It’s no secret that Vegas loves blocking shots. Heck, that’s why Brayden McNabb is the current NHL leader in that category (96). Last season, McNabb was tied for second in the same category with 197. But there’s more to his game than just stopping shots cold in their tracks.
McNabb is an experienced defenseman who logs big minutes for Vegas. In fact, he’s logging the fourth-most minutes per game for the Knights at 20:03. He also makes an excellent penalty killer with a great hockey IQ and physical style. It takes something as cold as ice to play the style that the former Sabres draft pick does.
So why not bestow him the honor of being the Snow Miser? He’s not afraid of knocking opponents out cold, which is made evident by his 37 hits this season. That’s what makes him one of the better pure defensemen in the NHL.