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Skating into Fame: Profiling Today’s Top NHL Superstars

Hockey is not just a game; it’s a way of life. The passion and spirit of hockey give it the power to forge a powerful bond between teammates and fans alike. At the pinnacle of this sport are the NHL superstars, who through their remarkable talent, dedication, and hard work have achieved the status of legends in their own right.

In today’s blog post, we will be shining a light on who we believe are the NHL’s top superstars. We will look deeper into their careers, achievements, playing styles, and what makes them stand out from their peers. So, hockey fans, grab your sticks and get ready to delve into the world of the league’s biggest and brightest stars.

Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers

Connor McDavid is a name that needs no introduction in the NHL. The 24-year-old centerman is a three-time Hart Trophy winner, the youngest captain in Oilers’ history, and widely regarded as the best player in the league today. McDavid’s blistering speed, vision, and puck control make him a constant threat on the ice.

Auston Matthews – Toronto Maple Leafs

Auston Matthews, selected first overall in the 2016 NHL draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, is a two-time Rocket Richard Trophy winner, and a three-time All-Star at the young age of 23. Matthews has a rare combination of size, skill, and shooting ability that makes him a scoring machine and a delight for fans and NHL betting odds aficionados alike. He is an up-and-coming star, with plenty of potential to surpass even the likes of McDavid.

Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals

The Russian-born superstar Alex Ovechkin is an all-time great and a future Hall of Famer. Ovechkin is a 9-time Rocket Richard Trophy winner (most goals in the league), a 3-time Hart Trophy winner, and also a Stanley Cup champion with the Washington Capitals in 2018. Ovechkin is known for his power and accuracy, with his vicious slapshot feared by his opponents.

Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche

The 26-year-old centerman from Canada is one of the most dynamic players in today’s NHL. Nathan MacKinnon’s speed and agility with the puck make him a difficult player to defend against. MacKinnon finished second in the voting for the 2020 Hart Trophy and his 93 points in 69 games was good enough for third in league scoring. An elite scorer and a leader for his team, MacKinnon is well on his way to establishing himself as one of the greatest Avs of all time.

Sidney Crosby- Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney Crosby is a three-time winner of the Hart Trophy and two-time Conn Smythe winner for playoff MVP. At 33, he has accomplished more than most NHL players have in their entire careers, including a Stanley Cup, two Olympic gold medals, and eight All-Star appearances. Crosby is known for his grit, incredible hockey sense, and unrelenting work ethic, making him one of the greatest players of his generation.


These five superstars are the cream of the crop, known for their ability to score goals in dramatic fashion, lead their teams on and off the ice, and become legends in their respective cities. Each player has their unique style, drive, and work ethic, setting them apart from the rest of their peers.

As NHL fans, we should consider ourselves lucky to witness such incredible talent every night on the ice. More great superstars are around the corner, such as the Blackhawks’ Connor Bedard and Sabres’ Zach Benson. Here’s to hoping that these elite athletes can continue to entertain us with their performances for years to come.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
Igor Burdetskiy
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