10. Dougie Hamilton
I could have put a lot of different players at number ten. Leaving Roman Josi off was really tough for me, but I think this guy edges him out due to Josi’s lackluster play in his own end. Dougie Hamilton can do it all. At only 24, he is just scratching the surface of his true potential. He’s a fleet footed giant at 6’6″, who can bring it at both ends of the ice. Just last year, Hamilton finished ninth in defensemen scoring with 50 points. He is quickly becoming the star of an already loaded Flames backend. Hamilton’s potential is as high as it gets for a defenseman, and he’s just beginning to enter the prime of his career. Dougie is already one of the very best defensemen in the NHL, but look for him to skyrocket in the next few years.