This is the voting for the James Norris Memorial Trophy in the 1955-56 NHL season. This trophy is awarded to the best defenceman in the league.

The voting took place among the sportswriters and broadcasters of the then six cities in the National Hockey League (Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, New York, and Toronto). Each person picked his top three choices with 5 points given to the first choice, 3 to the second, and 1 to the third.

Player Team Points
Doug Harvey Montreal Canadiens 156
Bill Gadsby New York Rangers 59
Red Kelly Detroit Red Wings 44
Tom Johnson Montreal 21
Fern Flaman Boston Bruins 11
Harry Howell New York 11
Frank Martin Chicago Black Hawks 7
Allan Stanley Chicago 5
Hugh Bolton Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Dollard St. Laurent Montreal 3
Bob Goldham Detroit 3
Jim Morrison Toronto 2
Lee Fogolin Sr. Chicago 2


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