More often than not professional athletes remind us why they should keep their day job. Being a famous athlete has provided dozens with the opportunity to cross over into the entertainment world. There is the token cameo appearance, then there are some roles that are created so that the stars of the sporting world can flex their acting chops.
Hollywood has no shortage of NHL players that have appeared in television and on the big screen. There aren't enough slides available to include all of Jeremy Roenick's performances as "Security Guard 1", "Male Secretary" or "Guy with nice flow" for the smaller screen. Every NHL city has the token car dealership commercial or local advertiser, but oftentimes the movie roles come down to knowing the right people.
We are all waiting patiently for J.R. to make his big-screen debut, in the mean time here are 14 films that have prominently (or not-so-prominently) featured some stars from the NHL. They may not have gotten the top billing, but they definitely stole some scenes. Enjoy now!