Of the 927 skaters and goaltenders who have played at least one game in the NHL this season, 214, or 23.1 percent, were born in the United States. Those 214 players were born in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Minnesota is first with 46 players, followed by Michigan with 34 and New York with 29. The total of New York by itself is greater than all countries except Canada, the Czech Republic and Sweden.
The percentage of U.S.-born players in the NHL when it expanded from six to 12 teams in 1967-68 was 2 percent. That rose to 12 percent during 1979-80, the season of the "Miracle on Ice" at theWinter Olympics in Lake Placid, and to 17 percent in 1996-97, the season following Team USA's triumph in the World Cup of Hockey in September 1996.
This season's figure is on track to be the highest ever.
|Goals: All-Time||Goals: Active Players|
|Mike Modano 561 Livonia, Mich.
Keith Tkachuk 538 Melrose, Mass.
Jeremy Roenick 513 Boston, Mass.
Joe Mullen 502 New York, N.Y.
Pat LaFontaine 468 St. Louis, Mo.
Bill Guerin 429 Worcester, Mass.
Tony Amonte 416 Hingham, Mass.
John LeClair 406 St. Albans, Vt.
Ed Olczyk 342 Chicago, Ill.
Scott Young 342 Clinton, Mass.
|Brian Rolston, NYI 339 Flint, Mich.
Jamie Langenbrunner, STL 241 Cloquet, Minn.
Brian Gionta, MTL 217 Rochester, N.Y.
Jason Blake, ANA 211 Moorhead, Minn.
Erik Cole, MTL 206 Oswego, N.Y.
Matt Cullen, MIN 192 Virginia, Minn.
Zach Parise, NJ 184 Minneapolis, Minn.
David Legwand, NSH 182 Detroit, Mich.
Scott Gomez, MTL 168 Anchorage, Alaska
Phil Kessel, TOR 158 Madison, Wis.
Ryan Malone, TB 158 Pittsburgh, Pa.
|Points: All-Time||Points: Active Players|
|Mike Modano 1374 Livonia, Mich.
Phil Housley 1232 St. Paul, Minn.
Jeremy Roenick 1216 Boston, Mass.
Keith Tkachuk 1065 Melrose, Mass.
Joe Mullen 1063 New York, N.Y.
Doug Weight 1033 Warren, Mich.
Brian Leetch 1028 Corpus Christi, Tex.
Pat LaFontaine 1013 St. Louis, Mo.
Chris Chelios 948 Chicago, Ill.
Neal Broten 923 Roseau, Minn.
|Brian Rolston, NYI 746 Flint, Mich.
Scott Gomez, MTL 683 Anchorage, Alaska
Jamie Langenbrunner, STL 657 Cloquet, Minn.
Matt Cullen, MIN 529 Virginia, Minn.
Jason Blake, ANA 483 Moorhead, Minn.
David Legwand, NSH 482 Detroit, Mich.
Erik Cole, MTL 434 Oswego, N.Y.
Tim Connolly, TOR 421 Syracuse, N.Y.
Brian Gionta, MTL 419 Rochester, N.Y.
Zach Parise, NJ 390 Minneapolis, Minn.
|Games Played: All-Time||Games Played: Active Players|
|Chris Chelios 1651 Chicago, Ill.
Mike Modano 1499 Livonia, Mich.
Phil Housley 1495 St. Paul, Minn.
Jeremy Roenick 1363 Boston, Mass.
Mathieu SchneideR 1289 New York, N.Y.
Bill Guerin 1263 Worcester, Mass.
Craig Ludwig 1256 Rhinelander, Wis.
Doug Weight 1238 Warren, Mich.
Brian Rolston 1231 Flint, Mich.
Brian Leetch 1205 Corpus Christi, Texas
|Brian Rolston, NYI 1231 Flint, Mich.
Jamie Langenbrunner, STL 1090 Cloquet, Minn.
Hal Gill, NSH 1047 Concord, Mass.
Matt Cullen, MIN 1014 Virginia, Minn.
Scott Gomez, MTL 892 Anchorage, Alaska
Jay Pandolfo, NYI 859 Winchester, Mass.
Jason Blake, ANA 847 Moorhead, Minn.
Jeff Halpern, WSH 847 Washington, D.C.
David Legwand, NSH 821 Detroit, Mich.
Tom Poti, WSH 808 Worcester, Mass.
|Wins by Goaltender: All-Time||Wins: Active Goaltenders|
|John Vanbiesbrouck 374 Detroit, Mich.
Tom Barrasso 369 Boston, Mass.
Mike Richter 301 Abington, Pa.
Frank Brimsek 252 Eveleth, Minn.
Ryan Miller 237 Lansing, Mich.
Guy Hebert 191 Troy, N.Y.
Tim Thomas 185 Flint, Mich.
Jon Casey 170 Grand Rapids, Minn.
Chris Terreri 151 Providence, R.I.
Mike Dunham 141 Johnson City, N.Y.
|Ryan Miller, BUF 237 Lansing, Mich.
Tim Thomas, BOS 185 Flint, Mich.
Brent Johnson, PIT 137 Farmington, Mich.
Rick DiPietro, NYI 130 Winthrop, Mass.
Craig Anderson, OTT 125 Park Ridge, Ill.
Jonathan Quick, LA 120 Milford, Conn.
Brian Boucher, CAR 119 Woonsocket, R.I.
Jimmy Howard, DET 107 Syracuse, N.Y.
Ty Conklin, DET 94 Anchorage, Alaska
Scott Clemmensen, FLA 60 Des Moines, Iowa
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