If you’re new to hockey, you should know that the defense, or “blue line”, is made up of three pairs of defensemen. You’ll notice that more than six defensemen are mentioned below. The number is 16, to be exact. This isn’t an exhaustive list of defensemen in the entirety of the Blue Jackets organization either. These are players that are either safely on the team, pushing for a spot now, or could be pushing for a spot in the near future.
While it’s always good to have options, there will be some talented players sitting in the press box or playing in Cleveland this season.