Kris Letang was recognized as part of a series on NHL Network highlighting the best defensemen in the NHL right now.
Letang was ranked 8th on the Top 20 list.
The list was based on player performance over the past several seasons, with an emphasis on the 2019-2020 regular season and 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The full list can be seen below:
- Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
- Roman Josi, Nashville Predators
- John Carlson, Washington Capitals
- Alex Pietrangelo, Vegas Golden Knights
- Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets
- Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche
- Dougie Hamilton, Carolina Hurricanes
- Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins
- Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins
- Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars
- Quinn Hughes, Vancouver Canucks
- Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets
- Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
- Shea Theodore, Vegas Golden Knights
- Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
- Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens
- Jaccob Slavin, Carolina Hurricanes
- Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks
- Ryan Ellis, Nashville Predators
- Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs