Hockey The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time  

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This list of the greatest American hockey players includes some of the NHL's best players, including Mike Modano, Jeremy Roenick, Jonathan Quick, and Ed Olczyk. Many of these great US-born hockey players have also played for the U.S. Olympic hockey team. Some of them are goal-scoring legends, while others are some of the NHL's greatest goalies and defensemen. Many of these American-born hockey players are on a list of Stanley Cup champions and have seen extensive NHL Playoffs experience.

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Patrick Kane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Buffalo, New York, United States of America
Patrick Timothy Kane II, is an American professional ice hockey right wing/center for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. The Blackhawks selected him with the first overall ...more

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273 134
Mike Modano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Livonia, Michigan, United States of America
Michael Thomas Modano, Jr. is a retired American professional ice hockey player, who played primarily for the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars franchise. He is the all-time goal-scoring and ...more

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150 68
Pat LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Patrick Michael LaFontaine is an American former ice hockey center in the National Hockey League who spent his entire career playing for the league's New York State-based teams; LaFontaine ...more

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179 87
Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America
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

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258 134
Brett Hull is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Belleville, Canada
Brett Andrew Hull is a Canadian-American former National Hockey League player and general manager, and currently an executive vice president of the St. Louis Blues. He played for the Calgary ...more

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209 108
Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Christos Kostas Chelios, better known as Chris Chelios, is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently the Executive Advisor to Ken Holland, the general manager of the ...more

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163 74
Jeremy Roenick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jeremy Shaffer "J.R." Roenick is a former American professional ice hockey player who played the majority of his career in the National Hockey League. He played for the Chicago ...more

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99 49
Phil Housley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Phillip Francis Housley is an American former ice hockey player who played for the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Chicago ...more

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99 56
Keith Tkachuk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Melrose, Massachusetts, United States of America
Keith Matthew Tkachuk is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played for four teams and three franchises in his 19-year career. He is one of only five American-born players to ...more

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112 65
Mike Richter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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

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79 44
Tony Amonte is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Hingham, Massachusetts, United States of America
Anthony Lewis Amonte is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played right wing for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers and the Calgary ...more

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74 42
Ryan Miller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Ryan Dean Miller is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. Miller was drafted 138th overall by the Buffalo ...more

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82 47
John LeClair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
St. Albans, Vermont, United States of America
John Clark LeClair is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, and Pittsburgh ...more

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105 64
Auston Matthews is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
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Phoenix, Arizona

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136 89
Jonathan Quick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Milford, Connecticut, United States of America
Jonathan Douglas Quick is an American professional ice hockey goaltender for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Kings selected Quick with the 72nd overall pick in the 2005 ...more

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78 44
Joe Mullen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
New York City, New York, United States of America
Joseph Patrick Mullen is an American former professional ice hockey player. He played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League with the St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and ...more

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96 64
Zach Parise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Zachary Parise is an American professional ice hockey left winger of French-Canadian heritage, an alternate captain for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League. He has also played for ...more

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107 73
Phil Kessel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Philip Joseph Kessel, Jr. is an American professional ice hockey forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. Kessel is a product of USA Hockey National Team Development ...more

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68 38
Joe Pavelski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Plover, Wisconsin, United States of America
Joseph J. Pavelski is an American professional ice hockey player and an alternate captain for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. He scored a goal in his first NHL game, making ...more

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103 71
T. J. Oshie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Timothy Leif "T. J." Oshie is an American professional ice hockey player and an alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. He was selected by St. Louis in ...more

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57 34
Blake Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States of America
Blake James Wheeler is an American professional ice hockey right winger and an alternate captain for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the ...more

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77 47
Ryan Suter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Ryan Suter is a professional ice hockey defenseman and alternate captain with the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. Ryan's father, Bob, was a member of the historic gold ...more

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68 43
Neal Broten is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Roseau, Minnesota, United States of America
Neal LaMoy Broten is a retired American professional ice hockey player. A member of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal at Lake Placid in 1980, Broten was inducted into the ...more

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56 36
Doug Weight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Warren, Michigan, United States of America
Douglas Daniel Weight is a retired American professional ice hockey player who is currently an Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager for the New York Islanders. During his 19-year ...more

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60 40
Bill Guerin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
William Robert Guerin is an American former professional ice hockey player and the current assistant general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Guerin played 18 seasons in the National Hockey ...more