Mark Giordano becomes first player in Flames history to win Norris Trophy

Jun 20 2019, 1:03 am

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenceman.

Giordano was a near-unanimous selection, receiving 165 of 171 first-place votes, beating out Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks) and Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay Lightning).

The 35-year-old had a career year, scoring 74 points (17-57-74) and leading the Flames to their second-best regular season in franchise history. Giordano finished second in points among Flames defencemen and had the best plus-minus rating (+39) of any player in the league.

Giordano is the first player in Flames history to win the Norris Trophy. Al MacInnis finished second in voting in 1990 and 1991, while Dion Phaneuf finished runner-up in 2008.

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