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Fantasy hockey top 50 defenseman rankings

Most valuable options at position in standard leagues for next season; podcast

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 (potential 2022 unrestricted free agents: *) and overall upside for next season.

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

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Other defensemen to consider in fantasy:

51. Adam Boqvist, D, CBJ
52. Alec Martinez, D, VGK
53. Ryan Ellis, D, PHI (INJ.)

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