Every Wednesday during the season, NHL.com Correspondent Brian Metzer will provide you with an in-depth analysis of fantasy defensemen in our weekly segment: "On the 'D'-fence." From updated defensemen rankings to guys you should keep a close eye on and much more, Metzer will be your fantasy d-man insider all season long.
Andrew MacDonald may never win a Norris Trophy or finish as the NHL's leading defensive scorer, but he is proving to be a very valuable commodity to not only the New York Islanders but for fantasy owners.
His high-water mark in terms of scoring came back during the 2010-11 season when he averaged .45 points per game, picking up 27 points (four goals) in 60 games. He managed 12 power-play points, posted a decent plus-9 rating and fired 72 shots on goal, all of which got folks thinking he might be a sleeper pick in fantasy leagues heading into 2011.