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NHL reveals complete list of 100 Greatest NHL Players

67 Legends (1967-Present) Join 33 Previously Announced Players (1917-1966)

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LOS ANGELES - The National Hockey League unveiled today its complete list of 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian, revealing the names of 67 legends (1967-present) who join the previously announced group of 33 players (predominantly from the League's first 50 years, 1917-1966). All 100 players were honored during THE NHL100 presented by GEICO at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The following is the complete list of legends who have been voted among the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian:

SID ABEL (C, 1938-39/1953-54)*
SYL APPS (C, 1936-37/1947-48)*
ANDY BATHGATE (RW, 1952-53/1970-71)*
JEAN BELIVEAU (C, 1950-51/1970-71)*
MAX BENTLEY (C, 1940-41/1953-54)*
TOE BLAKE (LW, 1934-35/1947-48)*
MIKE BOSSY (RW, 1977-78/1986-87)
RAY BOURQUE (D, 1979-80/2000-01)
JOHNNY BOWER (G, 1953-54/1969-70)*
TURK BRODA (G, 1936-37/1951-52)*
MARTIN BRODEUR (G, 1991-92/2014-15)
JOHNNY BUCYK (LW, 1955-56/1977-78)*
PAVEL BURE (RW, 1991-92/2002-03)
CHRIS CHELIOS (D, 1983-84/2009-10)
KING CLANCY (D, 1921-22/1936-37)*
BOBBY CLARKE (C, 1969-70/1983-84)
PAUL COFFEY (D, 1980-81/2000-01)
CHARLIE CONACHER (RW, 1929-30/1940-41)*
YVAN COURNOYER (RW, 1963-64/1978-79)
SIDNEY CROSBY (C, 2005-06/Present)
PAVEL DATSYUK (C, 2001-02/2015-16)
ALEX DELVECCHIO (C, 1950-51/1973-74)*
MARCEL DIONNE (C, 1971-72/1988-89)
KEN DRYDEN (G, 1970-71/1978-79)
BILL DURNAN (G, 1943-44/1949-50)*
PHIL ESPOSITO (C, 1963-64/1980-81)
TONY ESPOSITO (G, 1968-69/1983-84)
SERGEI FEDOROV (C, 1990-91/2008-09)
PETER FORSBERG (C, 1994-95/2010-11)
RON FRANCIS (C, 1981-82/2003-04)
GRANT FUHR (G, 1981-82/1999-00)
BOB GAINEY (LW, 1973-74/1988-89)
MIKE GARTNER (RW, 1979-80/1997-98)
BERNIE GEOFFRION (RW, 1950-51/1967-68)*
WAYNE GRETZKY (C, 1979-80/1998-99)
GLENN HALL (G, 1952-53/1970-71)*
DOUG HARVEY (D, 1947-48/1968-69)*
DOMINIK HASEK (G, 1990-91/2007-08)
TIM HORTON (D, 1949-50/1973-74)*
GORDIE HOWE (RW, 1946-47/1979-80)*
BOBBY HULL (LW, 1957-58/1979-80)
BRETT HULL (RW, 1986-87/2005-06)
JAROMIR JAGR (RW, 1990-91/Present)
PATRICK KANE (RW, 2007-08/Present)
DUNCAN KEITH (D, 2005-06/Present)
RED KELLY (D, 1947-48/1966-67)*
TED KENNEDY (C, 1942-43/1956-57)*
DAVE KEON (C, 1960-61/1981-82)*
JARI KURRI (RW, 1980-81/1997-98)
ELMER LACH (C, 1940-41/1953-54)*
GUY LAFLEUR (RW, 1971-72/1990-91)
PAT LAFONTAINE (C, 1983-84/1997-98)
BRIAN LEETCH (D, 1987-88/2005-06)
JACQUES LEMAIRE (C, 1967-68/1978-79)
MARIO LEMIEUX (C, 1984-85/2005-06)
NICKLAS LIDSTROM (D, 1991-92/2011-12)
ERIC LINDROS (C, 1992-93/2006-07)
TED LINDSAY (LW, 1944-45/1964-65)*
AL MACINNIS (D, 1981-82/2003-04)
FRANK MAHOVLICH (LW, 1956-57/1973-74)*
MARK MESSIER (C, 1979-80/2003-04)
STAN MIKITA (C, 1958-59/1979-80)
MIKE MODANO (C, 1988-89/2010-11)
DICKIE MOORE (LW, 1951-52/1967-68)*
HOWIE MORENZ (C, 1923-24/1936-37)*
SCOTT NIEDERMAYER (D, 1991-92/2009-10)
JOE NIEUWENDYK (C, 1986-87/2006-07)
ADAM OATES (C, 1985-86/2003-04)
BOBBY ORR (D, 1966-67/1978-79)
ALEX OVECHKIN (LW, 2005-06/Present)
BERNIE PARENT (G, 1965-66/1978-79)
BRAD PARK (D, 1968-69/1984-85)
GILBERT PERREAULT (C, 1970-71/1986-87)
JACQUES PLANTE (G, 1952-53/1972-73)*
DENIS POTVIN (D, 1973-74/1987-88)
CHRIS PRONGER (D, 1993-94/2011-12)
JEAN RATELLE (C, 1960-61/1980-81)
HENRI RICHARD (C, 1955-56/1974-75)*
MAURICE RICHARD (RW, 1942-43/1959-60)*
LARRY ROBINSON (D, 1972-73/1991-92)
LUC ROBITAILLE (LW, 1986-87/2005-06)
PATRICK ROY (G, 1984-85/2002-03)
JOE SAKIC (C, 1988-89/2008-09)
BORJE SALMING (D, 1973-74/1989-90)
DENIS SAVARD (C, 1980-81/1996-97)
SERGE SAVARD (D, 1966-67/1982-83)
TERRY SAWCHUK (G, 1949-50/1969-70)*
MILT SCHMIDT (C, 1936-37/1954-55)*
TEEMU SELANNE (RW, 1992-93/2013-14)
BRENDAN SHANAHAN (LW, 1987-88/2008-09)
EDDIE SHORE (D, 1926-27/1939-40)*
DARRYL SITTLER (C, 1970-71/1984-85)
BILLY SMITH (G, 1971-72/1988-89)
PETER STASTNY (C, 1980-81/1994-95)
SCOTT STEVENS (D, 1982-83/2003-04)
MATS SUNDIN (C, 1990-91/2008-09)
JONATHAN TOEWS (C, 2007-08/Present)
BRYAN TROTTIER (C, 1975-76/1993-94)
GEORGES VEZINA (G, 1917-18/1925-26)*
STEVE YZERMAN (C, 1983-84/2005-06)

