The Top Ranked Defensemen of the 1980's

 

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The Top Ranked Defensemen of the 1980's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player played in 75% of his team's games.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Paul Coffey 2.07614
2   Ray Bourque 5.10250
3   Phil Housley 8.54486
4   Mark Howe 10.22188
5   Al MacInnis 11.02920
6   Doug Wilson 11.04711
7   Reed Larson 11.52878
8   Larry Murphy 11.89478
9   Denis Potvin 12.20757
10   Paul Reinhart 13.87414
11   Dave Babych 14.93878
12   Larry Robinson 16.90467
13   Reijo Ruotsalainen 17.00840
14   Scott Stevens 18.00043
15   Randy Carlyle 18.16156
16   Gary Suter 19.06900
17   Craig Hartsburg 20.57950
18   Chris Chelios 22.12425
19   Ron Greschner 23.53300
20   Rob Ramage 23.65911
21   Mike O'Connell 27.06322
22   Risto Siltanen 27.94488
23   Dave Ellett 28.86580
24   Borje Salming 29.32575
25   Moe Mantha 30.01720
26   Brad Park 30.70400
27   Bob Murray 30.96913
28   James Patrick 31.37060
29   Steve Duchesne 32.25367
30   Tomas Jonsson 32.40514
31   John Van Boxmeer 33.13325
32   Charlie Huddy 33.65250
33   Mario Marois 37.51338
34   Mike McEwen 38.18325
35   Willie Huber 38.71117
36   Brad Maxwell 38.75133
37   Behn Wilson 39.83440
38   Kevin McCarthy 40.05660
39   Rick Lanz 40.46083
40   Gordie Roberts 40.86450
41   Doug Bodger 40.92520
42   Robert Picard 41.58390
43   Dave Maloney 41.79883
44   Doug Crossman 41.89238
45   Doug Halward 43.65220
46   Brad McCrimmon 43.85250
47   Mark Hardy 44.37888
48   Barry Beck 44.58140
49   Tom Kurvers 45.95600
50   Pekka Rautakallio 47.53833
51   Stefan Persson 48.92440
52   Al Iafrate 49.79300
53   Jamie Macoun 50.15660
54   Kevin Lowe 50.28630
55   Jeff Brown 51.21000
56   Bruce Driver 51.41000
57   Doug Lidster 51.69180
58   Mike Ramsey 51.80413
59   Joe Cirella 52.93800
60   Jim Benning 53.42667
61   Rod Langway 54.09330
62   Darren Veitch 54.13600
63   Brian Benning 54.67567
64   Gaston Gingras 54.94500
65   Keith Brown 56.33000
66   Kevin Hatcher 56.64100
67   Michel Petit 56.99450
68   Ian Turnbull 57.27000
69   Brian Leetch 58.08000
70   Pat Price 59.96183
71   Ulf Samuelsson 60.17600
72   Fredrik Olausson 62.26950
73   Al Sims 63.07750
74   Phil Russell 63.23150
75   Gord Kluzak 63.43325
76   Petr Svoboda 64.31680
77   Paul Baxter 64.78140
78   Pierre Lacroix 64.97350
79   Grant Ledyard 65.14600
80   Richie Dunn 65.69040
81   Randy Gregg 66.08867
82   Paul Boutilier 66.76200
83   Jay Wells 67.28175
84   Thomas Eriksson 67.57200
85   Curt Giles 67.64356
86   Greg Smith 69.33100
87   Dave Pichette 70.29900
88   Jack Brownschidle 70.57880
89   Dick Redmond 70.65250
90   Glen Wesley 70.65250
91   Brian Engblom 70.81343
92   Kari Eloranta 70.93667
93   Chris Kotsopoulos 71.03350
94   Randy Moller 71.37300
95   Joel Quenneville 73.60433
96   Steve Konroyd 73.85900
97   Lee Fogolin 74.10671
98   Mike Milbury 74.43283
99   Hannu Virta 75.04600
100   Dana Murzyn 75.09875
101   J.J. Daigneault 75.11133
102   David Shaw 75.90675
103   Rick Green 77.30271
104   Steve Smith 77.72250
105   Tim Watters 77.97150
106   Lars Lindgren 77.97725
107   Lindy Ruff 78.17500
108   Normand Rochefort 78.29520
109   Tim Bothwell 80.02300
110   Gary Nylund 80.15360
111   Craig Ludwig 80.50229
112   Jerry Korab 80.75250
113   Jim Korn 81.02220
114   Rick Lapointe 81.96675
115   Ron Wilson 82.52200
116   Garry Galley 83.17650
117   Lee Norwood 83.17650
118   Gilbert Delorme 83.54720
119   Randy Ladouceur 83.57317
120   Steve Chiasson 84.34000
121   Tom Laidlaw 84.36313
122   Ron Stackhouse 84.40333
123   Tapio Levo 85.35000
124   Jiri Bubla 85.55000
125   Bob Manno 85.60050
126   Craig Norwich 85.85500
127   Jim Johnson 86.25500
128   Jim Schoenfeld 86.30750
129   Sylvain Cote 86.33500
130   Mario Faubert 86.36000
131   Ric Nattress 86.89467
132   Craig Redmond 86.96400
133   Miroslav Dvorak 87.36800
134   Bob Dailey 87.37000
135   Terry Carkner 88.32750
136   Craig Muni 88.67900
137   Garth Butcher 88.92040
138   Andre Dore 89.18600
139   Brad Marsh 89.38200
140   Gerald Diduck 89.72267
141   Glen Cochrane 89.97100
142   Jack O'Callahan 90.46333
