Greatest NHL Players Right Now

Lots of Canadians, some Russians, a Swede and even a Slovenian.


10. John Tavares is not the fastest guy in the game, but he more than makes up for it with his great stickhandling, passing and shooting.

9. Anze Kopitar doesn’t get a ton of attention, but he’s a force on offence and defence.

8. As a defenceman, Drew Doughty can do it all, and saves his best hockey for the playoffs.

7. Evgeni Malkin’s combination of size and skill is almost unfair. When he’s on, he is basically unstoppable.

6. Ryan Getzlaf is skilled and a little mean, which is a great combination in hockey.

5. Henrik Lundqvist is consistently at the top of everyone’s list for best goalie. That’s why they call him “The King.”

4. Nobody in the NHL fills the net quite like Alex Ovechkin.

3. Steven Stamkos skates like the wind and shoots like a cannon.

2. They call Jonathan Toews “Captain Serious,” and with two Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals on his resumé, he doesn’t fool around when it comes to winning.

1. There are plenty of challengers to Sidney Crosby, but “Sid the Kid” remains hockey’s golden boy.