Originally aired on: NBCSN
They’re the foundation on which a solid team is built, but they’re also capable of dazzling play. Tactically astute and highly skilled, they’re also tough as nails. They’re NHL defensemen, and amongst their ranks are some of the biggest stars professional hockey has ever seen. Take a look at the best of the bunch through the eyes of former players and top analysts in this full-length video. From Nicklas Lidstrom to Scott Niedermayer to Bobby Orr, see who comes in at No. 1 on this all-time list.