The Most Iconic Player in the History of Every NHL Franchise

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The Most Iconic Player in the History of Every NHL Franchise
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No player is more iconic to the Boston Bruins than Bobby Orr.

The NHL is all about its images.

If any longtime hockey fan closes his eyes and thinks back to his favorite player, he can easily picture Bobby Hull flying down the ice in Chicago, Gordie Howe going into the corner in Detroit or Maurice Richard fending off a defender with his outside arm as he flies toward the goal.

These are iconic hockey images that have lasted decades.

Not all teams have iconic players at the level of Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr or Mario Lemieux, but every club has its iconic player.

Some teams have many icons, but we have narrowed it down to one for all 30 NHL teams.

Here's our say, and we are interested in what you have to say as well.


When franchises have moved, we look at the team's ultimate destination. So, for example, the Dallas Stars are considered but not the Minnesota North Stars.

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