NHL Sunday Morning Power Rankings: Central Division Defensemen

By Sean Fitzgerald
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May 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) during the third period in game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Chicago Blackhawks defeats the Los Angeles Kings 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks: Hjalmarsson might be the best kept secret in the NHL. He plays on the second defensive pairing for the Blackhawks. Everyone know how tough Hjalmarsson, he consistently blocks shots with his body. He is a gritty puck moving defenseman with max effort every time he is on the ice. He recorded 4 goals, 22 assists, 26 points and a plus 11 rating last season. Hockey news states that Hjalmarsson is a solid big minute defenseman.