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Hockey fans worldwide know their players as if they were family. Babyhold rounded up some of the greatest hockey players of all time (along with an honorable mentions list of the best of 2014) to create this list of NHL-inspired baby names. (Or you could skip the details and just name your son Stanley!)

21 Greatest NHL players of all time

Some might say this is a subjective list, but we say it is fact. These players were selected because of the records, championships and overall contributions to the sport. They listed not by greatness (although we certainly have opinions about such things) but rather alphabetically:

  • Alexander Ovechkin — Washington Capitals
  • Bobby Orr — Boston Bruins
  • Brett Hull — St. Louis Blues
  • Ennis Savard — Montreal Canadiens
  • Gordie Howe — Detroit Red Wings
  • Guy Lafleur — New York Rangers
  • Jean Beliveau — Montreal Canadiens
  • Larry Robinson — Montreal Canadiens
  • Luc Robitaille — Detroit Red Wings
  • Marcel Dionne — New York Rangers
  • Mario Lemieux — Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Mark Messier — New York Rangers
  • Maurice Richards — Montreal Canadiens
  • Mike Modano — Minnesota North Stars
  • Patrick Roy — Colorado Avalanche
  • Phil Esposito — Boston Bruins
  • Ray Bourque — Boston Bruins
  • Sidney Crosby — Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Stan Mikita — Chicago Blackhawks
  • Steve Yzerman — Detroit Red Wings
  • Wayne Gretzky — Los Angeles Kings

31 NHL superstars of 2014

These talented hockey players impressed us this year… but are they good enough to one day make the above list?

  • Claude Giroux — Philadelphia Flyers
  • Corey Perry — Anaheim Ducks
  • Daniel Sedin — Vancouver Canucks
  • David Krejci — Boston Bruins
  • Drew Doughty — Los Angeles Kings
  • Duncan Keith — Chicago Blackhawks
  • Dustin Brown — Los Angeles Kings
  • Erik Karlsson — Ottawa Senators
  • James Neal — Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Jamie Benn —Dallas Stars
  • Joe Thornton— San Joe Sharks
  • John Tavares — New York Islanders
  • Jonathan Toews — Chicago Blackhawks
  • Kris Letang — Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Logan Couture — San Jose Sharks
  • Marian Hossa — Chicago Blackhawks
  • Martin St. Louis — Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Matt Duchene — Colorado Avalanche
  • Mikko Koivu — Minnesota Wilds
  • Milan Lucic —Boston Bruins
  • Nicklas Backstrom — Washington Capitals
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson — Phoenix Coyotes
  • Patrick Sharp — Chicago Blackhawks
  • Phil Kessel — Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Rick Nash — New York Rangers
  • Ryan Getzlaf — Anaheim Ducks
  • Shea Weber — Nashville Predators
  • Steven Stamkos — Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Taylor Hall — Edmonton Oilers
  • Thomas Vanek — Buffalo Sabres
  • Zach Parise — Minnesota Wilds

What do you think: Have we missed anybody on these lists?

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