HUT Legends are players that you can unlock for your HUT team that range from some of the best all-time hockey greats to some of the best players to ever hit the ice for their franchise in the NHL.
Perhaps one of the best two-way defensemen in NHL history, Scott Niedermayer was a key part in each of the 4 Stanley Cups he won. His 2003-04 Norris Trophy as the league's best defensemen and 2007 Conn Smythe trophy as Playoff MVP helped cement his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Steve Rucchin was the heart-and-soul leader of the Anaheim Ducks. The gritty forward is a fan-favorite and is most remembered for his series winning goal to sweep the Detroit Red Wings during their 2002-03 Stanley Cup Final run.
An excellent two-way defenseman, Teppo Numminen is one of the best players to ever suit up for the Arizona Coyotes. Numminen was a key factor to the Coyotes’ early success in the desert and remains the highest-scoring Finnish defenseman in NHL history. In 1372 career games, Numminen registered 637 points.
Ray Bourque is one of the best defensemen in NHL history. The NHL’s all-time leader in points by a defenseman captured 5 Norris Trophies as the league’s best defenseman and was also the Calder Trophy winner as Rookie of the Year in 1979-80. He is one of just 3 defensemen in NHL history to lead all skaters in Shots on Goal: a feat he accomplished 3 times. Bourque’s 1579 points in 1612 games played may never be topped at the NHL level.
Known as “The Dominator”, Dominik Hasek is perhaps the most talented goaltender to ever play in the NHL. The six-time Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL’s best goalie also captured two Hart Memorial Trophies as the NHL’s MVP and two Ted Lindsay Awards as the player-voted most valuable player. Hasek’s unorthodox style constantly riddled the opposition and he sits atop the NHL’s all-time Save Percentage list with an incredible 0.922 Save Percentage in 735 games played.
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992, Lanny McDonald’s play was just as good as his signature moustache. McDonald recorded 500 career goals and 1006 points, ranking him 45th all-time in goals and 85th in points. In his final season, Lanny McDonald won his first and only Stanley Cup of his career with the Calgary Flames.
Joe Sakic is one of the best leaders to ever hit the ice in the NHL. Sakic captained the Colorado Avalanche to two Stanley Cup championships, winning a Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP along the way. He ranks 15th in career goals scored with 625 goals and 9th in all-time points with 1641. Sakic also won the 2000-01 Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s MVP.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Geoff Sanderson was one of the leaders for the Columbus Blue Jackets as they entered the league through expansion in 2000. Sanderson was one of the most-liked member of the Columbus Blue Jackets and helped shape the franchise. The speedy winger recorded 700 points in his NHL career and appeared in two NHL All-Star games.
Known for his excellent two-way play, Mike Modano is one of the best American-born players to ever play in the NHL. He registered 561 goals and 1374 points in his 1499 game career. Modano won a Stanley Cup as a member of the Dallas Stars in 1999 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.
Detroit Red Wings
Brendan Shanahan is one of the best power forwards in NHL history. Shanahan used his size and wicked wrist shot to create scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates. His 656 goals ranks him 13th in all-time goals scored. A leader both on and off the ice, Brendan Shanahan was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.
Detroit Red Wings
Nicklas Lidstrom is one of the best defenders in NHL history. The seven-time Norris Trophy winner as hockey's best defenseman captured four Stanley Cups in his 20 year career with the Detroit Red Wings. His ability to shutdown opponents while generating offense was superb and led to his Hockey Hall of Fame induction in 2015.
Jari Kurri was one of the best players on the 1980s Edmonton Oilers dynasty. Dubbed “The Finnish Flash”, Kurri's speed and shot made him a dominant offensive force. His ranks in the top 20 in NHL history for Goals (19th) and Points (20th) and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.
The 1985-86 Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's best goalie was one of the better goalies of his generation. After being taken by the Florida Panthers in the 1993 Expansion Draft, Vanbiesbrouck led the franchise to their first and only Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 1995-96. Vanbiesbrouck's iconic Panther mask still inspires the designs of many goalie masks today.
Los Angeles Kings
“Lucky Luc” was one of the best shooters in NHL history. His shot scored 668 goals over his career, ranking him 12th in NHL history. The 1986-87 Calder Memorial Trophy winner as the league's top rookie won one Stanley Cup and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.
Brian Rolston was one of the best two-way American forwards to ever play in the NHL. Rolston was always a threat to score at any strength, leading the league in short-handed goals twice and ranks 14th all-time with 33 short-handed goals. Rolston saw his most success as a member of the Minnesota Wild where he tallied 202 points in 241 games.
