The NHL is a big business, with millions of dollars at stake each year.
And while the league has historically tried to make its rosters as accessible as possible, it’s still been hard to crack the top 100 players in the league, even if some players do look a bit more NHL-like than others.
Here’s what we know about the best players from the 2016-17 season.
(And don’t forget, the list isn’t complete.
The Stars and Penguins have two more seasons left.)NHL-style players:The following players are more like a traditional NHL player, with a few unique quirks that help make them stand out.
These players don’t wear masks or have any special skills that differentiate them from other players, but they are all still NHL-ready.
They can skate, shoot, and defend.
The following are not NHL-caliber players, so they can’t make the list.
These are the players that make up the top of the NHL’s players in every category.
The list is in alphabetical order, with players in italics.