Top 100 NHL Players of All-Time List
Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux speak during a news conference prior to an NHL 100 ceremony, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. The NHL 100 celebrates the 100 Greatest NHL Players and honors 100 years of NHL hockey.

The National Hockey League completed its 100 Greatest Players of All-Time list, as part of its All-Star Weekend and yearlong centennial celebration.

The list has was compiled by a “Blue Ribbon Panel” of 58 individuals – including executives, media members and NHL alumni – created the top 100, which was presented by era but unranked.

The list only featured six current players: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith from the Chicago Blackhawks; Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins; Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals; and Jaromir Jagr, the second-leading scorer in NHL history.

Sid Abel

Centered Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay on famed ‘Production Line’


Syl Apps

Legendary Maple Leafs center idolized for character, athleticism


Andy Bathgate

Tough, clean player was matinee idol for Rangers in 1950s, ’60s


Jean Beliveau

One of game’s greatest ambassadors won Stanley Cup 17 times as player, executive with Canadiens


Max Bentley

Electric performer won back-to-back scoring titles for Black Hawks, Stanley Cup three times with Maple Leafs


Toe Blake

Left wing on Canadiens’ famed ‘Punch Line’ was embodiment of ‘old-time hockey’


Mike Bossy

Prolific scorer for Islanders dynasty, only man with nine straight 50-goal seasons


Ray Bourque

Hall of Fame defenseman won Norris Trophy five times with Bruins, Stanley Cup with Avalanche in 2001


Johnny Bower

Playing into his 40s, goalie won four Stanley Cup championships with Maple Leafs


Turk Broda

Goalie thrived in playoffs, led Maple Leafs to five Stanley Cup titles, including three in row


Martin Brodeur

All-time leader in wins, saves, shutouts, games played led Devils to Stanley Cup three times


Johnny Bucyk

Led Big Bad Bruins to two Stanley Cup championships; played 21 seasons in Boston


Pavel Bure

‘Russian Rocket’ led Canucks to Stanley Cup Final, won back-to-back goal-scoring titles with Panthers


Chris Chelios

Played most games among League defensemen, won two Stanley Cup titles with Red Wings, one with Canadiens


King Clancy

Was highest-scoring defenseman in NHL history when he retired in 1936


Bobby Clarke

Talented, feisty center with incredible work ethic was face of Flyers championship teams


Paul Coffey

Set single-season NHL record for goals by defenseman, helped Oilers to first three Stanley Cup titles


Charlie Conacher

Nicknamed ‘The Big Bomber’ for powerful shot, was second captain of Maple Leafs


Yvan Cournoyer

‘Roadrunner’ used blazing speed to help Canadiens win 10 Stanley Cup titles


Sidney Crosby

‘Sid the Kid’ has won Stanley Cup twice with Penguins, two Olympic gold medals, World Cup with Canada


Pavel Datsyuk

Two-way player with highlight-reel moves won Stanley Cup twice, Selke Trophy three times with Red Wings


Alex Delvecchio

Captained Red Wings for 12 seasons, centered two versions of ‘Production Line’ with Gordie Howe


Marcel Dionne

Undersized ‘offensive genius’ fifth-leading goal-scorer in League history


Ken Dryden

Canadiens goalie won Stanley Cup six times, Vezina Trophy five times, captured Conn Smythe Trophy year before being named top rookie


Bill Durnan

Canadiens goalie began career at age 27, won Vezina Trophy six times in seven seasons


Phil Esposito

Premier goal-scorer in early ’70s helped Bruins win Stanley Cup twice


Tony Esposito

Three-time Vezina Trophy winner holds Blackhawks records for shutouts, victories


Sergei Fedorov

Two-way forward won three Stanley Cup titles with Red Wings, leads all Russians in assists, points


Peter Forsberg

Skilled, physical center was two-time Stanley Cup winner with Avalanche


Ron Francis

‘Captain Class’ won Stanley Cup twice with Pittsburgh, has second-most assists in League history


Grant Fuhr

Goalie helped Oilers win five Stanley Cup championships, was first black player inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame


Bob Gainey

Defensive forward big part of Canadiens dynasty in late 1970s, only man to win Selke Trophy four times


Mike Gartner

Dazzling shooter, blazing skater had 17 30-goal seasons


Bernie Geoffrion

Legendary forward popularized slap shot, won Stanley Cup six times with Canadiens


Wayne Gretzky

‘The Great One’ all-time leader in goals, assists, points, holds 61 League records, won four Stanley Cup titles with Oilers


Glenn Hall

Goalie helped Chicago end Stanley Cup drought in 1961, had NHL-record streak of 502 straight starts


Doug Harvey

Six-time Stanley Cup champion keyed Canadiens’ unstoppable power play


Dominik Hasek

‘The Dominator’ won Vezina Trophy six times, only goalie to capture Hart Trophy twice


Tim Horton

Anchored Maple Leafs defense, was ‘strongest player in hockey’


Gordie Howe

Mr. Hockey dominated foes on ice, inspired fans off it during historic five-decade career


Bobby Hull

Blessed with blistering slap shot, won Stanley Cup, three Art Ross trophies with Black Hawks


Brett Hull

Fourth-leading goal scorer in League history won Stanley Cup title with Stars, Red Wings


Jaromir Jagr

Workhorse wing won two Stanley Cup titles in Pittsburgh, second on NHL points list


Patrick Kane

Prolific scorer won Stanley Cup three times with Blackhawks, was first United States-born player to win Art Ross Trophy


Duncan Keith

Workhorse defenseman has won Stanley Cup three times, Norris Trophy twice, Conn Smythe Trophy with Blackhawks


Red Kelly

Won Stanley Cup eight times, four as defenseman with Red Wings, four as center with Maple Leafs


