Hockey has witnessed great players who were important and defining in equipment changes. The players broke records, standing out among peers and managing to become the very best. They were recognized and added to the NHL Hall of Fame. Here we leave some of the best players:
Joseph Jean Béliveau
He was one of the most important hockey players in the world, a real legend. Even many consider him to be in Top 5 of the best of all time. He played for 20 seasons in the NHL, and won cups in 17 seasons and in different teams. After retiring, he joined the Canadians as a manager.
This player became a legend in different teams like Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers. He played for more than 20 seasons and won dozens of titles, including three years in a row with the Maple Leafs.
He’s a hockey legend after breaking many records. He’s also the only player ever to score more than 50 goals for 9 seasons in a row. He spent his entire career with the New York Islanders and won the Stanley Cup for four consecutive years.
Andrew Bathgate was a professional hockey player of Red Wings, Penguins, Rangers and Maple Leafs. He became a legend in the era of the 60s, when hockey looked much different from nowadays and was a lot harsher, winning several Stanley Cups.
Sidney Gerald Abel was a sports legend. He won 3 Stanley Cups in three different teams. Years later he entered the management of the NFL, in a not quite unheard-of move, to stay within contact sports somehow.
These players have earnt the love of fans, but also have been recognized by many portals, sports newspapers, and all sorts of media, achieving consecration in the world of hockey as legends.