Ranking third in all-time points by a Finnish NHLer, Saku Koivu was one of the most-liked players in NHL history. Koivu served as a captain of the Montreal Canadiens for nine seasons. Koivu recorded 832 points in 1124 career games.
New Jersey Devils
Martin Brodeur is one of the best goalies in NHL history. The three-time Stanley Cup champion, four-time Vezina Trophy winner and seven-time all-star is the all-time leader in multiple goaltending categories including Wins, Shutouts, Saves and Minutes Played. He also holds the record for most goals as a goalie with three.
New York Islanders
Mike Bossy was one of the main forces behind the New York Islanders four consecutive Stanley Cup Championships in the 1980s. His goal scoring ability was among the best in the game and his sportsmanship saw him capture three Lady Byng Memorial Trophies. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001, Bossy also captured the 1977-78 Calder Trophy as the NHL's best rookie and 1982 Conn Smythe Trophy as the Playoff MVP.
New York Rangers
Known as “The Moose” for his strength and aggression, Mark Messier sits as the third-highest scoring player in NHL history with 1887 points. Messier is perhaps most known for leadership abilities, which were on display when he guaranteed a New York Rangers victory when down 3-2 to the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Down 2-0, Messier scored a hat trick including the Game Winning Goal. Messier would go on to score the Stanley Cup Winning goal against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 to give the Rangers their first Stanley Cup since 1940.
One of the best pure snipers of his time, Dany Heatley’s ability to score goals was top notch. After being traded to the Ottawa Senators from the Atlanta Thrashers, the All-Star himself scored 50 goals in his first season. Healtey would also score 50 in ‘07 and ranked in the top 10 in goals scored for six of his 13 seasons in the NHL. Heatley won the 2001-02 Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie.
One of the best powerplay defensemen to ever play the game, Sergei Gonchar's playmaking abilities were superb. Combined with his ability to blast a shot from the point, Gonchar was always a threat to generate offense while he was on the ice. The four-time NHL All-Star helped lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to their 2009 Stanley Cup victory.
San Jose Sharks
Dan Boyle was one of the best offensive defensemen during his 17 seasons in the NHL. Boyle used his excellent skating and play-making abilities to set up his teammates on breakouts or rushing the puck up himself to create a scoring opportunity. Boyle appeared in 2 All-Star Games and won a Stanley Cup in 2004.
St. Louis Blues
A physically-dominant defenseman, Chris Pronger was one of the best and most feared defensive blueliners during his time in the NHL. Combined with his strong skill set, Pronger contributed 698 points in 1167 games over his NHL career and is the only defenseman to have won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP since 1972. Chris Pronger captured a Stanley Cup in 2007 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Martin St. Louis
Even with the odds stacked against him, Martin St. Louis rose beyond expectations. St. Louis helped pave the way for undersized forwards in the NHL after he captured his first Art Ross trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer and his first and only Hart Trophy as league MVP in 2003-04. That season, St. Louis would help lead the Lightning to their first and only Stanley Cup championship in Franchise history. In 2012-13, St. Louis captured his second Art Ross Trophy and became the oldest player to win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer. He finished with 1033 points in 1134 games played in his career.
Toronto Maple Leafs
With 454 wins in his career, “CuJo” sits fourth all-time. The goaltender had a unique but effective style and often made highlight reel stops. His athleticism was top notch and a key part to his success as an NHL goaltender.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Darryl Sittler holds a record that may never be topped: 10 points in a single NHL game. Sittler accomplished the feat on February 7th, 1976 when he recorded six goals and four assists against the Boston Bruins in a 11-4 win for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sittler was an excellent playmaking center who recorded 1121 points in 1096 career games. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989
The Russian Rocket was perhaps one of the most entertaining players to watch throughout his career. Between his blazing fast speed and high-end skill, Bure made something happen whenever he was on the ice. He led the league in goals for three of his 13 seasons and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.
Kevin Hatcher is the eighth highest scoring American-born defensemen in NHL history. The five-time NHL All-Star recorded 677 points in 1157 career games. Hatcher was never afraid to shoot the puck and provided steady production from the blue line during his entire NHL career.
While most now know Randy Carlyle for his coaching, the defensemen had a very strong NHL career. He was a four-time NHL All-Star and won the 1980-81 Norris Trophy as the league's best defensemen. Carlyle's defensive prowess was a key to his success, but he also had an offensive punch and recorded 647 points in his 1055 game career.
HUT Heroes are team specific local legends, fan favorites and all-time greats that you can unlock for your Hockey Ultimate Team by completing team sets!
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