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.
- 1213 VOTESBobby Clarke spent 15 years with the Flyers, and is now an executive on the team - presumably giving him the need for some good falsies.
- 2131 VOTESWhen his hockey career is over, Sean Couturier clearly has a future as a vampire or werewolf, because his fangs are incredible.
- 3103 VOTESStastny actually entered the NHL missing both front teeth, losing one in seventh grade and the other in college. As to why he hasn't gotten them fixed, he said "I’ll probably get them fixed at some point. I’ve had a couple of surgeries over the course of the summer, but I don’t do anything during the season.”
- 4118 VOTESMaybe that $124 million dollar contract he signed didn't include dental coverage. If it did, Ovechkin surely would have taken care of his destroyed front teeth.