Hockey players put their bodies on the line every shift, and there are few things tougher than blocking a shot going 90-plus miles an hour.
Like most penalty minutes, blocked shots aren’t really a major stat, are the first line of defense for teams, and help limit the scoring chances of the opposing teams.
Here are the blocked shots leaders as of March 29.
|Player||Team||Games Played||Shots Blocked|
|Alec Martinez||Vegas Golden Knights||69||224|
|Jacob Trouba||New York Rangers||74||182|
|Moritz Seider||Detroit Red Wings||73||177|
|Brayden McNabb||Vegas Golden Knights||74||177|
|David Savard||Montreal Canadiens||62||176|
|Andrew Peeke||Columbus Blue Jackets||71||174|
|Jared Spurgeon||Minnesota Wild||73||173|
|Alex Pietrangelo||Vegas Golden Knights||65||161|
|Adam Larsson||Seattle Kraken||73||156|
|Trevor van Riemsdyk||Washington Capitals||73||155|
Alec Martinez of the Vegas Golden Knights is the league’s best shot blocker by a wide margin with 224, but the margins tighten after that.
Minnesota’s Jared Spurgeon has fallen to the seventh spot, while Jacob Trouba of the New York Rangers sits at two. Andrew Peeke of the Columbus Blue Jackets is making his second appearance in the top 10. Alex Pietrangelo sits at eight, while Adam Larsson of the Seattle Kraken comes in at ninth with 156 shots.
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