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NHL Network puts Aaron Ekblad in Top 20 Defensemen Right Now list

Young Cats blue-liner ends up ranked 15th in the league

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NHL Network released its list of the Top 20 defenseman in the league right now and there was a Florida Panthers skater on it.

Aaron Ekblad was ranked 15th on the list. Quite an achievement for a player with just two seasons under his belt.

Here is the complete list:

NHL Network's Top 20 Defensemen Right Now

1. Drew DoughtyLos Angeles Kings

2. Erik KarlssonOttawa Senators

3. Brent BurnsSan Jose Sharks

4. Duncan KeithChicago Blackhawks

5. Victor HedmanTampa Bay Lightning

6. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins

7. Roman JosiNashville Predators

8. P.K. Subban, Nashville Predators

9. Shea WeberMontreal Canadiens

10. Oliver Ekman-LarssonArizona Coyotes

11. Ryan SuterMinnesota Wild

12. Dustin ByfuglienWinnipeg Jets

13. Brent Seabrook, Chicago Blackhawks

14. John KlingbergDallas Stars

15. Aaron EkbladFlorida Panthers

16. Alex PietrangeloSt. Louis Blues

17. Ryan McDonaghNew York Rangers

18. Shayne GostisbeherePhiladelphia Flyers

19. John CarlsonWashington Capitals

20. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks

Click here for NHL Network's video recap of the list.

Do you feel Ekblad is too high or low on the list? Did the NHL get it right? As always, your input is qelcome in the comment section.