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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.

Below, you'll find an extensive 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!

list ordered by

1
479 161
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

2
412 156
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

3
299 91
Grant Fuhr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Shawn McCarthy added Goaltender

4
233 99
Dustin Byfuglien is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman, Forward

5
270 101
Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

6
176 68
Seth Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

7
164 68
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Left Wing, Centerman

8
163 102
Anson Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

9
129 79
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

10
130 71
Ray Emery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

11
105 62
Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
swag added Right wing

12
108 68
Mike Grier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing, Winger

13
84 56
Trevor Daley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

14
81 45
Johnny Oduya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

15
93 61
Devante Smith-Pelly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

16
94 65
Kevin Weekes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

17
75 61
Georges Laraque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

18
105 83
Malcolm Subban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

19
66 24
Darnell Nurse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

20
80 71
Donald Brashear is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Left Wing

21
53 23
Anthony Duclair is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Duclair

22
45 64
Chris Stewart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing, Winger, Forward

23
42 63
Bryce Salvador is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

24
55 62
Fred Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

25
48 25
Tony McKegney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
LintonGarner added Left Wing