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NHL Sunday Morning Power Rankings: Central Division Defensemen

By Sean Fitzgerald
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8. Jared Spurgeon Minnesota Wild:

May 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during game two of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

set career highs last season in points, games, and minutes played, and assist. Spurgeon is the first surprise on this list. Despite being undersized, Spurgeon plays well above his size. He has great hands, a good shot, very good skating ability, and upside. His MAIN flaw is his size; he is listed at 5-9 180lbs. Last season Spurgeon had 5 goals, 21 assists, 26 points for a plus 15 rating.