NHL Sunday Morning Power Rankings: Central Division Defensemen

By Sean Fitzgerald
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4. Alex Pietrangelo St. Louis Blues:

Apr 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo is unable to keep the puck in the zone against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

tied career highs in points last season. He had 51 points with 8 goals and 43 assists for the Blues last season. He finished 5th in the Norris Trophy voting and was 0.63 points per game defenseman last season. Pietrangelo is a very good two way defenseman but sometimes his offensive desires leave him at risk in his own end. Pietrangelo is an excellent all around defenseman with big upside per Hockey News.