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The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to the NHL’s defensive player of the year, who demonstrates all-around skill and ability in the position consistently throughout the season.

The award was introduced in the 1953-1954 season and is named after James Norris, the long-time owner of the Detroit Red Wings who passed away in 1952. The legendary Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins has the most Norris trophies with eight consecutive wins from 1968 to 1975.

It can be difficult to predict which defenseman will win the honor at the start of the season, but as we saw with Bobby Orr, you can win multiple seasons in a row, so if a strong defenseman can show consistency through another season, you will have a good idea who to bet on.

As soon as a defensive player begins to perform well early in the season, you should keep an eye out and lock in your wagers early to ensure you are locking in that value. The earlier you place your futures bet, the more likely you are to get the best value and the best futures odds.

In his second season in the NHL, Adam Fox of the New York Rangers won his first James Norris Trophy in the 2021-22 season, only the second defenseman to win the honor before starting their third season (the first was Bobby Orr). Fox led all defensive players with 42 assists, five goals, and 23 power-play points.

Betting on the Jack Norris trophy recipient is a fun way to make the season a little more exciting and see if you know your stuff well enough to predict the defensive player of the year. Be sure to keep an eye on your best D-men and your Norris Trophy picks throughout the season by keeping an eye on this page for updates and any NHL odds movement. Also, you can visit our NHL Picks & Predictions page for betting analysis from experts and free picks.

HOW TO BET ON NHL JAMES NORRIS TROPHY ONLINE

The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League’s defensive player of the year. The trophy recipient is a player who demonstrates excellence as a defensive player, but also all-around skill and abilities in their performances as a player. The award was first introduced in 1952 and named after James Norris, the long-time owner of the Detroit Red Wings.

Each season, a panel of sports journalists and sports media of the Professional Hockey Writers Association vote on the defensive player of the year, with players earning points per vote. The record for most James Norris Memorial awards is held by the legendary Bobby Orr, who earned eight consecutive wins from 1968 to 1975.

When it comes to betting on the recipient of the James Norris award, it can be one of the more simple bets you can make in a season, but usually isn’t the most popular. The James Norris recipient odds will be listed as a futures wager, which allows you to bet on a future outcome. The odds for the James Norris award are released early in the season at the same time you would see futures wagers for the Stanley Cup or divisional and conference odds start to populate.

While it can be difficult to predict which player might have an outstanding season on defense, you can take a look at a few notable players early on and go from there. When a player begins to show some promise, you should lock in your wager early to ensure the odds don’t shift or change, losing value. If you’re looking to make your James Norris award bet, you first need to do your research and determine which defensive player will prove himself. Is a player scoring more than usual from the point? Shutting down star players from even getting a shot off? Keep an eye on their stats.

There are so many factors to consider, but let’s look at how the odds work for NHL James Norris Memorial trophy betting. When you head to our James Norris sportsbook odds list, you can find a list of the top defensive players within the league. The players listed at the top of the list are the most likely to win the James Norris trophy, and the players further down the list will be less likely to win. A favorite to win the award may have odds of -120. At the end of the list, the players with a lesser chance of winning the title, and could have odds of +15,000.

Last year’s James Norris award winner was second year defenseman Adam Fox of the New York Rangers. He led all defensive players with 42 assists, five goals and 23 power play points and is only the second player to win this award in their second year in the league (the first was Bobby Orr).

Betting on the NHL’s James Norris defensive player award can be a fun futures wager to mix into your NHL betting strategy. Ensure you get your wager in early to ensure you lock in your odds – head over to our James Norris award page on the sportsbook to take advantage now!

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NHL JAMES NORRIS TROPHY FAQs

You can find Vegas odds for the James Norris Defensive player of the year award on BetUS sportsbook.
You can bet on the NHL’s James Norris trophy odds right here at BetUS Sportsbook. We release our lines early to ensure you get the best value on the top defensive player in the NHL.
Betting on the NHL’s James Norris trophy is simple, you place a futures wager which allows you to bet on an outcome in advance, trying to predict the winner of the award.
The James Norris trophy odds will be released early in the season, and as the season progresses, the odds will fluctuate and change, and as we get closer to the end of the regular season, the favorites will be revealed.
Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche is favored to win the James Norris Trophy in 2022.
Keep an eye on the strength of schedule and how the defensive players are performing.
The NHL James Norris Memorial award is only one wagering option of its kind, so you can’t bet on multiple outcomes. You will have to place a parlay including other futures wagers such as the Stanley Cup winner or the Jack Adams award winner.
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