List of ice hockey line nicknames

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The three forwards – the centre, right wing and left wing – operate as a unit called a line. The tradition of naming the threesomes who compose the hockey teams' lines of attack extends back to the 1920s when Bun Cook, Frank Boucher and Bill Cook of the New York Rangers formed the A Line (named after the A Train, which ran under Madison Square Garden).[1]

Famous NHL lines with nicknames[edit]

"The Crazy 8's Line" — Philadelphia Flyers (1990s) — Eric Lindros, Mark Recchi, and Brent Fedyk because the players jersey numbers were 88, 8, and 18 respectively (this line was also unique at the time because the left-handed Recchi played right wing and the right-handed Fedyk played left wing).

Famous non-NHL lines with nicknames[edit]

Current, short-lived and/or novelty lines[edit]

Famous forward combinations without acknowledged nicknames[edit]


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