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List Rules Vote up the greatest black hockey players ever to play in the NHL

At first glance, you might not think there are many black professional hockey players, but as this list of black NHL players shows, there have been plenty of talented hockey players who have laced up the skates and hit the ice. Famous hockey players include Anson Carter, Wayne Simmonds, P.K. Subban, Ray Emery, Donald Brashear, and the ageless wonder Jarome Iginla.

We've gathered a list of some of the greatest black NHL players, including African American hockey players, to ever play the game below. Now it's your turn to vote on who you think are the best black NHL players of all time. If we've missed anyone, feel free to add them to the list so that other hockey fans can vote on your additions!
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Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jarome Iginla Right wing

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2
+ - 33 4
Grant Fuhr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Grant Fuhr Goaltender

3
+ - 70 29
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
P. K. Subban Defenseman

4
+ - 56 25
Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Wayne Simmonds Right wing

5
+ - 49 27
Dustin Byfuglien is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Dustin Byfuglien Defenseman, Forward

6
+ - 40 19
Anson Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anson Carter Right wing

7
+ - 41 23
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Kyle Okposo Right wing

8
+ - 28 13
Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Joel Ward Right wing

9
+ - 27 13
Trevor Daley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Trevor Daley Defenseman

10
+ - 30 14
Kevin Weekes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Kevin Weekes Goaltender

11
+ - 31 22
Ray Emery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Ray Emery Goaltender

12
+ - 27 17
Seth Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Seth Jones Defenseman

13
+ - 25 20
Mike Grier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Mike Grier Right wing, Winger

14
+ - 16 17
Bryce Salvador is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Bryce Salvador Defenseman

15
+ - 11 3
Johnny Oduya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Johnny Oduya Defenseman

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16
+ - 20 19
Fred Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Fred Brathwaite Goaltender

17
+ - 15 21
Chris Stewart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Chris Stewart Right wing, Winger, Forward

18
+ - 24 22
Malcolm Subban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Malcolm Subban Goaltender

19
+ - 16 17
Georges Laraque is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Georges Laraque Right wing

20
+ - 7 6
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Evander Kane Left Wing, Centerman

21
+ - 16 22
Devante Smith-Pelly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Devante Smith-Pelly Right wing

22
+ - 17 24
Emerson Etem is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Emerson Etem Right wing

23
+ - 16 23
Donald Brashear is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Donald Brashear Left Wing

24
+ - 8 16
Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

25
+ - 8 15
Theo Peckham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Theo Peckham Defenseman

26
+ - 7 18
Anthony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Stewart Right wing

27
+ - 9 21
Derek Joslin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Derek Joslin Defenseman

28
+ - 11 22
Greg Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Greg Mauldin Forward, Right Wing

29
+ - 9 19
Tyrone Garner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Tyrone Garner Goaltender

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30
+ - 10 21
Robbie Earl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Robbie Earl Forward, Left Wing

31
+ - 8 19
Pokey Reddick is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Pokey Reddick Goaltender

32
+ - 8 19
Ray Neufeld is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Ray Neufeld Right wing

33
+ - 7 18
Nigel Dawes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Nigel Dawes Left Wing

34
+ - 7 18
Jason Doig is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jason Doig Defenseman

35
+ - 8 20
Darren Archibald is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Darren Archibald Forward, Left Wing

36
+ - 6 18
Peter Worrell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Peter Worrell Left Wing

37
+ - 6 19
Bill Riley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Bill Riley Right wing

38
+ - 6 19
Maxime Fortunus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Maxime Fortunus Defenseman

39
+ - 6 20
Shawn Belle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Shawn Belle Defenseman

40
+ - 8 18
Paul Jerrard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Paul Jerrard Defenseman

41
+ - 4 16
Reggie Savage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Reggie Savage Right wing

42
+ - 8 19
Justin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Justin Johnson Forward, Right Wing

43
+ - 4 17
Rumun Ndur is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Rumun Ndur Defenseman

44
+ - 4 17
Graeme Townshend is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Graeme Townshend Forward, Right Wing

45
+ - 5 18
Nathan Robinson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Nathan Robinson Left Wing

46
+ - 3 17
Sean McMorrow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Sean McMorrow Right wing, Winger

47
+ - 3 18
Joaquin Gage is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Joaquin Gage Goaltender

48
+ - 3 17
William Douglas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
William Douglas

49
+ - 3 17
Steven Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Steven Fletcher Left Wing