7. Dit Clapper

A charismatic and clean player, Dit Clapper holds the distinction of being the only player in the history of the NHL to be named a post season All Star at both forward and defence.  Clapper was a gentlemanly player, even though he was one of the largest of his day, and could have easily used his size to intimidate opponents.  Rather, he let his skill to the intimidating for him.

Dit Clapper

Seriously, is there a cooler name in the hockey’s annals than Dit Clapper? Funky name aside, Clapper was the first player to last twenty seasons in professional hockey, and he did not just last; he thrived. He was an All Star at both Left Wing and Defense and was a vital part of three Stanley Cup wins for the Boston Bruins (where he spent his entire career). Clapper was so respected by the world of hockey that he was inducted into the Hall of Fame the year that he retired (1947). It was a well earned honor.