17 Nhl 16 Best Players of All Time

Brandon McNally

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1. Drew Doughty

Los Angeles Kings

Drew Doughty Career

  • NHL team: Los Angeles Kings
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 2nd overall, 2008
  • Los Angeles Kings

Drew Doughty is a superstar defenseman for the Los Angeles Kings. He was drafted first overall by the Kings in 2008 and has been an instrumental part of their success ever since.

He has won four Stanley Cups with the Kings, two as captain of the team. Drew Doughty also boasts NHL awards such as The Norris Trophy (2009), The Pearson Award (2012), and The Conn Smythe Trophy (2015).

His humanitarian work includes participation in multiple Ice Bucket Challenges to raise awareness for ALS research and treatment initiatives. Drew Doughty will be 33 years old at the end of this season, but he still shows no signs of slowing down.

Drew Doughty is a superstar defenceman for the Los Angeles Kings and Canada. He was drafted second overall in the 2008 NHL Draft after playing major junior hockey with the London Knights. 

Drew Doughty has been one of the most consistent defensemen in the NHL, leading all players in ice time on multiple occasions during his career.

His offensive abilities have also come to light, as he has recorded over 100 points twice in his career - once with LA Kings and again with Team Canada at the World Championships. 

Drew Doughty's work ethic off of the ice is just as admirable as his play on it; he frequently gives back to charity by participating in events like 'Drew's Dream' which raises money for childhood cancer research.

With a long illustrious playing career ahead of him, there is no doubt that Drew Doughty will be remembered as one of hockey's greats.

Also Played For: 2019–20 nhl season, nhl

2. Max Pacioretty

Carolina Hurricanes

Max Pacioretty Career

  • 2004–05: Taft School
  • 2005–06: Taft School
  • 2006–07: Sioux City Musketeers
  • 2007–08: University of Michigan
  • 2008–09: Hamilton Bulldogs
  • 2008–09: Montreal Canadiens
  • 2009–10: Montreal Canadiens
  • 2009–10: Hamilton Bulldogs

Max Pacioretty is a professional ice hockey player who was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 2007. He has also played for the Ottawa Senators and Vegas Golden Knights.

In 2013, he won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer with 87 points (35 goals and 52 assists). Pacioretty has represented Canada at multiple international tournaments, including three World Championships and two Winter Olympics.

He announced his retirement from professional hockey on February 25th, 2019 after 17 seasons in the NHL Max Pacioretty is a left-handed forward who has played for the Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, HC Ambrì-Piotta and Vegas Golden Knights in his NHL career.

Pacioretty was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens as the 22nd overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft. He made his professional debut with HC Ambrì-Piotta of the Swiss National League A in 2008–09 before joining the Carolina Hurricanes later that season. 

In 2011–12, he led all rookie forwards with 44 points (21 goals and 23 assists) as well as being named to Team USA for their World Championship tournament that year.

The following season, 2012–13, he recorded 41 goals and 63 assists for 106 points over 82 games - good for fourth place among rookies behind John Tavares (NYI), Alex Ovechkin (WAS), and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM). 

On July 1st, 2013, Pacioretty signed a six-year contract extension with Montreal worth an average annual value of $7 million dollars through to 2020–21 which makes him one of hockey's highest-paid players at present day.

In 2017–18 he finished second on the team scoring behind only Max Domi while playing 80 games registering 43 goals and 54 assists for 89 points helping lead Montreal to their 104th Stanley Cup championship.

Also Played For: university of michigan hockey, ncaa hockey

3. Alex Pietrangelo

Vegas Golden Knights

Alex Pietrangelo Career

  • NHL team: Vegas Golden Knights
  • Former teams: St. Louis Blues
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 4th overall, 2008
  • St. Louis Blues

Alex Pietrangelo is a defenseman for the St. Louis Blues and he has played in the NHL since 2007. 

Pietrangelo was drafted by the Blues in the first round, sixth overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

He joined their organization as an 18-year-old rookie and has become one of their most consistent players over that time period.

