Top 60 Defensemen - September 27, 2018

With the regular season just days away, we take another crack at ranking the top 60 defensemen in the NHL.

Our rankings project the next 2 to 3 seasons, and takes into consideration each player's track record, upside, age, team and injury history.

1Erik Karlsson, SJ--
(coming soon)
2Victor Hedman, TB--

3Brent Burns, SJNo spring chicken any more, but still a stud.--

4John Klingberg, DAL--
5Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI--
6P.K. Subban, NAS--
7John Carlson, WASCan he get near his 68 point breakout?--
8Roman Josi, NAS--
9Tyson Barrie, COL--
10Drew Doughty, LA--
11Alex Pietrangelo, STL--
12Torey Krug, BOS--
13Dustin Byfuglien, WPG--
14Morgan Rielly, TORWill rack up points as long as he's on PP1.--
15Seth Jones, CBJ--
16Dougie Hamilton, CAR--
17Zach Werenski, CBJ--
18Oliver Ekman-Larsson, AZStrong finish a sign of things to come.--
19Kris Letang, PITRelatively healthy last year, but still a risk.--
20Matt Dumba, MIN--
21Keith Yandle, FLA--
22Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF--
23Ryan Suter, MIN--
24Ivan Provorov, PHI--
25Kevin Shattenkirk, NYRA bit of an afterthought. Don't sleep on him.--

26Jake Gardiner, TOR--
27Charlie McAvoy, BOS--
28Rasmus Dahlin, BUFCalder contender could rise fast.--
29Aaron Ekblad, FLA--
30Ryan Ellis, NASIf he's healthy, he's extremely productive.--
31Mikhail Sergachev, TB--
32Mark Giordano, CGY--
33Shea Theodore, VGKReady for takeoff as Vegas' top blueliner.--
34Oscar Klefbom, EDM--
35Shea Weber, MTLWon't be back until 2019.--
36Jake Muzzin, LA--
37Nick Leddy, NYI--
38Justin Faulk, CARHamilton's arrival could be troublesome.--
39Ryan Pulock, NYIShoots the puck like few other d-men.--
40Colton Parayko, STL--
41Brandon Montour, ANH--
42Will Butcher, NJ--
43Duncan Keith, CHINot the stud he once was, but worth a flier.--
44Jared Spurgeon, MINCould hit 50 if he showed more consistency.--
45Dmitry Orlov, WAS--
46Cam Fowler, ANH--
47Sami Vatanen, NJ--
48Thomas Chabot, OTTThe new top dog on D.--
49Jacob Trouba, WPG--
50TJ Brodie, CGY--
51Justin Schultz, PIT--
52Mike Green, DETStill produces when healthy, which isn't often.--
53Colin Miller, VGK--
54Matt Niskanen, WAS--
55Matthias Ekholm, NAS--
56Marc-Edouard Vlasic, SJWon't get as many offensive opportunities.--
57Jeff Petry, MTLWill play top minutes while Weber is out.--
58Alex Goligoski, AZ--
59Jacob Slavin, CAR--
60Tyler Myers, WPG--

On the bubble: Alex Edler, VAN; Ryan McDonagh, TB; Noah Hanifin, CAR; Josh Manson, ANH; Brent Seabrook, CHI; Nate Schmidt, VGK; Dion Phaneuf, LA; Hampus Lindholm, ANH; Mike Matheson, FLA; Alec Martinez, LA; Esa Lindell, DAL