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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!

1
324 115
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jarome Iginla Right wing

2
374 130
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
P. K. Subban Defenseman

3
228 64
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
170 77
Dustin Byfuglien is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Dustin Byfuglien Defenseman, Forward

5
210 84
Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Wayne Simmonds Right wing

6
121 48
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Evander Kane Left Wing, Centerman

7
132 58
Seth Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Seth Jones Defenseman

8
132 78
Anson Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anson Carter Right wing

9
101 62
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Kyle Okposo Right wing

10
82 46
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
98 54
Ray Emery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Ray Emery Goaltender

12
63 32
Johnny Oduya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Johnny Oduya Defenseman

13
78 49
Kevin Weekes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Kevin Weekes Goaltender

14
74 53
Mike Grier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Mike Grier Right wing, Winger

15
63 44
Trevor Daley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Trevor Daley Defenseman

16
67 54
Donald Brashear is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Donald Brashear Left Wing

17
86 65
Malcolm Subban is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Malcolm Subban Goaltender

18
57 45
Georges Laraque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Georges Laraque Right wing

19
62 51
Devante Smith-Pelly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Devante Smith-Pelly Right wing

20
35 47
Bryce Salvador is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Bryce Salvador Defenseman

21
42 18
Darnell Nurse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

22
46 50
Fred Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Fred Brathwaite Goaltender

23
37 54
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
35 15
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
33 15
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
29 17
Anthony Duclair is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Duclair

27
28 38
Pokey Reddick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Pokey Reddick Goaltender

28
22 37
Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

29
29 48
Emerson Etem is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Emerson Etem Right wing

30
23 36
Nigel Dawes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Nigel Dawes Left Wing

31
22 35
Peter Worrell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Peter Worrell Left Wing

32
21 34
Ray Neufeld is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Ray Neufeld Right wing

33
20 33
Theo Peckham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Theo Peckham Defenseman

34
18 35
Bill Riley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Bill Riley Right wing

35
17 34
Jason Doig is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Jason Doig Defenseman

36
14 37
Anthony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Stewart Right wing

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

38
18 43
Greg Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Greg Mauldin Forward, Right Wing

39
13 42
Derek Joslin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Derek Joslin Defenseman

40
15 39
Darren Archibald is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Darren Archibald Forward, Left Wing

41
11 32
Graeme Townshend is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Graeme Townshend Forward, Right Wing

42
10 32
Reggie Savage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Reggie Savage Right wing

43
13 32
Paul Jerrard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Paul Jerrard Defenseman

44
10 33
Shawn Belle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Shawn Belle Defenseman

45
9 30
Joaquin Gage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Joaquin Gage Goaltender

46
15 36
Justin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Justin Johnson Forward, Right Wing

47
13 39
Robbie Earl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Robbie Earl Forward, Left Wing

48
8 29
Rumun Ndur is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Rumun Ndur Defenseman

49
9 30
William Douglas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
William Douglas

50
8 32
Maxime Fortunus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Maxime Fortunus Defenseman