 Pietrangelo has been named to two All-Star teams (2011, 2017) and won a Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2014.

Injuries have limited him to just 67 games over his last three seasons but he still ranks third on the team in points behind Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz at this point in the 2019-20 season. 

Pietrangelo is married to Catherine Blanchette and they have two daughters together: Amelie Rose (born December 9, 2015) and Ella Grace (born January 2, 2018).

Alex resides outside of St Louis with his family during offseasons but frequently returns home to King City for events such as minor hockey tournaments or community appearances when possible Alex Pietrangelo is a defenseman for the St. 

Louis Blues has been playing in the NHL since 2008. He was drafted 4th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2008 NHL Draft, but he never played for them as they traded him to the St.

Louis Blues before he had a chance to play for them. Pietrangelo has won 2 Stanley Cups with the Blues, in 2014 and 2017, both as part of their defense core which also included Kevin Shattenkirk, Paul Coffey, and Chris Pronger during that time period. 

Alex Pietrangelo was named to Canada's World Cup team this year but didn't compete due to an injury sustained earlier in the season against Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn (who would go on to win Gold).

As of right now, Alex Pietrangelo is still one of the most popular players in STL and should continue being so going forward into his career at least.

Also Played For: st louis blues trade

4. Semyon Varlamov


Semyon Varlamov Career

  • NHL team: New York Islanders
  • Former teams: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
  • Washington Capitals
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • National team: Russia
  • NHL Draft: 23rd overall, 2006
  • Washington Capitals

Semyon Varlamov is a Russian goaltender who has played for the Colorado Avalanche since he was drafted in 2008. He has been named to two NHL All-Star Games, and won the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goalie in 2013.

Injuries have limited him to just 49 games over the past two seasons, but he remains one of the most promising goaltenders in hockey. Varlamov was born on April 27th 1988, making him 34 years old at this time (2018). 

His height is 6' 2" tall and his weight is 209 pounds – both of which are typical measurements for goaltenders.

Semyon Varlamov started playing hockey when he was only six years old; before that he participated in track and field events such as long jump and triple jump. 

After starting out with a team called Lokomotiv Moscow, Varlamov made his professional debut with CSKA Moscow during the 2003–04 season – aged 18 years old. 

He spent five seasons with CSKA Moscow before moving to Europe to play for HC Sochi (2006) and then SC Bern (2008).

The Colorado Avalanche selected Semyon Varlamov 38th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft after watching him play for Severstal Cherepovets during that year's playoff run.

Also Played For: 2020–21 nhl season, 2014–15 nhl season

5. Ryan McDonagh


Ryan McDonagh Career

  • 2004–05: Cretin-Derham Hall High School
  • 2005–06: Cretin-Derham Hall High School
  • 2006–07: Cretin-Derham Hall High School
  • 2007–08: University of Wisconsin
  • 2008–09: University of Wisconsin
  • 2009–10: University of Wisconsin
  • 2010–11: Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale
  • 2010–11: New York Rangers
  • 2011–12: New York Rangers

Ryan McDonagh was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1989. He played for the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 2004 to 2007 before being drafted by the New York Rangers in 2008.

He made his NHL debut with the Rangers in 2009 and has since played for them, as well as several other teams, including stints with Hartford and Edmonton Oilers along the way. 

In 2011 he signed a six-year contract extension with the Rangers that would keep him at Madison Square Garden through 2019.

Ryan is known for his strong defensive play and is often used by coaches to shut down opposing forwards on defense or create turnovers which can lead to goals scored by his teammates. 

He represented Team United States at both World Championships (2010 & 2014), winning a gold medal in 2010 and silver medals in 2014, making him one of only two players ever to win back-to-back world championships on different teams (the other player is Sidney Crosby).

On October 3rd 2018 it was announced that McDonagh had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). 

Despite this news he immediately resumed playing hockey for Team USA and captained their team at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where they won Gold.

