Famous Ice Hockey Players - List of Famous Ice Hockey Players

Fans of ice hockey would definitely agree that it is such an interesting sport to watch, especially when the likes of Wayne Douglas Gretzky, Alexander Ovechkin, and Sidney Crosby are battling it out on the field! Though played across several countries, ice hockey is most popular in Canada where it is considered the official national winter sport. Thus, it comes as no surprise that some of the best known ice hockey players like George Abel, Martin Brodeur, Charline Labonté, and Kim St-Pierre hailed from the nation. Ice hockey, as a sport, is believed to have evolved in the 18th and 19th century United Kingdom before spreading to other countries. Canadian lawyer and athlete James George Aylwin Creighton is credited with popularising the sport in Canadian cities while American industrialist Malcolm Greene Chace is said to have pioneered the sport of ice hockey in the United States. Over the past few decades, the sport has become increasingly popular in the Nordic countries as well. Check out this section to know more about some of the greatest ice hockey players.

The Most Famous Ice Hockey Players

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Mario LemieuxOctober 5, 1965CanadianMario Lemieux is a Canadian former ice hockey player
Alexander OvechkinSeptember 17, 1985RussianAlexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin is regarded as one of the greatest ice-hockey players in the world
Valeri BureJune 13, 1974Russian, AmericanValeri Bure is a Russian–American ice hockey player
Brooks LaichJune 23, 1983CanadianBrooks Laich is a Canadian professional ice hockey player
Carey PriceAugust 16, 1987CanadianCarey Price is an accomplished Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender
Auston MatthewsSeptember 17, 1997AmericanAuston Matthews is an American professional ice-hockey player
Sidney CrosbyAugust 7, 1987CanadianSydney Patrick Crosby is a Canadian ice hockey player, who plays for the National Hockey League (NHL)
Connor McDavidJanuary 13, 1997CanadianConnor McDavid is a Canadian ice hockey centre who plays for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League
Wayne GretzkyJanuary 26, 1961CanadianWayne Gretzky Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family & Achievements of Canadian Ice Hockey Player
Wyatt RussellJuly 10, 1986AmericanWyatt Russell is an American actor and a former professional ice hockey player
Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux is a Canadian former ice hockey player

CanadianOctober 5, 1965343 views

Wyatt Russell

Wyatt Russell is an American actor and a former professional ice hockey player

AmericanJuly 10, 1986123 views

Auston Matthews

Auston Matthews is an American professional ice-hockey player

AmericanSeptember 17, 1997163 views

Patrick Kane

Patrick Kane is an American professional ice hockey player

AmericanNovember 19, 1988120 views

Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is a Canadian ice hockey centre who plays for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League

CanadianJanuary 13, 1997138 views

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family & Achievements of Canadian Ice Hockey Player

CanadianJanuary 26, 1961127 views

Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews is a Canadian ice hockey player

CanadianApril 29, 1988117 views

Carey Price

Carey Price is an accomplished Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender

CanadianAugust 16, 1987163 views

Brooks Laich

Brooks Laich is a Canadian professional ice hockey player

CanadianJune 23, 1983216 views

Valeri Bure

Valeri Bure is a Russian–American ice hockey player

RussianJune 13, 1974274 views