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List Rules Player must be born the U.S.A. For instance, Brett Hull may have played for Team U.S.A., but he was born in Canada and does not count. And this is not just pros, so members of the 1980 Olympic count too.

These are the best hockey players born in the United States of America.  Feel free to rank and add @ will.
Mike Modano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Hockey Players
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Mike Modano


Michael Thomas Modano, Jr. is a retired American professional ice hockey player, who played primarily for the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars franchise. He is the all-time goal-scoring and points leader amongst American-born players in the NHL, as well as the last active player in the NHL who ...more

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Pat LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Hockey Players
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Pat LaFontaine


Patrick Michael LaFontaine is an American former ice hockey center in the National Hockey League who spent his entire career playing for the league's New York State-based teams; LaFontaine played for the New York Islanders from 1983 until 1991, the Buffalo Sabres from 1991 until 1997, and the New ...more

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Jeremy Roenick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Hockey Players
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Jeremy Roenick


Jeremy Shaffer "J.R." Roenick is a former American professional ice hockey player who played the majority of his career in the National Hockey League. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, and San Jose Sharks over the course of his 18 NHL ...more

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Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Hockey Players
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Brian Leetch


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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Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Hockey Players
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Chris Chelios


Christos Kostas Chelios, better known as Chris Chelios, is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently the Executive Advisor to Ken Holland, the general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, a role that Steve Yzerman held before leaving to become general manager of the Tampa ...more

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Joe Mullen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Hockey Players
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Joe Mullen


Joseph Patrick Mullen is an American former professional ice hockey player. He played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League with the St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins between 1980 and 1997. He was a member of three Stanley Cup championship teams, winning with ...more

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Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Hockey Players
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Mike Richter


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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John LeClair is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Hockey Players
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John LeClair


John Clark LeClair is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, and Pittsburgh Penguins. With the Flyers, LeClair became the first American-born player to score 50 goals in three consecutive ...more

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