There are great players that everyone can fall in love with—Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Wayne Gretzky, MIke Bossy, etc. Leading a team to a Cup makes it easy to sell sweaters and have fans wanting to meet you. Kiss the baby, everyone wants a piece of the superstar.
But there are guys on the fringe that work their way into the hearts of fans as well. There are also guys that weren't even in the NHL that most hockey fans know about as well.
Here are 22 guys that could be considered a fan favorite, or "cult hero," to hockey fans almost everywhere.