7 Current Stars That Young NHL Players Should Emulate

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7 Current Stars That Young NHL Players Should Emulate
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Jarome Iginla is one of the top stars that young players should emulate.

There are ways to play hockey the right way.

It is not just about loading up on goals, assists or building solid plus/minus totals. To become a true star of the game, you have to conduct yourself in an admirable manner both on and off the ice.

That means that you must play the game honestly and fairly—with no diving, faking or embellishment.

Young players who are moving up in the game have to do their job on the ice. But if they are going to become solid NHL citizens who represent the game, their team and themselves well, they should take note of the following stars who have been committed to doing the right things on and off the ice.

Some of the factors that we have considered include on-ice performance, sportsmanship, media availability, fan friendliness and overall impact.

(The absence of Sidney Crosby from this list has to do with a tendency to get involved in after-the-whistle scrums and a tendency to embellish that was not obvious earlier in his career.)

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