50 Anaheim Ducks Best Players of All Time

Brandon McNally

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The Anaheim Ducks are a dynamic professional ice hockey team based in the sunny state of California. Established in 1993 by the Walt Disney Company, the Ducks have been thrilling fans with their fast-paced and hard-hitting style of play for over two decades now. The franchise has seen some success throughout its history, winning one Stanley Cup championship title back in 2007 as well as multiple conference titles and division championships since then. Representing the Western Conference’s Pacific Division, they make their home at Honda Center where they host passionate sellout crowds every game night.

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1. Ryan Getzlaf


Ryan Getzlaf Career

  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 19th overall, 2003
  • Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

Getzlaf is a veteran of the NHL and has played for the Anaheim Ducks since he was drafted in 2005. He’s been an important part of the team, both on and off the ice, throughout his career.

Getzlaf started his career as a bottom-six forward but has developed into one of the best two-way forwards in hockey. 

His offensive skills are complemented by strong defensive playmaking abilities which have made him one of the most consistent scorers in league history.

Getzlaf is married to actress Alyssa Milano and they have three children together: Tyus, Griffin, and Evelyn. 

He’s also father to Ryan Jr., who plays for Western Hockey League (WHL) team Seattle Thunderbirds as well as Bretton Tousignant who plays NCAA Division I hockey with Boston University Bruins Ryan Getzlaf was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in 2003.

He played for the Ducks until he retired in 2022. Getzlaf is multiple winner of the Stanley Cup and has been an All-Star nine times. In 2013, he was awarded the Ted Lindsay Award as MVP of the playoffs; this award is given to the best player in hockey postseason play. 

Getzlaf also has Olympic gold medals from 2010 and 2014 on his resume, making him one of only two players ever to win both an NHL championship and an Olympic gold medal (the other being Mario Lemieux).

Ryan's younger brother Tyler plays professional ice hockey with HC Davos in Switzerland.

Also Played For: 2014–15 nhl season, 2012–13 nhl season

2. Teemu Selänne


Teemu Selänne Career

  • 1991–92: Jokerit
  • 1992–93: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1993–94: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1994–95: Jokerit
  • 1994–95: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1995–96: Winnipeg Jets
  • 1995–96: Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • 1996–97: Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

Selänne was one of the most dominant goal scorers in NHL history, recording over 600 goals and 1,500 points. Selänne is a two-time winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's Most Valuable Player, as well as a five-time recipient of the Art Ross Trophy as the League's top scorer.

In 2007, Selänne was awarded Finland's highest civilian honor, The Order of Merit with Star First Class. 

Selänne announced his retirement from professional hockey on April 15th, 2017 after 17 seasons in the NHL with Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators. 

Teemu currently serves as an ambassador for the children’s charity "Kiima" which he founded together with childhood friend Sami Kapanen in 2013. 

In January 2018 it was announced that Teemu would be inducted into both the Hockey Hall of Fame and Finnish Sports Hall Of Fame during ceremonies held at Toronto Pearson International Airport on November 12th, 2018.

Also Played For: winnipeg jets, jokerit

3. Jakob Silfverberg

Right winger

Jakob Silfverberg

Jakob Silfverberg was born on October 13th, 1990 in Gävle, Sweden. He is a right-wing and played for the Ottawa Senators from 2013-2015. 

Jakob has been playing hockey since he was three years old and started his professional career with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

In 201 3-4, Jakob had a breakout season with HV71 where he scored 46 points in 49 games played averaging over 16 minutes per game. This led to him being selected by the Senators in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. 

Jakob made his NHL debut with Ottawa during the 2013-14 season and recorded 2 goals and 6 assists for 8 points in 39 games played before spending time injured late into the 2014-15 campaign finishing up at 47 games played scoring 5 goals and 7 assists for 12 points total – good enough for 4th on team amongst rookies behind captain Erik Karlsson Jonathan Huberdeau.

After splitting last year between Dallas Stars AHL affiliate Texas Stars (44GP, 10G, 17A), and Anaheim Ducks ECHL affiliate Ontario Reign (11GP, 0G, 1A) this upcoming 2018/19 campaign will be Jaros' first full year as an Anaheim Duck signing a one year deal worth $1 million dollars player option ($1million AAV).

When asked about joining such high-caliber teams like Anaheim Ducks & Dallas Stars Silfverberg commented: "I'm just really looking forward to getting back here [Anaheim] now that I have some more experience under my belt.

Jakob's father Ulf was also a professional ice hockey player who spent four seasons playing in Sweden’s top division Elitserien with Brynäs IF before moving on to play eight seasons as head coach at AIK HC helping guide them to two successive championships.

Including their only Swedish Championship win ever which came after defeating Djurgårdens IF 4-0 in 2008 thereby becoming AIK HC's all-time winningest coach.

Jakof himself remarked, “My dad always told me it would be great if I could manage things around hockey but coaching can go both ways so you never know what might happen."

His younger brother Carl also plays minor pro hockey currently playing out his final season of collegiate eligibility at Minnesota Duluth University.

4. Paul Kariya


Paul Kariya Career

  • 1990–91: Penticton Panthers
  • 1991–92: Penticton Panthers
  • 1992–93: Maine Black Bears
  • 1993–94: Team Canada
  • 1993–94: Maine Black Bears
  • 1994–95: Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • 1995–96: Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • 1996–97: Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

Paul Kariya was born on October 16th, 1974 in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Colorado Avalanche before moving to Nashville Predators and St.

Louis Blues respectively. Kariya won two Stanley Cups with the Ducks (1994-95) and one with Avalanche (2001-02). He also represented Canada at the Olympics twice (1996, 2002), winning a silver medal in 1996 while being named MVP at the World Cup of Hockey that same year.

Paul is currently an ambassador for Special Olympics Alberta and has been involved with various fundraising events over his career including The Kids Ride For Free campaign which raised $1 million for charity in 2017 alone. Paul Kariya was drafted first overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1994.

He quickly became one of the most popular players on and off the ice for the team, leading them to their only Stanley Cup championship in 2006. In 2010 he announced his retirement from hockey after a 20-year career with over 800 points in 602 games. 

Paul has since gone on to pursue other interests including acting and involvement in charitable work.

He remains highly respected within hockey circles both as an athlete and person, being named Canada's top male player of all time by Hockey Canada twice (in 2002 and 2009). 

Paul is married with two children and lives near Toronto where he continues to be involved in hockey coaching young people through his foundation PAULKARIYA HOCKEY ACADEMY.

Also Played For: ncaa hockey, nashville predators

5. Trevor Zegras


Trevor Zegras Career

  • 2016–17: Avon Old Farms
  • 2017–18: U.S. National Development Team
  • 2018–19: U.S. National Development Team
  • 2019–20: Boston University
  • 2020–21: San Diego Gulls
  • 2020–21: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2021–22: Anaheim Ducks

Trevor Zegras was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Trevor is currently playing for their American Hockey League affiliate, the San Diego Gulls.

He has played in 43 games this season and has scored 5 goals and 18 assists for 23 points. Trevor is a big, physical forward who can score with his hands or as a sniper from distance on goal.

His ceiling could be very high if he continues to develop at his current rate; expect him to become an important player for the Ducks down the line. Trevor Zegras is a left-handed center who was drafted 9th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Trevor has played for several teams throughout his career including the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) and Windsor Spitfires (OHL). He currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL where he has had some impressive performances, most notably scoring 33 points in 38 games during the 2018-19 season.

