The Penguins' Kris Letang is one of three finalists for the Norris Trophy, which goes to the top defenseman in the NHL, the league announced today.
Letang missed 13 games because of injuries in the lockout-shortened season but finished second in the scoring race among NHL defensemen.
He had 38 points in 35 games. His 33 assists led all defensemen.
Penguins players, Byslma preparing for game 4
The Penguins' Jarome Iginla, Paul Martin and head coach Dan Bylsma discuss the team's upcoming game against the Islanders. (Video by Matt Freed; 5/6/2013)
The other finalists are P.K. Subban of Montreal and Ryan Suter of Minnesota. All three are first-time finalists for the Norris.
The NHL's award winners are expected to be announced during the Stanley Cup final.
Shelly Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter: @pgshelly. First Published May 7, 2013 2:15 PM