Johns, Matheson lead good crop of drafted NCAA defensemen
This season, the NCAA features an array of outstanding NHL-drafted defensemen and many of them, particularly underclassmen, have been left off this year’s list. The ten defensemen ranked here are all having excellent seasons with their respective teams and have made tremendous strides in their development.
The three criteria used in determining this year’s list are overall developmental progress, season performance and NHL potential. Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of March 3rd.