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Chelios holds the record for playing the most games by a defenseman in NHL history (1,651).
The Seawolves’ seven incoming forwards all either averaged more than one point per game or close to that in their last season of junior hockey, and an incoming defenseman led his junior circuit in scoring last season.
Harmer, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound defenseman for the Wildcats, is burly and physical player.
The Capitals also lost free agent defenseman Karl Alzner (Canadiens) and forward Justin Williams (Hurricanes).
Former Florida defenseman Erik Gudbranson — who was traded away last summer — was rumored to be coming back in that deal.
The opposing defenseman picked up the puck, and Roy went in to deliver a shoulder check.
As part of the trade that sent Thomas Vanek to Florida, the Wings got a conditional third-round pick – and a former first-round pick in defenseman Dylan McIlrath.
Even an inconsistent postseason with the Capitals shouldn’t damage his value, though the New Rochelle, New York, native is looking to be a No. 1 defenseman and might also prioritize location.
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Definition of defenseman for English Language Learners
: a player in a sport (such as hockey) who tries to stop the other team from scoring
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