Trevor is an offensively gifted player with a good shot and hockey sense which makes him very difficult to defend against on ice. 

With his talent and potential, Trevor is set to continue progressing as a player and make an impact at both junior and professional level in years to come.

Also Played For: world junior ice hockey championships, nhl under 25

6. Scott Niedermayer


Scott Niedermayer

Scott Niedermayer was one of the most dominant defencemen in NHL history, winning six Stanley Cups with three teams. He is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and represented Canada at several Winter Olympics.

After retiring from playing, he served as an assistant coach for the Devils and Ducks before taking over as head coach in Anaheim in the 2016-17 season. Scott Niedermayer is married to former tennis player Jennifer Capriati and they have two children together.

Scott Niedermayer was a dominant player in men's ice hockey for many years. He represented Canada at the Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup, and helped his country to win gold medals in both 2002 and 2010. 

Scott Niedermayer was drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the first pick of the 1991 NHL draft.

He played for them until he retired in 2010 after playing 264 games over that span. Scott Niedermayer is known as an excellent offensive defenseman who can quarterback a power play from the blue line or start-up ice on offense himself when needed. 

His skills were also recognized by being named an All-Star nine times - including five consecutively - and winning several awards, such as Most Valuable Player (MVP) during the 2004 World Cup of Hockey where Team Canada won their fourth championship overall (and third under coach Pat Quinn).

After retiring from professional hockey, Scott currently coaches youth players in his home province of Ontario while continuing to work as a broadcaster for TSN broadcasts covering Canadian national team games along with other sports events throughout North America.

7. Derek Grant


Derek Grant

Grant was born and raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He played major junior hockey with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

Grant made his professional debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009-10 after being drafted 85th overall by them that year. In 2013-14, he won a Stanley Cup championship with Pittsburgh as part of their team that defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games.

After playing one more season for the Penguins (2015-16), Grant signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks on July 1st, 2016. 

He has also appeared for the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs during his career, amassing totals of 81 points (37 goals and 46 assists) over 650 regular season game appearances across all three teams combined Derek Grant was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 119th overall pick of the 2008 NHL Draft.

Derek has spent his entire playing career with the Senators, never leaving town except for a brief stint with HC Kladno during his Czech Republic National Team development year. 

The 5 foot 11 inch forward scored 44 goals and added 59 assists in 193 games played for Ottawa over six seasons before being dealt to Anaheim as part of the Mike Hoffman trade on February 26, 2017. 

In 65 games split between Anaheim and Nashville, Grant tallied 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points which led to him earning an all-star berth in 2018-19 season with Nashville where he recorded 12 goals and 25 helpers for 39 points en route to winning MVP honors (the first Senatorman ever to win that award).

After a successful campaign overseas with Jokerit Helsinki of Finland’s Liiga Premier Division scoring 14 goals and 21 helpers in 54 appearances. 

Derek signed a one-year contract extension with Nashville on July 1st, 2019 worth $1 million dollars making him an unrestricted free agent at the season's end should he choose not to re-sign with the Predators or any other team within 30 days thereafter.

8. Isac Lundeström


Isac Lundeström

Isac Lundeström is a forward who was born in 1999 and played for Gällivare SK in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) last season. He stands at 6'0" and weighs 185 lbs, which makes him an imposing physical presence on the ice.

His skill set includes strong skating ability, good puck possession skills, and a deadly shot that can be difficult to stop. Isac Lundeström has yet to make his international debut but is highly touted by scouts across Europe as one of the next big stars in hockey.

Stay tuned for his future progress. Isac Lundeström is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). 

He was drafted 23rd overall by the Ducks in 2018 and has since made his debut in the NHL. Lundeström previously played for Luleå HF of Sweden's top-tier league, Elitserien, where he won two championships in 2017 and 2018.

In international play, Lundeström has represented Sweden at various junior levels before making his senior team debut at age 20 in 2016. 

He has so far accrued 10 goals and 26 assists through 82 games with the Ducks during his rookie season; exceeding many expectations set for him due to his young age when he entered into professional hockey.

9. Cam Fowler


Cam Fowler

Cam Fowler is a rugged defender who has played in the NHL for seven seasons. He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in 2009 and has since helped lead them to two Stanley Cup championships (2012, 2016).

Fowler often plays on the power play and quarterbacking defensemen for his team. His size and strength make him difficult to move off of the puck, making him an effective defensive player. Injuries have been a problem for Fowler throughout his career.

He missed significant time with concussions in 2014-15 and 2015-16 due to head injuries sustained while playing hockey.

However, he rebounded last season to post 68 points in 82 games - his highest total ever - despite missing parts of four months due to illness or injury. 

Cam Fowler will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season and there are rumours that he could join new club Nashville Predators as soon as July 1st 2019.

10. Troy Terry

Right winger

Troy Terry

Troy Terry is a young American basketball player who has achieved some success in his career so far. He was born on September 10th, 1997 and stands at 6'1'' tall, which makes him an imposing figure on the court.

Terry started playing basketball when he was just five years old and quickly became a top talent in his area. In 2015, he joined the University of Denver where he made an immediate impact by becoming one of the team's key players.

His performance caught the attention of professional teams, but it wasn't until 2017 that Troy signed with Denver Nuggets, reuniting him with former college coach Brian Shaw. 

So far this season Troy has put up impressive numbers as part of Denver's rotation and looks set to continue developing his game moving forward Troy Terry was drafted 148th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Troy Terry has played for the United States at multiple international tournaments, most notably the World Junior Championship where he helped Team USA to a gold medal in 2016. 

Troy Terry is currently playing with the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL and has had some success so far this season scoring four goals and ten assists for 14 points in 28 games. Troy Terry is an exciting player who can play both right-wing and center, making him valuable on any team he plays for.

He will be looking to continue his development in 2018–19 with the hope of being signed by a higher-level team next year.

11. Corey Perry

Right winger

Corey Perry Career

  • 2000–01: Peterborough Bees
  • 2001–02: London Knights
  • 2002–03: London Knights
  • 2003–04: London Knights
  • 2003–04: Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
  • 2004–05: London Knights
  • 2005–06: Portland Pirates
  • 2005–06: Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • 2006–07: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2007–08: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2008–09: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2009–10: Anaheim Ducks

Corey Perry is a left winger who has played for the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs in his NHL career. He was drafted by the Ducks in 2003 and won two Stanley Cups with them before moving to Toronto in 2014.

Corey achieved international recognition when he led Team Canada to gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2016 World Championships, as well as silver at the 2011 World Junior Championships. 

In 2017-18, Perry finished fourth on the Leafs with 36 goals and fifth with 66 assists for 104 points - both career highs - helping them reach the playoffs for only the second time in eight years.

On July 1st of 2018, it was announced that Perry had signed a five-year contract extension with Toronto worth $26 million CAD (USD$22 million). Known for his speed, agility, wrist shot, and powerful slapshot from close range, he is considered one of hockey's most dangerous scorers.

12. Mason McTavish


Mason McTavish Career

  • 2018–19: Pembroke Lumber Kings
  • 2019–20: Peterborough Petes
  • 2020–21: EHC Olten
  • 2021–22: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2021–22: San Diego Gulls
  • 2021–22: Peterborough Petes
  • 2021–22: Hamilton Bulldogs

Mason McTavish is a Swiss-born forward who played for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the NHL. 

