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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
357 132
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

2
412 144
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

3
256 76
Grant Fuhr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Shawn McCarthy added Goaltender

4
196 88
Dustin Byfuglien is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman, Forward

5
240 91
Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

6
144 55
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Left Wing, Centerman

7
151 61
Seth Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

8
146 89
Anson Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

9
112 71
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

10
92 53
Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
swag added Right wing

11
107 64
Ray Emery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

12
89 60
Mike Grier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing, Winger

13
71 48
Trevor Daley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

14
69 38
Johnny Oduya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

15
86 56
Kevin Weekes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

16
78 54
Devante Smith-Pelly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

17
94 72
Malcolm Subban is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

18
66 54
Georges Laraque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

19
72 61
Donald Brashear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Left Wing

20
52 20
Darnell Nurse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

21
38 54
Bryce Salvador is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

22
40 59
Chris Stewart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing, Winger, Forward

23
48 55
Fred Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

24
39 18
Tony McKegney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
LintonGarner added Left Wing

25
38 19
Dirk Graham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
LintonGarner added Right wing

26
36 20
Anthony Duclair is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Duclair

27
25 41
Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

28
30 43
Pokey Reddick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

29
30 52
Emerson Etem is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

30
25 39
Nigel Dawes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Left Wing

31
22 35
Theo Peckham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

32
24 38
Peter Worrell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Left Wing

33
22 36
Ray Neufeld is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

34
19 36
Jason Doig is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jason Doig Defenseman

35
19 37
Bill Riley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

36
14 39
Anthony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

37
16 39
Tyrone Garner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

38
14 45
Derek Joslin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

39
16 40
Darren Archibald is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Darren Archibald Forward, Left Wing

40
12 34
Reggie Savage is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

41
18 45
Greg Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Forward, Right Wing

42
11 34
Graeme Townshend is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Forward, Right Wing

43
14 34
Paul Jerrard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Paul Jerrard Defenseman

44
14 41
Robbie Earl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Forward, Left Wing

45
15 38
Justin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Justin Johnson Forward, Right Wing

46
10 35
Shawn Belle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

47
9 32
Joaquin Gage is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

48
8 31
Rumun Ndur is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

49
9 30
Steven Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Left Wing

50
7 30
Sean McMorrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing, Winger