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NHL OLD STARS

by
Randy Steinman

 

Thirty-five is usually the age when rec league hockey players start playing "Oldtimers" hockey. It's not too common that players of that age, and older, star or contribute greatly at the NHL level. Following is a list of players over 35 years of age who are still performing at a very high level in the NHL. (Age as Oct.1/16)

Wouldn't any of these players make the perfect "ringer" for your Oldtimers or pickup hockey team?

-JAROMIR JAGR, FLORIDA, RW (44)
The oldest of the "Old Stars" scored 66 points (27g,39a) in 2015-16.

-DANIEL SEDIN, VANCOUVER, LW (36)
Scored more goals in '15-16 (28) than he had in previous three years.

-HENRIK SEDIN, VANCOUVER, C (36)
Led Canucks in assists in '15-16 and is 30 points shy of 1,000 career points entering 2016-17.

-JOE THORNTON, SAN JOSE, C (37)
A great playmaker, Thornton needs just 36 assists to hit 1,000 for his career. He ranks 28th on the all-time points list.

-PATRICK MARLEAU, SAN JOSE C/LW (37)
Has 481 career goals but his production is going down.

-JAROME IGINLA, COLORADO, RW (39)
Entering his 20th season. Second on Avalanche in goals (22) in 2015-16.

-MARIAN HOSSA, CHICAGO, RW (37)
Hossa is one goal shy of 500 and 10 assists shy of 600 for his career.

-HENRIK ZETTERBERG, DETROIT, C (35)
Played in all 82 games in 2015-16 and led Red Wings in scoring with a meager 50 points.

-ZDENO CHARA, BOSTON, D (39)
2015-16 was his 10th season as a Bruin. The imposing blueliner (6-9,250lbs.) led Boston in ice time.

ANDREI MARKOV, MONTREAL, D (37)
Scored 44 points and logged 23:50 minutes of ice time per game.

-FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN, COLORADO, D (36)
Scored 8 goals and 26 assists for Avalanche in 2016.

-NIKLAS KRONWALL, DETROIT, D (35)
Led Detroit in average ice time per game in 2015-16 but missed 18 games due to knee surgery.

-ROBERTO LUONGO, FLORIDA, G (37)
Oldest #1 goalie in the NHL in 2015-16. Tied for 4th in wins and had a 2.35 goals-against-average for the second year in a row.

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