Look at the NHL's top five scorers this season and you'll see that it includes two pairs of teammates — Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid, along with the Bruins' Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak.
All of those players are also forwards, but the player occupying the No. 5 spot is a defenseman: Washington's John Carlson.
The Massachusetts native has racked up 36 points so far this season, and he's already more than halfway to last year's career-high total of 70.
While the offensive numbers are eye-popping, do they add up to him being the top blueliner in the league?
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