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NHLN Ranks Pietrangelo 16th Among D-Men

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

Alex Pietrangelo was ranked No. 16 overall among the Top 20 Defensemen in the League, according to NHL Network.

The countdown special aired Saturday night.

Pietrangelo finished ahead of New York's Ryan McDonagh, Philadelphia's Shayne Gostisbehere, Washington's John Carlson and San Jose's Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

NHL Network had previously ranked Vladimir Tarasenko as No. 12 overall among forwards. On Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. CT, NHL Network ranks it's Top 10 Goalies before counting down the Top 50 Players overall from Aug. 21 through Sept. 4.

NHL Network's Top 20 Defensemen Right Now

1. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
2. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
3. Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
4. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
5. Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
6. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins
7. Roman Josi, Nashville Predators
8. P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens
9. Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens
10. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
11. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild
12. Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets
13. Brent Seabrook, Chicago Blackhawks
14. John Klingberg, Dallas Stars
15. Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers
16. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues
17. Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers
18. Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers
19. John Carlson, Washington Capitals
20. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks

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