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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.

We've gathered a 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!
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110 40
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jarome Iginla Right wing

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2
115 37
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
P. K. Subban Defenseman

3
53 12
Grant Fuhr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Shawn McCarthy added Grant Fuhr Goaltender

4
79 29
Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Wayne Simmonds Right wing

5
58 34
Dustin Byfuglien is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Dustin Byfuglien Defenseman, Forward

6
49 26
Anson Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anson Carter Right wing

7
48 27
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Kyle Okposo Right wing

8
35 19
Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
swag added Joel Ward Right wing

9
40 20
Seth Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Seth Jones Defenseman

10
42 27
Ray Emery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Ray Emery Goaltender

11
38 21
Kevin Weekes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Kevin Weekes Goaltender

12
31 19
Trevor Daley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Trevor Daley Defenseman

13
33 26
Mike Grier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Mike Grier Right wing, Winger

14
21 11
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Evander Kane Left Wing, Centerman

15
18 8
Johnny Oduya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Johnny Oduya Defenseman

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16
34 30
Malcolm Subban is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Malcolm Subban Goaltender

17
25 24
Fred Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Fred Brathwaite Goaltender

18
18 24
Bryce Salvador is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Bryce Salvador Defenseman

19
23 23
Georges Laraque is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Georges Laraque Right wing

20
23 29
Donald Brashear is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Donald Brashear Left Wing

21
17 29
Chris Stewart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Chris Stewart Right wing, Winger, Forward

22
20 27
Devante Smith-Pelly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Devante Smith-Pelly Right wing

23
20 29
Emerson Etem is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Emerson Etem Right wing

24
12 19
Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

25
11 19
Theo Peckham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Theo Peckham Defenseman

26
10 22
Anthony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Stewart Right wing

27
11 20
Peter Worrell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Peter Worrell Left Wing

28
3 1
Dirk Graham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
LintonGarner added Dirk Graham Right wing

29
11 22
Pokey Reddick is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Pokey Reddick Goaltender

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2 1
Tony McKegney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
LintonGarner added Tony McKegney Left Wing

31
2 1
Darnell Nurse is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

32
13 26
Greg Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Greg Mauldin Forward, Right Wing

33
11 23
Tyrone Garner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Tyrone Garner Goaltender

34
1 1
Anthony Duclair is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Duclair

35
9 22
Nigel Dawes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Nigel Dawes Left Wing

36
9 26
Derek Joslin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Derek Joslin Defenseman

37
10 24
Darren Archibald is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Darren Archibald Forward, Left Wing

38
9 23
Ray Neufeld is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Ray Neufeld Right wing

39
10 21
Justin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Justin Johnson Forward, Right Wing

40
8 22
Jason Doig is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jason Doig Defenseman

41
9 20
Paul Jerrard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Paul Jerrard Defenseman

42
10 25
Robbie Earl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Robbie Earl Forward, Left Wing

43
6 19
Joaquin Gage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Joaquin Gage Goaltender

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44
7 22
Shawn Belle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Shawn Belle Defenseman

45
7 22
Bill Riley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Bill Riley Right wing

46
7 22
Maxime Fortunus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Maxime Fortunus Defenseman

47
5 19
Rumun Ndur is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Rumun Ndur Defenseman

48
5 19
Graeme Townshend is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Graeme Townshend Forward, Right Wing

49
6 20
Nathan Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Nathan Robinson Left Wing

50
5 20
Reggie Savage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Reggie Savage Right wing