Also Played For: 2012–13 nhl season, tampa bay lightning

6. Tuukka Rask


Tuukka Rask Career

  • National team: Finland
  • NHL Draft: 21st overall, 2005
  • Toronto Maple Leafs

Tuukka Rask is a goaltender for the Boston Bruins. He was drafted by the Bruins in 2006, and has since played over 600 games with the team. In 2016, he led all NHL goaltenders in save percentage (.924).

He also won the Stanley Cup with Boston in 2013 and 2017. Rask was awarded Sweden's Gold Medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics for his performance as a netminder for Team Finland during that tournament. 

Tuukka is married to Saara Aalto, an opera singer who formerly performed under her birth name Sanna Kyllönen Tuukka Rask is a goaltender for the Boston Bruins and was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He has played for Ilves since 2006-07 season, posting a record of 117-84-15 with six shutouts and a save percentage of .915 over that time period. 

In his rookie campaign with Boston in 2007–08, he posted a 19-14-5 record and 2.29 goals against average while playing all 48 games en route to being named Rookie of The Year. 

Since then, he's been one of the most consistent goaltenders in the league, winning at least 30 games every year except for 2012–13 when he had an injury-plagued season (17 wins).

On May 1st, 2019 Tuukka Rask announced his retirement from professional hockey after 20 seasons with 401 regular season victories and two Stanley Cups as part of the Boston Bruins organization.

Also Played For: boston bruins

7. Taylor Hall

Left wing

Taylor Hall Career

  • NHL team: Boston Bruins
  • Former teams: Edmonton Oilers
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 1st overall, 2010
  • Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall is a left wing who plays for the Edmonton Oilers. He was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the first round, 17th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

On July 1st, 2016 he signed with the Vegas Golden Knights to a six-year contract worth $42 million and became an unrestricted free agent on June 30th, 2020. In his rookie season (2010-11), Hall led all rookies in points (41) and assists (26).

The following year (2011-12), he finished second in scoring behind only Sidney Crosby with 116 points (50 goals and 76 assists). 

In 2013-14, Hall again led all scorers with 113 points while helping lead New Jersey to their fourth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

On February 26th, 2018 Taylor scored an overtime goal against Arizona that won game 5 of their playoff series and propelled them into the Conference Finals where they eventually lost to Washington Capitals 4 games to 2.

Also Played For: 2017–18 nhl season, memorial cup

8. Duncan Keith


Duncan Keith Career

  • 2002–03: Michigan State University
  • 2002–03: Kelowna Rockets
  • 2003–04: Norfolk Admirals
  • 2004–05: Norfolk Admirals
  • 2005–06: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2006–07: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2007–08: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2008–09: Chicago Blackhawks

Duncan Keith is a former NHL defenseman who played for the Chicago Blackhawks. Keith was drafted in the third round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets.

He made his debut with Winnipeg during the 2003-2004 season and spent six seasons with them before being traded to Chicago in 2008-09. With Chicago, he won two Stanley Cups (2010 and 2013) and three Presidents' Trophies (2009, 2010, 2011).

Injuries forced him to retire from professional hockey at age 36 after playing in just 57 games over two seasons with Los Angeles in 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively. 

Keith has since been appointed as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Championship where they reached their first ever Final tournament.

Duncan Keith is a veteran defenceman who has played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers and NHL Draft. 

Duncan Keith was drafted in the 54th overall by Chicago Blackhawks in 2002. After playing with the Blackhawks for four seasons, he moved on to play with Edmonton Oilers where he remained until his retirement in 2022.

He has amassed over 550 games played as a professional hockey player and holds several records including most points (246) and assists (203) from a defenseman in an NHL career. 

In 2018, Duncan Keith was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame after being selected unanimously by the selection committee. 

His determination to win games at any cost has made him one of the most respected players in all of hockey history, both on and off the ice.

Also Played For: nhl 17, chicago blackhawks

9. Frederik Andersen


Frederik Andersen Career

  • NHL team: Carolina Hurricanes
  • Former teams: Herning Blue Fox
  • Frederikshavn White Hawks
  • Frölunda HC
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • National team: Denmark
  • NHL Draft: 187th overall, 2010
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • 87th overall, 2012
  • Anaheim Ducks

Frederik Andersen is a goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes. Frederik Andersen was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in 2008 and played for them until he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015.

