Defenseman AND Forward
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01-18-2013, 12:52 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Marty McSorley (perfect example)
Scott Walker (started as D, first 2 seasons)
Mark Streit (was wing with Canadiens half the time)
Dustin Byfuglien (well known)
Sami Kapanen (played a lot more D than Fedorov did)
Gary Leeman (he played in the last 20 years but his two seasons as a D-man were 30 years ago by now)
Ken Klee (both he and Staios started as a winger, I think many forget this!)
Mathieu Dandenault (perfect example)
Brent Burns (but how much?)
Ken Baumgartner (I think?)
Jamie Heward (a little bit)
Ian Moran (according to hockey reference, but I don't know)
Phil Bourque (same)
Shawn Thornton (same)
Tony Twist (same)
Ben Clymer (same)
Rudy Poeschek (same)
Raitis Ivanans (same)
Burns was a RW in junior but was switched to D after being drafted by Minnesota. Never played F in the NHL.
Baumgartner was a D with the Isles and Kings, but switched to LW when traded to the Leafs and never played D again.
Moran, Clymer and Poeschek definitely all played F and D. I seem to recall that Twist was a D in STL early in his career, but he might have just been one in junior. I'm not sure about Ivanans, Thornton or Bourque.
In all honesty, though, I don't remember Jamie Heward ever playing forward.
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