Most sports teams give many teammates nicknames.
On hockey teams, everyone has a nickname. No one is referred to by their real name. Part of the reason may be because some names are too hard to pronounce or people share names.
However, the biggest reason is that giving nicknames bond people, and teams are families.
Most hockey players nicknames are just some form of either their first or last name with “ie” on the end of it, i.e. “Ovie."
Some nicknames, though, are a little more creative. Here are the top 50 NHL nicknames of all time.