10. Brooks Laich helped a mother and daughter fix their flat tire on Washington's Roosevelt Bridge on the same night his Caps were eliminated from the post-season in 2010.

9. Shane Doan He's been through thick and thin with the franchise ever since, and re-upped with the Phoenix Coyotes even when their future in the state was still up in the air.

8. Dan Boyle Boyle was even dumped by his first NHL team (Florida, of course) before he broke out as a producing puck-moving defenseman with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

7. Henrik Zetterberg He's only ever posted more than 40 PIM in a season twice and quietly plays his role within a system that has kept Detroit a powerhouse for more than two decades.

6. Jaromir Jagr Maybe it's one of those "you don't know what you have until its gone" scenarios, because the appreciation for Jagr hit a fever pitch after he returned to the NHL in 2012-13.

5. Patrik Elias His quiet longevity is a testament to his modesty and he's still fully capable of hitting 25 goals and 70 points in a season at 37 years old.

4. Martin St-Louis His first Art Ross came in 2003-04 and his second came in 2012-13 as a 37-year-old. St-Louis has won two Lady Byngs and a Lester Pearson as well.

3. Pavel Datsyuk Since arriving in the NHL, he's slowly built his celebrity through highlight reel goals and a self-deprecating sense of humor.

2. Teemu Selanne Selanne scored 76 goals as a rookie and early last decade looked to be winding down his NHL career after a disastrous season with Colorado.

1. Martin Brodeur Maybe it's because of all the historic names he's eclipsed and maybe it's because he's an active Hall of Famer, but there's a soft spot within every fan's heart for Brodeur.