Posted On: 09/14/21 5:01 AM

We are continuing this series for the offseason where we highlight the best returning players at each position in every conference. Today, we are taking a look at the "Big Nine" this conference contains the teams Albert Lea, Austin, Faribault, Mankato East, Mankato West, Northfield, Owatonna, Red Wing, Rochester Century, Rochester John Marshall, Rochester Mayo, Winona.  The last article was the best returning forwards, and now today we focus on the top returning defenseman for this conference- we feature three top players then an honorable mention. Let’s get right into it!

1.  Joseph Yoon Joseph Yoon Defense Albert Lea | 2023 State MN  | Defenseman | Albert Lea Class of 2023 

Joseph Yoon Joseph Yoon Defense Albert Lea | 2023 State MN is the top returning defenseman in the big nine conference, as he is coming off a very solid sophomore season. Yoon had a super productive year last year and solidified himself as a true offensive defenseman, as he finished the season with 9 goals and 15 assists for 24 points. Yoon is currently ranked as the number 55 junior in the state, based on last season. In the next rankings update, he will most likely only move up. Yoon has two more years

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