List of ice hockey line nicknames

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The New York Rangers’ famous "Bread Line" that existed between 1926 and 1937. It consisted of Hall of Famers Bill Cook, Bun Cook and Frank Boucher.

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 beginnings of the NHL when Didier Pitre, Jack Laviolette, and Newsy Lalonde of the Montreal Canadiens formed the Flying Frenchmen line.

Famous NHL lines with nicknames[edit]

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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