Blackhawks D Keith named Norris Trophy winner

 

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Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago Blackhawks blueliner Duncan Keith took home the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman.

Keith bested all of his league counterparts by racking up 55 assists and finished second with 61 points, thanks to leading all players on the 2013 Stanley Cup champions in ice time at 24:38 per contest.

The 2010 Norris winner also helped Chicago lead the NHL with 267 goals scored by becoming a factor at even strength, posting a plus-22, his highest since a plus-33 rating in 2008-09.

Keith came out ahead of 2009 recipient Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, and Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators. He is the first two-time winner to suit up for Chicago since Chris Chelios was honored in 1993 and 1996.

P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens won the Norris last year.

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