Stay-at-home defenceman

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In ice hockey, a stay-at-home defenceman is one who plays a very defensive-minded game. The player is generally more concerned with guarding his team's end of the ice and preventing the opposing players from getting shots on his goal. The stay-at-home defenceman is less concerned about scoring goals and playing an offensive minded hockey game. These players usually play with a more physical style and are often used to neutralize the opposing team's offensive players.

These defencemen normally are put in penalty kill situations, and are usually partnered with offensive-minded defencemen. Typically, effective stay-at-home defensemen have high plus/minus ratings.

Notable stay-at-home defencemen[edit]

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Positions on the hockey rink
Forwards: HockeyRink.png
Left wing | Centre | Right wing
Defencemen:
Left defenceman | Right defenceman
Goaltender:
Goaltender
Power forward | Enforcer | Grinder | Pest | Captain | Head coach | Referee & linesman

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