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Top SIX Defensemen SO FAR This Season

From scoring goal scoring to blocking shots, these six defensemen have taken the league to a new level: 6. Adam Fox The defending Norris Trophy winner has had a tremendous season. Fox has single-handedly carried the Rangers back into playoff contention. The 5’11" defenseman has not only brought offensive ability but a fine defensive game to the Rangers lineup. He has 112 blocks and an average of just over two minutes of short-handed TOI this season. Fox essentially runs the Rangers' power play. He has 28 power-play points and a total of 62 points on the year. Fox averages just over 24 minutes a game and is once again in contention for the Norris Trophy. 5. Charlie McAvoy After the departure of Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara, McAvoy has excelled to be Boston’s number one defenseman. This season, he has brought his game to another level. He already has a new career-high of 40 points. McAvoy is a player that can be used in all situations; he head mans Boston’s number one PP unit (3:0