The National Hockey League is pretty old, almost a century old as a matter of fact. There aren’t many left who have been around since it first started. Yet, ever since the early days of the league, many legendary players have come and gone. Many fans discuss who truly was the best among the rest to this very day. While the list we’ve compiled may not be to everyone’s liking, we felt that these were the guys who truly changed the game forever and solidified their statuses as the all-time greats of hockey.
When he first started out in the leagues, he was already packing quite the offensive artillery. He had broken the 100-point plateau six times already. With his leadership skills, he would eventually help his team, the Detroit Red Wings, capture the Stanley Cup three times. He ended his career with a staggering 692 goals.
He is considered to be the best Toronto Maple Leaf player of all time. He had played 19 seasons in the NHL with the Leafs, Wings and Canadians. He had netted 533 career goals in total. He had also paved the way to victory towards the Stanley Cup 6 times.