100 Greatest NHL Players

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In 2017, the National Hockey League commemorated its 100th anniversary with a list of the 100 Greatest NHL Players.[1] The list was created by 58 people, including media members, NHL alumni and NHL executives.[2][3]

The first 33, representing players who played prior to 1966, were unveiled during a pre-game ceremony at the NHL Centennial Classic outdoor game on January 1, 2017.[2] The remaining players were announced on January 27, 2017, at a special NHL 100 Gala ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, two days before the 2017 NHL All-Star Game.[4]

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The inclusion of Jonathan Toews[3][5][6] and Patrick Kane[3][5][6] was considered controversial. Evgeni Malkin,[5][6][7] Ed Belfour,[5][7][8] Dale Hawerchuk,[5][7][8] Joe Thornton,[6][7] Jarome Iginla,[6][7] Zdeno Chara,[6][7] Pierre Pilote[6][7] and Michel Goulet[5][8] were considered to be notable players omitted from the list.

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  1. ^ "100 Greatest NHL Players". NHL.com. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "League starts reveal of 100 Greatest NHL Players". NHL.com. January 1, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Greg Wyshynski, NHL reveals top 100 players of all-time, with some surprises, Yahoo! Sports
  4. ^ "Jon Hamm to Host NHL Gala Honoring Top 100 Players in League History (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Colin Fleming, Five In, Five Out: Who should have made the NHL's top-100 list?, Sports Illustrated
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Dave Lozo, EVGENI MALKIN'S TOP 100 SNUB IS A DAMN TRAVESTY Archived 2017-04-26 at the Wayback Machine, Vice Sports
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Greg Wyshynski, Who were biggest snubs of 100 Greatest NHL Players list?, Yahoo! Sports
  8. ^ a b c Helene Elliott and Curtis Zupke, NHL honors 100 greatest players ahead of All-Star game, Los Angeles Times