Rising NHL Stars: Top 15 Emerging Defensemen

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Rising NHL Stars: Top 15 Emerging Defensemen

All throughout the NHL season I will be following the stars of tomorrow.  

My criteria for these players is two years in the NHL or less than 160 games combined (with minor exceptions). 

Many players take that next big step in year three and really come into their own.   Some sooner, some later, but the development of a star is fascinating to watch.  

The rankings will be updated as the season unfolds to reflect who's living up to expectations and who is not.

I've taken a look at the top 25 emerging forwards and 10 best young goalies in the game.   Today I will focus the lens on the 15 best emerging blueliners. 

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