17 Hottest Ice Hockey Players

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Ice hockey is famous for its intense game, injuries, and for having some of the hottest ice hockey players. In addition to the athleticism and incredible skills of hockey players, their great facial features and physique are a treat to ice hockey fans.

For some, it might sound superficial to rate someone’s looks and physiques. But there is no harm in giving credit where it is due and admiring their good looks.

The 2023 Men’s Ice Hockey World Championships will be held from 12 May to 28 May 2023. You might consider checking out these hottest players during the game. 

Erik Karlsson Primary Image
NHL Player Erik Karlsson (Source: Editor in Leaf)

It is challenging to rank all, but we have attempted to rank 17 of the hottest ice hockey players in the league, playing different positions.

Now let us get to know about these good-looking players without further delay. 

Quick Overview

Before we jump into the details of the players, here is a quick overview of our list!

Player’s Name Position
17. Jonathan Ericsson Defense
16. Miles Wood Left-wing
15. Brendan Smith Defense / Left-wing
14. Jonathan Bernier Goaltender
13. Brian Dumoulin Defense
12. Kris Letang Defense
11. Jamie Benn Left-wing
10. Darcy Kuemper Goaltender
9. Patrick Kane Right-wing
8. Tom Wilson Right-wing
7. Sidney Crosby Centre
6. Erik Karlsson Defense
5. Tyler Seguin Centre
4. Carey Price Goaltender
3. Ian McCoshen Defense
2. Jonathan Toews Centre
1. Joe Pavelski Center / Right-Wing

17 Hottest Ice Hockey Players

We have taken HoodMWR as the primary sources for our list. 

17. Jonathan Ericsson

  • Age: 38 Years Old 

For number 17 in our list of the hottest ice hockey players, we have Swedish professional player Jonathan Ericsson. 

Jonathan Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson (Source: Puck Prose)

Detroit Red Wings drafted Ericsson as 291st overall in the ninth round during the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL game debut on February 22, 2008.

In February of 2016-17, Ericsson suffered a season-ending wrist injury. 

16. Miles Wood

  • Age: 27 Years Old 

Miles Wood is an American player and an alternate captain for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.

The Devils drafted him in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Miles Wood
Miles Wood (Source: Pucks and Pitchforks)

Wood made his NHL debut on April 9, 2016, against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

His NHL breakout season was the 2017-18 season, where he set his career highs in points and played in his first NHL playoff game.

15. Brendan Smith

  • Age: 33 Years Old 

Number 15 of the hottest ice hockey players on our list is Canadian player Brendan Smith. He plays for the NHL franchise, New Jersey Devils.

Detroit Red Wings selected Smith 27th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, making his NHL debut on November 17, 2011.

He has also played for other NHL franchises: New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes.

Brendan Smith (Source: Instagram)
Brendan Smith (Source: Instagram)

Smith is well-known for being versatile and also plays as a left-wing or as a forward.

14. Jonathan Bernier

  • Age: 34 Years Old 

Our next pick is Jonathan Bernier, a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the NHL franchise, New Jersey Devils.

Los Angeles Kings drafted him in the first round as the 11th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Jonathan Bernier
Jonathan Bernier (Source: Instagram)

Bernier made his NHL debut on September 29, 2007, against the Anaheim Ducks. He played four seasons with the Kings, during which he won the 2012 Stanley Cup.

Since his debut in NHL, Bernier has also been part of NHL teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, and Colorado Avalanche.

13. Brian Dumoulin

  • Age: 31 Years Old 

Brian Dumoulin is our 13th pick for the hottest ice hockey players. He is an American professional ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Brian Dumoulin
Brian Dumoulin (Source: Hockey Players With Pets)

Dumoulin played ice hockey during his high school and collegiate year. Carolina Hurricanes drafted him in the second round of the 51st overall at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

The Hurricanes traded Dumoulin to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and he made his NHL debut with the Penguins. He missed part of the 2021-22 lineup due to a lower-body injury.

12. Kris Letang

  • Age: 35 Years Old 

Kris Letang is a professional ice hockey player, an alternate captain for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and our 12th-hottest ice hockey player.

The Penguins drafted him 62nd overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Kris Letang
Kris Letang (Source: TMZ)

Letang played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before the NHL draft. In 2009, in his second season in NHL, he won the Stanley Cup with the franchise.

Similarly, he won two more Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017.

An incredible player, Letang won old medals at the World Junior Championships in 2006 and 2007.

11. Jamie Benn

  • Age: 33 Years Old 

Jame is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the NHL team Dallas Stars.

The Stars drafted him 129th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and he made his NHL debut in 2009.

Jamie Benn
Jamie Benn (Source: Instagram)

Before turning professional, Benn played junior hockey and won his home country team gold at the 2009 World Junior Championships.

In the 2014-15 season, Benn was the league’s leading scorer and thus awarded the Art Ross Trophy. He has also played for Hamburg Freezers, German professional men’s hockey team. 

10. Darcy Kuemper

  • Age: 32 Years Old 

On number 10 of the hottest ice hockey players, we have Washington Captials’ goaltender, Darcy Kuemper.

