Comment on Best British Ice Hockey players in the NHL by Joel
The archive shows that 51 NHL players were born in the UK and have had considerable success in the league.
The players may have been born abroad, but they all moved to North America more or less when they were young and began their hockey career in Canada or the United States.
Of these 51 players, three were born in Wales, including five in Northern Ireland, 21 in Scotland and 22 in England.
There is no doubt that Britain is not close to a hockey power, but this list proves that UK-born players have had their share of NHL success over the years . Here are the most successful British players in the NHL:
Jack & # 39; Red & # 39; Beattie of Ibstock, England, played in the NHL from 1930 to 1939. He spent most of his time with the Boston Bruins, but also played with the Detroit Red Wings. and the Americans of New York.
Beattie played 334 regular season games and had 62 goals and 85 assists for a total of 147 points. He peaked during the 1935-1936 season with 14 goals and 18 assists for 32 points in 48 games.
If Boylesports' bookmakers 2017 were one of the most prominent betting sites today, were active at the time of Jack Beattie, he was not one of the most popular betting sites. There was no chance that he would not be considered one of the best players of the 1935-1936 season.
Brown hails from Johnstone, Scotland, and played on the left wing of the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins between 1941 and 1952.
He played in 391 regular season games and scored 217 points for 104 goals and 113 assists, while serving a 378 penalty minutes.
Right wing Peter Lee of Ellesmere, England, was 12th overall in the Montreal Canadiens in 1976 after scoring more than 400 points with the 67 & Ottawa, including a campaign of 161 points in its last year. of junior.
He scored at a pace of about one point per game in the AHL for a year and a half, then made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh in 1977-1978.
From Worthing, England, Dafoe was a very good goalkeeper in the Washington Capitals the Los Angeles Kings, the Boston Bruins and the Atlanta Thrashers between 1992 and 2004.
He was ranked 35th overall by Washington in the 1989 NHL draft after playing in the West as a junior with Portland and Prince Albert.
Dafoe played 415 regular season games in the NHL and recorded a record 171-170-56 with a 2.69 goals-against average and .904 with 26 shutouts.
From 1964 to 1978, Hodge was considered one of the NHL's most difficult sailing players, when he played with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers. .
A native of Birmingham, England, he played as a junior with the St. Catharines Blackhawks, scoring 63 goals and 60 assists in the league in his last season.
Hodge's career in the NHL lasted 881 regular season games, scoring 328 goals and 472 assists for 800 points and 779 penalty minutes.
Nolan (pictured above) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He patrolled the right from 1990 to 2010 with Quebec Nordiques, the Colorado Avalanche, the San Jose Sharks and Maple Maple. Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames and Minnesota Wild.
Nolan was a first overall choice chosen by Quebec in 1990 among the Royals of Cornwall.
He scored 423 goals and 463 assists for 885 career points. Nolan also contributed with 40 points in 65 post-season competitions.
Nolan was also a tough guy who served 1,793 penalty minutes – he was a fearful fighter. Striker Power has represented his Canada of adoption at several tournaments and won an Olympic gold medal in 2002.