The Summit in 1974

In 1998, The Hockey News asked 50 voters representing all facets of NHL history to rank the best players ever. The list is an interesting outlook on the best players in the NHL.

Although Team Canada 1974 was not represented by the NHL, most of its players either played in the NHL besides the 1972-79 WHA seasons.



Top 100 NHL Players Of All-Time
Source: The Hockey News (1998)


Ranked 1-25


Ranked 26-50



 1. Wayne Gretzky, C
 2. Bobby Orr, D
 3. Gordie Howe*, RW
 4. Mario Lemieux, C
 5. Maurice Richard, RW
 6. Doug Harvey, D
 7. Jean Beliveau, C
 8. Bobby Hull*, LW
 9. Terry Sawchuk, G
10. Eddie Shore, D
11. Guy Lafleur, RW
12. Mark Messier, C/LW
13. Jacques Plante, G
14. Raymond Bourque, D
15. Howie Morenz, C
16. Glenn Hall, G
17. Stan Mikita, C
18. Phil Esposito, C
19. Denis Potvin, D
20. Mike Bossy, RW
21. Ted Lindsay, LW
22. Red Kelly, D/C
23. Bobby Clarke, C
24. Larry Robinson, D
25. Ken Dryden, G

F. Mahovlich

26. Frank Mahovlich*, LW
27. Milt Schmidt, C
28. Paul Coffey, D
29. Henri Richard, C
30. Bryan Trottier, C
31. Dickie Moore, LW
32. Newsy Lalonde, C
33. Syl Apps, C
34. Bill Durnan, G
35. Patrick Roy, G
36. Charlie Conacher, RW
37. Jaromir Jagr, RW
38. Marcel Dionne, C
39. Joe Malone, RW/C
40. Chris Chelios, D
41. Dit Clapper, RW/D
42. Bernie Geoffrion, RW
43. Tim Horton, D
44. Bill Cook, RW
45. Johnny Bucyk, LW
46. George Hainsworth, G
47. Gilbert Perreault, C
48. Max Bentley, C
49. Brad Park, D
50. Jari Kurri, RW

* Participated in the USSR vs. Canada Summit 1974.
In order to see more information on this players, please click on his name linked to his biography and career statistics.



The Summit in 1974