In The Hockey News Yearbook, they rank the Rangers depth chart of defenseman as follows:
- Kevin Shattenkirk
- Brady Skjei
- Neal Pionk
- Marc Staal
- Tony DeAngelo
- Freddy Claesson
- Brendan Smith
- John Gilmour
- Ryan Lindgren
- Libor Hajek
A separate ranking in The Hockey News ranked Shattenkirk as 31 of 31 when looking at the number one defenseman on each team.
The Sports Forecaster listed the Rangers defensive depth chart as:
Shattenkirk, Skjei, Pink, Staal, DeAngelo, Claesson, Rob O'Gara, John Gilmour, Libor Hajek, Ryan Lindgren, Sean Day.
Other defenseman that the Rangers have under contract include Steve Kampfer and Chris Bigras.