NHL Sunday Morning Power Rankings: Central Division Defensemen

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Apr 23, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski (33) celebrates the win over the Anaheim Ducks in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Ducks 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

9. Alex Goligoski Dallas Stars: Alex Goligoski played on the surprising Dallas Stars last year. He is an offensive defenseman who had log a lot of minutes and jump into the play when needed. Goligoski does have his flaws like every defenseman. He is viewed as undersized and can struggle against bigger forwards. Last season he had 6 goals and 36 assists for 42 points. He was a plus nine on the season. The 42 points in 81 games was a career high for him. He also averaged 0.52 points per game.