Playing only for the Montreal Canadians during his NHL career, Andrei Markov has proven to be a dependable defenseman showcasing ample skill on both sides of the ice. Markov was selected to play in the NHL All Star Game twice in his career.
A three time Stanley Cup Champion and one time Olympic Champion, Chris Kunitz has quietly put together an outstanding career.  Kunitz, a spectacular forechceker, always seems to be attached to winners, and with a career that is not over yet, who knows what he has in store!
Easily the most talented player in the history of Europe, Jaromir Jagr continues to add to his list of his accomplishments. Once he is eligible for the Hall of Fame, there should be NO reason to keep him out in his first year of eligibility. He won the Hart Trophy,…
A one time winner of the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player, Joe Thornton as of this writing is already considered on the inside track to the Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition to the three Harts, Thornton is a one time scoring champion, a three time assists…
A rough and tumble two way Defenseman, Kevin Bieksa would become known for his aggressive style and his counter attacking skills.  Bieksa was never considered an elite player, but was a “glue” guy whom locker rooms across the National Hockey League would crave.
From the Czech Republic, Marek Zidlicky has provided good offensive statistics from the position of Defense.  Six times he would exceed 40 Points in a season, and would have 53 in his rookie season, which would actually be the best of his career.  Zidlicky is hampered by the fact that…
A more than above average hockey player from the Czech Republic, forward, Martin Havlat is a well travelled hockey player who has played professionally for multiple teams most notable for the Ottawa Senators and the Chicago Blackhwaks.  Havlat has been an All Star twice and has scored 30 or more…
Still in the National Hockey League at the age of 40, Matt Cullen is known for producing an all around game and for a consistent level of play.  The Center has over 650 Points but more importantly has two Stanley Cup Rings ten years apart, one with the Carolina Hurricanes…
Arriving to the NHL relatively late (age 28), Niklas Backstrom would emerge as one of the better Goalies in the league as a member of the Minnesota Wild. Backstrom would win the William M. Jennings Award in his rookie year (with Manny Fernandez) and lead the NHL in Goals Against…
A member of the Triple Gold Club (Olympic Gold, World Championship and Stanley Cup), Swedish Defenseman, Niklas Kronwall was a late first round pick for the Detroit Red Wings, and he has been providing solid blue line work for Hockeytown ever since.  Kronwall was a member of Detroit’s 2008 Stanley…
A long time San Jose Shark, Patrick Marleau has been very productive over his career and has gone to three All Star Games. Nearing (as of this writing) the 1,000 point total, Marleau is regarded as a very efficient player, but the question that will be asked once he is…
A good NHL scorer, Patrick Sharp has had four 60 Point and four 30 Goal seasons.  Sharp’s best time in the league was easily his nine and half years with Chicago where he helped the team win three Stanley Cups, the second of which (2013) saw him lead all playoff…
A member of the Detroit Red Wings for years, Pavel Datsyuk has thus far spent his career in the National Hockey League as a productive scorer and discipline player who as a four time Lady Byng Trophy and three time Frank J. Selke Trophy Award winner brings to the table…
The name Roberto Luongo either made fans cheer or cringe, but although he has not yet won a Stanley Cup, he was a member of Team Canada’s Gold Medal win in 2010 and 2014 and on the 2004 World Cup winning team. Luongo led the NHL in Saves twice and…
For a spell, an argument could be made that American Goalie, Ryan Miller was the best in between the pipes.  In the 2009/10 season, Miller won the Vezina Trophy and was named the Olympic MVP in the States’ Silver Medal performance in the Vancouver Games.  Miller never had a season…
A capable two way player, Shawn Horcoff was an All Star in 2008 and helped the Edmonton Oilers reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2006. As solid a career as Horcoff is not a player that will gain a lot of attention and frankly will struggle to make our ranked…
A shutdown Defenseman who was often used on the penalty kill, Willie Mitchell was also known for his locker room leadership.  Various times in his career, Mitchell was named the team captain and he would also help he Los Angeles Kings win two Stanley Cups.
At an imposing six foot nine, Slovakian Defenseman, Zdeno Chara is not just an imposing figure on the ice; he is a spectacular player as well. Chara won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top Defenceman in 2009, but has also been named to a Post Season All Star team…