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Predators captain Roman Josi finishes second in Norris Trophy

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi finished second in the Norris Trophy for the second time in his career on Thursday.

At the NHL Awards held at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Las Vegas, Josi finished second in voting to Norris ahead of Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes, who won the award for the first time in his career. Colorado’s Cale Makar finished in third place.

These were the final voting results for this year’s Norris Trophy:

  • Quinn Hughes (1864 points)
  • Roman Josi (1207 points)
  • Cale Makar (893 points)

The Norris Trophy is awarded annually to the best defender in the competition. It will be voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association (PHWA).

Josi, 34, was a Norris Trophy finalist three times in his career, winning the award in 2020, the first Norris victory in franchise history.

This season, Josi finished with 23 goals and 63 assists, including nine power play goals. He led all Predators skaters in minutes played (2020) and blocks (151).