To play hockey at the highest levels, you have to leave everything on the ice, including your heart, soul, and teeth. Lots of teeth. Some of the league's brightest stars and biggest personalities have spent many an hour in the dental chair in an effort to reverse the damage done by pucks bouncing off their faces. Other players never bothered to replace them, wearing their missing chompers like a badge of honor. Sometimes you get new teeth only to have them knocked out again by an elbow or flying stick.
One thing these players have in common is that they don't seem to care if they have missing teeth, because they continue to smile as if they were models in the dental industry. These are NHL players past and present who gave their pearly whites in the name of victory on the ice.
In 2004, an unknown fan bid $575 US for a nearly four decade old set of Bobby Hull's false front teeth in a memorabilia auction. The fan later mailed the teeth back to Hull, who probably appreciated it.