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Kris Letang Ranked 8th Among Top 20 NHL Defensemen

Letang was featured as part of an NHL Network series.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

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:

  1. Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
  2. Roman Josi, Nashville Predators
  3. John Carlson, Washington Capitals
  4. Alex Pietrangelo, Vegas Golden Knights
  5. Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets
  6. Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche
  7. Dougie Hamilton, Carolina Hurricanes
  8. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins
  9. Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins
  10. Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars
  11. Quinn Hughes, Vancouver Canucks
  12. Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets
  13. Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
  14. Shea Theodore, Vegas Golden Knights
  15. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
  16. Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens
  17. Jaccob Slavin, Carolina Hurricanes
  18. Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks
  19. Ryan Ellis, Nashville Predators
  20. Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

More information about the series can be seen on