Hi hockey fan, you might wonder who are the best hockey players of all time. Each of you might have your own answers. Let’s cross check with our list to see if they match. The list is subjectively built to ensure fair and fun.
Alex Ovechkin is not only a great hockey player but also “the world’s greatest human being.”After making his National Hockey League (NHL) debut in 2005 with the Washington Capitals, Ovechkin led the league in scoring, winning the Maurice Richard Trophy five times (2008–09, 2013–15) while he also won the Hart Memorial Trophy three times (2008–09, 2013) as the most valuable player in the NHL. Besides, he has an amazing personality, entertaining fans with amusing quotes “Russian machine never breaks” and stunts.
The man literally changed the face of hockey in general and Canadian in particular. The Montreal Canadien goalie is credited with popularizing face masks after an incident in 1959 when he was hit by a slap shot and needed 21 facial stitches. Despite the injury, he returned to the game after getting sewn up, refused to take the ice unless he could wear a face mask. Plante was also a stellar goaltender, helping Montreal win five consecutive Stanley Cups (1956–60) while he was a seven-time winner of the Vezina Trophy (1956–60, 1962, 1969), as the league’s best goalie and the league’s most valuable player in 1962.
Steve Yzerman helped transform the Dead Wings into one of the most-dominating successful teams, restoring Detroit as Hockeytown. He was one of the longest-serving captain in NHL history, brought three Stanley Cups (1997–98, 2002) to the city of Detroit. Additionally, he is one of the all-around players who could score and play defense, he earned respect for his class and talented leadership style.