Defenders of the Universe:  Well, okay, maybe not the universe, but how about their own goalie? NHL Norris Trophy Winners

Defenders of the Universe: Well, okay, maybe not the universe, but how about their own goalie? NHL Norris Trophy Winners

The Norris Trophy is annually awarded to the NHL's best defenseman. In this quiz, you will certainly see many expected names: Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, and Nicklas Lidstrom. Defenders who win the award are usually ones who not only defend well, but manage to put up a lot of points too. For example, Bobby Orr once had 139 points in a single year and Coffey once had 138! Okay, let's now see how much you know about NHL Norris Trophy winners.

How many times did Nicklas Lidstrom win the award?

How many times so far has Erik Karlsson won the award?

Scott Niedermayer won the award in 2004. What team did he play for?

P.K. Subban won the award once. What team was he playing for when he won it?

How many times did Brian Leetch win the award?

Pierre Pilotte won the award 3 times in the early 1960s. What team did he play for?

How many times did Ray Bourque win the award playing for Boston?

How many times did Zdeon Chara win the award?

Who won the 2021 Norris Trophy?

Rob Blake won the award in 1998. What team did he play for?

Chris Pronger won the award in 2000. What team did he play for?

How many times did Chris Chelios win the award playing for Montreal?

How many times did Duncan Keith win the award?

Who won the 2022 Norris Trophy?

How many times did the New York Islanders' Dennis Potvin win the award?

Doug Harvey won the award 7 times in 8 years. What team did he play for?

In 1983 and 1984, Rod Langway won the award. What team did he play for?

In 2017, Brent Burns became the 1st player from what team to ever win the award?

In 1982, Doug Wilson won the award. What team did he play for?

In the 13 year period from 1985 to 1997, how many different players won the award?

How many times did Paul Coffey win the award while playing in Edmonton?

What Montreal Canadians defender won the award twice in the 1970s?

How many consecutive times did Bobby Orr win the Norris Trophy?

Who won the 2020 Norris Trophy?

Al MacInnis won the award in 1999. What team did he play for?

Defenders of the Universe: Well, okay, maybe not the universe, but how about their own goalie? NHL Norris Trophy Winners

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