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January 02, 2017

Top 100 Hockey Players of the 1910s and 1920s


Cy Denneny - Ottawa scoring sensation led all NHLers in scoring in this time period, and it was not even close. 333 points to 251 for the second place scorer.

Reg Noble - Those 251 points belong to Noble. The big man would have scored move but he played a lot of defense in the second half of the decade.

Babe Dye - Seriously deserves more consideration as best Toronto based NHL player ever.

Frank Nighbor  - A complete player in an era when forwards didn't often pay much attention to backchecking.

Joe Malone - NHL's first superstar with 44 goals in 20 games in inaugural season

Cyclone Taylor - Hockey's first superstar was hired gun before NHL era

Howie Morenz - Morenz only played last six seasons of decade, but captured national psyche unlike any other hockey player except Cyclone Taylor of even earlier fame.

Georges Vezina - Hockey's first great goaltender

Buck Boucher - Doesn't get as much recognition as some of this era but was sixth highest NHL scorer of his era

Aurel Joliat - Teamed with Morenz for hockey artistry

Newsy Lalonde  - Early great had 125 goals in 99 career NHL games before leaving NHL to play in Saskatchewan. Also led all players in scoring in 1910s.

Corb Denneny - Hockey has always been a family sport

Punch Broadbent - Fiery winger once scored goals in sixteen consecutive games

Harry Cameron - The top scoring defenseman of the era. 88 goals in 128 games.

Hap Holmes - Western goaltending star

Sprague Cleghorn  - Hockey villain

Clint Benedict - Praying Bennie

Billy Burch - New York born star was one of 12 NHLers to score over 100 goals in this era.

Jack Adams - Before he was a great coach, he was a great player

Odie Cleghorn - Played in his brother's shadow, but very good player, too

Billy Boucher - See Cleghorn, Odie.

Nels Stewart  - More of a 1930s star, but debuted with 4 seasons in this decade and scored 99 goals.

Ken Randall - Aggressive and controversial

King Clancy - Ottawa's impish defenseman was a game changer

Bert Corbeau - Big physical defenseman scored big goals too

Frank Patrick and Lester Patrick - Hockey's most influential builders were great players, too

Frank Frederickson - Noted for Olympic dominance and PCHA play as much as swan song days in NHL.

Jack Darragh - Ottawa's home grown Stanley Cup hero

Eddie Gerard - Some eye witnesses of this era said that defenseman Gerard was better than Eddie Shore

Sailor Herberts - Also known as Herbert.

Didier Pitre - "Cannonball" was one of the early Quebecois stars

Mickey MacKay - Perhaps the most exciting western player before joining NHL

Goldie Prodgers - Vagabond hockey star played complete game

Carson Cooper - Distinct goal scorer dubbed "Shovel Shot."

Cully Wilson - Another of hockey's early bad boys

George Hainsworth - Shutout King

Shorty Green - Instrumental figure in hockey history

Red Green - Shorty's brother, but not that Red Green.

Billy Coutu - As mean as they come

Lionel Hitchman - Steady defender was as much of a presence in Boston as Eddie Shore

Sylvio Mantha - Another early great defender

Mickey Roach - consistent but forgotten player

Bert McCaffrey - A very versatile player

Louis Berlinguette - The original utility forward

Frank Finnigan - The Slumbering Romeo

Hib Milks - Spent most of his NHL career with long ago extinct Pittsburgh and Philadelphia teams.

Leo Reise, Sr. - His son would play in the NHL, too

Butch Arbour - He was a butcher by trade.

Harry Mummery - "Mum" was the heaviest player of his era, reportedly as high as 265lbs.

Dave Ritchie - He scored the first goal in NHL history.

Alf Skinner - Excellent two way forward blessed with speed

Merlyn Phillips - Quick Scorer

Dunc Munro  - Montreal Maroons captain was reportedly the highest paid player of the 1920s

Harry Watson - 1924 Olympic star never played in NHL

Perk Galbraith - Defensive forward extraordinaire

Lorne Chabot - Stanley Cup winner in 1928

Tiny Thompson - Stanley Cup winner in debut season of 1929

Taffy Abel - Big defenseman was excellent shot blocker, heavy hitter

John Ross Roach - The Port Perry Woodpecker

Jake Forbes - Jumping Jakie

Slim Halderson - Slim was actually very big for his era at 6'3" and 200lbs

Jack Walker - Another early defensive forward great.

Battleship Leduc  - another for the all nickname team.

Red Dutton  - Future NHL president was a thundering defenseman too

Dick Irvin - Future NHL coaching great was a Hall of Fame player, too

Duke Keats - Another Western star

George Hay - Western star was Hockey Hall of Famer despite barely playing in NHL

Harry Oliver - Long time New York American from Manitoba

Jack MacDonald - Pre-NHL star

Harry Hyland - Hockey Hall of Famer

Rusty Crawford - Early day two-way star

Bert Lindsay - Ted's dad was a goalie

Alec Connell - Fireman

John Ross Roach  - Played more games than any NHL goalie in the 1920s

Shrimp Worters - Small Wonder

Holes Lockhart - Played admirably, but you gotta wonder about a goalie with that nickname.

Hal Winkler - Western star stopped pucks in NHL too

Pit Lepine - One of the early great Montreal Canadiens players.

Johnny Shepard - Western scorer found home in NHL

Gerry Lowrey - Famous Lowrey family of Ottawa

John McKinnon - Goal scoring defenseman

Herb Drury - Olympic star

Edmond Bouchard - Veteran forward didn't score much but played often.

Russell Oatman - Detroit Rebel

Dinny Dinsmore - Played For A Dollar

Percy Traub - Long time prairies star

Toots Holway - Imposing Defender

Len Grosvenor - Ottawa hometown boy

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