30/09/2020

NHL.com’s fantasy hockey top 50 defenseman rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the 2019-20 season in standard leagues.

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TOP 50 DEFENSEMAN RANKINGS
Standard fantasy categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, projected line combinations, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age and contract status (current unrestricted and restricted free agents listed below). Potential 2020 UFAs (*) and RFAs (**) are noted.
1. John Carlson, WSH (SAME)2. Roman Josi, NSH (SAME)3. Alex Pietrangelo, STL* (SAME)4. Cale Makar, COL (SAME)5. Victor Hedman, TBL (SAME)6. Kris Letang, PIT (SAME)7. Shea Weber, MTL (+1)8. Tyson Barrie, TOR* (+1)9. Quinn Hughes, VAN (+1)10. Torey Krug, BOS* (+3)11. Zach Werenski, CBJ (SAME)12. Keith Yandle, FLA (SAME)13. Shea Theodore, VGK (+3)14. Rasmus Dahlin, BUF (DTD
)15. Mark Giordano, CGY (+4)16. Ryan Ellis, NSH (NEW – INJ.)17. John Klingberg, DAL (-2)18. Neal Pionk, WPG (SAME)19. Seth Jones, CBJ (+1)20. Jeff Petry, MTL (+1)21. Brent Burns, SJS (-14)22. Erik Karlsson, SJS (-8)23. Oscar Klefbom, EDM (+10)24. Erik Gustafsson, CHI* (+10)25. Tony DeAngelo, NYR (SAME)26. Jacob Trouba, NYR (-4)27. Mattias Ekholm, NSH (-1)28. Jaccob Slavin, CAR (+2)29. Thomas Chabot, OTT (SAME)30. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (DTD
)31. Ivan Provorov, PHI (-8)32. Ryan Suter, MIN (-5)33. Mikhail Sergachev, TBL** (-2)34. Miro Heiskanen, DAL (-2)35. Ryan Graves, COL (+7)36. Adam Fox, NYR (SAME)37. Aaron Ekblad, FLA (+2)38. Alexander Edler, VAN (-10)39. Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF (-2)40. Jake Muzzin, TOR* (-2)41. Mike Matheson, FLA (+3)42. Drew Doughty, LAK (+1)43. Jared Spurgeon, MIN (+2)44. Samuel Girard, COL (-9)45. Rasmus Sandin, TOR (-5)46. Darnell Nurse, EDM** (+1)47. Kevin Shattenkirk, TBL* (-1)48. Nikita Zadorov, COL** (NEW)49. Damon Severson, NJD (NEW)50. Matt Niskanen, PHI (NEW)
Dropped out: Justin Schultz, PIT*; Josh Morrissey, WPG; Charlie McAvoy, BOS; Sami Vatanen, NJD*
Just missed: Esa Lindell, DAL; Ryan Pulock, NYI**; Hampus Lindholm, ANA; Tyler Myers, VAN; Dmitry Orlov, WSH
Key injuries: Dougie Hamilton, CAR; Morgan Rielly, TOR

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