NHL: The Top 50 Offensive Minded Defensemen of All Time

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NHL: The Top 50 Offensive Minded Defensemen of All Time

As the defensive position in hockey developed, two types of defensemen eventually emerged. They are known as defensive or "stay-at-home" defensemen and offensive or "puck-moving" defensemen.

The offensive defenseman usually takes on the role of power play quarterback and often has the big shot and distributing skills to work the point. He is also known for rushing the puck and his ability to create offense and rack up the points.

There have been many great scoring defensemen in the history of the NHL. Here are the top 50 offensive defensemen of all time.

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