Ice Hockey Players

Fans of ice hockey would definitely agree that it is such an interesting sport to watch, especially when the likes of Wayne Douglas Gretzky, Alexander Ovechkin, and Sidney Crosby are battling it out on the field! Though played across several countries, ice hockey is most popular in Canada where it is considered the official national winter sport. Thus, it comes as no surprise that some of the best known ice hockey players like George Abel, Martin Brodeur, Charline Labonté, and Kim St-Pierre hailed from the nation. Ice hockey, as a sport, is believed to have evolved in the 18th and 19th century United Kingdom before spreading to other countries. Canadian lawyer and athlete James George Aylwin Creighton is credited with popularising the sport in Canadian cities while American industrialist Malcolm Greene Chace is said to have pioneered the sport of ice hockey in the United States. Over the past few decades, the sport has become increasingly popular in the Nordic countries as well. Check out this section to know more about some of the greatest ice hockey players.

 1 Wyatt Russell

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Wyatt Russell was a professional ice-hockey player before he stepped into acting. He is best known for his roles in the films 22 Jump Street, Shimmer Lake, and Overlord and the series Lodge 49. He has been cast as John Walker/U.S. Agent in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

 2 Wayne Gretzky

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: January 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian
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.

 3 Valeri Bure

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: June 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American, Russian

Valeri Bure is a former ice hockey player who played for popular teams in the National Hockey League. In 1991, he became the first Russian to play in the Western Hockey League. An important ex-member of the Russian men's national ice hockey team, Bure helped his nation win silver and a bronze at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics respectively.

 4 P. K. Subban

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: May 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian

 5 Sidney Crosby

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: August 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian

 6 Joe Thornton

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: July 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian
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 7 Henrik Lundqvist

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish
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 8 Brooks Laich

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: June 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian
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 9 Alexander Ovechkin

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: September 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian

 10 Jaromír Jágr

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Czech
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 11 Mike Comrie

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian

 12 Mario Lemieux

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Famous As: Former Ice Hockey Star
Birthdate: October 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian
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 13 Gordie Howe

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian
Died: June 10, 2016

 14 Jarret Stoll

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: June 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian
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 15 Nathan West

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 16 Taylor Hall

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: November 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian
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 17 Dion Phaneuf

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: April 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian

 18 Patrick Kane

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: November 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 19 Connor McDavid

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian

 20 Bob Probert

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: June 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian
Died: July 5, 2010

 21 Evander Kane

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: August 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian

 22 Pavel Bure

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian
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 23 James Robertson Justice

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: July 2, 1975

 24 Tim Horton

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian
Died: February 21, 1974
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 25 Jarome Iginla

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian

 26 Auston Matthews

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: September 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 27 Patrick Roy

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: October 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

 28 Alex Pietrangelo

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian
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 29 Don Cherry

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Famous As: Sports commentator
Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian

 30 Jonathan Toews

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: April 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian
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 31 Fred Sasakamoose

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian
Died: November 24, 2020

 32 Wayne Simmonds

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: August 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian
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 33 Sergei Fedorov

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Russian

 34 Eric Lindros

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian

 35 Steve Yzerman

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: May 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian

 36 Patrick Marleau

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian

 37 Ryan Whitney

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Famous As: Ice Hockey Player
Birthdate: February 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 38 Sean Avery

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Famous As: Ice hockey player, Model, Restaurateur
Birthdate: April 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian

 39 Mark Messier

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian

 40 Tom Glavine

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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: March 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 41 Vladimir Konstantinov

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American, Russian

 42 Joe Sakic

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian

 43 Steven Stamkos

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian

 44 Max Domi

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian

 45 Marc-André Fleury

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: November 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Canadian

 46 Paul Kariya

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Famous As: Ice hockey winger
Birthdate: October 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

 47 Brett Hull

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian

 48 Aribert Heim

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Famous As: Military physician, Ice hockey player, Torturer, Physician, Gynaecologist
Birthdate: June 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Austrian, German
Died: August 10, 1992

 49 Leon Draisaitl

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: October 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German

 50 Corey Perry

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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: May 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian
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