Winter Sports List of Famous Ice Hockey Players

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List of famous ice hockey players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top ice hockey players in the world? This includes the most prominent ice hockey players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable ice hockey players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic ice hockey players were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned ice hockey players.

Wayne Gretzky and Alexander Ovechkin are included on this list. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known ice hockey players to the lesser known ice hockey players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the ice hockey player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous ice hockey players ever?" and "What are the names of famous ice hockey players?" then you're in the right place.

Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Wayne Gretzky Wayne Douglas Gretzky, CC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. ...more

Nick Kypreos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Nick Kypreos Nikos Kypreos is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger of Greek descent. He played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Washington Capitals, New ...more

Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Brian Leetch Brian Joseph Leetch is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 18 National Hockey League seasons with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins. He is ...more

David Oliver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
David Oliver David Lee Oliver is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played several seasons in the National Hockey League.

Craig MacTavish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Craig MacTavish Craig MacTavish is a former ice hockey player and the current General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. He played center for 17 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins, ...more

Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Mike Richter Michael Thomas Richter is a former ice hockey goaltender. One of the most successful American-born goaltenders in history, he is best known for having led the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup ...more

Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Harry Howell Harry Howell is an actor.

Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson Ivan Wilfred "Ching" Johnson was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the New York Rangers and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. He was an ...more

Myles Lane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Myles Lane Myles Stanley J. Lane was a professional ice hockey player, college football player and coach, and New York Supreme Court justice. He was the last surviving member of the 1929 Stanley Cup ...more

Tim Horton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Tim Horton Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, a defenceman for 24 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York ...more

Jay Caufield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Jay Caufield Jay Caufield is an actor.

Bill Goldsworthy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Bill Goldsworthy William Alfred Goldsworthy was a professional ice hockey right winger who played for three teams in the National Hockey League for 14 seasons between 1964 and 1978, mostly with the Minnesota ...more

Dave Balon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Dave Balon David Alexander Balon was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. Balon played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League between 1959 and 1973 before multiple sclerosis led to his ...more

Sandis Ozoliņš is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Sandis Ozoliņš Sandis Ozoliņš, commonly spelled Sandis Ozolinsh in North America, is a politician and retired Latvian ice hockey player. During his career in North America, Ozoliņš was a seven-time NHL ...more

Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Henrik Lundqvist Henrik Björn Lundqvist is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. Before winning the Vezina Trophy in 2012, he was nominated in ...more

Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Brendan Shanahan Brendan Shanahan is an actor.

Ned Harkness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Ned Harkness Nevin D. "Ned" Harkness was a NCAA head coach of ice hockey and lacrosse at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cornell University and of ice hockey at Union College. Harkness was ...more

Chris Drury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Chris Drury Christopher Ellis Drury is a retired American professional ice hockey player. Drury is a Hobey Baker Award-winner with Boston University, a Calder Trophy winner with the Colorado Avalanche, a ...more

Mike Gartner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Mike Gartner Michael Alfred Gartner is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, Minnesota North Stars, New York ...more

Clint Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Clint Smith Clinton James "Snuffy" Smith was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and head coach best known for his time spent in the National Hockey League as a player with the New York ...more

Carey Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Carey Wilson Carey John Wilson is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League for ten seasons. His father, Gerry Wilson, played three games in the NHL for the ...more

Ted Donato is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Ted Donato Edward Paul "Ted" Donato is a retired American ice hockey player who played in the NHL. Since he retired from professional hockey as a player in 2004, he has served as the head coach ...more

Tony Granato is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Tony Granato Anthony Louis Granato is a retired American professional ice hockey left winger, and current assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Granato previously served as ...more

Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Andy Bathgate Andrew James Bathgate is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right wing who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red ...more

Alex Gray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Alex Gray Alexander Haim Gray was a Canadian ice hockey right winger for the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1927 to 1933.

Art Coulter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Art Coulter Arthur Edmund Coulter was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks in the National Hockey League. Coulter, a two time Stanley Cup ...more

Adam Graves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Adam Graves Adam Scott Graves is a Canadian former professional hockey player. He is best known for his ten-year tenure with the New York Rangers. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, ...more

Sean Avery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Sean Avery Sean Christopher Avery is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. During his career in the National Hockey League, he played left wing for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, ...more

Ron Greschner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Ron Greschner Ronald John Greschner is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL for 16 seasons between 1974 and 1990. Greschner was selected 32nd overall by the New York Rangers in ...more

Steve Vickers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Steve Vickers Stephen James Vickers is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Vickers played ten seasons in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers. Vickers was the winner of the ...more

Daniel Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Daniel Lacroix Daniel "Dan" Lacroix is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens. Dan Lacroix entered his season as an Islanders ...more

Bobby Sheehan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Bobby Sheehan Robert Richard Sheehan is a retired National Hockey League center.

Chris McAllister is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Chris McAllister Christopher J. McAllister is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, ...more

Harry Lumley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Harry Lumley Harry "Apple Cheeks" Lumley was a professional ice hockey goaltender in the National Hockey League.

Vic Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Vic Hadfield Victor Edward Hadfield is a retired professional ice hockey player. One of the most popular players in New York Rangers history, Hadfield had a sixteen-year career in the NHL, tallying 323 goals ...more

Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Rod Gilbert Rodrigue Gabriel Gilbert is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. He played right wing on the GAG line that also ...more

Brad Park is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Brad Park Douglas Bradford Park is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. A defenceman, Park played in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings. ...more

Dane Byers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Dane Byers Dane Byers is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League where he serves as the teams captain. He was drafted by the ...more

Bun Cook is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Bun Cook Frederick Joseph "Bun" Cook was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward and coach. He was an Allan Cup champion with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 1924 before embarking on a 13 ...more

Lou Angotti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Lou Angotti Louis Frederick Angotti is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and coach. Angotti grew up in Toronto and played his junior hockey for the Toronto St. Michael's Majors. He then ...more

Eddie Giacomin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Eddie Giacomin Edward "Ed" Giacomin is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League, as well as for the ...more

Glen Hanlon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Glen Hanlon Glen A. Hanlon is a retired Canadian National Hockey League goaltender and a former head coach of the Washington Capitals of the NHL, Dynamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League, and the ...more

Edgar Laprade is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Edgar Laprade Edgar Louis "Beaver" Laprade was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. The son of Thomas and Edith Laprade, he ...more

Ulf Sterner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Ulf Sterner Ulf Ivar Erik "Uffe" Sterner is a Swedish retired ice hockey forward. He played in nine IIHF World Championships for Sweden, where the team won seven medals: one gold, five silver, and ...more

Babe Pratt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Babe Pratt Walter Peter "Babe" Pratt was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman/left winger who played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins in the National ...more

Jean Ratelle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Jean Ratelle Joseph Gilbert Yvon Jean Ratelle is a former Canadian ice hockey player and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Over his 21-season career he averaged almost a point a game. Combining a high ...more

Terry Sawchuk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Terry Sawchuk Terrance Gordon Sawchuk was a Ukrainian-Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple ...more

Bob Errey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Bob Errey Robert Errey is a Canadian retired former professional ice hockey left wing who was drafted 15th overall in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft and played 895 NHL games over the course of his career.

Bill Berg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Bill Berg William Daniel Berg is a retired Canadian ice hockey player.

Glenn Healy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
Glenn Healy Glenn Healy is a former ice hockey goaltender who played for 15 years in the National Hockey League. Prior to that, he was a member of the Western Michigan University hockey team, and 1985 ...more