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Calgary Flames’ Mark Giordano Wins 2019 Norris Trophy Award

Calgary’s captain collects some long overdue hardware at the 2019 NHL Awards in Las Vegas Wednesday night.

2019 NHL Awards Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

It’s something we’ve all known for a while and he showed EVERYONE this season, but Mark Giordano is the NHL’s best defenceman. Wednesday night, the NHL rewarded the Flames captain with the 2019 Norris Trophy, which is given the NHL’s best blueliner each season.

Giordano nearly won the award unanimously, getting 96% percent of the vote. This marks the first time a Flames player has won the Norris, with Al MacInnis and Dion Phaneuf each finishing in second place in the voting in 1989-90 & 2007-08 respectively.

At 35 years old Giordano had his best season as a pro. He piled up 74 points, lead the NHL in +/- at +39 and set career highs in both assists and total points.

Here’s how the rest of the voting played out:

2018-19 Norris Trophy voting

Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th)

1. Mark Giordano, CGY 1690 (165-5-1-0-0)

2. Brent Burns, SJS 720 (2-54-44-27-21)

3. Victor Hedman, TBL 585 (1-44-33-28-18)

4. John Carlson, WSH 551 (3-34-26-41-30)

5. Morgan Rielly, TOR 515 (0-28-33-37-43)

6. Kris Letang, PIT 145 (0-3-14-11-21)

7. Roman Josi, NSH 82 (0-2-2-13-19)

8. Ryan McDonagh, TBL 70 (0-0-9-7-4)

9. Seth Jones, CBJ 40 (0-1-5-1-5)

10. Mattias Ekholm, NSH 14 (0-0-1-3-0)

11. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI 5 (0-0-1-0-0)

Jake Muzzin, TOR 5 (0-0-1-0-0)

Jared Spurgeon, MIN 5 (0-0-1-0-0)

14. Dougie Hamilton, CAR 4 (0-0-0-1-1)

15. Erik Karlsson, SJS 4 (0-0-0-0-4)

16. Zdeno Chara, BOS 3 (0-0-0-1-0)

Jaccob Slavin, CAR 3 (0-0-0-1-0)

18. Thomas Chabot, OTT 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

Esa Lindell, DAL 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

Brett Pesce, CAR 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

Jeff Petry, MTL 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

Ryan Suter, MIN 1 (0-0-0-0-1)