In the NHL there are forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.
In some cases, players who are forwards can also play the defensive position very well, as is the case for some defensemen who can play offense very well.
This slideshow consists of the top 25 strongest backchecking forwards in the NHL.
Note that these ratings were not made through biased opinions and also were not done through stats alone.
Some players on the list may be injured currently, so do not be surprised if you see a player who has played three or four games make the list.
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