Mason was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers with their seventh overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, but he never made it to North America and instead opted to play for his hometown team, the Bulldogs.

Mason had an impressive rookie season with Hamilton, scoring 21 goals and 43 points in 73 games before being signed by Edmonton as a free agent at the end of 2017-18. 

In 2018-19, Mason struggled defensively but still managed 16 goals and 36 points in 71 games - good enough for fourth on Hamilton's scoring list behind Dylan Strome, Mitch Marner and Tyler Bozak - earning him another contract from Edmonton worth $650K over three years.

As one of only two players under 24 years old on Edmonton's roster (the other being rookie defenseman Evan Bouchard), McTavish has been given ample opportunity to show what he can do this season; however, injuries have hampered his progress somewhat so far.

Also Played For: hamilton bulldogs, memorial cup

13. Hampus Lindholm


Hampus Lindholm

Lindholm is a highly skilled defenseman who has played in the NHL for parts of four seasons. He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round, 43rd overall, in 2012.

Lindholm has represented Sweden at various youth levels and was part of their World Junior Championship-winning team in 2013. After spending two years with Frölunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League, he made his NHL debut with Anaheim during the 2015–16 season.

In 2017–18, he recorded career highs in goals (six) and points (12), while also appearing in all 82 games for Anaheim en route to being named an alternate captain for 2018–19. On 1 July 2019, Lindholm signed a six-year contract extension with the Ducks worth $41 million CAD ($30 million USD).

Hampus Lindholm is a defenseman for the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL. He was drafted sixth overall by Boston in 2012. Lindholm has represented Sweden at both junior and international levels, including at the World Junior Championships where he won a silver medal in 2013. 

In his first full NHL season, 2014–15, Lindholm recorded 12 points (4 goals and 8 assists) in 82 games played as a rookie with Anaheim.

His second season saw him post career-highs with 20 points (5 goals and 15 assists) in 76 games played; additionally, he made his debut for Sweden's national team at the 2015 Euro Hockey Championship tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden winning a bronze medal after losing to Russia 3-1 in the final game of Group A play. 

The 24-year-old defender continued his stellar play into 2017–18 with 31 points (8 goals and 23 assists) en route to being named runner-up for a most improved player on Anaheim's roster behind only. 

Corey Perry – 36 points from 22 games ranked third all-time within franchise annals trailing only Perry’s 61-point effort during the 1996–97 campaign followed by Mighty Duck captain Rick Middleton’s 49-point performance during 1978–79. 

Which set then club record still standing today Hampus Lindholm announced on June 26th, 2018 that he will leave. 

Anaheim Ducks as an unrestricted free agent after 6 seasons spent playing for them following being drafted #6 overall by BOS in 2012 Hampus Lindholm had quite possibly one of best defensive seasons I have ever seen last year.

Not many players can say they put up 40+ points while also leading their team Defensively like Hampus did last year. He proved himself not just as a great man but also someone who can score some big-time offense when needed Look forward to seeing what he does next.

14. Chris Pronger


Chris Pronger Career

  • 1990–91: Stratford Cullitons
  • 1991–92: Peterborough 
  • 1992–93: Peterborough 
  • 1993–94: Hartford Whalers
  • 1994–95: Hartford Whalers
  • 1995–96: St. Louis Blues
  • 1996–97: St. Louis Blues

Chris Pronger is a former NHL defenceman who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. He played his entire career with the Hartford Whalers, St.

Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, and Anaheim Ducks. His best years were with the Oilers where he won two Stanley Cups (1997 and 2005). In 2009 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which ended his playing career soon after that.

Chris Pronger is an accomplished author having written a book about his life called "Play To Win". 

He has also started a foundation to help children living with Multiple Sclerosis and other neuro-disabilities Chris Pronger is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, as well as a Stanley Cup champion and one of the NHL's all-time great defensemen.

He was drafted by the Hartford Whalers with the second overall pick in the 1993 NHL Draft, then spent 11 seasons with them before moving on to play for Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues. 

In 2011, he signed with Philadelphia Flyers after being released from his contract with Anaheim Ducks following their playoff elimination at the hands of Los Angeles Kings.

Chris Pronger has been part of Canada's national team since 1994 and played in numerous tournaments including World Championships, Olympics, and World Junior Championships over that period of time.

15. Sam Carrick


Sam Carrick Career

  • NHL team: Anaheim Ducks
  • Former teams: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • NHL Draft: 144th overall, 2010
  • Toronto Maple Leafs

Sam Carrick is a 30-year-old forward from Stouffville, Ontario. He spent four seasons with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL before making his NHL debut in 2013-14.

Carrick has appeared in 157 regular season games for Toronto and scored 31 goals and added 41 assists. In May 2017, he signed a one-year contract with the Ottawa Senators after being claimed off waivers from the Maple Leafs.

With Ottawa, Carrick has played 71 games scoring six goals and adding 11 assists to date as of October 2018 Sam Carrick was drafted 144th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2010 NHL Draft. 

He has played for the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs since 2012, but is most well-known for his time with the Maple Leafs.

Sam Carrick is a strong two-way player who excels in defensive zone coverage and playing physically against opposing players. 

In 2018 he signed an extension with the Maple Leafs that will keep him with the team until 2024. Sam Carrick is a valuable part of both teams' organizations and looks to continue providing value on ice moving forward.

Also Played For: toronto marlies

16. John Gibson


John Gibson Career

  • NHL team: Anaheim Ducks
  • National team: United States
  • NHL Draft: 39th overall, 2011
  • Anaheim Ducks

John Gibson is a 29-year old goalie who plays for the Anaheim Ducks. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012 and has since been traded to the Anaheim Ducks.

Gibson has had some success with the Ducks, posting a 46-27-8 record in his five seasons there. However, he's best known for making numerous huge saves during their run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2016.

Injuries have slowed him down recently and he'll need to continue producing if he wants to remain a starter in the NHL; however, if healthy, Gibson can be one of the top goalies around. John Gibson was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 39th overall pick of the 2011 NHL Draft.

He has since played for them continuously, appearing in over 650 games and posting a respectable 103 goals against average (GAA) and 2 shutouts. In 2013, he won his first Stanley Cup with Anaheim as they defeated Chicago Blackhawks in six games. 

Currently, Gibson is one of the best goaltenders in both North America and Europe, boasting an astounding record of 116-28-5 with a GAA of 2.12 and a save percentage (of .927).

Gibson also represented Team USA at two Winter Olympics - Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 - where he placed fourth on team standings with a 1-1 record including two saves during overtime to help bring a home the Bronze medal for the United States Men's Hockey Team.

Also Played For: 2019–20 nhl season, 2018–19 nhl season

17. Bobby Ryan

Right winger

Bobby Ryan Career

  • 2005–06: Owen Sound Attack
  • 2006–07: Owen Sound Attack
  • 2006–07: Portland Pirates
  • 2007–08: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2007–08: Portland Pirates
  • 2008–09: Iowa Chops
  • 2008–09: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2009–10: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2010–11: Anaheim Ducks

Bobby Ryan was born on March 17, 1987 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He played his junior hockey with the United States National Team Development Program and made his NHL debut with the Ottawa Senators in 2006-07.

Injuries limited him to just 53 games over four seasons before he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in 2009-10. 

