Always a top defenseman, Duncan Keith emerged offensively with 61 points in 79 games for the Blackhawks this season, second only to Ottawa's Erik Karlsson. He was among the top 10 defensemen in plus/minus and averaged more than 24 minutes of ice time.
The 2010 Norris Trophy winner could be adding another to his résumé, which also includes two Olympic gold medals and two Stanley Cups.
These results come from votes by our ESPN Forecast panel.
ESPN Forecast: Who should win the Norris Trophy?
Voters ranked their top three picks, with a 5-3-1 scoring system
ESPN Forecast: Who will win the Norris Trophy?
Voters selected one name each