Carlson finished the coronavirus-shortened 2019-20 regular season with 15 goals and 75 points in 69 games. Carlson led all NHL blueliners in scoring with his second consecutive 70-plus point campaign. The 30-year-old's production likely will give him serious Norris Trophy consideration and he should be one of the top blueliners when fantasy play resumes for the 2020-21 season.
Carlson, who's racked up 15 goals and 75 points in 69 games this campaign, is currently the likely favorite to win the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's top defenseman. Carlson has firmly established himself as one of the NHL's top defenders over the past three seasons, having racked up 43 goals and 213 points while posting a plus-33 rating in 231 games, but he hasn't added a Norris Trophy to his resume over that span thanks to unbelievable campaigns from Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman in 2017-18 and Calgary's Mark Giordano in 2018-19. However, with just 13 games left on Washington's schedule, Carlson currently has 10 more points than the next highest-scoring defenseman (Nashville's Roman Josi), and should be considered the heavy favorite to take home his first Norris Trophy if/when the NHL resumes its season and hands out its yearly awards.
Carlson dished out a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Rangers. Both of Carlson's helpers came on goals scored by Alex Ovechkin, who pulled into a tie for the league lead with 47 goals. While it's easy to rack up the apples while sharing the ice with one of the greatest snipers of all time, Carlson has done plenty of heavy lifting himself en route to 75 points in 67 games this season. He comfortably leads all defensemen in scoring and ranks 12th in the league overall.
Carlson notched a power-play assist, three shots on goal, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Wild. Carlson set up Alex Ovechkin's first of two tallies in the first period. The 30-year-old defenseman has posted just two goals since the New Year, but he's amassed 23 points in 24 outings during that span. His career-best output now stands at 73 points to go with 180 shots, 102 blocks and a plus-15 rating in 65 games.
Carlson notched an assist, a plus-2 rating and three blocked shots during Sunday's 5-3 win over the Penguins. The helper moved Carlson ahead of Calle Johansson to become the franchise's point leader among defensemen. The 30-year-old continues to pace NHL blueliners in 2019-20 with 15 goals and 72 points in 62 games.
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