Top 10 Greatest NHL Players of All Time

Although past generations still rule, one current star managed to sneak onto the list. 

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10. Sidney Crosby

he's won four Prince of Wales Trophies, three Ted Lindsay Awards and each of the Conn Smythe

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9. Bobby Hull

Bobby Hull carved out a place in history thanks to his speed as a skater and shooter 

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8. Guy Lafleur

in six consecutive years, but he tallied no fewer than 119 in each of those seasons. 

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7. Mark Messier

the New York Rangers and a three-year stop for the Vancouver Canucks. 

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6. Jean Beliveau

the Canadiens legend won a Stanley Cup in exactly half of the seasons he played. 

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5. Maurice Richard

is the namesake of the award now given to the league's top goal scorer at season's end. 

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4. Mario Lemieux

He'd ultimately record four more 100-point years despite a bout with cancer interrupting the prime of his career. 

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3. Bobby Orr

his leaping celebration in the 1970 Stanley Cup Final, Bobby Orr was the first historic offensive defenseman. 

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2. Wayne Gretzky

Gretzky did it nine times, maxing out at 215 and breaking 200 four times. 

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1. Gordie Howe

NHL seasons remain unmatched. Those marks are likely to stand the test of time. 

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