12 Best Looking NHL Players in the World

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Hockey is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated sports in today’s World, not only for being a fantastic sport but also for its best-looking players. This article will discuss the 12 most handsome NHL Players in the World.         

The NHL is regarded as the World’s best professional ice hockey league and one of the most celebrated and popular professional sports leagues in the United States of America and Canada.

Tom Wilson signing autograph (Source: Instagram)
Tom Wilson signing autograph (Source: Instagram)

So, if you want to know more about these best-looking players, you have come to the right place.

This article covers brief information about the 12 best-looking NHL players in the World.

However, despite their good looks and attractiveness, these players are also known for creating magic in the field.

12 Best Looking NHL players in the World

Here is the list of the 12 best-looking NHL players in the World. The list is compiled from trusted sources like Sports shows.

See if your favorite player made it to the list! If not, comment below.

NHL Players  Nationality 
12. Miles Wood American
11. Tom Wilson American
10. Sidney Crosby Canadian
9. Andrew Ference Canadian
8. Jared Boll American
7. Patrick Sharp  Canadian
6. Brandon Smith Canadian
5. Derrick Brassard Canadian
4. Chris Higgins  American
3. Carey Price Canadian
2. Joffery Lupul Canadian
1. Henrik Lundqvist Swedish

12. Miles Wood

  • Date of Birth: September 13, 1995, Age: 28 Years Old 
  • NHL Draft: 100th overall, 2013, The New Jersey Devils
  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Playing Career: 2016- Present
  • Net Worth: $1-$5 Million 

At number 12 on our list, we have Miles Wood, who has a smile that can melt anyone’s heart.

On April 8, 2016, Wood completed his college career by signing a three-year entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils.

Miles wood Playing Hockey
Miles Wood Playing Hockey (Source: bostonhockeynow.com)

On April 9, 2016, he made his NHL debut for the Devils against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Furthermore, Wood scored his first NHL goal during the match against the Winnipeg Jets on November 29, 2016.

Wood was banned for two games for boarding Tampa Bay Lightning winger Vladislav Namestnikov on February 18, 2018. 

11. Tom Wilson 

  • Date of Birth: March 29, 1994, Age: 30 Years Old 
  • NHL Draft: 6th Overall, 2012, Washington Capitals
  • Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
  • Playing Career: 2013- Present
  • Net Worth: $4 Million

Counting at number 11 on our list is this hot athlete, Tom Wilson, who began playing ice hockey at age two. 

Wilson joined the Capitals for the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2013 and appeared in two games against the New York Rangers.

He was named to the Capitals’ roster for the 2013–14 NHL season, where he played as an enforcer on the fourth line. 

Tom Wilson (Source: USA TODAY Sports )

Wilson’s aggressive approach climaxed in October 2018, when he was suspended for 20 games for a hit on Oskar Sundqvist.

Luckily after an appeal, his ban was reduced to 14 games. Then, Wilson retooled his approach by lowering his hits on opponents and focusing instead on scoring production.

10. Sidney Crosby

  • Nick Name: Darryl, The Next one
  • Date of Birth: August 07, 1987, Age: 36 Years Old 
  • Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • NHL Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Net Worth: $75 Million
Sidney- Crosby- Celebrating -Victory
Sidney Crosby Celebrating Victory (Source: Stuff.co.NZ)

At number 10 of the best-looking NHL players in the World is the 5ft and 11 inches tall (180 cm) Sidney Crosby

The athlete has constantly been serving as the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In 2016, he led the team to win against San Jose Sharks in six games.

Crosby is one of the youngest players in NHL history to score 100 points in a season at 18.

In addition, Crosby received the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player (MVP) and the Lester B.

Pearson Award as the league’s most outstanding player, as determined by his peers.

The 36-the year-old player had an arthroscopic operation on August 31, 2020, which would keep him out for 3-4 weeks.

9. Andrew Ference

  • Date of Birth: March 17, 1979, Age: 45 Years Old 
  • NHL Draft: 208th overall, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Playing Career: 1999-2015
  • Net Worth: $9 Million

Moving forward at No. 9, we have Andrew Ference, who played for five teams.

Andrew Ference (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Andrew Ference (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

When we look back on his NHL journey, Ference played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, HC Ceske Budejovice, Boston Bruins, and Edmonton Oilers.

He was a gem in leading the team to win its sixth Stanley Cup Championship.

Ference was hired as the NHL’s first director of social impact, growth, and fan development in 2018.

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8. Jarred Boll

  • Date of Birth: May 13, 1986, Age: 37 Years Old 
  • NHL Draft: 101st overall, Columbus Blue Jacket
  • Playing Career: 2007-2018
  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Net Worth: $10 Million

Standing at the No. 8 position, we have Jarred Boll. The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Boll, making the 2007–08 season roster, scoring his first-ever NHL goal on a breakaway against the Phoenix Coyotes on October 10007. 

Jarred Boll with dogs (Source: Pinterest)
Jarred Boll with dogs (Source: Pinterest)

Boll had four goals in 75 appearances for Columbus during the 2008–09 season.

On June 30, 2016, Boll’s 11-year career with the Blue Jackets came to an end. 

Boll was hired as an assistant development coach by the Columbus Blue Jackets on September 17, 2018.

7. Patrick Sharp

  • Date of Birth: December 27, 1981, Age: 42 Years Old 
  • NHL Draft: 95th overall, 2001 Philadelphia Flyers
  • Height: 1.85 m
  • Playing Career: 2002–2018
  • Net Worth: $5.4 Million 

Patrick Sharp began his NHL career with the Philadelphia Flyers before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2005.

