How Many Hockey Players Are In The Nhl? [Solved!]

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Who cares about the NHL lockout ? While the fans have been deprived of their favorite sport since their season ended, other sports such as hockey have continued to play.

Let’s take a quick look at how many hockey players are currently in the NHL, and which teams they’re on. The numbers below are correct as of October 25th, 2013.

Current NHL Hockey Players By Team

The Florida Panthers currently have the most hockey players in the NHL with 30. Below are their current NHL hockey players, listed by position:


Alec Zegre – D – Florida Panthers

Barrett Marshall – D – Ottawa Senators

Brian Karlsson – D – Buffalo Sabres

Scott De Rose – D – New York Islanders


Daniel Berger – LW – Florida Panthers

Chris Drury – LW – Vancouver Canucks

Jussi Jokinen – LW – Winnipeg Jets

Mikael Hotovitz – C – New York Islanders

Peter Nowak – C/LW – New York Rangers

Jaromir Jagr – RW – New York Rangers

Ladislav Janek – RW – Washington Capitals

Teams That Have No Hockey Players

This section will detail teams in the NHL that currently do not have any hockey players on their roster. Each team’s situation below is accurate as of October 25th, 2013.

These teams will not simply be dormant during NHL Lockout – they’ll actually be playing hockey in some form. Whether it’s an exhibition game with local college hockey teams or a standalone youth hockey league, these organizations will be keeping busy.

Montreal Canadiens

Despite their rich history of winning multiple Stanley Cups, the Montreal Canadiens do not have an active roster this season. The last time the fans saw their legendary captain, Maurice Richard, play was in 1957. Since that time, the team has not produced a single 100-point scorer. In fact, the top scorer for the Canadiens since 1987 is only 65 points – not even close to a Hall of Famer like Richard. Nevertheless, the owners of the Canadiens still feel that their team is worth investing in, as they have recently signed Dominic Moore to a one-year contract.

New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have not had an active roster since February 28th, 2013, the day before their season ended. Since the season ended, the team has not played a single game, and as of this writing, have no plans to bring back hockey anytime soon. The Islanders were one of the original six teams that consisted of all-stars from each NHL division. The team has not won the Stanley Cup since 1972, their last season before moving to its current location in New York.

Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are another team without an active roster, and the owners certainly feel that this is a mistake. Since the season ended in April, the team has been holding tryouts in hopes of reviving their squad. However, in typical Canucks fashion, nothing much has been accomplished. Despite this, the owners of the team still feel that hockey is a worthwhile investment. They have placed a large order for stickum for their upcoming season.

Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have not had an active roster since before the 2012-2013 lockout, and have no intentions of reviving hockey anytime soon. The team was founded in Manitoba back in 1979, and has never won the Stanley Cup. The most famous player to wear the Jets jersey is probably Teemu Selanne, who spent nine seasons with the team – the second-most ever by a player wearing a Jets jersey. The team’s owners have stated that they will not allow any more NHL Lockouts due to financial reasons.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ last season was in 2012-2013, and since then, they have not played a single game. However, the team still has a couple of veterans that they could sign for cheap to give it some flavor – if they could just find the right offer. The team is actually based in Florida, and most of its players grow up playing in the Sunshine State. The Buccaneers have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967.

That’s quite a few hockey players that have not played a single game since the 2012-2013 season. Do you want to join them?

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