Go to the website of your favorite NHL team, or any NHL team for that matter, and take a quick peek at the roster.
You'll see a bunch of players listed at various larger than life heights: 6'0", 6'2", 6'3", and some even as tall as 6'6".
But if you look hard enough, other numbers may jump out at you: 5'8", 5'9", or 5'10".
Some of the best players playing in the NHL today are not over six feet tall.
Yes, it is possible to be short and make a name for yourself in professional hockey.
In this slideshow, you will get to know 15 small players who are making big impacts on their teams.
There was only one requirement to be included in this slideshow: All players featured had to be 5'10" or smaller. I started with 50 players who met that requirement and cut them down to 15.
So take a seat, preferably on your knees or sitting on the floor so these guys don't feel overwhelmed by your height, and enjoy the show.