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The Best American Hockey Players

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List Criteria: 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.


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    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 played ...more

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    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 York ...more

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    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 season ...more

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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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    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 the ...more

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    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 Bay ...more

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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 success, ...more

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    Patrick Timothy Kane II, is an American professional ice hockey right wing/center for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. The Blackhawks selected him with the first overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Kane won his first career Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010, scoring the ...more

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    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 NHL ...more

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    Phillip Francis Housley is an American former ice hockey player who played for the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Housley is currently an assistant coach for the Nashville Predators.more

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    William Robert Guerin is an American former professional ice hockey player and the current assistant general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Guerin played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League, winning two Stanley Cup championships with the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins.more

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    Thomas Patrick Barrasso is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. Barrasso was a goaltender for 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and St. Louis Blues. He was the only ...more

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    Timothy Thomas, Jr. is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently an unrestricted free agent of the National Hockey League. Raised in Davison, Michigan, Thomas played college hockey for the University of Vermont for four years, from 1993–1997, during which he was drafted 217th ...more

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    Chris Drury
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    Christopher Ellis Drury is a retired American professional ice hockey player. Drury is a Hobey Baker Award-winner with Boston University, a Calder Trophy winner with the Colorado Avalanche, a Stanley Cup champion with the Avalanche, a two-time Olympic silver medalist with the United States, and a former ...more

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    Jamie Langenbrunner
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    James Joseph Craig Langenbrunner is an American retired professional ice hockey player. Langenbrunner was formerly the captain of the 2010 United States Olympic Team, a member of the 1999 Dallas Stars' Stanley Cup championship team and the 2003 New Jersey Devils' Stanley Cup championship team.more

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    Dustin Brown
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    Dustin James Brown is an American professional ice hockey right winger who serves as captain of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, he moved to the ZSC Lions, the hockey team from Zürich. The 13th overall pick of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, he has spent his ...more

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    Kevin "Artie" Stevens is an American retired ice hockey player and former NHL scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played left wing on a line with Mario Lemieux during the Penguins' Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992. During his career, he played with the Penguins, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles ...more

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    Catherine Michelle "Cammi" Granato is a retired American female ice hockey player and one of the first women to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November 2010. Granato was the captain of the U.S. women's hockey team that won a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics. She is the younger sister ...more

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    Keith Matthew Tkachuk is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played for four teams and three franchises in his 19-year career. He is one of only five American-born players to score 500 goals, and is the sixth American player to score 1,000 points and is considered to be one of the ...more

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    Mark Steven Howe is an American-Canadian former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League and 6 seasons in the World Hockey Association. He is the son of Colleen and Gordie Howe, brother of Marty Howe and nephew of the late Vic Howe. Despite the enormous ...more

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