Ryan scored 41 goals for Anaheim that season and helped them make it all the way to the Western Conference Finals, where they were ultimately defeated by Chicago Blackhawks.

The following year saw Bobby score a career-high 95 points (41 G, 46 A) as Anaheim reached once more the Stanley Cup Final but this time lost to Detroit Red Wings 4–0. 

After three more productive years with Anaheim (2011-13), Ryan left as an unrestricted free agent for Toronto Maple Leafs who reeled him.

In on a five-year contract worth $25 million US including an option for another year at $7 million US/$1M buyout fee should he not be retained by Toronto after that initial campaign).

Since then Bobby has played 71 regular season games scoring nine goals and adding 14 assists while serving primarily as a depth player on two different teams - Vancouver Canucks (2015-16) and Washington Capitals (2017-18). 

On July 1st 2018 Bobby signed a one year deal with Pittsburgh Penguins worth $700K CAD/yr/$600K USD which would include an additional $100K if he makes it into 20+ games or any playoff appearances which is something we know he will do.

Also Played For: owen sound attack, ottawa senators

18. Lukáš Dostál


Lukáš Dostál

Lukáš Dostál is a goaltender in the NHL. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 3rd round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. 

Prior to being drafted, he played for HC Kladno and HC Vítkovice Jihočeské Zbrojovky in Czech Republic's top league, where he won two championships (2017-2018).

In his rookie season with the Flyers AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Dostal had a .921 save percentage and 2 shutouts in 33 games played. Lukáš Dostál is a Czech defenseman who played for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 2017 to present. 

He was drafted by the Ducks in the 85th overall draft in 2018 and has since made an impact on their defensive corps, becoming one of their most reliable players both offensively and defensively.

Dostál also represented his country at various international competitions such as World Junior Championships, World Championships, European Championships, and Olympic Games during his career thus far. 

His versatility as both a defender and forward makes him invaluable to any team he plays for, making him a very popular player with hockey fans around the world.

19. Steve Rucchin


Steve Rucchin

Steve Rucchin is a Canadian center who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and made his debut with them during the 1992-93 season.

He later moved to Pittsburgh, where he spent 11 seasons before retiring at age 38 in 2007 due to injury. In total, Steve Rucchin played 801 regular season games over 17 seasons, scoring 197 goals and adding 249 assists for 471 points along with 916 penalty minutes.

After his retirement from playing hockey, Steve became an assistant coach for HC Davos of Switzerland's National League A (NLA). 

At the end of the 2016-17 season, he left HC Davos to become head coach of ECHL side Fort Wayne Komets. Steve Rucchin was selected in the 1994 NHL Supplemental Draft by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

He played for the Mighty Ducks from 1994 to 2007, amassing 626 points (204 goals and 430 assists) in 821 games. Steve won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2006 and an Olympic gold medal with Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics. 

After playing his final season with Boston Bruins in 2008-09, he retired from professional hockey. Since retiring as a player, Steve has worked as an analyst on various NHL networks including TSN and Sportsnet North America.

20. Anthony Stolarz


Anthony Stolarz

Stolarz was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He made his professional debut with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, that same year.

In 2015 he signed a two-year contract with the Phantoms and led them to an AHL championship that season. Stolarz then joined Canada's National Development Team for their IIHF World Championships campaign which they won gold. 

In 2017 Stolarz was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for prospect Kerby Rychel and a first-round pick in 2018; he made his NHL debut with Toronto later that year and established himself as one of their starting goaltenders over the next few seasons.

On July 1, 2020 Stolarz became an unrestricted free agent after signing a six-year contract extension with Toronto worth $30 million USD; he is currently playing on loan at EC Köln of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

21. Chris Kunitz

Left wing

Chris Kunitz Career

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Atlanta Thrashers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Chicago Blackhawks

Chris Kunitz is a left wing who has played for Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers and Pittsburgh Penguins. He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round of the 1999 NHL Draft.

Kunitz scored his first career NHL goal on October 30th, 2000 against Paul Kariya of the Edmonton Oilers. Kunitz has also scored goals against Patrick Roy, Roberto Luongo and Henrik Lundqvist during his career.

In 2007-08 season he had 44 points in 73 games with Atlanta Thrashers before being traded to Pittsburgh Penguins midway through that season where he finished with 58 points in 82 games over two seasons. 

With them including 17 goals and 10 assists in the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs which led Pittsburgh to their fourth Stanley Cup victory over Ottawa Senators.

On July 1st, 2013 Chris Kunitz re-signed a 3 year $10 million contract extension with Pittsburgh Penguins.

Also Played For: pittsburgh penguins

22. Jean-Sébastien Giguère


Jean-Sébastien Giguère

Giguère was born on May 16, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec. He played his junior hockey for the Hartford Whalers and then made the jump to the NHL with Calgary Flames in 1999-00 season.

Giguère won a Stanley Cup with Calgary in 2004 and had several other playoff appearances including winning a Calder Cup as goalie of Toronto Marlies in 2007. 

After playing parts of five seasons with Colorado Avalanche from 2013 to 2018 he retired at the age of 45 after posting record numbers for goaltenders during that span (with an impressive 2299 saves).

Giguère is currently working as an analyst for TSN’s Hockey Night In Canada coverage starting this season alongside former NHL player Ray Ferraro Jean-Sébastien Giguère was drafted by the Hartford Whalers with the 13th overall pick in the 1995 NHL Draft. 

He played for the team from 1997 to 2014, amassing 592 games and scoring 227 goals and 320 assists during that time span.

In 2004, he helped Canada win a gold medal at the World Championships. After retiring as a player, Giguère transitioned into an assistant coach with his former team, the Anaheim Ducks (2015–present).

23. Oleg Tverdovsky

Oleg Tverdovsky

Oleg Tverdovsky is a former professional ice hockey player who spent his entire career playing for the Krylya Sovetov Moscow team. He was born in Donetsk, Ukraine and played in the Soviet Union before moving to North America to play with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Winnipeg Jets teams.

Oleg retired from professional ice hockey following the 2010-11 season and currently works as a coach with Krylya Sovetov Moscow junior team. Oleg Tverdovsky was a top-tier goaltender in the NHL for over a decade, playing for six different teams. 

He was drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim with the 2nd overall pick in 1994 and spent his entire career there.

Tverdovsky retired at the age of 38 after struggling with injuries for several years. Oleg is currently an assistant coach with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

 In 2006, he was awarded the Vladislav Tretiak Award as Russia's best hockey player of the year. Oleg has three children and resides in Moscow, Russia today.

24. Josh Manson


Josh Manson

Josh Manson is a defenseman for the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round, 52nd overall, at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Manson played college hockey with Northeastern University where he won back-to-back NCAA championships in 2010 and 2011. In his rookie season with Norfolk in 2014–15, Manson led all defensemen in scoring with 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists).

On June 26th, 2017 it was announced that Josh had signed a one year contract extension with Norfolk worth $925,000 dollars USAAwards.

AHL Defenseman of The Year (2016)NHL Central Scouting midseason top-10 ranking among North American skaters (2013)AHL All-Star First Team Selection (2015), a unanimous selection to AHL Second All Star Team (2014)AHL Leading Scorer Finalist 2016.

