Famous Canadian Ice Hockey Players

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 1 Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky.
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: January 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Nicknamed "The Great One,” Wayne Gretzky is a four-time Stanley Cup Champion and a six-time All-Star record-breaker. The Hockey Hall of Fame inductee played for four NHL teams from 1979 to 1999, was the leading scorer in NHL history, and served as the head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.

 2 Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby.
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: August 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Canadian professional ice hockey player Sidney Crosby is the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, he made his professional debut in 2005. Immediately rising to stardom, he has continued to impress the audience with his powerful gameplay.

 3 Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe.
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Floral, Saskatchewan
Died: June 10, 2016

 4 Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux.
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Famous As: Former Ice Hockey Star
Birthdate: October 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, CANADA

Canadian former professional ice hockey player Mario Lemieux spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, playing parts of 17 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons. A gifted playmaker and fast skater, he is considered to be one of the best players of all time. With a 0.754 career goals-per-game average, he ranks second in NHL history, behind only Mike Bossy.

 5 Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr.
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Canadian ice-hockey star Bobby Orr is known for his 12-year NHL career, 10 of which were spent playing for the Boston Bruins. His Stanley Cup win in 1970 marked the Bruins’ first title in 29 years. Post-retirement, the septuagenarian Hockey Hall of Fame inductee has also experimented with golf.

 6 Tim Horton

Tim Horton
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cochrane
Died: February 21, 1974

 7 Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews.
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: April 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winnipeg

Chicago Blackhawks captain and three-time Stanley Cup-winning ice-hockey player Jonathan Toews became the second-youngest NHL captain ever, at 20. Known as Captain Serious, he is not the one to be found in the middle of any controversy. He was named to the 100 Greatest NHL Players list in 2017.

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 8 Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: May 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal

 9 Patrick Roy

Patrick Roy
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: October 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quebec City

 10 P. K. Subban

P. K. Subban.
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: May 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

P.K. Subban is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays as a defenceman for the NHL's New Jersey Devils. In 2013, Subban was adjudged the NHL's top defenceman and was honored with the Norris Trophy. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Subban promised in 2015 that he would help raise $10 million by 2022 for the Montreal Children's Hospital. 

 11 Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid.
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Canadian ice hockey player Connor McDavid currently serves as the captain of the NHL team Edmonton Oilers. The two-time Art Ross Trophy-winning player became the youngest NHL captain and has won the gold at the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championships, the 2015 Junior Championships, and the 2013 U-18 Championships.

 12 Brett Hull

Brett Hull
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belleville

 13 Eric Lindros

Eric Lindros
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London

 14 Mark Messier

Mark Messier
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edmonton

 15 Carey Price

Carey Price.
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: August 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

Carey Price is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. Currently an important member of the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL, Price is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalies in Montreal Canadiens history. Also regarded as one of the world's best goaltenders, Carey Price helped the Canadian national ice hockey team win a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

 16 Joe Thornton

Joe Thornton.
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: July 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Thomas, Canada
Canadian–American–Swiss ice-hockey player Joe Thornton, or “Jumbo Joe,” currently plays for the NHL team Toronto Maple Leafs. He previously played for the San Jose Sharks and the Boston Bruins. He is one of 13 players with 1,000 NHL assists and also won an Olympic gold for Canada.

 17 Bobby Hull

Bobby Hull
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belleville

 18 Maurice Richard

Maurice Richard
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: August 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: May 27, 2000

 19 Mike Comrie

Mike Comrie
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 20 Marc-André Fleury

Marc-André Fleury
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: November 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sorel‐Tracy

 21 Jarret Stoll

Jarret Stoll
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: June 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melville

 22 Dion Phaneuf

Dion Phaneuf
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: April 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 23 Joe Sakic

Joe Sakic
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burnaby

 24 Chris Pronger

Chris Pronger
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: October 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dryden, Ontario

 25 Brooks Laich

Brooks Laich.
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: June 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wawota, Canada
Canadian former ice-hockey player Brooks Laich is known for his successful stints with NHL teams such as the Ottawa Senators and the Los Angeles Kings. He also won a silver medal for Canada at the 2003 World Junior Championships. He is associated with charities related to autism and multiple sclerosis.

 26 Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edmonton

 27 Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: November 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calgary

 28 Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: April 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saskatoon

 29 Sheldon Souray

Sheldon Souray
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Elk Point

 30 Phil Esposito

Phil Esposito
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie

 31 Ray Emery

Ray Emery
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamilton

 32 Ray Bourque

Ray Bourque
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal

 33 Sean Avery

Sean Avery
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Famous As: Ice hockey player, Model, Restaurateur
Birthdate: April 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: North York

 34 Bob Probert

Bob Probert.
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: June 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 5, 2010

Bob Probert was a Canadian ice hockey player who played as a forward throughout his career. Most of his achievements as a player were overshadowed by his reputation of being a fighter inside the rink as well as his off-ice antics and brushes with the law. He also supported aspiring hockey players and often bought match tickets for underprivileged children.

 35 Steve Yzerman

Steve Yzerman
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: May 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cranbrook

 36 Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan
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Famous As: Ice Hockey executive
Birthdate: January 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mimico, Ontario, Canada

 37 Terry Sawchuk

Terry Sawchuk
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: May 31, 1970

 38 John Scott

John Scott
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Famous As: ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edmonton

 39 Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Markham, Ontario, Canada

 40 Grant Fuhr

Grant Fuhr
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spruce Grove

 41 Nazem Kadri

Nazem Kadri
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: October 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

 42 Patrick Marleau

Patrick Marleau
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

 43 Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron.
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: July 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, Canada

In an expected move, ice-hockey center Patrice Bergeron was named the captain of the Boston Bruins in early 2021. While the star player won hearts with his winning goal in the 2011 Stanley Cup final, he has two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup gold medal in his kitty.

 44 Tyler Seguin

Tyler Seguin
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

 45 Guy Lafleur

Guy Lafleur
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thurso

 46 Roberto Luongo

Roberto Luongo
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada

 47 Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: June 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vancouver

 48 Paul Coffey

Paul Coffey
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: June 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weston, Ontario

 49 Shea Weber

Shea Weber
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: August 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: British Columbia, Canada

 50 Duncan Keith

Duncan Keith
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winnipeg