Top 10 Current Short Defensemen

In the modern day of hockey, most NHL defensemen are big and strong. Twenty or thirty years ago, it wasn't uncommon to find defensemen who were 5'11" or 5'10", but in today's game, defensemen under six feet tall are more of a rarity. Still, there are some who stand out from the rest, often using … Continue reading Top 10 Current Short Defensemen


Bill Gadsby

In the Original Six era, many goaltenders were famous for their heavily stitched up and scarred faces, but we would be remiss not to acknowledge some defensemen who faced similar levels of punishment. Bill Gadsby was known as one of the hardest-nosed defensemen in the NHL who would do anything for his team. Born in … Continue reading Bill Gadsby

Canucks Throughout History – Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy was a star player in junior and was drafted late in the first round by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1977. After a decent rookie season, the defenseman struggled with the Flyers in 1978-79 and was traded to the Canucks in return for forward Dennis Ververgaert midway through the season. Despite being just 22 years … Continue reading Canucks Throughout History – Kevin McCarthy