This is an attempt to look at players, mainly pre 1967 NHL expansion who extended their career as defencemen by also playing forward later in their career or those who played defence in junior or the minors but carved a niche for themselves in the NHL by playing both forward and defence or going back and forth. Some examples. Murray Balfour was a defenceman in junior but a regular RW with the Hawks in the NHL. Doug Mohns went back and forth between defence and LW eventually playing defence with the old Atlanta Flames. Brian Watson and Jim Roberts made the NHL as de[th defencemen but lasted because they learned how to play forward with varying degrees of success. Other contributions appreciated.