NHL Defenceman Rankings

Last modified: January 12, 2013 at 1:21 am

Welcome to the Daily Faceoff pre-season rankings. Rankings were particularly difficult this year due to the lack of information regarding lines, playing time, tracking how players were doing in Europe, and a variety of other factors. Please take these rankings with a grain of salt, and use our knowledge to supplement your own best judgement.  Feel free to voice your opinion in the comments!

Players are ranked at each position they are eligible for in Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey.

Defence is interesting this year, with strong talent such as Karlsson, Chara and Letang at the top, and intriguing options much lower like Dmitry Kulikov and Nikita Nikitin. Keep an eye on the situation in Vancouver as Edler, Bieksa, Hamhuis and Garrison all battle for ice time.

NHL Defenceman Rankings