Top 100 Keeper League Defensemen – May 2016

by Dobber on May 6, 2016 | (15 Comments)

Top 100 Defensemen (May): Letang, Shatty, Carlson get bumps...

 

These defensemen were pulled from the Top 300 Keeper League Players list. Get details on criteria (points-only keeper leagues - and other factors) here.

 

Def. Rk Player Team Rating May Apr
1 Erik Karlsson OTT 135.1 11 9
2 John Klingberg DAL 100.6 28 28
3 Brent Burns SJS 99.0 30 29
4 P.K. Subban MON 84.8 50 49
5 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 82.7 57 46
6 Kris Letang PIT 80.0 61 72
7 Roman Josi NSH 71.8 78 73
8 Kevin Shattenkirk STL 67.9 87 99
9 Drew Doughty LAK 65.0 95 78
10 Keith Yandle NYR 64.0 98 91
11 Duncan Keith CHI 63.0 101 81
12 Shea Weber NSH 61.7 109 120
13 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 61.6 111 97
14 John Carlson WAS 59.8 116 159
15 Mark Giordano CGY 58.2 123 108
16 Tyson Barrie COL 57.4 125 106
17 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 54.2 135 182
18 Victor Hedman TBL 53.7 136 145
19 Ryan Suter MIN 45.2 158 150
20 Morgan Rielly TOR 43.0 162 187
21 Aaron Ekblad FLA 41.5 166 179
22 Dougie Hamilton CGY 41.4 167 200
23 Justin Faulk CAR 39.4 172 162
24 Sami Vatanen ANA 37.4 176 160
25 Nick Leddy NYI 36.7 177 185
26 TJ Brodie CGY 35.3 182 178
27 Alex Pietrangelo STL 34.0 185 181
28 Brent Seabrook CHI 34.0 186 175
29 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF 31.3 192 188
30 Seth Jones CBJ 30.0 198 216
31 Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJS 28.7 202 205
32 Anton Stralman TBL 25.5 212 212
33 Jake Muzzin LAK 25.1 215 208
34 Ryan Ellis NSH 23.8 218 236
35 Ryan McDonagh NYR 21.9 232 235
36 Alex Goligoski DAL 20.5 245 257
37 Jake Gardiner TOR 19.6 253 351
38 Anthony DeAngelo TBL 19.5 256 247
39 Mattias Ekholm NSH 19.0 259 328
40 Torey Krug BOS 18.9 261 193
41 Colton Parayko STL 17.7 279 345
42 Niklas Kronwall DET 17.1 289 472
43 Matt Niskanen WAS 16.7 297 263
44 Matt Dumba MIN 16.4 300 323
45 Jacob Trouba WPG 15.7 306 255
46 Michael Stone ARI 15.6 307 312
47 Justin Schultz PIT 15.2 313 356
48 Nikita Zaitsev TOR 14.2 319 NR
49 Dion Phaneuf OTT 14.1 324 322
50 Hampus Lindholm ANA 13.9 325 315
51 Damon Severson NJD 13.9 326 326
52 Derrick Pouliot PIT 13.8 328 341
53 Cam Fowler ANA 13.8 329 274
54 Dennis Wideman CGY 13.1 341 338
55 Jared Spurgeon MIN 12.7 344 344
56 Zdeno Chara BOS 12.7 345 317
57 Nathan Beaulieu MON 12.7 346 347
58 Colin Miller BOS 12.1 353 362
59 Tyler Myers WPG 12.0 355 365
60 Ryan Pulock NYI 11.6 359 385
61 Shea Theodore ANA 11.5 361 367
62 Connor Murphy ARI 11.3 364 359
63 Cody Ceci OTT 11.1 366 361
64 Joshua Morrissey WPG 11.0 369 372
65 Michael Del Zotto PHI 11.0 370 430
66 Darnell Nurse EDM 10.9 371 395
67 Dmitry Orlov WAS 10.6 372 348
68 James Wisniewski CAR 10.3 374 479
69 Erik Johnson COL 10.1 376 360
70 Brandon Montour ANA 10.0 378 371
71 Joe Morrow BOS 9.9 379 391
72 Adam Larsson NJD 9.7 380 375
73 Andrei Markov MON 9.6 381 376
74 Andrej Sekera EDM 9.5 384 399
75 Kris Russell DAL 9.3 387 383
76 Mike Reilly MIN 9.2 388 386
77 Griffin Reinhart EDM 9.0 389 387
78 Nikita Zadorov COL 8.8 393 374
79 Oscar Klefbom EDM 8.8 394 412
80 Olli Maatta PIT 8.6 397 389
81 Slater Koekkoek TBL 8.3 401 398
82 Connor Carrick TOR 8.1 406 404
83 Alex Petrovic FLA 8.0 407 405
84 Nikita Nesterov TBL 8.0 408 408
85 Jack Johnson CBJ 8.0 409 409
86 Mike Matheson FLA 8.0 410 410
87 Calvin de Haan NYI 7.8 411 434
88 Ryan Murphy CAR 7.8 412 411
89 Dmitry Kulikov FLA 7.6 414 415
90 David Savard CBJ 7.5 416 417
91 Esa Lindell DAL 7.3 419 477
92 Brayden McNabb LAK 7.1 420 396
93 Travis Hamonic NYI 6.9 422 452
94 Jason Demers DAL 6.8 423 424
95 Ivan Provorov PHI 6.8 424 425
96 Trevor Daley PIT 6.6 428 527
97 Mark Pysyk BUF 6.4 430 433
98 Eric Gelinas COL 6.4 431 420
99 Jake McCabe BUF 6.1 437 437
100 Kevin Connauton ARI 6.1 442 441