25. Saku Koivu


Saku Koivu Career

  • NHL Draft : 21st overall, 1993, Montreal Canadiens
  • Playing career : 1992–2014
  • 2006 Turin
  • Bronze medal – third place 1994 Lillehammer
  • Bronze medal – third place 1998 Nagano
  • Bronze medal – third place 2010 Vancouver
  • World Championships
  • Gold medal – first place 1995 Sweden
  • Silver medal – second place 1994 Italy
  • Silver medal – second place 1999 Norway
  • Bronze medal – third place 2008 Canada

Saku Koivu was born in Turku, Finland on November 23, 1974. He played center for the Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks during his NHL career. Koivu also played for the Finnish national team from 1992 to 2014 and won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

In 2018, Koivu announced his retirement from professional hockey after 14 seasons with TPS in Helsinki, Finland's top ice hockey league. Koivu was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round (24th overall) of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. 

Koivu played his first professional season with HIFK of the Finnish SM-liiga, scoring 16 goals and 42 points in 56 games.

In 1996, Koivu made his debut with Finland at the World Championships and scored two goals en route to a silver medal finish. The following year, Koivu joined Minnesota on a six-year contract worth $21 million ($ today). 

He helped lead Minnesota to their only Stanley Cup championship in 2006, becoming just the fourth player ever to win both an Olympic gold medal and a Stanley Cup title (the other three are Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy).

On February 15th 2010 he announced his retirement from international play after playing 168 matches for Finland dating back to 1998 including 111 World Championship appearances and 54 appearances at the Olympics (including eight gold medals). 

Koivisto is one of those rare players who can do it all," said then Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher upon signing him "He's got great hands around the net as well as strong puck possession skills." 

Koivisto has everything you look for in a top scorer: physicality, strength down low on set plays or power shots from distance. NHL Network Analyst Craig Button on Saku’s strengths when comparing him to current stars Sidney Crosby & Alex Ovechkin.

Also Played For: montreal canadiens

26. Rob Niedermayer

Rob Niedermayer Career

  • Florida Panthers
  • Calgary Flames
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • HC Lugano

Niedermayer was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He played his entire NHL career with the Sabres, amassing over 600 points in 946 games.

Niedermayer won a Stanley Cup as part of Buffalo's 2003 championship team and also led them to consecutive appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals from 2002-2004. 

In 2006 he signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks and helped them win their first Western Conference Title that season.

He retired after playing 18 seasons in professional hockey and is now an assistant coach for Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships 2017. 

Rob Niedermayer was a prolific scorer in the NHL and internationally. He is one of only three players to score over 1,000 points in both the NHL and IIHF World Championships.

Rob Niedermayer began his career with the Florida Panthers before moving on to play for Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres and HC Lugano. 

In 2011, he retired from professional hockey after playing 11 seasons with five different teams. Rob Niedermayer has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame twice; once as a player (2006) and again as an owner (2018).

Currently, Rob is an analyst for NBC Sports Network's coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Also Played For: florida panthers

27. Jonas Hiller


Jonas Hiller

Jonas Hiller was born in Felben-Wellhausen, Switzerland on February 12th, 1982. Hiller played as a goaltender for the NHL's Anaheim Ducks from 2006 to 2015 before retiring at the age of 34.

During his time with the Ducks, he won two Stanley Cups (2007 and 2013). He has also represented Switzerland internationally at various levels over the course of his career, including seven World Championships (2005–2015).

In January 2016 it was announced that Jonas Hiller would join HC Davos in the Swiss National League A as their new starting goalie. 

As of October 2018, he has recorded a lifetime record of 562 wins and 496 losses playing in 1128 games across all leagues Jonas Hiller is a Swiss-born goaltender who has played in the NHL for 10 seasons, most recently with the Anaheim Ducks.

He was drafted by the Calgary Flames but never made it to their lineup. Hiller joined HC Davos of the National League A (NLA) midway through his rookie season and helped lead them to back-to-back championships in 2007 and 2008. 

In 2010, he signed with HC Lausanne of the NLA as they prepared for their first appearance in an elite hockey league - the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

They finished second behind archrivals EHC Biel after losing out on a playoff spot by one point due to goal difference. 

After two more seasons at Lausanne, Hiller moved on to play in Switzerland's top pro league - the LNAH - with HC La Chaux de Fonds before joining Anaheim Ducks halfway through 2016/17 season where he started all 48 games en route to being named an All Star for just his third full NHL season.

Jonas opted not sign another contract extension with Anaheim ahead of this upcoming 2018/19 campaign which means that we'll be able to follow him throughout much of Europe once again during what will likely be his final years as a professional player.

28. Adam Henrique


Adam Henrique Career

  • 2005–06: Brantford 99ers AAA
  • 2005–06: Brantford Golden Eagles
  • 2006–07: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2007–08: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2008–09: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2009–10: Windsor Spitfires
  • 2010–11: Albany Devils
  • 2010–11: New Jersey Devils
  • 2011–12: Albany Devils
  • 2011–12: New Jersey Devils
  • 2012–13: Albany Devils

Adam Henrique is a forward for the New Jersey Devils. He was drafted in 2009 by the Anaheim Ducks, but never played with them due to contract disputes. 

Henrique then signed with the Devils as a free agent in 2013 and has since become one of their most consistent players.

He has scored over 100 points three times in his career and was an important part of Team Canada's gold medal run at the World Championships last year. Adam Henrique is an excellent skater who can both score and create chances for others on the ice, making him a valuable asset to any team he plays for.

Adam Henrique is a left-handed shooter who played for the Anaheim Ducks and New Jersey Devils in the NHL. Adam Henrique was drafted by the Devils in 2008 and has since appeared in over 200 games with them. 

Adam Henrique has also represented Canada at various international tournaments including the World Championships and Olympic Games.

In 2010, he signed with HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga where he finished as runner-up to the Jaromir Jagr Trophy as league MVP. 

The 26-year-old forward returned to North America this season signing with NJDASK Zilina of Slovak Extraliga, scoring 10 goals and 17 assists in 27 games so far this season; putting him 2nd on the team behind only Patrik Elias.

Also Played For: windsor spitfires

29. Niclas Hävelid

Niclas Hävelid

Hävelid was a defenceman who played for the Atlanta Thrashers in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 2005 to 2006. Hävelid is best known for his time with HC Frolunda of Sweden, where he won two Swedish Championships and an Olympic Silver Medal in 2002.

After playing four seasons with Frolunda, Hävelid signed with the Atlanta Thrashers as a free agent in July 2005. 

In his only season with Atlanta, Hävelid recorded 20 points (four goals and 16 assists) across 56 games played before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks at the trade deadline on March 2, 2006.

On January 1st 2007, after just one month's stint with SC Bern of Switzerland's NLA league, Hävelid signed a contract extension with HC Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). 

In 2009-10 season Niclas had 37 points playing 55 games for HC Slovan Bratislava scoring 5 goals and 26 assists making him team captain also that year. 

He moved to Dinamo Riga during 2011/12 season but decided not to sign a new contract at end of year He Joined Jokerit Helsinki during the 2013/14 season but left club at the conclusion of campaign 9 and Signed deal wit Skelleftea AIK(Sweden’s Elitserien)during May 2015.

30. Matt Cullen

Matt Cullen

Matt Cullen is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Mighty Ducks. He was originally drafted in the fifth round, 119th overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Cullen made his debut with Anaheim during the 2000–01 season, scoring four goals and five assists in 21 games. 

In 2003 he was traded to Pittsburgh where he would spend nine seasons before retiring at age 36 after playing all but 16 games of the 2017-2018 campaign due to an injury sustained on January 6th against the Ottawa Senators (1 goal, 4 assists).

