List of black NHL players

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This is a list of black National Hockey League players.

List[edit]

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

Names in italics have won the Stanley Cup.
Bold: organization by which player is currently employed
*: Yet to have played an NHL game for their respective team

 = NHL All-Star[1] ·  = NHL All-Star[1] and NHL All-Star Team ·  = Hall of Famers


Nat. Name Birthplace Pos Seasons Teams Played Ethnicity Ref
Canada Akim Aliu Okene, Nigeria RW 2011–2013 CGY Nigerian-Ukrainian [2]
Canada Darren Archibald Newmarket, ON RW 2013–present VAN Afro-Canadian [3]
United States Justin Bailey Buffalo, NY RW 2015–present BUF Bi-racial
Canada Darren Banks Toronto, ON LW 1992–1994 BOS [4] [5]
Canada Nicholas Baptiste Ottawa, ON RW 2016–present BUF Haitian
Canada Chris Beckford-Tseu Toronto, ON G 2007–2008 STL Jamaican-Chinese[6] [7]
Canada Shawn Belle Edmonton, AB D 2006–2011 MIN, MTL, EDM, COL [8] [9]
France Pierre-Édouard Bellemare Le Blanc-Mesnil, France LW 2014–present PHI, VGK Bi-racial, Martiniquais[10] [11]
Canada Paul Bissonnette Welland, ON LW 2008–2014 PIT, PHX bi-racial, his mother is half-black [12][13] [14]
United States Francis Bouillon New York City, NY D 1999–2014 MTL, NSH Haitian-French[15] [16]
Canada Madison Bowey Winnipeg, MB D 2017–present WSH Bi-racial
United States Donald Brashear Bedford, IN LW 1993–2010 MTL, VAN, PHI, WSH, NYR African-French[17] [18]
Canada Fred Brathwaite Ottawa, ON G 1993–2004 EDM, CGY, STL, CBJ Barbadian[17] [19]
United States J. T. Brown Burnsville, MN RW 2011–present TBL, ANA, MIN* Bi-racial [20][21]
Canada Sean Brown Oshawa, ON D 1996–2006 EDM, BOS, NJD, VAN [17] [22]
United States Dustin Byfuglien Roseau, MN D 2005–present CHI, ATL, WPG African-Norwegian-Swedish[23] [24]
Canada Anson Carter Toronto, ON RW 1996–2007 BOS, WSH, EDM, NYR, LAK, CAR, VAN, CBJ Barbadian[17] [25]
United States Gerald Coleman Romeoville, IL G 2005–2006 TBL [26] Bi-racial [27]
Canada John Craighead Vancouver, BC RW 1996–1997 TOR [4] [28]
Canada Dale Craigwell Toronto, ON C 1991–1994 SJS [4] [29]
Canada Trevor Daley Toronto, ON D 2003–present DAL, CHI, PIT, DET Bi-racial, Jamaican [30]
Canada / Kazakhstan Nigel Dawes Winnipeg, MB LW 2006–2011 NYR, PHX, CGY, ATL, MTL Bi-racial, Jamaican[31] [32]
Canada André Deveaux Freeport, Bahamas C 2008–2012 TOR, NYR Bi-racial, Bahamian
Canada Jason Doig Montreal, QC D 1995–2004 WIN, PHX, NYR, WSH Jamaican [17] [33]
Canada Anthony Duclair Pointe-Claire, QC LW 2014–present NYR, ARI, CHI, CBJ* Haitian[34] [35]
United States Robbie Earl Chicago, IL LW 2007–2011 TOR, MIN African American [36]
Canada Ray Emery Hamilton, ON G 2002–2015 OTT, PHI, ANA, CHI Bi-racial [37]
United States Emerson Etem Long Beach, CA RW 2012–present ANA, NYR, VAN Bi-racial [38]
Canada Steven Fletcher Montreal, QC LW/D 1987–1989 MTL, WIN [39] Bi-racial [40]
Canada Maxime Fortunus Longueuil, QC D 2009–2014 DAL Haitian [41]
Canada Mark Fraser Ottawa, ON D 2006–present NJD, TOR, EDM Bi-racial, Jamaican [42] [43]
Canada Grant Fuhr Spruce Grove, AB G 1981–2000 EDM, TOR, BUF, LAK, STL, CGY Bi-racial [44]
Canada Joaquin Gage Vancouver, BC G 1994–2001 EDM [4] [45]
Canada Tyrone Garner Stoney Creek, ON G 1998–1999 CGY [46] [47]
Finland Christopher Gibson Karkkila, Finland G 2015–present NYI Saint Lucian-Finnish
Canada Tyrell Goulbourne Edmonton, AB LW 2017–present PHI
Canada Dirk Graham Regina, SK RW 1983–1995 MNS, CHI Bi-racial, Afro-Canadian [48]
Canada Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre Montreal, QC D 1998–2004 BUF, CBJ, WSH, ATL Haitian[17] [49]
United States Jordan Greenway Canton, NY LW 2017–present MIN Bi-racial
United States Mike Grier Detroit, MI RW 1996–2011 EDM, WSH, SJS, BUF African American [50]
Canada Josh Ho-Sang Toronto, ON RW 2016–present NYI Jamaican-Jewish
Canada Jarome Iginla Edmonton, AB RW 1995–present CGY, PIT, BOS, COL, LAK Bi-racial, Nigerian[17][26] [51]
United States Val James Ocala, FL LW 1981–1987 BUF, TOR African American [52]
