA was allowed a post-playoff revote?

MY BALLOT:

1. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators

2. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

3. P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens

4. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

5. Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

#NailedIt