There is no one stat that you can go to. I would also try and erase the idea of defensive defensemen from your mind. The game has evolved a lot and moved away from defensive/shut down defensemen (e.g. Scott Stevens) and purely offensive defensemen (e.g. Letang) to more hybrids (Hedman, Karlsson, etc.).
That said, you're looking for defensemen that drive possession (positive CORSI). You can sort CORSI (CF%) for all sorts of situations/positions/etc., here: https://www.naturalstattrick.com/playerteams.php?season=20172018&stype=2&sit=5v5&score=all&stdoi=oi&rate=n&team=ALL&pos=D&loc=B&toi=200&gpfilt=none&fd=&td=&tgp=82&lines=single
The problem is that, in the role you're describing, these guys would typically be matched up against the other team's top forwards, who tend to drive possession for their own team. They try to balance this by indexing CORSI against something called QOC (Quality of Competition). This is in and of itself an okay metric, but becomes harder to rank guys.
I generally use natural stat trick to look at the ratio of puck possession (CF%, puck possession), and on-ice scoring chances and goal scoring ratios (SCF%, GF%). Take a look at each of them, and you'll start to see some common names near the top of the list... and the bottom of the list.
Also worth noting that a lot of the "go to" sites have taken away a lot of their functionality and/or restricted it to premium access... meaning you have to pay.