Canada Paul Jerrard Winnipeg, MB D 1988–1989 MNS Bi-racial, Jamaican [53] [54]
Canada Brian Johnson Montreal, QC RW 1983–1984 DET [55] [56]
United States Justin Johnson Anchorage, AK RW 2013–2014 NYI [57]
United States Seth Jones Arlington, TX D 2013–present NSH, CBJ Bi-racial
Canada Derek Joslin Richmond Hill, ON D 2008–2013 SJS, CAR, VAN Bi-racial [58]
Canada Evander Kane Vancouver, BC LW 2009–present ATL, WPG, BUF, SJS Bi-racial [59]
Sweden Oliver Kylington Stockholm, Sweden D 2015–present CGY Swedish-Eritrean [60]
Canada Nathan LaFayette New Westminster, BC C 1993–1999 STL, VAN, NYR, LAK [61] [62]
Canada Georges Laraque Montreal, QC RW 1997–2010 EDM, PIT, PHX, MTL Haitian[17] [63]
Canada Darren Lowe Toronto, ON RW 1983–1984 PIT Afro-Canadian[64] [65]
Canada Mike Marson Scarborough, ON LW 1974–1980 WSH, LAK [66] [67]
Canada Craig Martin Amherst, NS RW 1994–1997 WIN, FLA Afro-Canadian [4] [68]
Norway Andreas Martinsen Bærum, Norway LW 2015–present COL, MTL, CHI Indian/Ugandan-Norwegian [69]
United States Greg Mauldin Holliston, MA C 2003–2011 CBJ, NYI, COL African American [70] [71]
Canada Jamal Mayers Toronto, ON RW 1996–2013 STL, TOR, CGY, SJS, CHI Bi-racial, Barbadian[72] [73]
Canada Kenndal McArdle Toronto, ON LW 2008–2012 FLA, WPG Trinidadian [74] [75]
Canada Sandy McCarthy Toronto, ON RW 1993–2004 CGY, TBL, PHI, CAR, NYR, BOS Black-Mi'kmaq[76] [77]
United States Mike McHugh Bowdoin, ME LW 1988–1992 MNS, SJS [39] [78]
Canada Tony McKegney Montreal, QC LW 1978–1991 BUF, QUE, MNS, NYR, STL, DET, CHI Bi-racial, Nigerian [79]
Canada Sean McMorrow Vancouver, BC LW 2002–2003 BUF [80] [81]
Canada Rumun Ndur Zaria, Nigeria D 1996–2000 BUF, NYR, ATL Nigerian[4] [82]
Canada Ray Neufeld St. Boniface, MB RW 1979–1990 HAR, WIN, BOS [66] [83]
Canada Darnell Nurse Hamilton, ON D 2014–present EDM Bi-racial, Trinidadian [84]
Sweden Johnny Oduya Stockholm, Sweden D 2006–present NJD, ATL, WPG, CHI, DAL, OTT, PHI Bi-racial, Kenyan[85] [86]
United States Kyle Okposo St. Paul, MN RW 2007–present NYI, BUF Bi-racial, Nigerian[87] [88]
Canada Willie O'Ree Fredericton, NB W 1957–1961 BOS Afro-Canadian [88]
Canada Theo Peckham Richmond Hill, ON D 2007–2013 EDM Bi-racial [89]
Canada Ryan Reaves Winnipeg, MB RW 2010–present STL, PIT, VGK Bi-racial [90]
Canada Pokey Reddick Halifax, NS G 1986–1994 WIN, EDM, FLA [66] [91]
Canada Bill Riley Amherst, NS RW 1974–1980 WSH, WIN Afro-Canadian[66] [92]
Canada Nathan Robinson Scarborough, ON C 2003–2006 DET, BOS [93]
Canada Bryce Salvador Brandon, MB D 2000–2015 STL, NJD Afro-Brazilian-Ukrainian[94] [95]
Canada Bernie Saunders Montreal, QC LW 1979–1981 QUE [96] [97]
Canada Reggie Savage Montreal, QC C 1990–1994 WSH, QUE Jamaican [98] [99]
Canada Wayne Simmonds Scarborough, ON RW 2008–present LAK, PHI [100] [101]
Canada Devante Smith-Pelly Scarborough, ON RW 2011–present ANA, MTL, NJD, WSH [102]
Canada Gemel Smith Toronto, ON C 2016–present DAL
Canada Anthony Stewart LaSalle, QC RW 2005–2012 FLA, ATL, CAR Bi-racial, Jamaican [26] [103]
Canada Chris Stewart Toronto, ON RW 2008–present COL, STL, BUF, MIN, ANA, CGY Bi-racial, Jamaican [31] [104]
Canada Malcolm Subban Toronto, ON G 2014–present BOS, VGK Jamaican-Montserratian [105]
Canada P. K. Subban Toronto, ON D 2009–present MTL, NSH Jamaican-Montserratian [106]
Canada Graeme Townshend Kingston, Jamaica RW 1989–1994 BOS, NYI, OTT Jamaican[4] [107]
Canada Claude Vilgrain Port-au-Prince, Haiti RW 1987–1994 VAN, NJD, PHI Haitian[61] [108]
Canada Joel Ward North York, ON RW 2006–present MIN, NSH, WSH, SJS Barbadian[109] [110]
Canada Kevin Weekes Toronto, ON G 1997–2009 FLA, VAN, NYI, TBL, CAR, NYR, NJD Barbadian [17] [111]
Canada Peter Worrell Pierrefonds, QC LW 1997–2004 FLA, COL Barbadian[17] [112]

Number of black NHL players listed by NHL teams[edit]

1 Previous NHL team with the same name
2 Changed its franchise name from the Phoenix Coyotes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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