Ryan McDonagh and Kevin Shattenkirk were both named as part of the NHL Network's list of top 20 defensemen in the NHL.
McDonagh was ranked 17th while Shattenkirk was ranked 15th.
Both McDonagh and Shattenkirk were listed as two of The Hockey News' top 50 players.
Ken Daneyko said on the NHL Network that McDonagh can "skate for days" and "never seems to tire." (NHL)
He adds that McDonagh is as competitive as any defenseman in the NHL and plays in all situations for the Rangers. (NHL)
On The Hockey News list, Shattenkirk is listed as the 8th defenseman in the NHL and McDonagh 9th.
Alex Tanguay, of the NHL Network, had McDonagh ranked 10th on his list but did not have Shattenkirk listed.