Top 13 Hockey Players

Today’s “13” list is a list of my 13 favorite hockey players. I have these listed in alphabetical order. Along with their name, I have listed what position they played, what NHL teams they played on and a short list of some of their major awards.

1.  Ed Belfour
Position: Goalie
Career: 1989-2008
NHL Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers
Awards/Achievements: 4-time William M Jennings Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy (1991), 2-time Vezina Trophy, Stanley Cup (1999)

2.  Martin Brodeur
Position: Goalie
Career: 1991-present
NHL Teams: New Jersey Devils
Awards/Achievements: Calder Memorial Trophy (1994), 3-time Stanley Cup, 4-time Vezina Trophy, 5-time William M Jennings Trophy

3.  Chris Chelios
Position: Defense
Career: 1983-2010
NHL Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Atlanta Thrashers
Awards/Achievements: 3-time Stanley Cup, 3-time James Norris Memorial Trophy

4.  Paul Coffey
Position: Defense
Career: 1980-2001
NHL Teams: Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, L.A. Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Boston Bruins
Awards/Achievements: 4-time Stanley Cup, Hall of Fame (2004), 3-time James Norris Trophy

5.  Sergei Federov
Position: Center
Career: 1986-2012
NHL Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington Capitals
Awards/Achievements: Hart Trophy (1994), Lester B Pearson Award (1994), 2-time Frank J Selke Trophy, 3-time Stanley Cup, 3-time President’s Award, Most career overtime points (27)

6.  Wayne Gretsky
Position: Center
Career: 1978-1999
NHL Teams: Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles King, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers
Awards: 8-time Hart Memorial Trophy, 2-time Conn Smythe Trophy, 10-time Art Ross Trophy, 6-time Lester B Pearson Award, 4-time Stanley Cup, 2-time President’s Award, Lester Patrick Award (1994)

7.  Dominek Hasek
Position: Goalie
Career: 1980-2011
NHL Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red Wings
Awards/Achievements: 2-time Hart Memorial Trophy, 2-time Lester B Pearson Award, 6-time Vezina Trophy, 2-time Stanley Cup, 3-time William M Jennings Trophy

8.  Marian Hossa
Position: Right Wing/Left Wing
Career: 1996-present
NHL Teams: Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks
Awards/Achievements: Stanley Cup (2010)

9.  Gordie Howe
Position: Right Wing
Career: 1946-1971, 1973-1980, 1997
NHL Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers
Awards/Achievements: 4-time Stanley Cup, 6-time Art Ross Memorial Trophy, 6-time Hart Memorial Trophy, Lester B Patrick Award (1967), Lionel Conacher Award (1963), Hall of Fame (1972), Gary L Davidson Trophy (1974), Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)

10.  Bobby Hull
Position: Left Wing
Career: 1957-1980
NHL Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers
Awards/Achievements: 3-time Art Ross Trophy, Stanly Cup (1961), 2-time Hart Memorial Trophy, Lester B Patrick Award (1969), Hall of Fame (1983)

11.  Brett Hull
Position: Right Wing
Career: 1986-2005
NHL Teams: Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
Awards/Achievements: Hart Memorial Trophy (1990-91), Lester B Pearson Award (1990-91)

12.  Mario Lemieux
Position: Center
NHL Career: 1984-2006
NHL Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins
Awards: 2-time Stanley Cup, 3-time Hart Memorial Trophy, 6-time Art Ross Trophy, 2-time Conn Smythe Trophy, 4-time Lester B Pearson Award, Calder Memorial Trophy (1985), Lester Patrick Trophy (2000), Bill Masterton Trophy (1993), Lou Marsh Trophy (1993)

13.  Bobby Orr
Position: Defense
Career: 1966-1978
NHL Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins
Awards/Achievements: Calder Memorial Trophy (1967), 8-time James Norris Trophy, 2-time Art Ross Trophy, 3-time Hart Memorial Trophy, 2-time Conn Smythe Trophy, 2-time Stanley Cup, Lester Patrick Trophy (1979), Hall of Fame (1979)


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