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Trophies

JAMES NORRIS SINCE 1954

James Norris Memorial Trophy

Top Defenseman in the NHL

Since 1954

THE JAMES NORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY IS AN ANNUAL AWARD GIVEN TO THE DEFENSE PLAYER WHO DEMONSTRATES THROUGHOUT THE SEASON THE GREATEST ALL-ROUND ABILITY IN THE POSITION.

The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.
The James Norris Memorial Trophy was presented in 1953 by the four children of the late James Norris in memory of the former owner-president of the Detroit Red Wings.