Fifth-Best Defensive Prospects Around The NHL

The NHL trade deadline is set for February 27, 2012. As the Oilers slide deeper into the draft lottery, it's clear that they'll be selling at the trade deadline. At the very least the team has one coveted asset that should fetch an excellent return. A list of the fifth-best defensive prospects from each team should give everyone plenty of time to study up on that excellent return.

NHL Team 5th-best Def. prospect
Anaheim Ducks Andy Welinski
Boston Bruins David Warsofsky
Buffalo Sabres T.J. Brennan
Calgary Flames John Negrin
Carolina Hurricanes Danny Biega
Chicago Blackhawks Justin Holl
Colorado Avalanche Joel Chouinard
Columbus Blue Jackets Thomas Larkin
Dallas Stars Brenden Dillon
Detroit Red Wings Ryan Sproul
Florida Panthers John Lee
Los Angeles Kings Kevin Gravel
Minnesota Wild Nate Prosser
Montreal Canadiens Mac Bennett
Nashville Predators Mattias Ekholm
New Jersey Devils Reece Scarlett
New York Islanders Anton Klementyev
New York Rangers Peter Ceresnak
Ottawa Senators Ben Blood
Philadelphia Flyers Blake Kessel
Phoenix Coyotes Michael Stone
Pittsburgh Penguins Philip Samuelsson
San Jose Sharks Sena Acolatse
St. Louis Blues Joel Edmundson
Tampa Bay Lightning Adam Janosik
Toronto Maple Leafs Simon Gysbers
Vancouver Canucks Adam Polasek
Washington Capitals Patrick McNeill
Winnipeg Jets Brennan Serville
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