* Part of first group of 33 players announced Jan. 1

The 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian includes 39 centers, 21 defensemen, 15 goaltenders, 15 right wings and 10 left wings. The group has combined for 106,632 regular-season games, 34,821 regular-season goals, 56,394 regular-season assists, 91,215 regular-season points and 5,445 regular-season goaltender wins. They also have won a combined 307 Stanley Cups, 68 Hart Memorial Trophies, 58 Art Ross Trophies, 49 Vezina Trophies, 46 James Norris Memorial Trophies, 38 Lady Byng Memorial Trophies, 38 Ted Lindsay Awards, 36 Conn Smythe Trophies, 25 Calder Memorial Trophies, 15 William M. Jennings Trophies and 13 Frank J. Selke Trophies.

A Blue Ribbon Panel, comprised of 58 individuals representing more than 1,800 years of experience in the game, selected the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian. Every member of the panel voted for 100 players, with each vote worth one point. Voting was conducted last July and August, with the results tabulated by accounting firm Ernst & Young.

While panel members were able to select any player who played in the 100-year history of the NHL, each was provided with biographies and career statistics for 265 players who met any of the following criteria: Retired Players - i) member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Players Category, ii) players who scored 500 regular-season goals or Hart Memorial Trophy winner who scored 350 regular-season goals or, iii) goaltenders who won 400 regular-season games; Active Players - i) 400 regular-season goals, ii) 600 regular-season assists, iii) 900 regular-season points, iv) individual award winner in more than one season, v) named to four or more postseason All-Star Teams, vi) goaltenders with 400 regular-season wins, or vii) Vezina Trophy winner with 300 regular-season wins. 

The 58 members of the Blue Ribbon Panel represent a wide cross-section of the NHL family - including owners, executives, general managers, coaches, players, and broadcasters and media members. Following is the list of voters:

Kevin Allen
Dave Andrews
Michel Bergeron
Gary Bettman 
Scotty Bowman
Dave Branch
Scott Burnside
Colin Campbell
Cassie Campbell-Pascall
Guy Carbonneau
Bill Daly
Ken Daneyko
Jim Devellano
Eric Duhatschek
Murray Edwards
Helene Elliott
Mike Emrick
Rene Fasel
Ray Ferraro
Stan Fischler
Jim Fox
Emile Francis
Jim Gregory
Ken Holland
Kelly Hrudey
Jim Hughson
Jeremy Jacobs
Keith Jones
Chuck Kaiton
Igor Kuperman
Patrick Lalime
Lou Lamoriello
Craig Laughlin
Brian McFarlane
Pierre McGuire
Peter McNab
Mike Milbury
Bob Miller
Harry Neale
Vaclav Nedomansky
Gunnar Nordstrom
Dave Ogrean
Brian O'Neill
Frank Orr
Craig Patrick
David Poile
Bertrand Raymond
Daryl Reaugh
Tom Reid
Tom Renney
Jim Rutherford
Mathieu Schneider
John Shannon
Christine Simpson
Harry Sinden
Bill Torrey
Bob Verdi
Kevin Weekes

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