One of hockey's greatest aspects is the diversity among player types. The dynamic methods of winning NHL games allows for players who are not only big and strong, but small and agile to be effective at the sport's highest level.
This allows for 5' 8" forward Martin St. Louis to win the same Hart Trophy in 2004 that was awarded to 6' 6" defenseman Chris Pronger in 2000.
Throughout the years, many players have shown that size really doesn't matter if the skill is there. Here are the NHL's top 25 best players with a height of 5' 11" or below.