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Fantasy hockey top 50 defenseman rankings

Most valuable options at position for standard leagues; season preview podcasts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the top 50 fantasy hockey defensemen in standard leagues for the 2022-23 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

 

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FANTASY TOP 50 DEFENSEMEN

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 in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, defense pairs, power-play usage, injury history or concern, age, contract status and overall upside for this season. This list is a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Anna Dua.

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1. Cale Makar, D, COL
2. Victor Hedman, D, TBL
3. Adam Fox, D, NYR
4. Roman Josi, D, NSH
5. John Carlson, D, WSH
6. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
7. Moritz Seider, D, DET
8. Quinn Hughes, D, VAN
9. Kris Letang, D, PIT
10. Brent Burns, D, CAR
11. Morgan Rielly, D, TOR
12. Devon Toews, D, COL
13. MacKenzie Weegar, D, CGY
14. Drew Doughty, D, LAK
15. Torey Krug, D, STL
16. Thomas Chabot, D, OTT
17. Zach Werenski, D, CBJ
18. Rasmus Dahlin, D, BUF
19. Shea Theodore, D, VGK
20. Evan Bouchard, D, EDM
21. Noah Dobson, D, NYI
22. Miro Heiskanen, D, DAL
23. Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS (INJ.)
24. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM
25. Dougie Hamilton, D, NJD
26. Alex Pietrangelo, D, VGK
27. Owen Power, D, BUF (rookie)
28. Jacob Trouba, D, NYR
29. Bowen Byram, D, COL
30. Erik Karlsson, D, SJS
31. Mikhail Sergachev, D, TBL
32. John Klingberg, D, ANA
33. Rasmus Andersson, D, CGY
34. Jake Sanderson, D, OTT (rookie)
35. Jakob Chychrun, D, ARI
36. Jaccob Slavin, D, CAR
37. Seth Jones, D, CHI
38. Justin Faulk, D, STL
39. Tony DeAngelo, D, PHI
40. Jeff Petry, D, PIT
41. Hampus Lindholm, D, BOS
42. Gustav Forsling, D, FLA
43. Adam Boqvist, D, CBJ
44. Jared Spurgeon, D, MIN
45. Noah Hanifin, D, CGY
46. Sean Durzi, D, LAK
47. Damon Severson, D, NJD
48. Simon Edvinsson, D, DET (rookie)
49. Vince Dunn, D, SEA
50. Calen Addison, D, MIN (rookie)

Other defensemen to consider in fantasy:

51. Matt Dumba, MIN
52. Samuel Girard, COL
53. K'Andre Miller, NYR

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