Leadership in hockey is a very important thing. It is little coincidence that many of the best leaders in hockey history are also among the best players.
Throughout hockey history, some players have set themselves apart by their leadership skills. These are not only great players, they are good enough to inspire their teammates to become better, to pick up their team when they are down and help them give that extra something that often makes the difference between victory and defeat.
Here is a list of the 20 greatest leaders in NHL history.
Feel free to mention any you feel I have missed, but please mention why your pick belongs on the list or why you feel I listed a player too high or too low.
Please enjoy this list of the NHL's greatest leaders.