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Originally Posted by overpass View Post
Here's something I put together for my Kjell Samuelsson bio.

Who are the "most defensive" defencemen of the ATD?

These are the guys who handle the puck like it's a live grenade, but when the puck gets down low in your end you're glad to see them guarding the net.

I've generated a list using a stat, even strength point percentage, that measures the % of on-ice even strength goals that the defenceman was awarded a point on. Defencemen who played more conservatively and defensively have lower numbers. Unfortunately available data limits this list to the expansion era (1967-on).

Penalty killing usage and power play usage are also listed. More PK and less PP = more defensive, in general.

Defensive Defencemen of the ATD (expansion era)
Rk Player GP ESP% PK% PP%
1 Don Awrey 842 0.17 45% 4%
2 Ken Daneyko 1286 0.18 43% 4%
3 Ken Morrow 550 0.18 48% 1%
4 Dave Burrows 724 0.18 53% 13%
5 Jeff Beukeboom 804 0.20 40% 5%
6 Brian Engblom 659 0.20 40% 16%
7 Robyn Regehr 744 0.21 48% 16%
8 Craig Ludwig 1256 0.21 52% 2%
9 Normand Rochefort 598 0.21 40% 12%
10 Terry Harper 795 0.22 53% 9%
11 Kjell Samuelsson 813 0.22 49% 8%
12 Bill Hajt 854 0.22 57% 5%
13 Ed van Impe 639 0.22 46% 12%
14 Ted Harris 598 0.23 44% 5%
15 Andre Dupont 810 0.23 39% 14%
Good to see that the guys I took to be specialists are good at being specialists. And probably also good that I have them on separate PK units.

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