Predators defenseman Shea Weber is a finalist for the Norris Trophy, which is awarded annually to the NHL's top defenseman.

Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators are the other finalists.

The Professional Hockey Writers Association selects the winner, which will be announced June 20 during the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas.

Weber was also a Norris finalist last year and finished second to Nicklas Lidstrom of the Red Wings. This season the team captain helped the Predators earn their seventh playoff trip in the past eight seasons.