Top 10 Best Hockey Players in the World: 10 Best players of All Time

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10.Alex Ovechkin

He revolutionized hockey, introducing goalie masks after a 1959 injury. A standout goalie, he secured five consecutive Stanley Cups and seven Vezina Trophies with Montreal.

9. Jacques Plante

Michigan proud, biased perhaps, but my list includes Steve Yzerman. Detroit Red Wings' icon, three Stanley Cups ('97–'98, '02). Skill, class, and quiet leadership set him apart.

8. Steve Yzerman

He is hockey's top goalie, secured 4 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and 103 shutouts. Despite personal challenges, his enduring legacy met a tragic end in 1970 at 40. 

7. Terry Sawchuk

Hockey legend Jean Béliveau: 10 Stanley Cups (1956–60, 1965–66, 1968–69, 1971), 507 goals, 2 MVPs (1956, 1964), Hall of Fame in 1972, no three-year wait.

6. Jean Béliveau

"The Rocket," netted 500 goals, scored 50 in a season, and secured eight Stanley Cups with the Canadiens. His aggressive play and a 1955 suspension triggered a Montreal riot. 🏒🔥

5. Maurice Richard

He is, 6'4", dominated 17 years with Penguins, scoring 690 goals, winning two Cups. Overcoming cancer, he retired '97, saved Penguins as owner, then won Cup as player-owner in '09.

4. Mario Lemieux

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Elite defenseman Bobby Orr: 8 Norris Trophies (1968–75), NHL scoring leader (1970), 3 MVPs (1970–72), 2 Stanley Cups (1970, 1972).

3. Bobby Orr

"Hockey revolutionary Wayne Gretzky, the 'Great One,' set records with 894 goals, won four Stanley Cups, and boosted US popularity with the LA Kings."

2. Wayne Gretzky

 'Mr. Hockey,' scored 801 goals, set records, and won four Stanley Cups with the Red Wings. His gritty play inspired the 'Gordie Howe hat trick.' He battled on until 52. #NHL #Legend"

1. Gordie Howe

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