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Famous Hockey Players from Netherlands

Updated June 14, 2019 11.4k views21 items

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.
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  • William Eduard Antonio Klooster (born December 25, 1957) is a former Dutch ice hockey player, born in Amsterdam, North Holland. A defenceman, he competed for the Netherlands national ice hockey team at both the 1980 Winter Olympics and the 1981 World Ice Hockey Championships. Klooster began his senior club career in 1977 with Tigers Amsterdam. He played intermittently with Tigers until 1989 when he joined 's-Hertogenbosch Red Eagles for a season. He played for Regionalliga side Trier Huskies in 1989–90. As a member of the Netherlands men's national ice hockey team, Klooster had an offensive Olympic campaign in Lake Placid, scoring 3 goals and collecting 5 points in 5 games. He went...  more
    • Position: Defenseman
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Rick van Gog

    Richard van Gog (born April 3, 1957) is a former professional ice hockey player. A Canadian of Dutch descent, he played his entire pro career in the Netherlands for GIJS Groningen. He was also a member of the Netherlands national ice hockey team. A defenceman, Van Gog played a season in the OHA with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He joined Groningen in 1977 and remained with the club to 1987. His best offensive season was 1979-80 when he scored 50 points in 34 games. Van Gog played for the Netherlands at the 1980 Winter Olympics, scoring a goal and three assists in five games. He again played all games of the Netherlands at the 1981 World Ice Hockey Championships, the only time the...  more
    • Position: Defenseman
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    George Peternousek

    George Peternousek (Czech: Jiří Petrnoušek) (born March 11, 1947) is a former professional ice hockey player. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Peternousek later became a naturalized Dutch citizen and competed for the Netherlands national ice hockey team at both the 1980 Winter Olympics and the 1981 World Ice Hockey Championships. A defenceman, Peternousek scored a goal and two assists in all 5 of Holland's games in Lake Placid. He had two assists in 8 games at the World Championships the following year. Peternousek played for seven years with Dutch club Tilburg Trappers....  more
    • Position: Defenseman
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
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    Phil Groeneveld

    Phil Groeneveld (born September 18, 1974) is a Canadian-Dutch retired professional ice hockey goaltender. He last played for HC Alleghe in Italy's Serie A league, and retired in 2009....  more
    • Position: Goaltender
    • Birthplace: Oshawa, Canada