Hockey is a very popular game. Every year players that win the major tournaments become the talk of the town. We have seen many good hockey players. Here are the top five players of all time.
1. Wayne Gretzky
He scored 200 points in a single season. He achieved this four times during his career. He made the record for most goals in one season. He has scored the fastest 50 goals in one season.
2. Bobby Orr
He played for ten full seasons in the league. He is one of the most renowned defensemen in the history of hockey. He holds the record for most assists and points in a single season by defencemen.
3. Mario Lemieux
He had 282 points in just 70 games in the last season of junior. He is six foot four inches tall and could skate like the wind. He got 200 points in the 1988-89 season. Due to recurring bad health, his career was affected. As a result, during his prime, he had to retire for three seasons. He runs the Maro Lemieux Foundation that provides fund for cancer research.
4. Gordie Howe
He is one of the players to record more than 800 goals. He won six MVP trophies within a decade. He played professional hockey for 32 seasons.
5. Jaromir Jagr
He has five scoring titles which include three Lester Pearson’s and one Hart. He is still a sought-after NHL player. His fitness and dedication to training still make him a great hockey player.
These legendary hockey players will be remembered all the time. They are the role models of today’s hockey players. You can learn a lot from them.