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The Best Current NHL Players

List Criteria: Only active hockey players in the NHL right now

The best current NHL players are not just the league-leading skaters and goaltenders in the National Hockey League right now but also some of the best hockey players in the world. These players are consistently leading their teams in statistical categories and in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
 
As the NHL's golden child and fan favorite NHL player, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins is seen by many as the best current NHL player. The young star quickly made his mark in the league by leading the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Championship in 2009 at the age of 21, the youngest captain to ever do so. He had a little help though with Evgeni Malkin, who also makes this list, serving as the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the MVP of the playoffs.

But there are many more great current NHL players in the league besides those playing in Pittsburgh. Steven Stamkos, Alexander Giroux, Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk, Zdeno Chara and Jonathan Toews are all among the elite forwards and defensemen in the NHL right now. In net, Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick and Jimmy Howard are seen as the top NHL goaltenders right now.

Who do you think are the best current NHL players in the league right now? The better question might be will these current top hockey players be remembered among the best NHL players of all time? Have your say and vote for your favorites, add those not listed or re-rank this list of the best current NHL players!

The Best Current NHL Players Hockey Players
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Left Wing

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  2. 2
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    - 653

    ranked low on reranks
    Right wing, Centerman

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  3. 3
    + 1223
    - 953

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Centerman

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  4. 4
    + 1258
    - 558

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    Centerman

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  5. 5
    + 370
    - 154


    Goaltender

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  6. 6
    + 384
    - 231


    Left Wing

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  7. 7
    + 531
    - 537

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Goaltender

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  8. 8
    + 796
    - 477


    Centerman

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  9. 9
    + 604
    - 365


    Centerman

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  10. 10
    + 691
    - 303

    ranked low on reranks & added by PoolTime
    Defenseman

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  11. 11
    + 765
    - 540


    Centerman

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  12. 12
    + 693
    - 513


    Centerman

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  13. 13
    + 396
    - 302


    Defenseman

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  14. 14
    + 289
    - 237


    Right wing

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  15. 15
    + 431
    - 346

    added by PoolTime
    Defenseman

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  16. 16
    + 594
    - 407


    Goaltender

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  17. 17
    + 366
    - 341

    often listed & added by wiabux
    Centerman

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  18. 18
    + 384
    - 224

    ranked low on reranks
    Defenseman

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  19. 19
    + 419
    - 333


    Defenseman

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  20. 20
    + 257
    - 338

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Centerman

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  21. 21
    + 364
    - 158

    ranked low on reranks
    Centerman

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  22. 22
    + 413
    - 316

    added by David0524
    Centerman, Forward

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  23. 23
    + 509
    - 351


    Right wing

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  24. 24
    + 341
    - 272


    Centerman

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  25. 25
    + 372
    - 369


    Right wing, Winger

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  26. 26
    + 155
    - 162

    often listed

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  27. 27
    + 325
    - 203

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Centerman

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  28. 28
    + 326
    - 412

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Defenseman

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  29. 29
    + 295
    - 212


    Goaltender

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  30. 30
    + 379
    - 332


    Left Wing, Centerman

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  31. 31
    + 302
    - 245


    Right wing

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  32. 32
    + 104
    - 119

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Goaltender

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  33. 33
    + 409
    - 299


    Left Wing

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  34. 34
    + 309
    - 241


    Left Wing

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  35. 35
    + 297
    - 297

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Right wing

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  36. 36
    + 126
    - 51


    Right wing

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  37. 37
    + 278
    - 173


    Defenseman

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  38. 38
    + 272
    - 283


    Right wing

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  39. 39
    + 214
    - 226


    Defenseman

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  40. 40
    + 280
    - 285


    Right wing

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  41. 41
    + 213
    - 224


    Goaltender

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  42. 42
    + 141
    - 140


    Right wing, Centerman, Forward

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  43. 43
    + 115
    - 111


    Left Wing

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  44. 44
    + 200
    - 250


    Left Wing

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  45. 45
    + 168
    - 178


    Goaltender

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  46. 46
    + 158
    - 202

    added by PoolTime
    Centerman

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  47. 47
    + 113
    - 149


    Defenseman, Forward

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  48. 48
    + 192
    - 186


    Defenseman

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  49. 49
    + 134
    - 225


    Centerman

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  50. 50
    + 190
    - 238


    Goaltender

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