Hedman, Yossi and Makara nominated for NHL Defensive Player of the Season

MOSCOW, May 9 – Hockey players Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay Lightning), Roman Yossi (Nashville Predators) and Cale Makar (Colorado Avalanche) are among the contenders for the Norris Trophy, awarded to the best defenseman of the season in the National Hockey League, reportedly on the official NHL website.
Hedman scored 85 (20 points + 65 assists) points in 82 games of the regular season for Tampa with a +26 utility indicator. Nashville’s Yossi scored 96 points (23 assists 73) on a +13 utility rating in 80 games. Makar of Colorado has chalked up 86 (28+58) points with a +48 utility rating in 77 league games.
Hedman, who won the Norris Trophy in the 2017/18 season, has been nominated for the prize for the sixth time in a row. Yossi received the trophy in the 2019/20 season. At the end of the last regular season, he became the league’s most productive defenseman over the past 29 years.
Last year’s Defensive Player of the Year was Adam Fox of the New York Rangers.



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