Leadership in the NHL is a quality that isn't often measured by being the loudest guy in the room. A quiet confidence and professionalism can be infectious in a locker room particularly when one of the best players has a team-first attitude.
A strong will to win, perseverance and toughness and a relentless work ethic are some characteristics shared by some of the greatest leaders to put on a pair of skates. They don't call out their teammates in the press, question the coach's decisions publicly or take every opportunity to get in front of the microphone and camera.
These players happen to be some of the best in the game, leaders of men on the ice and battle-tested through the rigors of the NHL. They were the clear-cut leaders of their teams during their playing days but did so with a style that makes hockey players the most humble and endearing in professional sports.
Here are the best quiet leaders in NHL history. Enjoy now!