The National Hockey League is a showcase of flashy goals, jaw-dropping passes and fancy puck-handling. For many, those highlight-worthy skills are just a few facets of their superstar profile.
But for these seven gritty players, those things are a little harder to come by.
Their stat lines are filled to the brim with goose eggs, at least until the plus/minus rating and penalty minutes categories appear.
Their ice time rarely breaks double digits—although sometimes we wonder why they're getting any time at all.
Their salary typically wavers around the minimum-wage mark, although in the NHL, that's a pretty nice half-million bucks per year. On most nights, the national minimum wage looks like it would be more fitting.
So yes, indeed, every single one of these seemingly-worthless brutes have still managed to hold a roster spot in the world's best hockey league. For that, they can be commended.
However, over the next five minutes, let us all forget the surely valiant and hard-fought path they each took to get to where they are now and have just a little good-natured fun at their expense.
Here's a little peek at the seven most worthless players in the NHL today.