Ranking the 10 Best NHL Seasons by a Player Over 40 Years Old

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Ranking the 10 Best NHL Seasons by a Player Over 40 Years Old

The NHL has slowly been becoming a young man's league for quite some time now. It seems like every year we see a few kids leaving their mark on the game, slowly, but surely pushing the old guard out of the way in the process.

Most of the best players in the world are somewhere in their 20's or early 30's. We've seen massive seasons from guys like Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin before they were even allowed to legally grab a drink at a bar with the rest of their teammates during a night off.

Flip on a television set and watch some highlights and you'll see Tyler Seguin dancing through defenders or Phil Kessel sniping from 15 feet out. Sprinkled in with those highlights however, you're likely to see some slick plays from said "old guard."

This year Jaromir Jagr, Daniel Alfredsson, Martin Brodeur and Teemu Selanne are all playing very important roles for their respective teams. What do they all have in common?

They're all over the age of 40.

Which got us to thinking: which players have performed the most brilliantly despite having officially gone "over the hill"?

 

All statistics appear courtesy of HockeyDB.com unless otherwise noted.

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