Nicklas Lidstrom has been nominated to win the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman for the 11th time in 13 seasons.
The Detroit Red Wings star was named a finalist Monday along with Boston's Zdeno Chara and Nashville's Shea Weber.
Chicago's Duncan Keith won the award last year and Chara claimed it in 2009 after Lidstrom collected six trophies in a seven-season stretch. If Lidstrom wins his seventh in June, he will match Doug Harvey's total and will trail Bobby Orr's record by only one.
The Swede turns 41 on Thursday, when Detroit will finally know who it is playing in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.