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List of the best Olympic athletes in the sport of ice hockey. Olympians on this list have competed at the Olympic games in ice hockey. Olympic athletes on this list have made it all the way to the Olympics in their sport and have either won their event or did not even place. But this list isn't just about winners, times, distances and points, it's about who are the public's favorite Olympic athletes in ice hockey. Olympians on this list have captured the hearts of the public in one way or another, and have led their peers in ice hockey competitions. Only the greatest ice hockey Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so vote for your favorites and let only the best ice hockey Olympians see the top. Ice hockey athletes who have competed in the Olympics don't all have what it takes to be called the "best" in their Olympic sport, so vote carefully and make sure that only the true greats get a place on the front page of this list. A list made up of athletes like Vadim Sushko and Richard Zednik. Use this fact-based list to make a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. (284 items)
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Dominik Hašek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
willyboymcoy added age 53
Dominik Hašek is a retired Czech ice hockey goaltender. In his 16-season National Hockey League career, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa ...more
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Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Teemu Ilmari Selänne, nicknamed "The Finnish Flash", is a Finnish former professional ice hockey winger. He began his professional career in 1989–90 with Jokerit of the SM-liiga ...more
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Martin Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Martin Pierre Brodeur is a former Canadian ice hockey goaltender and current advisor to the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest all-time ...more
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Pavel Bure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Pavel Vladimirovich Bure is a retired Russian professional ice hockey right winger. Nicknamed "The Russian Rocket" for his speed, Bure played for 12 seasons in the National Hockey ...more
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Patrick Marleau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Patrick Denis Marleau is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward and an alternate captain for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. He previously served as captain for the ...more
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Henrik Sedin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Henrik Lars Sedin is a Swedish former professional ice hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Vancouver Canucks, from 2000–2018. He additionally served ...more
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Chris Pronger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Christopher Robert Pronger is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently under contract with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, but who has not played ...more
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Scott Niedermayer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Scott Niedermayer is a Canadian former ice hockey defenceman and current assistant coach of the Anaheim Ducks. He played 18 seasons and over 1,000 games in the National Hockey League for the New ...more
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Peter Šťastný is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
Ari Aries added age 61
Peter Šťastný, also known colloquially as "Peter the Great" and "Stosh", is a retired Slovak professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League ...more
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Rick Nash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Rick McLaren Nash is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. Drafted out of the Ontario Hockey League by the ...more
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Mike Modano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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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 ...more
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Tim Thomas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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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 ...more
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Aleš Hemský is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Aleš Hemský is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. He was previously a member of the Edmonton Oilers, who selected ...more
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Joe Thornton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Joseph Eric Thornton is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and an alternate captain for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. He was selected first overall by the Boston ...more
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Petr Svoboda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Petr Svoboda is a Czech former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa ...more
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Marie-Philip Poulin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Marie-Philip Poulin is an ice hockey player.
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Hayley Wickenheiser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Hayley Wickenheiser OC is a women's ice hockey player from Canada. She was the first woman to play full-time professional hockey in a position other than goalie. Wickenheiser is a member of the ...more
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Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and an alternate captain for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League. He was a ...more
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Pavel Datsyuk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Pavel Valerievich Datsyuk is a Russian professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. He has won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in the ...more
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Roberto Luongo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Roberto Luongo is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he is of Italian and Irish ancestry. He employs ...more
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Pavel Patera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
Ari Aries added age 46
Pavel Patera, is a Czech professional ice hockey player. He is currently a centre for the HC Olomouc in the Czech Extraliga. Patera was drafted by the Dallas Stars at 1998 NHL Entry Draft as the ...more
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Miikka Kiprusoff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Miikka Sakari Kiprusoff is a Finnish former professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks during his National Hockey League career. He was selected in ...more
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Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Saku Antero Koivu is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. He began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1995–96 after three seasons with TPS ...more
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Marián Hossa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Marián Hossa is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently under contract for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hossa was drafted by the Ottawa ...more
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Janne Niinimaa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Ice Hockey
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Janne Henrik Niinimaa is a Finnish former professional ice hockey player. He played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, ...more