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100 Greatest NHL Players

The First 33: Players from 1917-1966

The 100 Greatest NHL Players is a centerpiece in honoring 100 years of NHL hockey. A Blue Ribbon panel comprised of distinguished members of the hockey community - including executives, media members and NHL alumni - selected the list of esteemed players. Here are the first 33 players, who played predominantly during the NHL's first half century, from 1917-1966.

The remaining 67 members, those who played predominantly from 1967 through to present, will be named at THE NHL100™, a star-studded event open to the public on Jan. 27 during NHL All-Star weekend in Los Angeles. Go to to get your tickets now.