Every NHL team has seen great players come and go. Here’s a look at the best player in the history of each franchise.
Since 1917, the NHL has seen countless legends come and go. Some of the greatest athletes ever didn’t catch passes, dunk over everyone, or run the bases. Rather, they played hockey. Each team has been blessed with some great players.
Rather than try to decide who the best players of all-time are, let’s look at players from each team and see who the best ones are. Which player defines each franchise? Who’s the greatest player from each team? I’ll attempt to shed some light into these areas.
Obviously, there are going to be some decisions you don’t agree with. That’s fine! Just let me know in the comments and tell me if you agree or disagree with my choices. Let’s set some ground rules. First of all, I’ll only deal with current teams. In other words, I’m not going to use the old Winnipeg Jets and the Arizona Coyotes. You won’t see any Hartford Whalers in this post, either.
Secondly, each player can only be selected for one team. This should make the decisions a bit more interesting. In case a player could be chosen for more than one team, I’ll elect to go with the team they are best known for playing on.
With that out of the way, let’s get started and celebrate the best player of all-time from each NHL team.