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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.
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  • Wayne Gretzky
    Wayne Douglas Gretzky (; born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey...  more

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  • Nick Kypreos
    Nikos Kypreos (born June 4, 1966) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey left winger...  more
  • Brian Leetch
    Brian Joseph Leetch (born March 3, 1968) is an American former professional ice hockey...  more

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  • David Oliver
    David Lee Oliver (born April 17, 1971) is a Canadian assistant coach for the New York Rangers...  more
  • Craig MacTavish
    Craig MacTavish (born August 15, 1958) is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and...  more
  • Mike Richter

    Mike Richter

    Michael Thomas Richter (born September 22, 1966) is an American former professional ice hockey...  more
  • Harry Howell
    Henry Vernon Howell (December 28, 1932 – March 9, 2019) was a Canadian professional hockey...  more

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  • Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson

    Ivan Wilfred 'Ching' Johnson

    Ivan Wilfred "Ching" Johnson (December 7, 1898 – June 16, 1979) was a Canadian professional...  more
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  • Tim Horton
    Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton (January 12, 1930 – February 21, 1974) was a Canadian professional...  more

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  • John Jay Caufield (born July 17, 1960) is an American former NHL right winger. Caufield was...  more
  • Bill Goldsworthy
    William Alfred Goldsworthy (August 24, 1944 – March 29, 1996) was a professional ice hockey...  more

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  • Dave Balon
    David Alexander Balon (August 2, 1938 – May 29, 2007) was a Canadian professional ice hockey...  more
  • Sandis Ozoliņš
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  • Henrik Lundqvist
    Henrik Lundqvist (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɛnːrɪk ²lɵnːdkvɪst]; born 2 March 1982) is a...  more

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  • Brendan Shanahan
    Brendan Frederick Shanahan (born January 23, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey...  more

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  • Ned Harkness
    Nevin D. "Ned" Harkness (September 19, 1919 – September 19, 2008) was an NCAA head coach of...  more
  • Chris Drury
    Christopher Ellis Drury (born August 20, 1976) is an American former professional ice hockey...  more

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  • Mike Gartner
    Michael Alfred Gartner (born October 29, 1959) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey...  more

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  • Clint Smith
    Clinton James "Snuffy" Smith (December 12, 1913 – May 19, 2009) was a Canadian professional...  more
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  • Ted Donato
    Edward Paul Donato (born April 28, 1969) is a retired American ice hockey player who played in...  more
  • Tony Granato
    Anthony Lewis Granato (born July 25, 1964) is an American former professional ice hockey left...  more
  • Andy Bathgate
    Andrew James "Andy" Bathgate (August 28, 1932 – February 26, 2016) was a Canadian professional...  more

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