Burns was drafted as a forward, and by a look of his stats, you would have never guessed he switched to a defenseman. For the third straight season, Burns played in all 82 games. This year, he set a career high in points with 76 (29 goals and 47 assists). He was also a +19.
|Karlsson with the Norris in 2015|
I think Burns will win. Now, scoring is a bigger factor in winning the Norris than it was when Bobby Orr was around. Burns nearly scored 30 goals and 80 points. "Chewbacca" should win his first Norris this year.