Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, the Chicago Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith and Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber had been named finalists for the 2013-14 James Norris Memorial Trophy.
Chara averaged a crew-high 24:39 of ice time consistent with recreation for the Bruins who allowed the second-fewest goals towards in the NHL (177). He was pinnacle 10 amongst NHL blueliners in goals (17), plus-minus (+25), strength-play desires (10) and game-triumphing goals (three). He gained the Norris in 2008-09.
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Keith led all defencemen with 55 assists and ranked 2d with 61 factors. He led the Hawks with a mean of 24:38 according to recreation. This is his 2d time as a Norris Trophy finalist, taking pictures the award in 2009-10.
Weber crowned all NHL rearguards with 23 dreams, main the Predators in scoring for the second consecutive season. He additionally crowned all defencemen in energy-play dreams (12), and ranked fourth in the League in common ice-time (26:54).