Contract Analysis: Top 30 Defensemen

Here is a ranking of the top 30 defensemen in accordance to their contract value factors (points / $0.5 million)

Players will only be excluded if they…

  • are non-roster players

The point totals for each player are their stats after 41 games

^ = a player who was acquired from another team during the season

1. D Thomas Chabot (age 21) / Ottawa Senators

  • Games played: 38
  • Contract value factor: 22.01

2. D Zachary Werenski (age 21) / Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 12.43

3. D Vince Dunn (age 21) / St. Louis Blues

  • Games played: 38
  • Contract value factor: 11.76

4. D Rasmus Dahlin (age 18) / Buffalo Sabres

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 10.81

5. D Neal Pionk (age 23) / New York Rangers

  • Games played: 39
  • Contract value factor: 10.27

5. D Miro Heiskanen (age 19) / Dallas Stars

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 10.27

7. D Samuel Girard (age 20) / Colorado Avalanche

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 8.92

8. D Maxime Lajoie (age 20) / Ottawa Senators

  • Games played: 37
  • Contract value factor: 8.90

9. D Erik Gustafsson (age 26) / Chicago Blackhawks

  • Games played: 38
  • Contract value factor: 8.75

10. D Scott Harrington (age 25) / Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Games played: 36
  • Contract value factor: 8.15

11. D Dennis Cholowski (age 20) / Detroit Red Wings

  • Games played: 39
  • Contract value factor: 7.57

11. D Will Butcher (age 23) / New Jersey Devils

  • Games played: 40
  • Contract value factor: 7.57

13. D Travis Sanheim (age 22) / Philadelphia Flyers

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 7.53

14. D Ivan Provorov (age 21) / Philadelphia Flyers

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 7.27

14. D Mikhail Sergachev (age 20) / Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Games played: 39
  • Contract value factor: 7.27

16. D Travis Dermott (age 21) / Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Games played: 38
  • Contract value factor: 6.95

17. D Nick Jensen (age 28) / Detroit Red Wings

  • Games played: 40
  • Contract value factor: 6.15

18. D Charles McAvoy (age 20) / Boston Bruins

  • Games played: 17
  • Contract value factor: 6

19. ^D Taylor Fedun (age 30) / Dallas Stars

  • Games played: 18
  • Contract value factor: 5.88

20. D Jordan Oesterle (age 26) / Arizona Coyotes

  • Games played: 32
  • Contract value factor: 5.38

21. D Anthony DeAngelo (age 22) / New York Rangers

  • Games played: 25
  • Contract value factor: 5.21

22. D Yannick Weber (age 30) / Nashville Predators

  • Games played: 37
  • Contract value factor: 5.19

23. D Scott Mayfield (age 25) / New York Islanders

  • Games played: 39
  • Contract value factor: 5.17

24. D Dylan Demelo (age 25) / Ottawa Senators

  • Games played: 36
  • Contract value factor: 5

25. D Brandon Carlo (age 21) / Boston Bruins

  • Games played: 32
  • Contract value factor: 4.99

25. D Erik Cernak (age 21) / Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Games played: 22
  • Contract value factor: 4.99

27. D Ryan Pulock (age 23) / New York Islanders

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 4.5

27. D Morgan Rielly (age 24) / Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 4.5

29. D Matthew Grzelcyk (age 24) / Boston Bruins

  • Games played: 39
  • Contract value factor: 4.29

30. D Mike Reilly (age 25) / Montreal Canadiens

  • Games played: 35
  • Contract value factor: 4.14

31. D Jordie Benn (age 31) / Montreal Canadiens

  • Games played: 40
  • Contract value factor: 4.09

32. D Victor Mete (age 20) / Montreal Canadiens

  • Games played: 30
  • Contract value factor: 4.01

33. D MacKenzie Weegar (age 24) / Florida Panthers

  • Games played: 38
  • Contract value factor: 3.89

34. D Esa Lindell (age 24) / Dallas Stars

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 3.86

35. D Joakim Ryan (age 25) / San Jose Sharks

  • Games played: 26
  • Contract value factor: 3.85

35. D Brad Hunt (age 30) / Vegas Golden Knights

  • Games played: 11
  • Contract value factor: 3.85

37. D Josh Morrissey (age 23) / Winnipeg Jets

  • Games played: 39
  • Contract value factor: 3.81

38. D Jakob Chychrun (age 20) / Arizona Coyotes

  • Games played: 23
  • Contract value factor: 3.78

39. D Radim Simek (age 26) / San Jose Sharks

  • Games played: 14
  • Contract value factor: 3.70

40. D Roman Jost (age 28) / Nashville Predators

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 3.63

Just Missed:

41. D Ryan Ellis (age 27) / Nashville Predators

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 3.6

42. D Ryan Murray (age 25) / Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 3.36

43. D Mattias Ekholm (age 28) / Nashville Predaotrs

  • Games played: 40
  • Contract value factor: 3.33

44. D Christian Jaros (age 22) / Ottawa Senators

  • Games played: 28
  • Contract value factor: 3.31

45. D Bogdan Kiselevich (age 28) / Florida Panthers

  • Games played: 28
  • Contract value factor: 3.24

46. D Igor Ozhiganov (age 25) / Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Games played: 34
  • Contract value factor: 3.24

47. 1. D Christian Djoos (age 24) / Washington Capitals

  • Games played: 28
  • Contract value factor: 3.08

48. D Madison Bowey (age 23) / Washington Capitals

  • Games played: 29
  • Contract value factor: 3

49. D Robert Bortuzzo (age 29) / St. Louis Blues

  • Games played: 23
  • Contract value factor: 3


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