He won two Stanley Cups with the Maple Leafs, in 2016 and 2019, making him one of only four players ever to win both an MVP Award (2015) and a Stanley Cup (2016-2019). 

In 2022, he signed with the Carolina Hurricanes as their new starting goaltender. Andersen was drafted 187th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2010 NHL Draft. 

After spending two seasons playing with Herning Blue Fox of the Danish Elite League, he made his North American debut with Frederikshavn White Hawks of the Metal Ligaen in 2012-13.

In 2013-14, Andersen played for Frölunda HC of Sweden's Elitserien before signing a one-year contract to play for Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1st, 2014. 

He has since appeared in 227 regular season games and 27 playoff contests with Toronto, posting a record of 29 wins, 18 losses and six ties as well as 2 shutouts over that span while averaging 2.39 goals against average (GAA) and .927 save percentage (SV%).

On February 25th, 2017 Andersen signed an eight-year deal extension worth $43 million with Toronto which will keep him teaming up until 2023-24 campaign.

Also Played For: 2018–19 nhl season, carolina hurricanes

10. Zach Parise

Left wing

Zach Parise Career

  • 2000–01: Shattuck-Saint Mary's
  • 2001–02: Shattuck-Saint Mary's
  • 2001–02: US NTDP U18
  • 2002–03: University of North Dakota
  • 2003–04: University of North Dakota
  • 2004–05: Albany River Rats

Zach Parise is a left wing who was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2003. He has played for the Wild, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes over his career.

In 2019, he signed with the Vegas Golden Knights as an unrestricted free agent. Parise has scored more than 700 goals and 1800 points in his NHL career so far. 

He won two Stanley Cups with the Devils in 2012 and 2018, as well as two Olympic gold medals (2006 and 2010).

Zach Parise is married to Mandy LeBlanc-Parise; they have four children together – Jack (born October 25th 2006), Lillian Grace (born November 20th, 2009), Nicholas Owen (born April 3rd 2013) and Aidan Jameson LeBlanc-Parise( born January 26th 2020).[2] Zach Parise is a former first-round draft pick of the New Jersey Devils.

Zach Parise has spent his entire professional career with the Devils, and he has been an integral part of their team since 2005. 

In 2008, Zach Parise was named to the All-Star Team for the first time in his career. He finished second in voting behind Sidney Crosby. 

In 2013, Zach Parise led all NHL players with 54 points (20 goals and 34 assists) in 48 games played during the regular season.

He helped lead New Jersey to their fifth Stanley Cup championship that year. In 2015, Zach Parise was traded to Minnesota Wild along with Pekka Rinne for Mike Fisher and Martin Havlat.

 The move reunited him with longtime teammate Devan Dubnyk, who had also been drafted by New Jersey as a goaltender back in 1997. 

As of 2019, Zach Parise is fresh off yet another successful campaign where he scored 37 goals and added 41 assists for 78 points over 82 games played during the 2018–19 season - good enough for sixth overall in scoring on the league's most offensively potent team.

Also Played For: minnesota wild

11. Ryan Suter


Ryan Suter Career

  • 2002–03: U.S. NTDP U18
  • 2003–04: Wisconsin Badgers
  • 2004–05: Milwaukee Admirals
  • 2005–06: Nashville Predators
  • 2006–07: Nashville Predators
  • 2007–08: Nashville Predators

Ryan Suter is a defenseman for the Minnesota Wild and has been in the NHL since 2005. He was drafted by the Nashville Predators in 2003 but never played with them as they traded him to the Minnesota Wild before he ever played a game.

In 2009, Suter signed an eight-year contract extension with Minnesota worth $60 million which made him one of the highest paid defensemen in hockey at that time. 

He won two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins (2011, 2016) and also helped Denmark win gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics where he scored Sweden's only goal in their semifinal loss.

Ryan Suter will turn 38 on January 21st 2020 and has said that if he can play another four or five years then it would be perfect but admitted that his body might not allow him to do so anymore.

