Regular Season, Playoff Games and even the Stanley Cup are won by a mixture of solid forwards and larger than life defense and stellar goaltending. There are hundreds of defensemen who have played in the NHL over the years. Some we have never had the opportunity to see play and others that are still playing in the NHL today. Here is our All Time Top 5 Defensemen in the NHL past and present. Would you pick these 5 or do you have your own list?
1) Bobby Orr – Bobby Orr is a living legend who redefined what this position could do. Joining Rushes or creating his own he was always in play! Winning eight consecutive Norris Trophies (1968-75), three Hart Trophies (1970-72) and two Art Ross Trophies (1969-70 and 1974-75) Bobby Orr is the most accomplished defenseman of all time. Of course, who can forget “The Goal”?