 

 

 

  • krisco

    Zero Vancouver Defenceman on here? Seems like a mistake… I’d have Edler and Hutton on here over a lot of the bottom 30 listed here.

  • Tyler Thompson

    Umm Ryan Murray? I know you’ve said that this list is off after the top 50 which is reasonable to say but this guys needs to be on this list.

    • In this case…I think there are 100 defensemen I would prefer over Murray! LOL (ahem – Band-Aid, no upside, etc)

  • lfchockey

    I’m surprised not to see Hutton break into the list – he was 3rd in NHL D in IPP http://stats.hockeyanalysis.com/ratings.php?disp=1&db=201516&sit=5v5&pos=defense&minutes=1000&teamid=0&type=individual&sort=IPP&sortdir=DESC

    Slavin has to be relatively close too after his great rookie season

  • Sean Mitchelmore

    Hanifin gets zero love on this site.

    • Dobber

      Rightfully so. Points only. What’s his upside? Maybe 45? In 3 years? Pass

      • hockeey

        I get that but how can you have guys like Pysyk, Matheson (who’s older and hasn’t proven as much with Hanifin scoring the same rate at BU as him while several years younger), Nesterov, or Reinhart over him when their production isn’t really any better than Hanifin but Hanifin has shown much higher upside??

        He doesn’t have to be the next Ekblad to get recognition. There’s at least 10 other players on that list who I’d take him over so while he shouldn’t be top 60 or anything, it’s a little weird that you haven’t even ranked him in the top 100.

      • Sean Mitchelmore

        He was getting solid PP1 time too, which I always set as a prerequisite for my keeper Dmen (even on an admittedly bad team still nice to see). Lot of guys low on the list would need blackmail pictures of their coach to get those minutes.

      • I don’t like this list, of all my lists – I just pull it from my Top 300. Not an excuse, just an explanation, but I would prefer this list just be the Top 50 because after that I don’t like it. I don’t like how the formula treats the lower guys, or the prospect defensemen, or the players on weaker teams. I think going forward I’ll just post the Top 50, rather than embarrass myself. You’re absolutely right with this comment.
        To explain my formula, which is quite faulty once we get down beyond the Top 50 or so defensement (i.e. the Top 400 players overall)…Hanifin’s shitty team penalizes him a couple of rating points…and when his points are already low, then “a couple” hurts him too much. And on the opposite end, the Oilers I feel will be high-flying offense, so that helps Reinhart a couple of rating points. And since he only had a couple to begin with, this added “couple” really helps him. Too much.
        It’s flawed, and I shouldn’t present the Top 100 like this until I fix it.

      • hockeey

        Thanks for clarifying that by the way. For what it’s worth these are still extremely good rankings that I look forward to viewing each month. The top 50 is definitely much more accurate and anyone making a top 100 is going to run into a lot of issues with forgetting guys so I definitely respect you for doing so. Hell I’d even say your rankings are pretty good up to top 75 or so.

        Hanifin is just one guy who slipped through the cracks but it shouldn’t take away from the fact that your rankings are still really good and that ranking this many players is extremely hard to do. Thank you for the time you put in each month to do these!

      • Dobber Sports

        Thanks!

      • isle b.

        If Hanifin gets “dinged” for being on Carolina, then how does Ryan Murphy make the list? Hanifin is already a better player than Murphy probably will ever be and he certainly has “golden boy” status within the organization (while Murphy is 4 years older and still a part-time Charlotte Checker).

      • Dobber Sports

        No idea. Like I said – the list is deeply flawed beyond the Top 50 and I’ll probably just go with a Top 50 going forward.

  • Ian Sharp

    And no Mike Green?

    • Dobber

      I’ll look when I get home. He should be here