Top 50 NHL Fantasy Hockey Defensemen Rankings - February 2023 1.0

February 2023 NHL fantasy hockey defensemen rankings update part 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-50-9524.3
2Adam Fox, NYR-45-8525.0
3Roman Josi, NAS-45-8532.7
4Rasmus Dahlin, BUF40-85#1 overall potential is there22.8
5Quinn Hughes, VAN-45-8523.3
6Erik Karlsson, SJ30-9532.7
7Victor Hedman, TB-45-8532.2
8John Carlson, WAS-45-8533.1
9Charlie McAvoy, BOS-35-8525.2
10Dougie Hamilton, NJ-35-80Bouncing back after slow start with Devils29.7

11Morgan Rielly, TOR-40-80Something seems off, but he's still PP1 threat28.9
12Aaron Ekblad, FLA-40-7527.0
13Brent Burns, CAR-30-7037.9
14Josh Morrissey, WPG25-55New career highs with plenty of games left to play27.9
15Shea Theodore, VGK-40-7527.5
16Alex Pietrangelo, VGK-30-6533.1
17Kris Letang, PIT-40-7535.8
18Miro Heiskanen, DAL-30-7023.6
19Drew Doughty, LA-35-7033.2
20Thomas Chabot, OTT-30-6526.0

21Devon Toews, COL-30-6529.0
22Noah Dobson, NYI-20-6523.1
23Tyson Barrie, EDM-30-7031.6
24Mikhail Sergachev, TB-30-7024.6
25Rasmus Andersson, CGY-20-5026.3
26Brandon Montour, FLA20-5028.8
27Hampus Lindholm, BOS-25-5529.1
28Justin Faulk, STL-20-6030.9
29Torey Krug, STL-35-70There's upside here if he can stay healthy31.8
30Moritz Seider, DET-30-7521.9

31Seth Jones, CHI-35-6528.4
32Filip Hronek, DET-25-5525.3
33Tony DeAngelo, PHI-25-7027.3
34Shayne Gostisbehere, AZ-15-5529.8
35Jakob Chychrun, AZ25-60On the trade block - keep an eye out24.9
36John Klingberg, ANH-30-7030.5
37Vince Dunn, SEA25-5526.3
38Darnell Nurse, EDM-30-5528.0
39Jeff Petry, PIT-25-6035.2
40Evan Bouchard, EDM20-65Big breakout stalled by Barrie re-emergence23.3

41Gustav Forsling, FLA-15-5026.7
42Calen Addison, MIN-15-5522.8
43Jared Spurgeon, MIN-30-5533.2
44Sean Durzi, LA-15-5024.3
45Noah Hanifin, CGY-20-5026.1
46Neal Pionk, WPG-25-5027.6
49K'Andre Miller, NYR15-4523.0
47Erik Gustafsson, WAS-15-5530.9
48Cam Fowler, ANH-15-5031.2
50Bowen Byram, COL-25-7021.7

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