There has never been a hockey player like Wayne Gretzky in the history of the world. But the thing about Gretzky that no one ever talks about is the fact that "The Great One" looks nothing like the generic hockey player.
Hockey players are looked upon as scruffy lumberjacks of men—a hard-working breed with a tremendous passion and appreciation for the game.
Dirty, pretty, skilled, dusty or "fourth-liner"—here are 30 current NHL players who look absolutely nothing like hockey players.
Certain Chicagoans refer to Henrik and Daniel Sedin as the "Sedin Sisters."
Longtime NHL tender Marty Turco looks more like an auto mechanic than a hockey player.
Sidney Crosby certainly doesn't look the part, but I'll go out on a limb and say his on-ice performance makes up for it...
Zac Rinaldo looks way more like a UFC fighter than a hockey player.
Edmonton young'un Taylor Hall, to me, looks exactly like Justin Bieber.
Is it just me or does it always seem like Danny B looks really, really sad?
Phaneuf is Toronto's No. 1 lumberjack.
I don't think I've ever seen Matt Carle smile...
Jamie Benn looks like Kenny Powers' angry offspring.
One of the NHL's only true redheads, and according to South Park, it's not a good world for redheads.
Sean Couturier's lack of front teeth certainly helps his case to look like a hockey player.
Nugent-Hopkins looks like Kenny Powers' angry son.
"Marc-Andre Fleury Looks Like Me"
Fiddler looks like your standard 24/7 plumber; however, not the world's favorite plumber.
Dupuis likes to give tours of art galleries in France. All kidding aside, homie is highly invested in Penguin Country.
Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn look like they own that generic Hollywood depiction of a European nightclub with copious amounts of ecstasy pills rifling amongst the crowds.
Pavel "Lloyd Christmas" Datsyuk in the house!
Andre the Giant?
I found Big Foot!
McQuaid rocks the vintage mop, bringing me back to the original Jagr days.
I'm no guidance counselor, but I'd rather see Bieksa on the blue line than in a fashion catalog.
Here's what Rangers head coach John Tortorella has to say about the Leafs All-Star.
Alex the Biter fits in well with Vancouver's "unique" style of play.
Aliu's portrait was originally found on a D.A.R.E. catalog.
Ray Emery is a boxer off the ice, and looks every bit the role—and brings that role to the ice when it's time to smash Marty Biron's face in.
Big Z toes the line at 6'9'' and a whopping 255 pounds; not your average hockey player...
This is literally the last image that comes to my mind when I think of a hockey player.