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Round one voting is over and the three best defencemen for the 2010-2011 NHL regular season have been decided. Now, it’s time for you to choose who is number one.
You might be surprised to know that Kris Letang won the overall voting. The 24-year-old scored eight goals and 42 assists to go along with a plus-15 rating in 82 games. His 18 votes were 11 more than the seven that second-place Nicklas Lidstrom collected.
At 41 years young, Lidstrom not only played in all 82 games, but played at a very high level. The native of Vasteras, Sweden scored 16 goals and 46 assists for a total of 62 points.
Coming in third was Lubomir Visnovsky of the Anaheim Ducks, with a total of three votes. The 34-year-old native of Topolcany, Slovakia scored 18 goals and 50 assists in 81 games. He also finished with a plus/minus rating of plus-18.
Now that round one voting is over, it’s time to move on to the second round. Voting has begun, and will end on May 31 at 6 PM EST.
Vote via the poll below.