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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
464 174
Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

2
527 178
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

3
335 104
Grant Fuhr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Shawn McCarthy added Goaltender

4
256 113
Dustin Byfuglien is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman, Forward

5
300 112
Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

6
188 75
Seth Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

7
180 75
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Left Wing, Centerman

8
179 111
Anson Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

9
146 75
Ray Emery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

10
140 85
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

11
118 68
Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
swag added Right wing

12
120 73
Mike Grier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing, Winger

13
93 59
Trevor Daley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

14
90 48
Johnny Oduya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

15
104 65
Devante Smith-Pelly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

16
102 72
Kevin Weekes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

17
97 77
Donald Brashear is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Left Wing

18
85 66
Georges Laraque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing

19
115 89
Malcolm Subban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

20
76 28
Darnell Nurse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time

21
64 26
Anthony Duclair is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Anthony Duclair

22
47 69
Bryce Salvador is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Defenseman

23
51 73
Chris Stewart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Right wing, Winger, Forward

24
60 67
Fred Brathwaite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
Goaltender

25
56 29
Tony McKegney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Black NHL Players of All Time
LintonGarner added Left Wing