Top 50 NHL Fantasy Hockey Defensemen Rankings - December 2022 1.0

December 2022 NHL fantasy hockey defensemen rankings update number one.

Our fantasy hockey defensemen rankings project value for the next 1 to 2 seasons, and consider each player's track record, upside, age, team and injury history. Because fantasy league categories vary widely, these rankings focus on point production. Notes made in previous rankings may carry over to new rankings if they remain relevant.

1Cale Makar, COL-50/9524.1
2Adam Fox, NYR-45/8524.8
3Roman Josi, NAS-45/9032.5
4Quinn Hughes, VAN-45/8523.1
5John Carlson, WAS-45/8532.9
6Victor Hedman, TB-45/85Sergachev cutting into offensive role32.0
7Morgan Rielly, TOR-40/8528.7
8Rasmus Dahlin, BUF-30/8022.6
9Charlie McAvoy, BOS35/7525.0
10Erik Karlsson, SJ30/80Injury risk well worth the reward right now32.5

11Dougie Hamilton, NJ-35/65Rising back into the top 15, where he belongs29.5
12Aaron Ekblad, FLA-40/7526.8
13Kris Letang, PIT-40/7535.6
14Shea Theodore, VGK-40/7527.3
15Brent Burns, CAR-30/7037.8
16Alex Pietrangelo, VGK-30/6532.9
17Miro Heiskanen, DAL-30/6523.4
18Devon Toews, COL-30/6528.8
19Drew Doughty, LA-35/7033.0
20Noah Dobson, NYI-20/6022.9

21Thomas Chabot, OTT-30/6525.8
22Mikhail Sergachev, TB30/7024.4
23Torey Krug, STL-35/7031.7
24Moritz Seider, DET-30/7521.7
25Josh Morrissey, WPG25/55On pace to destroy career high of 37 points27.7
26Justin Faulk, STL-20/6030.7
27Tony DeAngelo, PHI25/7027.1
28Tyson Barrie, EDM-30/70No defensive stalwart, but still a PP threat31.4
29Shayne Gostisbehere, AZ-15/5529.6
30Rasmus Andersson, CGY-20/5026.1

31Hampus Lindholm, BOS25/55Bruins putting him in position to produce28.9
32Seth Jones, CHI-35/6528.2
33Evan Bouchard, EDM-20/6523.1
34Filip Hronek, DET25/5525.1
35John Klingberg, ANH-30/70Prime trade deadline target30.3
36Darnell Nurse, EDM-30/5527.8
37Bowen Byram, COL-25/7021.5
38Neal Pionk, WPG-25/5027.4
39Brandon Montour, FLA20/50Should have role even with Ekblad back28.7
40Mackenzie Weegar, CGY30/60Rough start in Calgary, but the talent is there28.9
41Vince Dunn, SEA-25/5526.1
42Jared Spurgeon, MIN-30/5533.0
43Ivan Provorov, PHI-20/5525.9
44Noah Hanifin, CGY-20/5025.9
45Jeff Petry, PIT-25/6035.0
46Jake Sanderson, OTT20/60Blue chip rookie makes his debut in the top 5020.4
47Cam Fowler, ANH-15/5031.0
48Calen Addison, MIN-15/5522.7
49Jakob Chychrun, AZ-25/60On the trade block - keep an eye out24.7
50Sean Durzi, LA-15/5024.1

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