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Three Flames on NHL.com's top fantasy defencemen list

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Three Calgary Flames skaters have landed on the NHL.com top 50 fantasy defencemen list.

Mark Giordano leads all Flames blueliners, sitting 11th on the list. Last year, Calgary's captain set new career highs in goals (21) and points (56) and was third in team scoring. The veteran rearguard also led the Flames defence corps in average power play time per game at 3:11. Giordano skated in all 82 regular season games in 2015-16.

Next up is Dougie Hamilton, who is ranked 25th by NHL.com. The 23-year-old also set new career highs in goals (12) and points (43) while picking up 46 PIM in 82 games last year. He averaged 2:25 of power play time per game in 2015-16.

TJ Brodie rounds out the trio, at 34th on the list. The 26-year-old scored six goals and 45 points in 70 games last season, averaging 0.64 points-per-game. Brodie averaged 2:19 of ice time on the man advantage in the 2015-16 campaign.

TOP 50 FANTASY DEFENCEMEN LIST

1. Erik Karlsson, OTT

2. Brent Burns, SJ

3. Kris Letang, PIT

4. P.K. Subban, NSH

5. Dustin Byfuglien, WPG

6. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI

7. Drew Doughty, LA

8. Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI

9. Roman Josi, NSH

10. John Carlson, WSH

11. Mark Giordano, CGY

12. Keith Yandle, FLA

13. Victor Hedman, TBL

14. John Klingberg, DAL

15. Shea Weber, MTL

16. Torey Krug, BOS

17. Duncan Keith, CHI

18. Aaron Ekblad, FLA

19. Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF*

20. Justin Faulk, CAR

21. Tyson Barrie, COL

22. Brent Seabrook, CHI

23. Kevin Shattenkirk, STL

24. Jake Muzzin, LAK

25. Dougie Hamilton, CGY

26. Alex Pietrangelo, STL

27. Ryan Suter, MIN

28. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, SJ

29. Seth Jones, CBJ

30. Colton Parayko, STL

31. Sami Vatanen, ANA

32. Hampus Lindholm, ANA*

33. Anton Stralman, TB

34. TJ Brodie, CGY

35. Ryan McDonagh, NYR

36. Trevor Daley, PIT

37. Alec Martinez, LA

38. Morgan Rielly, TOR

39. Michael Stone, ARI

40. Zdeno Chara, BOS

41. Nick Leddy, NYI

42. Mike Green, DET

43. Mattias Ekholm, NSH

44. Brian Campbell, CHI

45. Matt Dumba, MIN

46. Matt Niskanen, WSH

47. Andrej Sekera, EDM

48. Jacob Trouba, WPG*

49. Ryan Ellis, NSH

50. Adam Larsson, EDM

* restricted free agent

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