Each fall, college
hockey fans salivate over the prospect of rookie forwards their
teams have lured from the junior ranks, guys with goal-assist-point
numbers that resemble Anna Nicole Smith's measurements.
But as any coach
will tell you, defense wins championships which, in addition to
being a nice slogan for a locker room placard, makes for a great
lead-in to our countdown of the top freshmen blueliners and goaltenders.
Inside College Hockey compiled our 2003 Recruiting Rankings with
input from college and junior coaches, as well as professional scouts.