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The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

List RulesVote 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, Donald Brashear, and the ageless wonder Jarome Iginla. If you're looking for best Black goalies of all time, you will find them below, as well, including players like Grant Fuhr, Kevn Weekes, and Ray Emery.

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 hockey players, whether they are current players in the NHL or former stars. If we've missed anyone, feel free to add them to the list so that other hockey fans can vote on your additions!

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  • 1

    Jarome Iginla

    Right wing
    970
    277

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Grant Fuhr

    Goaltender
    694
    206

    BirthplaceSpruce Grove, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 3

    Seth Jones

    Defenseman
    456
    156

    BirthplaceArlington, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 4
    Defenseman, Forward
    509
    185

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 5

    P. K. Subban

    Defenseman
    902
    374

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Wayne Simmonds

    Right wing
    520
    196

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 7

    Evander Kane

    Left Wing, Centerman
    406
    153

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 8
    Right wing
    323
    193

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 9

    Darnell Nurse

    254
    65
  • 10

    Ray Emery

    Goaltender
    310
    142

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    Joel Ward

    Right wing
    229
    127

    BirthplaceNorth York, Toronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 12

    Mike Grier

    Right wing, Winger
    233
    134

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 13

    Anthony Duclair

    257
    69
  • 14

    Georges Laraque

    Right wing
    206
    114

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 15

    Trevor Daley

    Defenseman
    191
    108

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 16

    Kyle Okposo

    Right wing
    229
    147

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Tony McKegney

    Left Wing
    139
    68

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 18

    Johnny Oduya

    Defenseman
    184
    107

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

  • 19

    Kevin Weekes

    Goaltender
    195
    121

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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    LintonGarner addedRight wing
    113
    59

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 21
    185
    124

    BirthplaceBedford, Shawswick Township, Indiana

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

  • 22

    Devante Smith-Pelly

    Right wing
    191
    129

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 23
    Right wing, Winger
    108
    104

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 24

    Fred Brathwaite

    Goaltender
    108
    111

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    NationalityCanada

  • 25

    Malcolm Subban

    Goaltender
    217
    147

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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List Rules: Vote up the greatest Black hockey players ever to play in the NHL.