After retirement from ice hockey, Matt started coaching youth teams within his home state of Minnesota before being appointed head coach of HC Bolzano Basket Italy for the 2018–19 season. 

Matt Cullen is a retired professional ice hockey player who played for the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators. He was also selected by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1997 NHL Draft.

Matt Cullen spent his entire playing career with five different teams across North America. His longest stint with any one team was nine seasons with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes from 1998 to 2007. 

In 901 games played over 19 seasons, Matt Cullen recorded 568 points (248 goals and 308 assists). He has since announced his retirement from professional hockey after appearing in one final game for HC Davos in Switzerland this past season.

After retiring as a player, Matt Cullen now works as an analyst on Fox Sports North following their acquisition of regional sports network Minnesota Wild broadcasts beginning this year-end season.

31. Max Comtois

Left wing

Max Comtois

Max Comtois is a left-wing player who was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He played with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL for two seasons before being selected by Montreal.

Comtois has impressive offensive totals, putting up 50 goals and 104 points in 102 games over two years with Quebec. His strong play at both ends of the ice made him an attractive prospect to many teams, and he was eventually chosen by Montreal with their first pick in the 2018 draft.

Max Comtois will join fellow prospects Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Noah Juulsen on a young Montréal team that will be looking to rebound from back-to-back disappointing seasons. 

Expectations are high for Max Comtois as he looks to make an impact on his rookie season with Habs Nation hoping that he can bring some much-needed offense to Bell Centre.

32. Jamie Drysdale


Jamie Drysdale

Jamie Drysdale is a 20-year-old Canadian basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Marlboros in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL).

Jamie was born in 2002 and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He started playing basketball at an early age and quickly developed into one of Canada's top young players.

In 2018, he was named to the NBL Canada All-Star team and led his team to victory against Team USA in the championship game. Jamie has been very successful both as a high school student and as a professional player, with several accolades including being voted. 

Rookie of the Year by Sportsnet Magazine and winning numerous awards during his first two years as a pro player with Toronto Marlboro.

He is a defenceman who played for the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL. He was drafted 6th overall in 2020 and has been playing for them since then. His career has been going well, with him having 103 points in 191 games so far. 

Jamie Drysdale is an experienced player who can help his team on both offense and defense.

33. Andrew Cogliano


Andrew Cogliano Career

  • 2003–04: St. Michael's Buzzers
  • 2004–05: St. Michael's Buzzers
  • 2005–06: University of Michigan
  • 2006–07: University of Michigan
  • 2007–08: Edmonton Oilers
  • 2008–09: Edmonton Oilers
  • 2009–10: Edmonton Oilers
  • 2010–11: Edmonton Oilers
  • 2011–12: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2012–13: EC KAC

Andrew Cogliano is a left-wing player who has played for the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Cogliano has scored over 100 goals in his career, including 97 goals during the 2011-12 season with Anaheim. In 2013 he signed a five-year deal with Toronto worth $25 million dollars. 

Cogliano is an excellent skater who can speed past defenders on his way to scoring chances or setting up teammates for the offense.

His slapshot from close range is also deadly accurate, making him a threat both offensively and defensively at even strength or on power plays. 

Despite being highly productive offensively, some analysts have suggested that Cogliano's game could use more finesse in order to be successful against better competition later in his career;

 however, this criticism seems largely unfounded given his overall production levels throughout his lengthy hockey career thus far.

As one of only two remaining Canadian players currently playing in the National Hockey League (the other being Rick Nash).

Andrew represents not just an important part of North American hockey culture but also contributes significantly to Canada's standing as one of world's top ice hockey nations.

34. François Beauchemin


François Beauchemin Career

  • 1996–97: Laval Titan Collège Français
  • 1997–98: Laval Titan Collège Français
  • 1998–99: Acadie-Bathurst Titan
  • 1999–2000: Acadie-Bathurst Titan
  • 1999–2000: Moncton Wildcats
  • 2000–01: Quebec Citadelles
  • 2001–02: Mississippi Sea Wolves
  • 2001–02: Quebec Citadelles
  • 2002–03: Hamilton Bulldogs

François Beauchemin is a veteran defenceman who has played in the NHL for nearly 15 years. 

He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the 2000 NHL Draft and has since played for them, as well as teams like Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, and Edmonton Oilers.

In 2012 he signed with the Vancouver Canucks and spent two seasons there before retiring at the season's end in 2014-15. In his career Beauchemin has scored 21 goals and added 97 assists for 128 points over 904 games played. 

He also accumulated 811 penalty minutes during that time span. Francois is married to Julie Boulet, they have three children together: Emilie (born 2004), Alexis (2006) and Benjamin (2009).

After retirement from hockey he moved back to his hometown of Sorel-Tracy where he currently works as an assistant coach with HC Sorel-Tracy of Quebec’s junior league Division 1A.

Also Played For: echl

35. Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald

McDonald was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the seventh round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. McDonald played his first professional season with their American Hockey League affiliate, Norfolk Admirals.

He made his NHL debut with Anaheim during the 2000-01 season and has since established himself as a key player on both offence and defence for them over the years. McDonald represented Canada at two Winter Olympics (2002, 2006) and won a silver medal at both events.

On January 14, 2014, McDonald announced that he would be retiring from hockey after 16 seasons in the NHL/AHL playing for Anaheim, Ottawa Senators, St Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks Andy McDonald was a left winger/centre who played for the Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues, and Canada in international play.

He had an undrafted career but made a name for himself with consistent production at the NHL level. Andy McDonald is best known for his flashy moves on the ice and hard work off it; he's been described as one of hockey's "character guys". 

In 2013, he retired from professional hockey after 13 seasons to pursue other interests including coaching and broadcasting.

36. Samuel Påhlsson


Samuel Påhlsson

Samuel Påhlsson is a former professional ice hockey player who played in the NHL for parts of six seasons. He was originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round (11th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing with Edmonton for four years, he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in 2001 where he spent six more seasons before retiring from play at age 34 due to injuries sustained during a 2004 playoff series against Boston Bruins.

Following his retirement, Påhlsson moved into coaching and helped lead Modo Hockey to back-to-back Swedish Championships in 2013 and 2014 as head coach. 

In 2018, he joined Team Sweden's staff as an assistant coach for their World Championship campaign that ended without a medal after being eliminated in the quarterfinals by Finland.

37. George Parros


George Parros

George Parros is a veteran winger who has played for Anaheim, Washington and Montreal over the course of his NHL career. He was drafted by Anaheim in the second round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft and made his debut with them in 2001-02.

He spent five seasons with Washington before moving to Montreal in 2007-08 where he enjoyed success, winning two Stanley Cups (2008, 2009). 

Injuries have been a major factor in Parros' recent past, limiting him to just 46 games over the last three seasons due to injury problems.

However, when fit he can be an effective player on either side of the ice and will add experience and depth to any team that signs him this offseason. 

George Parros is married with two children and resides in North Carolina George Parros played for the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens in his NHL career.

He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings 222nd overall in 1999. George Parros retired from playing hockey after the 2014 season.