Ted Kennedy

Youngest to ever suit up for Maple Leafs, first to win Stanley Cup five times


Dave Keon

Led Maple Leafs to three straight Stanley Cup championships, four overall in 15 seasons with Toronto


Jari Kurri

Understated end-to-end player was Wayne Gretzky’s wingman during Oilers dynasty


Elmer Lach

Was rugged center on Canadiens’ famed ‘Punch Line’ with Maurice Richard, Toe Blake


Guy Lafleur

‘The Flower’ won Stanley Cup five times with Canadiens, was first to score at least 50 goals, 100 points in six straight seasons


Pat LaFontaine

Classy, hard-working forward ranks fifth in goals among United States-born players


Brian Leetch

Understated Rangers defenseman first American to win Conn Smythe Trophy, last at his position to score 100 points in a season


Jacques Lemaire

Two-way center won Stanley Cup eight times with Canadiens, scored two championship-winning goals


Mario Lemieux

Super scorer won Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy twice with Penguins, had 10 seasons of 100 points or more


Nicklas Lidstrom

Stellar Swedish defenseman won four Stanley Cup championships, Norris Trophy seven times with Red Wings


Eric Lindros

Dominant center formed Flyers’ ‘Legion of Doom’ line with John LeClair, Mikael Renberg


Ted Lindsay

Left wing on Red Wings’ famed ‘Production Line’ was fierce competitor for 17 seasons


Al MacInnis

Rode devastating slap shot to Hall of Fame; won Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy with Flames


Frank Mahovlich

Won Stanley Cup four times with Maple Leafs, twice with Canadiens, played on ‘Production Line II’ in Detroit


Mark Messier

Intense, emotional leader captained Oilers, Rangers to Stanley Cup


Stan Mikita

Black Hawks center, one of greatest in League history, only man to win Hart, Art Ross, Lady Byng trophies in same season


Mike Modano

Superman on ice won Stanley Cup with Stars, became highest-scoring United States-born player in League history


Dickie Moore

Six-time Stanley Cup winner with Canadiens was intense on ice, gentleman off it


Howie Morenz

Thrilled Canadiens fans with one-man rushes, won Stanley Cup three times with Montreal


Scott Niedermayer

Smooth-skating defenseman won Stanley Cup three times with Devils, once with Ducks


Joe Nieuwendyk

Hall of Fame center won Stanley Cup with three franchises


Adam Oates

Consummate playmaker has fourth-most assists among centers, made magic with Brett Hull on Blues


Bobby Orr

Bruins legend revolutionized defenseman position, won Stanley Cup twice, Norris Trophy eight times


Alex Ovechkin

Big, strong, fast Capitals wing is 1,000-point scorer, three-time Hart Trophy winner


Bernie Parent

In back-to-back seasons, Flyers goalie won Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe and Vezina trophies


Brad Park

Puck-moving, physical defenseman retired as all-time assist leader at his position, went to Cup Final with Rangers, twice with Bruins


Gilbert Perreault

Elusive skater centered Sabres’ famed ‘French Connection’ line


Jacques Plante

First NHL goalie to regularly wear mask won Stanley Cup six times with Canadiens


Denis Potvin

Prolific defenseman anchored Islanders dynasty in 1980s


Chris Pronger

Physically dominant defenseman won Stanley Cup with Ducks, two Olympic gold medals for Canada


Jean Ratelle

Graceful skater centered Vic Hadfield, Rod Gilbert on Rangers’ famed ‘GAG Line’


Henri Richard

Magician on ice, ‘Pocket Rocket’ member of record 11 Stanley Cup championship teams


Maurice Richard

Cultural icon in Montreal, ‘Rocket’ won Stanley Cup eight times, including five in a row with Canadiens


Larry Robinson

Bruising Canadiens defenseman won six Stanley Cup titles, Norris Trophy two times


Luc Robitaille

Ninth-round draft pick became highest-scoring left wing in League history


Patrick Roy

Clutch goaltender won two Stanley Cup titles with Canadiens, two with Avalanche, Vezina Trophy three times


Joe Sakic

Captained Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles, had decorated career with Canada


Borje Salming

Pioneering Maple Leafs defenseman first European star in League


Denis Savard

Gifted center sparked Blackhawks revival in 1980s


Serge Savard

Stay-at-home defenseman formed Canadiens’ ‘Big Three’ with Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, won Stanley Cup eight times with Montreal


Terry Sawchuk

Four-time Vezina Trophy winner helped Red Wings win Stanley Cup three times in four seasons


Milt Schmidt

Bruins legend centered ‘Kraut Line,’ won Stanley Cup twice as player, two more times as executive


Teemu Selanne

‘Finnish Flash’ scored 76 goals as rookie, won Stanley Cup with Ducks in 2007


Brendan Shanahan

Gritty wing won Stanley Cup three times with Red Wings


Eddie Shore

First great Bruins defenseman was ‘Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb of hockey’


Darryl Sittler

Popular, hard-working Maple Leafs captain scored record 10 points in game


Billy Smith

‘Battlin” goalie racked up Stanley Cup titles, penalty minutes during Islanders dynasty


Peter Stastny

Defected with brother from Czechoslovakia to Nordiques, first rookie to score 100 points


Scott Stevens

Hard-hitting defenseman captained Devils to three Stanley Cup titles


Mats Sundin

Longtime Maple Leafs captain only Swedish-born player with 500 NHL goals


Jonathan Toews

Captained Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup titles, won Conn Smythe Trophy in 2010


Bryan Trottier

‘Natural born center’ won four Stanley Cup championships with Islanders, two with Penguins


Georges Vezina

Ironman for Canadiens had goaltending trophy named after him


Steve Yzerman

‘Ultimate captain’ helped lead Red Wings to three Stanley Cup titles


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