Hall of Fame: Jeff Norton (1999)

Jeff Norton
Jeff Norton

Jeff Norton

Acton, Massachusetts
Years Played: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
Captain: 1987

 

Jeff Norton, a native of Acton, Massachusetts, played for Cushing Academy before entering the University of Michigan.  He played defense from 1984-1987 under Coach Red Berenson.  He was named team captain in 1987.  He ranks fifth and seventh on the list of points by a Michigan defenseman in a single season (forty-eight in 1986-1987 and forty-five in 1985-1986, respectively).  He is ranked fifth overall in career points by a Michigan defenseman with 117 (ranked third in goals with thirty-five and sixth in assists with eighty-two).

Jeff Norton won the Hal Downes Award for Most Valuable Player in 1986.  He won the Vic Heyliger Award for Outstanding Defenseman in 1985, 1986, and 1987.  He also won the Dekers Club Award for Best Rookie in 1985.

After his career at Michigan, Jeff Norton represented the United States as a member of the Olympic Team at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.  He played in the National Hockey League for fifteen seasons with the New York Islanders, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Boston Bruins.

 

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