When ranking the 50 most frightening players in NHL history, looks aren't part of the discussion. No, these are players who struck fear into the hearts of opposing players when they were on the ice.
There are a few ways to get on this list, but it's mostly a mixture of tough fighters and fierce body checkers who made opponents stop and take notice.
Keep in mind that this list includes all of NHL history, so there are some players on here that you may not be familiar with but who were the most frightening players of their era.
Discussing these lists with readers is always part of the fun, so feel free to comment and say why you feel a player I omitted belongs or why a player should be ranked higher or lower.
Here are the 50 most frightening players in NHL history.