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Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?  

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268 votes 42 voters 27 items

List Rules Vote up the hockey players who most consistently failed to live up to expectations throughout the regular season.

With the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs underway, it's time to look back at the NHL players who failed to meet expectations this season. Many over-hyped NHL players last season saw major drops in their performances, falling on their asses both figuratively and literally on the ice. In a game where one easily loses teeth, you really don't want to lose your edge. This is a brutal sport, and its fans are no less savage in their feelings towards disappointing NHL players. Who is the most disappointing NHL player in 2017? Unfortunately, none of these gentlemen below skated strongly enough to be considered among the best in the league.

In his first season as captain of the Los Angeles Kings centerman Anže Kopitar failed to lead the team in scoring for the first time in nine years. Other underperforming NHL players this season include Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron, Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews, and Ottawa Senators Bobby Ryan. Vote for the most disappointing hockey players in the 2016-2017 season and feel free to add any other missing NHL players who disappointed you this season. Don't hold back your feelings, because hockey players can take the hits.

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Mikkel Bødker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
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Zach Parise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing

Minnesota Wild

3
Andrew Ladd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing

New York Islanders

4
Jonathan Toews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman

Chicago Blackhawks

5
Brian Elliott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Goaltender

Calgary Flames

6
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing, Centerman

Buffalo Sabres

7
Loui Eriksson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing, Winger

Vancouver Canucks

8
Dylan Larkin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Dylan Larkin Center

Detroit Red Wings

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Benoît Pouliot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing, Winger

Edmonton Oilers

10
Ben Bishop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Goaltender

Free Agent Status

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Corey Perry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Right wing

Anaheim Ducks

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Bobby Ryan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Right wing

Ottawa Senators

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Cory Schneider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Goaltender

New Jersey Devils

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Anže Kopitar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman

Los Angeles Kings

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John Tavares is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman

New York Islanders

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Patrice Bergeron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman, Forward

Boston Bruins

17
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Goaltender

New York Rangers

18
Claude Giroux is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Right wing, Winger

Philadelphia Flyers

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Steven Stamkos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman

Tampa Bay Lightning

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Jordan Eberle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Right wing

Edmonton Oilers

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman

Edmonton Oilers

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Jiří Hudler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman

Dallas Stars

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Gabriel Landeskog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing

Colorado Avalanche

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Milan Lucic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing, Alternate Captain

Edmonton Oilers

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John Klingberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
John Klingberg Defenceman

Dallas Stars