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Famous Hockey Players from Netherlands

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List of famous hockey players from Netherlands, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Netherlands has produced some very talented hockey players over the years, including centers, goalies, wings and defensive players. These are some of the best Dutch hockey players to ever live, so if you're a native of Netherlands and are aspiring to play hockey professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular hockey player from Netherlands then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from Harrie van Heumen to Henk Hille, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Dutch hockey players?" and "Which hockey players are from Netherlands?"

You can click on the names of these legendary hockey players of Netherlands in order to get more information about each one. If you play hockey or just love the sport then use this list of talented Dutch baseball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
  • Jan Petrus Leonardus Janssen (born May 17, 1952) is a former professional ice hockey player. Of Dutch descent, he played several years for Dutch club Heerenveen Flyers as well as for the Netherlands national ice hockey team. He was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. A forward, Janssen played a total of 12 seasons with Heerenveen between 1975 and 1987. His best points total for a season came in 1978-9 when he collected 75 points in 43 games. Janssen played the 1980 Winter Olympics and 1981 World Ice Hockey Championships for the Dutch, the only two times that the national side played in the top tier internationally. He had 3 assists in the 5 games the Netherlands played. At the 1981 World...  more
    • Position: Forward
    • Birthplace: Chicago Heights, Illinois
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    Alexander Schaafsma

    Alexander Schaafsma (born 28 February 1974 in Groningen) is a Dutch ice hockey player....  more
    • Position: Defenseman, Forward
    • Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands
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    Jack de Heer

    Jasper Garth Dick "Jack" de Heer (born May 17, 1953) is a former professional ice hockey player. He was a Dutch international who spent most of his career in the Eredivisie. A Canadian of Dutch descent, de Heer spent his first five seasons in the Netherlands with Tilburg Trappers, averaging nearly four points a game. In 1976, he joined the Heerenveen Flyers where he spent the next four seasons. A regular Dutch national team member, highlights of his international career included being top scorer and name tournament top forward at the 1978 World Ice Hockey Championships Pool C, top scorer at the 1979 World Ice Hockey Championships Pool B, and scoring a hat-trick against Poland at the Lake...  more
    • Position: Forward
    • Birthplace: Lethbridge, Canada
  • Dick Decloe (born 20 May 1953) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. A Memorial Cup winner, Decloe spent most of his playing career as a top scorer in the first German Bundesliga. Decloe played international for the Netherlands at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Decloe was a member of the 1973 Toronto Marlboros Memorial Cup championship team. He began his pro career with IJHC Den Haag of the Eredivisie in 1973. Decloe spent the next 8 seasons in the Bundesliga, 1974 to 1978 and 1980-81 with Krefeld Pinguine, 1978-79 with Kölner EC, and 1979–80 and 1981-82 with Düsseldorfer EG. He was the league's top point getter three times (1974–75, 1976–77, and 1980–81), top goal scorer four...  more
    • Position: Forward
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada