The NHL season is winding down and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are right around the corner, which means that most fantasy hockey seasons are in the books or are finishing up this week. If you were among the lucky ones to raise a fantasy championship, it is likely that defensemen played a role in securing that victory. Which proves a point we have been trying to make all season long here at "On the 'D'-Fence" -- defensemen can be just as important as any other player on your fantasy hockey team.
Of the top 50 scorers in the League over the past seven days, 12 percent of them were defensemen. Sure, that doesn't sound like a lot, but even in leagues that have just three or four starting positions for defensemen, those additional 4-7 points per player can be very beneficial, especially when you consider the number of those points that come on the power play.
In closing out the season, we wanted to point out a handful of statistics that show the importance of defensemen to your team and why they should get just as much consideration as the other players that comprise your roster.