Top 5 favorites for the Norris Cup 2022-23

In just three seasons of the National Hockey League, Cal McCar of the Colorado Avalanche made his case for being named the best defender of his generation.

He received the Calder Cup in his rookie year. Last season, he added Con Smith, the Stanley Cup and the Norris Cup.

Officially, Norris is awarded to “the defensive player who throughout the season has demonstrated the greatest all-round ability in a position”. And while repeat winners are rare in the National Hockey League today, its trophy will be lost before the 2022-23 season.