Scott Cullen at TSN has done some more number crunching and it turns out Kevin Bieksa was the third-best defenceman this past season at taking the puck away from opponents while teams were at even strength.

Dustin Byfuglien was tops, with 2.94 takeaways for every 60 minutes he played.

Bieksa had 2.16.

Dan Hamhuis was 16th with 1.67 and, the only other Canuck in the top 25 defencemen, Chris Tanev was 20th with 1.57.

Bolstering Alain Vigneault's decision to make him a healthy scratch, Keith Ballard was in the bottom 25, placing 202nd out of 220 defencemen at 0.4 takeaways per 60 minutes played.

Sami Salo was even lower, at 212 with 0.29 takeaways.

The Canucks had no forward in the top 25, but a couple in the bottom 25.