forechecker

fore·check

 (fôr′chĕk′)
intr.v. fore·checked, fore·check·ing, fore·checks
To check an ice-hockey opponent in the opponent's own defensive zone.

fore′check′er n.

forechecker

(ˈfɔːˌtʃɛkə)
n
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey a player who forechecks
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He has a tremendous workrate and it will only help the offensive games of our other defencemen - good breakout passes, taking a couple of quick strides when they get the pass to get away from a forechecker or to make a nice breakout pass up the middle or a quick one up the wall.
Coach Andy Murray has moved Roenick to the Kings' top line, but with the understanding that his primary job is to fill the role of the injured Jeff Cowan as a physical forechecker, not a scorer.
Besides, another sniper or a tenacious forechecker certainly wouldn't hurt.
I'm hopefully looking to help Providence offensively, or if they see me as just a real hard forechecker or penalty killer, I'm just going to do whatever it takes to help the team and bring it back to the top of Hockey East.
Rookie coach Guy Boucher's defensive scheme starts with a single forechecker up front.
One of those adjustments was to get the defenseman to carry the puck past the Devils' single forechecker and into the neutral zone, giving the forwards a chance to get their feet moving.
The netminder took too long to make a pass and forechecker Bracken Kearns picked it off and shot into the net from a sharp angle.
Axelsson, does an admirable job moving the puck on the power play when called upon (even if he can't always finish scoring plays), and is a tireless forechecker.
The Bruins want to hem Chicago in its own end, but if the forecheckers get caught deep on quick rushed by the Blackhawks, it could prove disastrous.
I would describe myself as an offensive defenceman that can use my skating ability to beat forecheckers and create offence by joining the rush.
It all starts in the Pittsburgh end, which is where Boston's forecheckers will try to pin the Penguins in deep.