Minnesota Wild drafted the Canadian player in the sixth round as the 161st overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Darcy Kuemper
Darcy Kuemper (Source: Instagram)

Kuemper made his debut with the Wild and has played for other NHL franchise teams like Los Angeles Kings, Arizona Coyotes, and Colorado Avalanche since then.

During the 2021 IIHF World Championship, Kuemper won gold for Canada. Similarly, in 2022, he won the Stanley Cup while playing for the Avalanche.

9. Patrick Kane

  • Age: 34 Years Old 

Next, we have an American professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Kane.

The Blackhawks drafted him as the first overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Kane has won three Stanley Cups with the team in 2010, 2013, and 2015 and the 2013 Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs.

Patrick Kane
Patrick Kane (Source: CTVnews.com)

Kane won the Hart Memorial Trophy as Most Valuable Player and Art Ross Trophy in the 2015-16 NHL season.

Likewise, he is the youngest American player to reach 1,000 career regular-season points.

8. Tom Wilson

  • Age: 28 Years Old 

On number 8 of the hottest ice hockey players, we have Tom Wilson. He is a Canadian professional hockey player for the NHL’s Washington Capitals.

Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson (Source: Sportsnet)

The Capitals drafted Wilson in the first round as the 16th overall during the 2012 NHL Draft. He played minor ice hockey before turning into a professional.

Similarly, Wilson was part of the Canadian team that won gold at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge and the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

7. Sidney Crosby

  • Age: 35 Years Old 

Sidney Crosby is considered as one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time. He is our number 7 of the hottest ice hockey players.

Sidney Crosby
Sidney Crosby (Source: Behance)

Nicknamed “Sid the Kid,” Pittsburgh Penguins drafted the Canadian professional player as the first overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Crosby was the youngest player in NHL history to reach 100 points in an NHL season.

He has also won the Hart Memorial Trophy, Lester B. Pearson Award, Mark Messier Leadership Award, etc.

6. Erik Karlsson

  • Age: 32 Years Old 

Our sixth pick for the hottest ice hockey players is Erik Karlsson. He is a Swedish professional player currently the alternate captain for the NHL franchise, San Jose Sharks.

Erik Karlsson
Erik Karlsson (Source: Puck Prose)

Ottawa Senators selected him the 5th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Karlsson spent his first nine seasons with the Senators and was then traded to the San Jose Sharks.

In 2012 and 2015, he won James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman.

5. Tyler Seguin

  • Age: 31 Years Old 

The Canadian professional ice hockey player Tyler Seguin is number 5 on our list of hottest players. Currently, he is the alternate captain for the NHL’s Dallas Stars.

Boston Bruins drafted Seguin second overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Stanley Cup the following year in his rookie season.

Tyler Seguin
Tyler Seguin (Source: Columbus Blue Jackets)

In the 2011-12 season, he finished the season with a plus-minus +34 record which is the second highest in the NHL.

In 2013, the Bruins traded Seguin to the Stars. He played for the Swiss professional ice hockey team, EHC Biel, during the 2012-13 NHL lockout.

4. Carey Price

  • Age: 35 Years Old 

Famous as one of the best goaltenders in the world, Carey Price is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. He plays for the Montreal Canadiens.

Carey Price
Carey Price (Source: Game on Hockey)

Price began his junior career with Western Hockey League in 2002. The Canadiens drafted him fifth overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2015, Price became the first goaltender in NHL history to win the Ted Lindsay, Jennings, Vezina, and Hart trophies, all in the same season.

3. Ian McCoshen

  • Age: 27 Years Old 

On number 3, we have the American professional ice hockey player Ian McCoshen. Florida Panthers drafted McCoshen in the second round as the 31st overall of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Since his NHL debut, he has also played for Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild.

Ian McCoshen
Ian McCoshen (Source: Instagram)

After leaving the Wild, McCoshen became a free agent.

On August 15, 2022, he signed a one-year contract with the Finnish ice hockey team Ässät of the Liiga.

2. Jonathan Toews

  • Age: 34 Years Old 

Taking the second spot on our list of the greatest ice hockey players is Jonathan Toews. He is a Canadian professional hockey player and captain of the NHL team Chicago Blackhawks.

Jonathan Toews
Jonathan Toews (Source: Instagram)

The Blackhawks selected him as the third overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his NHL debut in the 2007-08 season and was nominated in the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year.

Toews has earned the nickname “Captain Serious” and, after the 2007-08 season, became the second youngest captain in NHL history.

1. Joe Pavelski

  • Age: 38 Years Old 

The hottest ice hockey player title goes to American professional player and alternate captain for the Dallas Stars, Joe Pavelski.

He began his NHL career with San Jose Sharks in the 2006-07 season.

Joe Pavelski
Joe Pavelski (Source: Instagram)

Pavelski spent thirteen seasons with the Sharks, serving as the team’s captain in the final four.

After that, he became an unrestricted free agent and signed a three-year with the Stars in 2019.

Nicknamed “Little Joe” and “Captain America,” Pavelski holds the record for the most playoff goals by an American-born player.

Conclusion

NHL has 32 teams in the current scenario; therefore, many good-looking players are in the league.

However, it is impossible to rank them all on our list; thus, we had to shorten it to the top 17 hottest ones.

Hope you enjoyed reading our article. 

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