List of National Hockey League players of black African descent

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This is a list of National Hockey League players who are of black African descent.

Players with NHL experience[edit]

Active[edit]

Names in italics have won the Stanley Cup. If known, the player's heritage will be identified.

Players with at least one game of NHL experience currently playing in the NHL or on an affiliate team:

Forwards[edit]

Defencemen[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Bold: organization by which player is currently employed
*: Yet played an NHL game for their respective team

Past[edit]

Names in italics have won the Stanley Cup. If known, the player's heritage will be identified.

Players with at least one game of NHL experience who have retired, or who are no longer playing with an NHL affiliate team:

Forwards[edit]

Defencemen[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Number of players who have played with NHL teams[edit]

1 Previous NHL team with the same name

See also[edit]

Photo gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

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