The Montreal Canadiens had a big bounce-back season this year and it was led by PK Subban’s Norris caliber season. He may have missed the start of the 2013 season, but he was arguably their most important player this year. After a drawn out contract negotiation cost him the first two weeks of the season, Subban came in and just dominated. Here is why he is going to win the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenceman.

Offensively, there was no defenceman better than Subban. His 38 points were the most by a defender (tied with Kris Letang) and his 11 goals were second, only one behind Mike Green. He was also second on his team in scoring, only one point behind Max Pacioretty.  Subban has always been known as an offensive defenceman but he hadn’t really emerged until this season. His 38 points tied a career high but came in 35 less games than it took him to score that in 2010-11.

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