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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!

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1
282 101
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
P. K. Subban Defenseman

2
233 90
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jarome Iginla Right wing

3
150 47
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
163 61
Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Wayne Simmonds Right wing

5
124 56
Dustin Byfuglien is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Dustin Byfuglien Defenseman, Forward

6
96 40
Seth Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Seth Jones Defenseman

7
79 30
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Evander Kane Left Wing, Centerman

8
91 56
Anson Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anson Carter Right wing

9
81 49
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Kyle Okposo Right wing

10
60 37
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
72 44
Ray Emery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Ray Emery Goaltender

12
44 18
Johnny Oduya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Johnny Oduya Defenseman

13
55 40
Mike Grier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Mike Grier Right wing, Winger

14
57 38
Kevin Weekes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Kevin Weekes Goaltender

The Best NHL Players of All Time

15
46 33
Trevor Daley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Trevor Daley Defenseman

16
70 47
Malcolm Subban is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Malcolm Subban Goaltender

17
52 40
Donald Brashear is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Donald Brashear Left Wing

18
42 38
Georges Laraque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Georges Laraque Right wing

19
26 36
Bryce Salvador is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Bryce Salvador Defenseman

20
26 8
Darnell Nurse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

21
37 39
Fred Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Fred Brathwaite Goaltender

The Best Jeeps of All Time

22
37 39
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
30 43
Chris Stewart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Chris Stewart Right wing, Winger, Forward

24
22 7
Dirk Graham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
LintonGarner added Dirk Graham Right wing

25
19 9
Tony McKegney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
LintonGarner added Tony McKegney Left Wing

26
19 28
Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

27
17 9
Anthony Duclair is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Duclair

28
24 31
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
26 40
Emerson Etem is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Emerson Etem Right wing

30
18 26
Theo Peckham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Theo Peckham Defenseman

31
19 29
Peter Worrell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Peter Worrell Left Wing

32
18 28
Ray Neufeld is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Ray Neufeld Right wing

33
17 31
Nigel Dawes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Nigel Dawes Left Wing

34
15 29
Jason Doig is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jason Doig Defenseman

35
13 33
Anthony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Stewart Right wing

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36
16 32
Tyrone Garner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Tyrone Garner Goaltender

37
17 36
Greg Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Greg Mauldin Forward, Right Wing

38
13 30
Bill Riley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Bill Riley Right wing

39
10 25
Graeme Townshend is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Graeme Townshend Forward, Right Wing

40
12 36
Derek Joslin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Derek Joslin Defenseman

41
14 29
Justin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Justin Johnson Forward, Right Wing

42
12 26
Paul Jerrard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Paul Jerrard Defenseman

The Best NHL Arenas

43
8 26
Reggie Savage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Reggie Savage Right wing

44
8 25
Joaquin Gage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Joaquin Gage Goaltender

45
12 33
Darren Archibald is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Darren Archibald Forward, Left Wing

46
12 33
Robbie Earl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Robbie Earl Forward, Left Wing

47
7 24
Rumun Ndur is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Rumun Ndur Defenseman

48
8 27
Shawn Belle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Shawn Belle Defenseman

49
6 22
Sean McMorrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Sean McMorrow Right wing, Winger

50
7 22
Steven Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Steven Fletcher Left Wing