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Fantasy hockey defenseman point projections lists estimated 82-game totals at position; season preview podcasts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy has projected the defenseman point totals for fantasy hockey in the 2022-23 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.


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RANKINGS: 📈 250 | Defenseman

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NOTES: These fantasy projections (for 82-game season) have been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past performance in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, projected defense pairs, power-play usage, injury history or concern, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age, contract status and overall upside for this season. The below totals are safe point estimates, do not indicate each player's ceiling or floor and should be used as a basis for decision-making in all fantasy leagues, especially points-only formats.

The order of projected point totals (highest to lowest) differs from's fantasy top 250 rankings because the latter list takes standard peripheral categories into account. Injuries could affect whether a player meets or comes close to his point projection. These projections are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Anna Dua.

Cale Makar, COL: 90
Roman Josi, NSH: 87
Victor Hedman, TBL: 86
Adam Fox, NYR: 76
John Carlson, WSH: 75
Quinn Hughes, VAN: 72
Kris Letang, PIT: 69
Brent Burns, CAR: 65
Aaron Ekblad, FLA: 61
Devon Toews, COL: 60
Moritz Seider, DET: 60
Morgan Rielly, TOR: 59
Thomas Chabot, OTT: 57
Noah Dobson, NYI: 55
Torey Krug, STL: 55
Shea Theodore, VGK: 54
Zach Werenski, CBJ: 54
MacKenzie Weegar, CGY: 53
Rasmus Dahlin, BUF: 53
Evan Bouchard, EDM: 52
Drew Doughty, LAK: 51
Dougie Hamilton, NJD: 50
Erik Karlsson, SJS: 50
Miro Heiskanen, DAL: 49
Charlie McAvoy, BOS (INJ.): 49
John Klingberg, ANA: 48
Mikhail Sergachev, TBL: 47
Seth Jones, CHI: 46
Bowen Byram, COL: 46
Alex Pietrangelo, VGK: 46
Vince Dunn, SEA: 45
Jared Spurgeon, MIN: 45
Owen Power, BUF: 44
Jaccob Slavin, CAR: 44
Justin Faulk, STL: 44
Jake Sanderson, OTT: 43
Tony DeAngelo, PHI: 43
Jakob Chychrun, ARI: 43
Neal Pionk, WPG: 43
Rasmus Andersson, CGY: 42
Darnell Nurse, EDM: 42
Damon Severson, NJD: 42
Jacob Trouba, NYR: 42
Gustav Forsling, FLA: 41
Jeff Petry, PIT: 41
Noah Hanifin, CGY: 40
Filip Hronek, DET: 40
Sean Durzi, LAK: 40
Mark Giordano, TOR: 40
Ryan Pulock, NYI: 40
Josh Morrissey, WPG: 40
Hampus Lindholm, BOS: 39
Samuel Girard, COL: 39
Calen Addison, MIN: 39
Jamie Drysdale, ANA: 39
Simon Edvinsson, DET: 38
Ryan McDonagh, NSH: 38
Esa Lindell, DAL: 38
Tyson Barrie, EDM: 38
Mario Ferraro, SJS: 38
Dmitry Orlov, WSH: 38
Adam Boqvist, CBJ: 38
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, VAN: 37
Matt Dumba, MIN: 37
Mattias Ekholm, NSH: 37
Shayne Gostisbehere, ARI: 36
Cam Fowler, ANA: 35
Ivan Provorov, PHI: 35
Colton Parayko, STL: 35
Alec Martinez, VGK: 35
Nate Schmidt, WPG: 35
Erik Cernak, TBL: 34
Alexander Romanov, NYI: 33
K'Andre Miller, NYR: 33
Mike Matheson, MTL: 32
Scott Perunovich, STL: 31
Kevin Shattenkirk, ANA: 31
Jake Bean, CBJ: 30
Adam Pelech, NYI: 30
Brandon Montour, FLA: 30


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