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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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1
189 69
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jarome Iginla Right wing

2
222 77
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
P. K. Subban Defenseman

3
111 38
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
133 50
Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Wayne Simmonds Right wing

5
92 48
Dustin Byfuglien is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Dustin Byfuglien Defenseman, Forward

6
74 33
Seth Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Seth Jones Defenseman

7
69 43
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Kyle Okposo Right wing

8
53 19
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Evander Kane Left Wing, Centerman

9
67 43
Anson Carter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anson Carter Right wing

10
53 32
Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
swag added Joel Ward Right wing

11
63 39
Ray Emery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Ray Emery Goaltender

12
34 16
Johnny Oduya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Johnny Oduya Defenseman

13
50 33
Kevin Weekes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Kevin Weekes Goaltender

14
40 28
Trevor Daley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Trevor Daley Defenseman

The Best NHL Players of All Time

15
46 35
Mike Grier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Mike Grier Right wing, Winger

16
60 42
Malcolm Subban is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Malcolm Subban Goaltender

17
36 31
Georges Laraque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Georges Laraque Right wing

18
41 37
Donald Brashear is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Donald Brashear Left Wing

19
23 32
Bryce Salvador is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Bryce Salvador Defenseman

20
26 38
Chris Stewart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Chris Stewart Right wing, Winger, Forward

21
31 35
Fred Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Fred Brathwaite Goaltender

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22
27 35
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
14 4
Dirk Graham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
LintonGarner added Dirk Graham Right wing

24
16 7
Darnell Nurse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

25
17 26
Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

26
12 6
Tony McKegney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
LintonGarner added Tony McKegney Left Wing

27
23 38
Emerson Etem is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Emerson Etem Right wing

28
19 28
Pokey Reddick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Pokey Reddick Goaltender

The Best NHL Teams of All Time

29
16 24
Theo Peckham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Theo Peckham Defenseman

30
11 8
Anthony Duclair is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Duclair

31
17 27
Peter Worrell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Peter Worrell Left Wing

32
14 26
Ray Neufeld is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Ray Neufeld Right wing

33
13 30
Anthony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Stewart Right wing

34
16 29
Tyrone Garner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Tyrone Garner Goaltender

35
14 28
Nigel Dawes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Nigel Dawes Left Wing

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36
17 33
Greg Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Greg Mauldin Forward, Right Wing

37
13 27
Jason Doig is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jason Doig Defenseman

38
14 25
Justin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Justin Johnson Forward, Right Wing

39
12 33
Derek Joslin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Derek Joslin Defenseman

40
9 22
Graeme Townshend is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Graeme Townshend Forward, Right Wing

41
11 24
Paul Jerrard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Paul Jerrard Defenseman

42
9 26
Bill Riley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Bill Riley Right wing

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43
12 31
Darren Archibald is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Darren Archibald Forward, Left Wing

44
8 25
Shawn Belle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Shawn Belle Defenseman

45
11 30
Robbie Earl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Robbie Earl Forward, Left Wing

46
7 24
Reggie Savage is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Reggie Savage Right wing

47
7 23
Joaquin Gage is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Joaquin Gage Goaltender

48
6 22
Rumun Ndur is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Rumun Ndur Defenseman

49
7 25
Maxime Fortunus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Maxime Fortunus Defenseman

50
6 20
Steven Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Steven Fletcher Left Wing