Where Ryan McDonagh ranks as a top defenseman in the NHL

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.

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