Definition of defenseman
: a player in a sport (such as hockey) who is assigned to a defensive zone or position
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The Capitals also lost free agent defenseman Karl Alzner (Canadiens) and forward Justin Williams (Hurricanes).
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.
Brandon Manning and Travis Sanheim will also contend for a defensive spot, but Sanheim probably needs a little more AHL seasoning, and Manning is a good bet to be the seventh defenseman.
The Philadelphia Flyers chose defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk in the seventh round.
Defensemen: Adam Almquist, Jonathan Ericsson, Niklas Kronwall, Brian Lashoff, Dylan McIlrath, Xavier Ouellet, Ryan Sproul.
Boughner, who played in 630 NHL regular season games as a defenseman over 10 seasons, was also finalist for the Colorado Avalanche head coaching job last summer after Patrick Roy abruptly left the team.
Goalie Brandon Warren (Forest Hill-Calvert Hall) and defenseman Drew Borkowicz (Bel Air-Calvert Hall) were freshman members of the team.
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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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