The following are players that were selected to feature in the league top 100 players. This was done in commemoration of the National Hockey League Centenary. These players ranging from goaltenders to wingers, made this list huge due to the impact they had on their teams and also in the league.
- Being a captain of a team requires a lot of leadership skills. A good captain can determine the outcome of the game by directing his fellow teammates as he sees fit during the match. For a person to be the “Ultimate Captain,” they must be respected by all teammates, lead by example, and most importantly, their presence felt when they are in the game. Steve Yzerman was such an individual. He was nicknamed the “Ultimate Captain” for his contribution to the team. He secured 3 Stanley Cup titles with the Red Wings.
- Jonathan Toews. He is a very impressive individual. He has managed to achieve way more than what most NHL players dream of doing, and he did all those things at a very young age. Through his direction as a captain, Jonathan managed to win 3 Stanley Cups Titles with the Blackhawks (2010, 2013 and 2015). He won a gold medal in the 2010 and 2014 Olympics while playing for Canada. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP (Most Valuable Player) by scoring a total of 29 points in 22 games. He is the second-youngest player to have won this trophy, and he won it at the age of 22. He was awarded the Selke Trophy for being the best defensive forward in 2010.
- Teemu Selanne. He was nicknamed the “Finnish Flash” for his speed on the ice. He played for the Ducks and won the Stanley Cup in 2007. He managed to score an impressive 76 goals as a rookie.