One of the things we as hockey fans love about our favorite sport is the character of many of our players.
While other major sports have a lot of athletes trying to hog the spotlight or getting into legal troubles, the opposite is true in hockey. The majority of hockey players are as humble as they come, and many contribute to worthy causes in the community.
This slideshow honors those players. Forget about statistics and the salary cap for right now and just take a look at what these guys have done to better the cities they are playing in, or what they have done for the fans who watch them in person and on television.
If you are moved to join any of the players in the various causes they support, I am happy to provide links to websites where you can send donations. Even if you just donate one dollar, you are doing something good for a group of people who need it.
This list is in no order, as I didn't feel it was fair to rank charitable contributions. The only order the players are in is alphabetical according to their team name.
Here is a look at some of the nicest guys in the NHL.