Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/5/14
Justin Schultz of the Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Murray of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Brendan Smith of the Detroit Red Wings should be the three top rookie defensemen in the NHL these season.Each could play big roles this season and each could earn Calder consideration. We covered their potential earlier in our list of 10 emerging offensive defensemen. Here are 10 more rookie defensemen to keep an eye on:Joe Morrow, Pittsburgh Penguins: His impressive training camp almost earned him an early shot at the NHL last fall. Instead he returned to Portland of the Western Hockey League and scored 64 points in 62 regular season games. If the Penguins hold training camp this season (a big “if” given the ongoing labor dispute), Morrow will try it again.“I'm going to come in with the same expectations, the same determination I had last year,” Morrow told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I was on top of the world, getting treated well, and everything fell into place. I'm going to come in with the sam...
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