Hockey is back! And with this come the expectations as well as anticipations of the hockey fans about their favourite player. Whenever we are going to list up the top hockey players we need to have a look at the performance of the players of National Hockey League (NHL) for that respective year as NHL is full of superstars of hockey. Listing up the top hockey players is not an easy task to do as many players are stacked at the same position but who is best of them? It’s is truly arguable. The best players are sorted out on the basis that what they bring to the table this year? Who are as bold and original as they need to be? Who has proved that they are more than the worth of being a part of NHL? Who are those who can pull you out of your seat with a dazzle that “how did he do that”?
Team: Washington Capitals
A Russian professional hockey player and a team captain of team Washington Capitals of NHL. A player; you will love to hate until or unless he is a part of your team. The player with great number of fan following. Before he was selected as a member of NHL he played for HC Dynamo Moscow of Russian Super League from 2001-2005. Again he played for his national hockey team during lockouts of NHL in 2012-13.
He made Dynamo win Calder Memorial Trophy in 2006. In 2007-2008 he led NHL and won Rocket Richard and Art Ross Trophies. NHL Players’ Association voted him as a top player to be awarded with Lester B. Pearson Award and the Hart Memorial Trophy. Since the Rocket Richard Trophy’s inception begins he won all the awards. He won the same awards in 2009 as well. He won a gold medal for Russia at the World Championships. He also won the Ted Lindsay Award in 2010. He won Lester B. Pearson Award, Hart Memorial Trophy and Rocket Richard Trophy in years 2010-11 and 2012-13 for NHL. With this long list of consecutive successes he deserves to be the 1st best and famous hockey player of the year.
Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby is a megastar in the best hockey players of year 2013. This young Canadian professional hockey player and the team captain of Pittsburgh Penguins. Famous as “Sid the Kid” has achieved great successes in such a small period of time. This teenage captain led his team to victory of Stanley cup. His points per game average are 1.41 and that’s quite impressive number. His intelligence, two-way play and offensive acumen make him prominent over all in the league players. If he can remain healthy he will definitely retire as one of the best hockey players of all the time. This player has respectable talent and body of work.
Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
He is a Canadian professional hockey player and an alternate captain for Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL Team). Steven Stamkos is undoubtedly an offensive talent who had made his place in the top 3 in this list. He has been dynamite since he is admitted to the NHL and is one of the top scorers of the league. The average goal rate per year of this player is 45 and if he is going to still play like this he would surely be one the all-time leader before he is 30. He is a young player but has two Rocket Richard Trophies to his name at the age when most of the people don’t have earned their undergraduate degrees.