The NHL's Best Undersized Players in the 2013-14 Season

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The NHL's Best Undersized Players in the 2013-14 Season
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Size is beneficial in the NHL, but it is not a necessity for those who are going to be successful.

Some of the most spectacular players in NHL history have been small of stature. Stars like Marcel Dionne, Henri Richard, Yvan Cournoyer and Theo Fluery were all 5'9" or smaller.

Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion is widely credited with being the first player to use the slap shot. Despite his 5'9" frame, he could terrorize opposing goalies with that shot.

Smaller players continue to have an impact in the NHL. Here's a look at the seven of the most effective short (5'10" or smaller) players in the NHL this season

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