38. Kevin Shattenkirk


Kevin Shattenkirk Career

  • 2003–04: Brunswick School
  • 2004–05: Brunswick School
  • 2005–06: U.S. NTDP U17
  • 2005–06: U.S. NTDP U18
  • 2006–07: U.S. NTDP U18
  • 2006–07: U.S. NTDP U18
  • 2007–08: Boston University
  • 2008–09: Boston University
  • 2009–10: Boston University
  • 2009–10: Lake Erie Monsters
  • 2010–11: Lake Erie Monsters
  • 2010–11: Colorado Avalanche
  • 2010–11: St. Louis Blues
  • 2011–12: St. Louis Blues

Kevin Shattenkirk was drafted in the 1st round, 22nd overall by the St. Louis Blues in 2008. He has played for the Blues since then and is one of their most consistent defensemen.

Injuries have hampered him at times during his career, but he has still managed to be a key player on several teams over his time in the NHL. 

He was traded to New York Rangers in February 2016 and spent two seasons with them before being traded again to Colorado Avalanche at the trade deadline 2017-18 season where he currently plays for them Shattenkirk was drafted 14th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in 2007.

Shattenkirk has spent his entire playing career with the Avalanche, appearing in 621 regular season games and recording 119 points (41 goals, 78 assists). 

In 2016-17, he led all NHL defensemen in scoring with 69 points (19 goals, 50 assists) while also winning a Stanley Cup championship with Colorado. 

Shattenkirk will captain Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He is married to Kari and they have two children together - daughter Quinn and son Brody.

39. Todd Ewen

Todd Ewen was born in Saskatchewan, Canada on March 22nd, 1966. He played ice hockey for the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League before being drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 1988.

Todd spent 11 seasons with the team before moving to Europe in 2001 to play for HC Davos of Switzerland and then EC KAC of Austria. 

He returned to North America in 2006 and signed a two-year contract with the Nashville Predators but retired from professional ice hockey just one season later due to injuries sustained during a pre-season game against his former team, Detroit.

Todd made a comeback almost four years later playing for HC Ambrì–Piotta of Swiss National League A where he helped lead them to their first championship title since 1981 as well as making appearances. 

Team Canada at various international tournaments including the 2010 Winter Olympics where they finished fourth overall after losing 4-3 in overtime against Sweden's gold medal-winning team. 

Todd announced his retirement from full-time hockey once again at age 41 following another injury-plagued season with SC Bern of Swiss National League B which saw him miss significant chunks of action towards the end due to several concussions that caused long-term damage.

Finally, on September 19th 2015, Todd passed away after suffering an apparent heart attack while jogging near Wildwood, Missouri.

40. Simon Benoit

Simon Benoit is a 24-year-old Canadian professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Zack Ryder. Zack Ryder's in-ring persona is that of an overzealous and cocky American wrestling superstar.

He has won championships throughout North America and Europe. Simon Benoit started training to become a wrestler at the age of 16 under the supervision of his father, who was also a professional wrestler himself.

In 2018, he made his debut for WWE as part of the Raw brand teaming with Mojo Rawley against The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder). 

Since making his WWE main roster debut, he has competed in several major tournaments including Royal Rumble 2019, Survivor Series 2020 and WrestleMania 34 where he lost to AJ Styles in what was considered one of the biggest matches in company history.

Outside of professional wrestling, Simon Benoit works as an electrician apprentice.

41. Max Jones

Left wing

Max Jones

Max Jones is a 24-year-old American defenseman who has played for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) since 2016. 

In his rookie season with London, Jones posted 11 points in 63 games and was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his debut for Detroit's AHL affiliate, Grand Rapids Griffins, on November 12th, 2018 against Syracuse Crunch. 

With two goals and four assists in 21 games for Grand Rapids this season, Max currently leads all rookies defencemen in scoring and ranks fourth amongst team defensemen overall Max Jones is a left winger for the Anaheim Ducks and was drafted 24th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Max has been playing professionally since 2017- present, with his most recent season being 2018-19 where he recorded 18 goals and 38 assists for 56 points in 81 games played. His strengths lie in speed and acceleration which make him very difficult to defend against off the rush or when receiving a pass from behind the net. 

Although he's not overly large at 203 pounds (92 kg), Max plays with an edge that can be intimidating for opponents, as well as having good puck-handling skills which allow him to create scoring chances by himself or help set up teammates.

In addition to his natural ability on the ice, Max also works extremely hard off it both during practice and conditioning drills, making sure he stays in top physical condition so that he can continue dominating at the professional level long into future seasons.

42. Ruslan Salei

Ruslan Salei

Ruslan Salei was a defenceman who played for the Detroit Red Wings. He died in September 2011 after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. 

Salei had previously played for Belarus, Russia, and the Russian National Team before joining the Red Wings during the 2006-07 season.

Ruslan's death cast a pall over Detroit as they prepared to begin their playoff run; he is remembered fondly by his teammates and coaches alike. 

As well as playing hockey, Ruslan also enjoyed boxing and speed skating – both of which he used to stay fit while on long road trips with the team, Ruslan Salei was a dominant player in the Belarusian league for many years.

He played for Dinamo Minsk, Tivali Minsk, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and Ak Bars Kazan before joining the Florida Panthers in 2011. Ruslan Salei was drafted 9th overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1996 and spent 6 seasons with them before retiring in 2001. 

Ruslan Salei has represented his country at several international tournaments including World Championships (1998, 2002) and European championships (1996).

Ruslan Salei is now a coach with HC Dynamo Moscow after hanging up his skates permanently following 11 seasons playing professionally.

43. Guy Hebert

Guy Hebert

Guy Hebert is a goaltender who played for the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning. Guy was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, but never played with them as he was traded to Tampa Bay before playing a game with them.

In the 1992-93 season, Guy had one of his best seasons statistically, posting a GAA of 2.29 and a save percentage of .920 which helped lead Tampa to their first Stanley Cup win in franchise history that year. 

The following year saw Guy post numbers that were not as great (GAA 3.21 & SV% .914) but still led Tampa to another cup victory over Pittsburgh thanks to his strong play in key moments throughout the playoffs. 

This included an incredible performance against Chicago in Game 7 of the Conference Finals where he made 34 saves en route to a 5-4 victory that put Tampa into their first-ever Stanley Cup Final appearance against Boston Bruins.

Despite being heavily under pressure during games (which caused him issues when trying to move from side to side), Guy continued playing until 2004 due to his contract demands from then-owner Jay Feaster and general manager Rick Dudley. 

However, after failing miserably in the 2003/2004 season (with an all-time worst GAA record at 4 goals below 2), both Feaster and Dudley decided it would be better if they released him instead of giving up $11 million dollars worth of contracts over 4 years. 

 After retiring as a player, Hebert has served as goaltending coach for Syracuse University since 2006 and also does television work commentating on Lightning home games along with studio analyst.

Darren Pang near midseason; additionally, he currently resides outside Florida with his wife Stephanie and children Brooklynn & Boden.

44. Urho Vaakanainen


Urho Vaakanainen Career

  • 2016–17: JYP Jyväskylä
  • 2016–17: JYP-Akatemia
  • 2017–18: SaiPa
  • 2018–19: Providence Bruins
  • 2018–19: Boston Bruins
  • 2019–20: Providence Bruins
  • 2019–20: Boston Bruins
  • 2020–21: SaiPa
  • 2020–21: Boston Bruins
  • 2020–21: Providence Bruins

Urho Vaakanainen is a Finnish defenceman who was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Vaakanainen has spent most of his career with HPK in Finland, where he has recorded 96 points (27 goals and 63 assists) over 176 games.

