Flames captain Mark Giordano wins Norris Trophy for first time

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano took home the Norris Trophy for best defenceman, beating out Victor Hedman and Brent Burns.

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman for the first time in his career.

The 35-year-old beat out the previous two winners, Brent Burns (2017) and Victor Hedman (2018) for the award.

Giordano set career-highs in assists (57) and points (78) this season, leading the Flames to the best record in the Western Conference. His 78 points were also second among all defencemen this season behind Burns’ 83. Giordano led the league with a plus-39 rating and scored four shorthanded goals, the most by any defenceman in 19 years.

For a full list of award winners, click here.

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