Red Wing’s Captain Nicklas Lidstrom last night was named the N-H-L's top defenseman, winning the Norris Trophy for the seventh time in the last 11 seasons.
Lidstrom last week agreed to a one-year contract with Detroitto return for his 20th season in the league. He’s now tied with Canadien’s great Doug Harvey for the second most Norris awards, trailing only Boston Hall-of-Famer Bobby Orr, who has eight.
Boston goaltender and Flint native Tim Thomas was among the big winners at the awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Thomas, who just led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship last week, took home the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender.
The 37-year-old Thomas has won the award two of the last three seasons. He also won the Conn Smythe Award as the MVP of the playoffs followingBoston's win overVancouverin Game Seven of this year's Stanley Cup Finals. Meantime, Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks won the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP.