Top 100 Keeper League Defensemen – February 2017

by Dobber on February 3, 2017 | (4 Comments)

The Top 100 defensemen to own in your points-only fantasy hockey keeper leagues - February edition.

 

This list was curated from the full Top 300 players list that was posted yesterday. Keep in mind that +/- 5.0 rating points is essentially the same value and would just depend on your needs (long-term vs. short-term, proven vs. unproven, reliable vs. injury prone, etc.)

 

Def Rk Player Team Rating Feb Jan
1 Brent Burns SJS 125.6 14 18
2 Erik Karlsson OTT 117.5 17 14
3 Victor Hedman TBL 84.3 48 77
4 Kevin Shattenkirk STL 67.8 78 88
5 John Klingberg DAL 63.6 83 106
6 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 61.7 91 97
7 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 60.5 97 95
8 Kris Letang PIT 59.5 99 64
9 P.K. Subban NSH 59.2 100 87
10 Drew Doughty LAK 57.2 105 109
11 Duncan Keith CHI 56.3 108 115
12 Roman Josi NSH 55.6 110 98
13 Shea Weber MON 52.4 119 120
14 Dougie Hamilton CGY 51.9 121 133
15 Seth Jones CBJ 47.9 129 147
16 John Carlson WAS 47.7 130 107
17 Zach Werenski CBJ 47.0 135 124
18 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF 45.2 140 145
19 Justin Schultz PIT 44.8 142 177
20 Tyson Barrie COL 43.6 144 136
21 Alex Pietrangelo STL 39.1 154 157
22 Ryan Suter MIN 38.4 155 156
23 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 37.5 159 151
24 Torey Krug BOS 37.1 161 196
25 Ryan McDonagh NYR 36.4 162 154
26 Jake Gardiner TOR 34.8 167 174
27 Morgan Rielly TOR 34.3 169 143
28 Keith Yandle FLA 34.2 170 127
29 Cam Fowler ANA 33.6 173 170
30 Justin Faulk CAR 30.7 188 169
31 Nick Leddy NYI 29.6 189 212
32 Mark Giordano CGY 27.6 193 198
33 Dmitry Orlov WAS 26.7 195 272
34 Matt Niskanen WAS 26.6 196 274
35 Aaron Ekblad FLA 24.8 209 204
36 Jacob Trouba WPG 24.7 210 253
37 Brent Seabrook CHI 23.6 213 202
38 Ryan Ellis NSH 23.6 214 230
39 Sami Vatanen ANA 22.9 216 197
40 Matt Dumba MIN 22.1 225 248
41 Alec Martinez LAK 22.0 226 217
42 Colton Parayko STL 21.9 227 222
43 Mike Green DET 20.6 241 278
44 Ivan Provorov PHI 19.1 249 289
45 Damon Severson NJD 18.7 253 213
46 Nathan Beaulieu MON 18.3 259 308
47 Andrej Sekera EDM 18.0 261 318
48 Nikita Zaitsev TOR 15.6 287 304
49 Nick Holden NYR 15.0 294 329
50 TJ Brodie CGY 14.6 298 266
51 Mike Matheson FLA 13.8 310 317
52 Anthony DeAngelo ARI 13.3 317 325
53 Oscar Klefbom EDM 13.0 319 346
54 Jared Spurgeon MIN 12.7 324 359
55 Jeff Petry MON 12.3 329 496
56 Hampus Lindholm ANA 11.7 336 347
57 Connor Murphy ARI 11.5 338 354
58 Adam Larsson EDM 11.5 339 340
59 Shea Theodore ANA 11.2 347 363
60 Colin Miller BOS 11.2 348 364
61 Noah Hanifin CAR 11.0 350 254
62 Brandon Montour ANA 10.8 353 370
63 Cody Ceci OTT 10.5 357 334
64 Tyler Myers WPG 9.8 363 378
65 David Savard CBJ 9.7 365 366
66 Brian Dumoulin PIT 9.6 368 381
67 Ryan Pulock NYI 9.6 370 383
68 Brady Skjei NYR 9.4 372 399
69 Dion Phaneuf OTT 9.4 374 387
70 Anton Stralman TBL 9.3 376 302
71 Julius Honka DAL 8.9 379 393
72 Connor Carrick TOR 8.9 380 395
73 Ryan Graves NYR 8.6 383 NR
74 Joshua Morrissey WPG 8.3 387 389
75 Derrick Pouliot PIT 8.2 389 356
76 Madison Bowey WAS 8.1 391 404
77 Esa Lindell DAL 8.1 392 406
78 Nikita Zadorov COL 7.7 394 410
79 Mattias Ekholm NSH 7.6 395 411
80 Mike Reilly MIN 7.4 397 380
81 Jordan Schmaltz STL 7.3 398 413
82 Jaccob Slavin CAR 6.9 407 419
83 Trevor Daley PIT 6.6 410 420
84 Michael Del Zotto PHI 6.6 411 426
85 Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJS 6.5 412 422
86 Ville Pokka CHI 6.3 416 432
87 Ryan Murray CBJ 6.2 418 429
88 Jake Muzzin LAK 6.2 419 434
89 Steven Santini NJD 6.1 421 NR
90 Darnell Nurse EDM 6.0 423 437
91 Jacob Larsson ANA 5.8 425 443
92 Slater Koekkoek TBL 5.8 426 430
93 Erik Johnson COL 5.8 427 408
94 Jason Demers FLA 5.3 438 457
95 Michael Stone ARI 5.3 439 433
96 Thomas Chabot OTT 4.8 450 465
97 Ryan Murphy CAR 4.7 456 464
98 Alex Goligoski ARI 4.7 458 397
99 Andrei Markov MON 4.4 465 307
100 Travis Hamonic NYI 4.4 467 480

 

This month, a special bonus - I thought I'd stop the "where's Stecher" and "where's Edler" comments before they start! Here are the next 18 names...

 

101 Patrick Wiercioch COL
102 Gustav Forsling CHI
103 Jake McCabe BUF
104 Troy Stecher VAN
105 Mark Pysyk FLA
106 Travis Sanheim PHI
107 Oliver Kylington CGY
108 Jakob Chychrun ARI
109 Ben Hutton VAN
110 Jake Walman STL
111 Mikhail Sergachev MON
112 Yohann Auvitu NJD
113 Olli Juolevi VAN
114 Dennis Wideman CGY
115 Jakub Zboril BOS
116 Brandon Carlo BOS
117 Alexander Edler VAN
118 Mark Streit PHI

 

 

 

 

  • Tom Collins

    Yes! A Mark Streit sighting! I know his age is a deterrent, but he still has 20 points in 39 games. I believe he could be a 40-point guy if he can play a full season.

  • craig

    In a league with G, A, Pts, SOG, PPP, Hits Blocks does Colton Parayko get an uptick with the possibility of Shattenkirk getting traded? Plus only 23 at this point.

  • Chris Liggio

    in a league counting ATOI, HIT and BLK would you still hold Josi in higher regard than Ristolainen; came in with Josi and Hedman this year, drafted Risto and he has been the more valuable guy. Because I have to use 2 keepers for goalies (Jones, Murray) there is no way I can keep 3 D with the forward crop I have to select from.

    • Josh Melly

      i like risto better, josi hasnt been producing this year and with subban who knows if he stays as the guy on the top PP unit, plus risto hits more than josi does