Brent Burns made the medal stand, but he did not pick up his second career Norris Trophy on Wednesday.
— NHL (@NHL) June 20, 2019
Burns, 34, scored 83 points (16 goals, 67 assists) in 82 games, setting a Sharks franchise record for points by a defenseman. He became the first blueliner to score at least 82 points in a season since Karlsson did so with the Ottawa Senators in 2015-16, and only the 48th in NHL history.
This marked the third time in the last four seasons that Burns was a finalist for the award, and he dressed for the occasion.
— Cassie Soto (@_CassieSoto) June 19, 2019
Burns finished second in the Professional Hockey Writers Association's balloting.
Giordano, 35, scored a career-high 74 points (17 goals, 57 assists) and led the Western Conference-leading Flames in ice time en route to being a first-time Norris finalist.
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman was the other nominee. Hedman, 28, scored 54 points (12 goals, 42 assists) in 70 games, leading the loaded Lightning to a runaway President's Trophy win in a record-setting regular season.