Ryan Suter is a talented defenseman who has played in the NHL for 10 seasons. He was drafted by the Nashville Predators in 2003 and has been with them ever since.

In his career, he has won two Stanley Cups with the Predators and also appeared in several other championship games. 

He is known as one of the best defensemen in the league and is often compared to teammate Shea Weber because of their dominant play on the ice together.

Also Played For: dallas stars, nashville predators

12. Cory Schneider


Cory Schneider Career

  • 2002–03: Phillips Academy
  • 2003–04: Phillips Academy
  • 2003–04: U.S. NTDP
  • 2003–04: U.S. NTDP
  • 2004–05: Boston College
  • 2005–06: Boston College

Cory Schneider is an American goaltender who has played for the New Jersey Devils in the NHL. 

Schneider was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 2003 and traded to the Devils in a deal that brought Scott Niedermayer to Vancouver.

He has been with New Jersey since 2007, appearing in over 570 games and winning 219 of them as they reached three Stanley Cup Finals appearances (2012, 2017, 2018). 

Injuries have limited him to just 32 games this season but he remains one of the top goalies in the league and is key part of their playoff ambitions.

Cory Schneider was born on March 18th 1986 in Marblehead Massachusetts USA which makes him 36 years old at present time Cory Schneider is a goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL. 

Cory was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2004 and played his first season with them in 2005-06. In 2007, he was traded to the Canucks and has been with them ever since.

Cory has had some success during his career, including an appearance in the Stanley Cup Final (2012) as well as two Vezina Trophies (2013, 2014). 

He is currently playing for HC Ambrì-Piotta of Switzerland's National League A after being released from Vancouver at the end of last season.

Also Played For: massachusetts hockey, new jersey devils

13. Andrew Ladd

Andrew Ladd Career

  • 2001–02: Port Coquitlam Buckaroos
  • 2001–02: Vancouver Giants
  • 2002–03: Coquitlam Express
  • 2003–04: Calgary Hitmen
  • 2004–05: Calgary Hitmen
  • 2005–06: Lowell Lock Monsters
  • 2005–06: Carolina Hurricanes
  • 2006–07: Carolina Hurricanes
  • 2007–08: Albany River Rats

Andrew Ladd is a left wing who plays for the New York Islanders. He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and has played for them, as well as other teams, since then.

In 2018-19 he recorded 35 points (12 goals and 23 assists) in 82 games, helping his team make it to the playoffs. Andrew Ladd is married with two children and lives in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Andrew Ladd began his career with the Arizona Coyotes.

From 2005 to 2010, he played for the Carolina Hurricanes before joining Chicago Blackhawks in 2011. In 2012, he was traded to Atlanta Thrashers where he spent two seasons before being traded to Winnipeg Jets in 2014. 

He has since played for the New York Islanders and Canada's National team throughout his NHL career.

Also Played For: winnipeg jets, atlanta thrashers

14. Jonathan Quick

Los Angeles Kings

Jonathan Quick Career

  • 2002–03: Avon Old Farms
  • 2003–04: Avon Old Farms
  • 2004–05: Avon Old Farms
  • 2005–06: U. of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • 2006–07: U. of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • 2007–08: Reading Royals
  • 2007–08: Manchester Monarchs
  • 2007–08: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2008–09: Manchester Monarchs
  • 2008–09: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2009–10: Los Angeles Kings

Jonathan Quick is an American goaltender who has played for the Los Angeles Kings since he was drafted in 2006. Quick has been a key part of the Kings' success over the past few years, and he has led them to the playoffs three times.

Quick is known for his athleticism and his strong goaltending skills. He has also received several awards and accolades over the years, including being named the NHL's Most Valuable Player in 2016. 

With his talent and experience, it is no wonder that Quick is considered one of the best goaltenders in the world.

He is looking to keep the Kings in the playoffs this year, and his performance will be crucial in helping them achieve this. 

Jonathan Quick is a dedicated and passionate athlete, and he will continue to be a key part of the Kings team for years to come.

