In ice hockey, a stay-at-home defenceman is one who plays a very defensive-minded game. The player is generally more concerned with guarding his team's end of the ice and preventing the opposing players from getting shots on his goal. The stay-at-home defenceman is less concerned about scoring goals and playing an offensive minded hockey game. These players usually play with a more physical style and are often used to neutralize the opposing team's offensive players.
Notable stay-at-home defencemenEdit
- Scott Stevens, NHL Hall of Fame defenceman, known for his big body checks.
- Ken Daneyko, known for spending his entire career with the New Jersey Devils.
- Chris Chelios, oldest defenceman in NHL history when he retired in 2010.
- Adam Foote, Over 1000 NHL games and 2 Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche.
- Chris Phillips, NHL's first overall draft pick of 1996.
- Mike Komisarek, delivers hard body checks and is one of the NHL's leaders in blocked shots.
- Darius Kasparaitis, former superstar defenceman, known for his explosive checking prowess.
- Willie Mitchell, heart and soul character type player
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