In a ranking of the top NHL defensemen, Ryan McDonagh came in at #17. (NHL)
In The Hockey News Yearbook, McDonagh was ranked as the 50th player overall and the 16th defenseman.
Last year, McDonagh ranked:
- 40th in total points for defensemen last season with 34
- 4th in plus/minus (+26)
- 66th in shots on goal (113)
- 57th in total time on ice (1,632 minutes)
- 49th in average time on ice per game at 22:21
- 10th according to Hockey Reference’s defensive point shares
This past season McDonagh received a third place vote for the Norris and finished in 15th place.