Also Played For: university of massachusetts amherst, echl

15. Pekka Rinne


Pekka Rinne Career

  • Oulun Kärpät
  • Nashville Predators
  • Dinamo Minsk
  • National team: Finland
  • NHL Draft: 258th overall, 2004
  • Nashville Predators

Pekka Rinne is a goaltender for the Nashville Predators. Rinne has won the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the best goaltender in the NHL, twice. Rinne was drafted by the Nashville Predators in 2004.

He has played for the Kärpät organization in Finland, as well as the Oulun Kärpät team in the Finnish Liiga. 

Rinne has appeared in over 1000 NHL games, and has a career record of 598-397-94. Rinne is a two-time Olympian, and has won a silver medal with Finland in 2006, and a gold medal with Finland in 2014.

Rinne is married, and has two children. Rinne is a devout Christian, and has spoken about his faith in the media. 

Rinne is a member of the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, and was named as the NHL's First Star of the Week for the week of 7 December 2017. 

Rinne was born in Minsk, Belarus in October of 1982. Rinne began playing hockey at the young age of six.

Rinne moved to Finland to play hockey at the age of 16. Rinne played for several Finnish teams before joining the Nashville Predators in 2002. 

Rinne has been a dominant goaltender in the NHL for over a decade. Rinne has won multiple awards, including the Vezina Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy. Rinne is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Nashville Predators.

Rinne is a member of the Finnish national team, and has represented his country in numerous tournaments, including the World Championships. Rinne is set to retire after the 2021-22 season.

16. Shea Weber


Shea Weber Career

  • NHL team: Arizona Coyotes
  • Former teams: Nashville Predators
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 49th overall, 2003
  • Nashville Predators

Shea Weber is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). 

Weber was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round, 11th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

He has also played for the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Nashville Predators. Weber has won two Stanley Cup championships with the Canadiens, in 2007 and 2012. 

He was also a key player in the Flames' championship run in 2005. Weber was named to the NHL All-Star team in 2010, and the All-Star Game MVP team in 2012.

Weber is a two-time Olympian, having played in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. Weber has been fined numerous times by the NHL for various infractions, most notably for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin in the 2013 playoffs. 

Weber is one of the most physically imposing defencemen in the NHL, and is known for his heavy hit and penchant for physical play. 

Weber is married to Canadian model Jordyn Wieber. They have one daughter. Weber is a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

17. Braden Holtby


Braden Holtby Career

  • NHL team: Free Agent
  • Former teams: Washington Capitals
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Dallas Stars
  • National team: Canada
  • NHL Draft: 93rd overall, 2008
  • Washington Capitals

Braden Holtby is a highly skilled goaltender who has won several awards, including being named the Vezina Trophy winner in 2017. Holtby was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his professional debut with the Capitals in 2009. In 2013, Holtby was named the Capitals' starting goaltender. 

In 2017, Holtby won the Vezina Trophy, becoming the first goalie in Capitals history to win the award. In 2018, Holtby led the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history.

Holtby is married and has two children. He is a member of the Canadian national team. Holtby is a highly skilled goalie who is known for his reflexes and ability to make difficult saves. Holtby is a goaltender for the Washington Capitals. 

He was drafted by the Capitals in the 93rd overall in the 2008 NHL Draft. Holtby has played for the Capitals since 2009.

Holtby has played in the NHL for five teams, including Washington, Vancouver, Dallas, and Canada. 

Holtby has won the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's Rookie of the Year, in 2016. Holtby was voted to the NHL All-Star Game in 2017. 

Holtby was nominated for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the goaltender of the year, in 2017. Holtby is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, with Washington in 2018 and Vancouver in 2011.

Also Played For: washington capitals

Final Words

NHL 16 is the latest installment in the long-running NHL video game series from EA Sports. Experienced hockey fans will be able to enjoy the latest entry in the series, while newcomers to the sport can learn the basics and improve their skills.

The game features a variety of new features and improvements, including new player models and animations, as well as an all-new Defending Skill Stick option that allows players to defend their net in a more strategic way.

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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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