Ranking the Most Dangerous Attacking Defensemen in the NHL

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Ranking the Most Dangerous Attacking Defensemen in the NHL
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The NHL has many talented athletes who can equally score and defend, but there are some defenders like Kris Letang and Alex Pietrangelo who love to attack on offense.

The primary role of a defenseman is to defend; there are certain defenders who like to join the rush and jump in on the offensive attack.

While there are some defenders who pick up a ton of points on the power play or in other situations, the following defensemen are solid skaters who like to lead rushes and "attack" because they have great instincts.

This is not a ranking of the top offensive-defensemen, because if that were the case Shea Weber, Duncan Keith and assorted others would be here. This is looking at the best attacking defenders who uses their mobility to make plays happen.

Some are more skilled than others, but here are the most dangerous attacking defenders in the league.

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