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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 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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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
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 is an actor.
Bill Goldsworthy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
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
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, 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 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 is an actor.
Ned Harkness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Ice Hockey Players
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Alexander Haim Gray was a Canadian ice hockey right winger for the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1927 to 1933.