Tampa Bay Lightning Third Defensive Pair
- Luke Schenn (Toronto – 4 goals, 18 assists)
- Jan Rutta (Pittsburgh – 3 goals, 6 assists)
After a team survives the brusing they will get from Gudas, here comes Luke Schenn. He spent two years in Tampa and left after 2021 for Vancover. He was traded to Toronto this year at the trade deadline.
Schenn racked up 318 hits this season to lead the NHL and be the only player to have more hits than Gudas.
Rutta is on the decline and you could slot Cal Foote in this slot, but he still had a positive plus minus rating this past season and is still servicable enough to be a third pair defenseman.