Leadership is very important in professional sports, and especially in the NHL. Teemu Selanne, for example, is a respected veteran locker room leader. Captains are often looked at as the team's leader on the ice, but having good locker room guys is very important, and it was evident with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Not every captain in the NHL is vocal, so having some veterans in the locker room can be important for team chemistry.
These players are veterans, team leaders or they lead by example with their work ethic and are just great in the locker room. Here are the 10 best locker room guys in the NHL and what makes them great.
To be fair, this list will give other players a chance, so those who wear the "C" will be excluded.