Patrick Sharp on the frame (Source: Hockey Snippers)
Patrick Sharp on the frame (Source: Hockey Snippers)

Therefore in 2010, 2013, and 2015, he won the Stanley Cup three times with the Blackhawks

Sharp also earned an Olympic gold medal with the Canadian national team in the 2014 Winter Games.

6. Brendan Smith

  • Date of Birth: February 08, 1989, Age: 35 Years Old  
  • NHL Draft: 27th overall, 2007 The Detroit Red Wings
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • Playing Career: 2010- Present 
  • Net Worth: $23 Million
Brendan Smith (Source: Instagram)
Brendan Smith (Source: Instagram)

Brendan Smith is a professional ice hockey defenseman from Canada who currently plays for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes.

Even though Smith is labeled a defenseman, he is a versatile player who can also play forward.

Smith was one of the finalists for the Hobey Baker Award and was picked 27th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the  Entry Draft of the 2007 NHL.

5. Derrick Brassard 

  • Date of Birth: September 22, 1987, Age: 36 Years Old 
  • NHL Draft: 6th overall, 2006 Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • Playing Career: 2006- Present 
  • Net Worth: $79 Million

Derick Brassard is a center for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Brassard landed ranked 5th on our list.

Derrick Brassard (Source: NY Daily News)
Derrick Brassard (Source: NY Daily News)

Brassard has formerly represented the Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche, New York Islanders, and Arizona Coyotes in the National Hockey League.

The Blue Jackets selected him sixth overall in the first round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Brassard earned the NHL Rookie of the Month (October) in 2008.

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4. Chris Higgins

  • Date of Birth: June 02, 1983, Age: 40 Years Old 
  • NHL Draft: 14th overall, 2002 Montreal Canadiens
  • Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Playing Career: 2003-2016 
  • Net Worth: $22 Million

Next on our list is the American NHL player, Chris Higgins. During his freshman year, Higgins led his team, Yale Bulldogs, with 31 points (14 goals and 17 assists) over 27 games.

Chris Higgins (Source: sun associates)

Therefore he was given the title of the ECAC Rookie of the Year. In addition, he also earned ECAC All-Rookie and Second All-Star Team honors.

The Montreal Canadians selected him 14th overall in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft in 2002 when he was still playing college hockey. 

He joined the NHL in 2005–06 after two seasons with the Canadians’ minor league team, the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. 

Moreover, Higgins has represented the United States in two World Junior Championships (2002 and 2003) and one World Championship (2009).

3. Carey Price

  • Date of Birth: August 16, 1987, Age: 36 Years Old 
  • NHL Draft: 5th Overall: 2005, Montreal Canadiens 
  • Height: 1.9 m
  • Playing career: 2007-Present 
  • Net Worth: $13 Million

We have Carey Price in the 3rd position on our list. The Hockey News and EA Sports believe Price to be one of the finest goaltenders in the World.

Carey Price waving to the audience (Source: thehockeywriters.com)

He was beginning his junior career with American Tri-city, where he won the Del Wilson Trophy as the top goaltender in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and CHL Goaltender of the Year.

Price has competed for Canada at the junior level in several competitions, capturing silver medals at the World U17 HockeyChallenge in 2004 and the IIHF World U18 Championship in 2005.

Furthermore, he also bagged the gold in Sweden at the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship.

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2. Joffrey Lupul 

  • Date of Birth: September 23, 1983, Age: 40 Years Old  
  • NHL Draft: 7th Overall, 2002, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • Playing career: 2003-2016
  • Net Worth: $57 Million

We have saved Joffrey Lupul for the Second position. Lupul is a former professional ice hockey forward from Canada.

During his NHL career, Lupul has played with the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Joffrey Lupul ( (Source: ESPN)

After joining Toronto, Lupul began his career as a natural right-winger who shot right-handed but switched to the left-winger.

He was awarded the title of East First All-Star Team in 2002, and the following year, he bagged the silver in World Junior Hockey Championships.

1. Henrik Lundqvist 

  • Date of Birth: March 02, 1982, Age: 42 Years Old 
  • NHL Draft: 205th overall, New York Rangers  
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 
  • Playing Career: 2001-2020
  • Net Worth: $35 Million

Finally, we have 6 feet and 1-inch tall Henrik Lundqvist on the top of the list of the 12 best-looking NHL players in the World.

Henrik Lundqvist is a former professional ice hockey goalkeeper from Sweden.

Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist (Source: nytimes.com)

Lundqvist was a member of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League for his entire fifteen-year career (NHL). 

He guided the Swedish men’s team to their second Olympic gold medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Additionally, he won the Honken Trophy three times in a row in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

Later on, he also went to win won the Gulf Pucken (Golden Puck) and the Guldhjälmen (Golden Hjälmen) in 2005, two of the most prestigious trophies in Swedish Ice Hockey (Golden Helmet).


Don’t you love seeing these heartthrobs creating magic in the field every time, not only by their looks but by their outstanding skills?

They have been able to win the heart of ladies and are equally talked about among men as well; you sure can’t blame them for it. 

Was it their good looks or their skills? Let us know Who you liked the most among these outstanding, best-looking NHL players. 

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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  1. Seriously??!! Are you blind? None of the players on this list are handsome. How about Ben Chiarot, Kris Letang and Max Domi???


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