In November 2018, Vaakanainen signed an entry-level contract with the Bruins. Vaakanainen will compete for playing time on Boston's blueline this season, as well as representing Finland at both the World Championships and Olympics in 2019. 

Urho Vaakanainen is a Finnish professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round, 18th overall, of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Vaakanainen played his junior career with JYP Jyväskylä before being traded to SaiPa midway through his second season there. 

In 36 games with SaiPa during the 2016–17 SHL season, he registered 16 goals and 34 assists for 50 points, helping them clinch their fourth championship in six seasons.

Vaakanainen made his North American debut with Boston at age 19 during the 2017–18 season and recorded one goal and two assists over 11 games played before suffering a knee injury that ended his campaign prematurely; he has since resumed full training camp preparations.

Also Played For: providence bruins

45. Petr Sýkora

Petr Sýkora

Petr Sýkora is a Czech-born winger who has played in the NHL for Pittsburgh, Florida and Edmonton. He was drafted by the Penguins in the 3rd round of the 1997 draft and made his debut with them that same year.

In 2006 he signed with Florida where he scored 41 goals in 2007–08 to help them reach the Stanley Cup Finals but they were defeated by Detroit. 

The following season Petr again found himself on an NHL winner as Edmonton won their first championship since 1984.

During his career, Petr has been known for his speed, hand-eye coordination, and scoring ability from both sides of the ice (left wing or right wing). 

After ending his playing career at age 38, Petr now works as a vice president with Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) which owns and operates several entertainment venues across. 

North America including Rogers Place arena in Edmonton where he served as President until February 2019 when he took on additional responsibility within OEG’s hockey operations department.

46. John Klingberg


John Klingberg Career

  • NHL team: Minnesota Wild
  • Former teams: Frölunda HC
  • Jokerit
  • Skellefteå AIK
  • Dallas Stars
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • National team: Sweden
  • NHL Draft: 131st overall, 2010
  • Dallas Stars

John Klingberg is a defenceman for the Dallas Stars. He was drafted by the Stars in the first round, 27th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. 

Injuries have slowed him down at times during his career, but he has been one of the team's most consistent players over the past few seasons.

Klingberg has represented Sweden at both junior and international levels and won a silver medal at World Juniors in 2014. He made his debut with Dallas in 2015-16 and finished fourth on the team in scoring that season with 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists). 

In 2017-18, he led all-Stars defencemen with 73 points (21 goals, 52 assists) en route to being named to Team Sweden for Euro Hockey Championships where they reached their third final-ever finish – losing 2-1 against Finland John Klingberg was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 2010.

He has played for Frölunda HC, Jokerit, Skellefteå AIK and Anaheim Ducks since then. John has represented Sweden at the junior level and made his international debut in 2012. He is a strong defensive defenseman with good skating ability and a quick shot from the point. 

His consistent performances have seen him rise up the ranks of the NHL over the past few seasons, and he is now one of its most promising defenders.

Also Played For: dallas stars, 2017–18 nhl season

47. Ryan Kesler


Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler is a veteran of the NHL who has played for the Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks. Kesler is known as an effective two-way player, able to score goals and play defense effectively.

He has been nominated for several awards, including the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2009 and 2014, and the King Clancy Award in 2013. Kesler was born on August 31, 1984 in Livonia, Michigan United States.

Ryan attended Ferris State University where he excelled both offensively and defensively before being drafted by Vancouver in 2003 Kesler was drafted 23rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in 2003. Kesler played his entire playing career with the Canucks, and is currently an assistant captain on the team.

Kesler has won two Stanley Cups (2010, 2011) and six division titles with Vancouver. He also represented Team USA at both the World Championships (2004, 2006) and the Olympics (2010). Kesler announced his retirement from professional hockey after 19 seasons in 2019.

48. Ryan Strome


Ryan Strome Career

  • 2008–09: Toronto Marlboros
  • 2009–10: Barrie Colts
  • 2009–10: Niagara IceDogs
  • 2010–11: Niagara IceDogs
  • 2011–12: Niagara IceDogs
  • 2012–13: Niagara IceDogs

Ryan Strome was born on July 11, 1993 in Mississauga, Ontario. He is 6'1" tall and weighs 200 lb. Ryan played for the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL from 2009-2015 before being drafted by the New York Rangers in 2015.

In 2017 he signed with the Edmonton Oilers but was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in 2018 where he has been ever since. Ryan has had a couple of stints with Team Canada including playing at both World Junior Championships (2010 & 2016) and IIHF World Championship (2017).

He is currently under contract with the Buffalo Sabres until 2021 Ryan Strome is a right shot winger who was drafted by the New York Islanders in 2011. 

He has played for the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, and now the New York Rangers. Ryan Strome has had some good seasons with each team, but his best work came with the Islanders where he scored 45 goals in 2013-14.

Injuries have hampered him since then and he’s currently out of contract with no indication when he may return to play again.

Also Played For: new york rangers

49. Ondřej Kaše

Right winger

Ondřej Kaše

Ondřej Kaše was born on November 8th, 1995 in the Czech Republic. He is a right wing player who has spent his entire professional career with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League (AHL).

At 6'0" and 185 pounds, Kaše is an imposing physical presence on the ice and has scored 47 goals and 132 points in 220 AHL games. 

The 27-year-old winger also represented his country at both the World Junior Championships and IIHF World Championship tournaments earlier this year, impressing with six goals and 11 points in 15 games played at each event.

Kaše's contract with San Diego expires after this season but he may be looking to move on to bigger things - specifically NHL level - if he continues to show such promise in North America. 

If that happens, expect another tough battle for a spot on San Diego's roster as they look to build up their team for future success while maintaining their current place among the top teams in AHL hockey.

50. Ľubomír Višňovský


Ľubomír Višňovský Career

  • National team: Slovakia
  • NHL Draft: 118th overall, 2000

Višňovský was born on August 11th, 1976 in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia. At the age of 46, Ľubomír Višňovský is a defenceman playing for the New York Islanders in the NHL.

Before turning to professional hockey, Višňovský played several seasons with HC Slovan Bratislava of the Slovak Extraliga and SKA Saint Petersburg of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

In 2009, Višňovský won his first Stanley Cup championship with the Detroit Red Wings following their victory over Pittsburgh in seven games during the playoffs that year. 

Known for his hard-hitting style of play and ability to quarterback a powerplay from his position on defense, Ľubomír Višňovský has been praised as one of Slovakia's most successful hockey players ever.

Married since 2001 to former ice dancer Martina Kusnirova-Višňova (born 1977), Štefan and Martina have two daughters – Klara (born 2002) and Dália (born 2006). 

In addition to Slovak language media coverage at home where he is commonly referred to by diminutive forms such as "Babi" or "Dobri", internationally Đubo also enjoys recognition having been named one of Canada’s 25 Greatest Living Players by Lester B Pearson Award winners The Hockey News in 2011.

Also Played For: 2010–11 nhl season, los angeles kings

Final Words

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Brandon McNally

I have been playing hockey my whole life. I am currently a professional hockey player with the Calgary Flames. I am also a part time coach at the University of Calgary and the head coach of the Calgary Northstars Minor Hockey Association. I have always wanted to be an NHL player and I am very excited to be one! My hobbies are playing hockey, coaching, and spending time with my family. LinkedIn

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