143   John Barrett 90.98080
144   Dave Langevin 91.87533
145   Harold Snepsts 92.11200
146   Todd Gill 92.36750
147   Larry Playfair 92.37071
148   Dave Manson 92.82200
149   Bill Hajt 92.92000
150   Dave Lewis 92.99229
151   Ken Morrow 93.11717
152   Kjell Samuelsson 93.35867
153   Don Jackson 93.56067
154   Bruce Bell 94.03400
155   Michael Thelven 94.23600
156   Doug Hicks 94.64000
157   Al Hangsleben 95.14500
158   Tommy Albelin 95.39750
159   Norm Schmidt 95.85400
160   Marc Bergevin 96.53600
161   Bob Rouse 96.87920
162   Rod Buskas 97.36925
163   Bob Lorimer 97.48520
164   Greg Fox 97.92960
165   Greg Theberge 98.27800
166   Randy Hillier 100.69800
167   Robert Nordmark 100.70000
168   Bob Murdoch 100.73167
169   Ken Leiter 101.10600
170   Calle Johansson 103.02500
171   Robert Palmer 103.62900
172   Garry Lariviere 104.26667
173   Dean Kennedy 104.30033
174   John Blum 104.73800
175   Dale Hoganson 105.24500
176   Ed Kea 106.11833
177   Fred Barrett 106.28667
178   Russ Anderson 106.30550
179   Peter Andersson 106.35800
180   Lars-Erik Sjoberg 106.56000
181   Craig Levie 107.57000
182   Jim Kyte 107.77225
183   Craig Wolanin 108.07300
184   Ed Hospodar 110.02367
185   Gord Murphy 110.09500
186   Ville Siren 110.59800
187   Mark Renaud 110.80200
188   Charlie Bourgeois 111.00200
189   Don Spring 112.11100
190   Terry Johnson 112.27933
191   Ken Daneyko 112.58233
192   Bob McGill 112.73620
193   Blake Wesley 112.82000
194   Greg Hotham 112.82200
195   Neil Sheehy 113.18833
196   Larry Melnyk 113.76067
197   Paul Cavallini 114.84000
198   Timo Blomqvist 114.84000
199   Marc Chorney 114.97267
200   Carol Vadnais 115.59750
201   Dave Richter 116.28567
202   Dale DeGray 117.67000
203   Gord Dineen 117.76900
204   Norm Maciver 118.17500
205   Randy Velischek 118.27400
206   Paul Shmyr 118.40667
207   Rick Smith 119.18500
208   Serge Savard 120.29400
209   Gerry Hart 120.39500
210   Frantisek Musil 120.44550
211   Jimmy Watson 122.41500
212   Wade Campbell 122.51800
213   Mike Kitchen 122.61500
214   Jeff Norton 122.72000
215   Jim Pavese 123.52600
216   Trent Yawney 124.74000
217   Rick Zombo 125.19250
218   Peter Taglianetti 125.44500
219   Terry Murray 125.69750
220   Jim Wiemer 125.75000
221   Randy Boyd 125.75000
222   Shawn Chambers 125.75000
223   Barry Long 125.95000
224   Gord Lane 125.95000
225   Dave Shand 126.96000
226   Steve Dykstra 127.16200
227   Jeff Beukeboom 127.26500
228   Barry Melrose 127.66500
229   Joe Micheletti 128.27500
230   Dave Hutchison 128.98000
231   Dave Feamster 128.98200
232   Mats Thelin 128.98200
233   Uwe Krupp 129.73750
234   Marty Howe 130.19200
235   Bill Baker 130.59800
236   Rick Ley 132.82000
237   Andre Dupont 133.02000
238   Mickey Volcan 133.02200
239   Jean Hamel 133.77750
240   Bill Root 133.83000
241   Scott Campbell 134.84000
242   Tom Tilley 134.84000
243   Colin Campbell 135.39350
244   Mike Lalor 135.49450
245   Allen Pedersen 137.46400
246   Mike Busniuk 137.56500
247   Dwight Schofield 138.67800
248   Wally Weir 138.82750
249   Brian Glynn 139.38500
250   Jerome Dupont 139.89000
251   Scot Kleinendorst 139.89000
252   Dave Burrows 140.90000
253   Randy Holt 141.35250
254   Mark Fusco 143.52600
255   Bill Stewart 143.93000
256   Dennis Kearns 144.43500
257   Steven Finn 145.89750
258   David Fenyves 148.37400
259   Kent Carlson 148.37400
260   Dave Farrish 148.47500
261   Mike Christie 148.47500
262   Brian Curran 148.77800
263   Todd Charlesworth 148.77800
264   Jari Gronstrand 150.49500
265   Pat Ribble 151.00000
266   Dan Mandich 151.20200
267   Marty McSorley 152.41400
268   Al Cameron 152.51500
269   Rick Chartraw 153.02000
270   Brad Selwood 157.06000
271   Curtis Leschyshyn 158.57500
272   Luke Richardson 158.57500
273   Trevor Johansen 159.58500
274   Bob Stewart 161.10000
275   Teppo Numminen 161.60500
276   Howard Walker 162.11000
277   Barry Gibbs 162.61500
278   Paul MacKinnon 163.12000
279   Norm Barnes 163.62500
280   Rich Pilon 166.15000
281   Fred Arthur 171.20000
282   Perry Miller 172.21000
283   Kim Clackson 177.76500
284   Jeff Chychrun 178.27000

 


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