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List of famous ice hockey players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top ice hockey players in the world? This includes the most prominent ice hockey players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable ice hockey players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic ice hockey players were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned ice hockey players.

Wayne Gretzky and Alexander Ovechkin are included on this list. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known ice hockey players to the lesser known ice hockey players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the ice hockey player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous ice hockey players ever?" and "What are the names of famous ice hockey players?" then you're in the right place.
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
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Wayne Douglas Gretzky, CC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Coach, Athlete

Credits: D2: The Mighty Ducks, ProStars, King's Ransom, NHL: All Access! NHL Greatest Moments

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#2 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#1 on The Best NHL Players of All Time

#10 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

#1 on The Best Athletes of All Time

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Nick Kypreos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
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Nikos Kypreos is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger of Greek descent. He played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He is currently a hockey analyst on the Sportsnet cable television ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Sports commentator

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Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
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Brian Joseph Leetch is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 18 National Hockey League seasons with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins. He is generally considered one of the top defensemen in NHL history, being particularly noted for his skating, ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Ice Hockey Player

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#39 on The Best Defensemen in NHL History

#3 on The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

#5 on The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time

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David Oliver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
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David Lee Oliver is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played several seasons in the National Hockey League. ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Sechelt, Canada

Profession: Ice Hockey Player

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Craig MacTavish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
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Craig MacTavish is a former ice hockey player and the current General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. He played center for 17 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues, winning the Stanley Cup four times. ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: London, Canada

Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Coach

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#19 on The Greatest Edmonton Oilers of All Time

#5 on The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time

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Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
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Michael Thomas Richter is a former ice hockey goaltender. One of the most successful American-born goaltenders in history, he is best known for having led the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup title in 1994 and for repeatedly representing the United States in international play. Due to his ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Ice Hockey Player

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#5 on The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

#13 on The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time

#21 on People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
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Harry Howell is an actor. ...more

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Age: 83

Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada

Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Actor

Credits: Rebel Love

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#45 on The Best Defensemen in NHL History

#18 on The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

#40 on People Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
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Ivan Wilfred "Ching" Johnson was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the New York Rangers and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. He was an original member of the Rangers and was part of two Stanley Cup championship winning teams. He was named to the NHL's ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1898-1979)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Profession: Ice Hockey Player

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#51 on The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

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