NHL: The Ten Current Best American Hockey Players In The NHL

Patrick Kane #88, Team USA (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Patrick Kane #88, Team USA (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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Patrick Kane #88, Team USA
Patrick Kane #88, Team USA (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Today is the 4th of July! So what better day to look back at some of the best American-born hockey players in the NHL right. There certainly are plenty of stars in the NHL who come out of the US.

Guys like Troy Terry, Brady Tkachuk and Charlie McAvoy have some bright futures in this league and are definitely going to find their names on this list in the next few years.

Another guy who definitely is going to be on this list in the future has to be rookie sensation Trevor Zegras. Zegras shocked the league with his amazing highlight-reel goals, and he is definitely going to be a part of making the Anaheim Ducks a threat in this league again.

Check out some of his highlights here:

Let me start off by saying this list does not have a particular order. I am not going in on who the best American-born hockey player is because I do not think that is a fair battle. My gut reaction would be to say Patrick Kane, but Auston Matthews is still at the beginning of his career and has a lot of time to pass Kane for that spot.

So instead of saying who the best of the best is, I am just going to recognize ten names of star players who are stars now or have been stars in this league for a long time. The first name on this list is a name few will forget anytime soon.