10 Best Shutdown Defensemen in the NHL

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10 Best Shutdown Defensemen in the NHL
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To win the Stanley Cup, a team must have one or two shutdown defensemen that can dominate the defensive zone.

These players are also asked to stop the other team's best offensive players from having success in the most important games.

The following 10 players play fantastic defense on a consistent basis and are the best shutdown defensemen in the NHL.

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