NHL Positional Rankings: Who are the league's top defensemen?


The names at the top of the list of the NHL's best defensemen are exactly what you would expect and probably would be the top-3 in the Norris Trophy voting if it were held today.

All big, solid defensemen in the prime of their NHL careers who can play at both ends of the ice, produce offensively, play big minutes and can also play the shutdown role when they need to do.

It’s really too bad the season was paused as Capitals defenseman John Carlson was putting together a great year, but perhaps he and the rest of the NHL D-men will still get a chance to continue.


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