Ranking the top 20 hottest hockey players in the world right now

Ranking the top 20 hottest hockey players in the world right now

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Although numerous hockey players find themselves with unfortunate facial injuries, many still rank highly in terms of looks and other physical attributes. So, explore with us and discover who the hottest hockey players of 2023 are.

Hottest hockey players in the world
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Several top-performing puck handlers feature on this list of the hottest ice hockey players, including the three-time Stanley Cup winner Sidney Crosby. So, dig in here to discover which of your favourite players made it to the list.

The hottest hockey players in 2023

So, would you like to know who's ranked as hot in the NHL? We have used the latest publications from Tuko and Sportsbrowser to list some of the most attractive hockey players in 2023. Scroll down and find out more.





Henrik Lundqvist

New York Rangers


Patrick Sharp

University of Vermont men’s hockey coaching team


Chris Higgins

Utica Comets


Joffrey Lupul

Toronto Maple Leafs


Derick Brassard

Unrestricted free agent


Miles Wood

New Jersey Devils


Michal Kempny

Seattle Kraken


Alexander Wennberg

Seattle Kraken


Roman Josi

Nashville Predators


Jared Boll

San Diego Gulls


Tom Wilson

Washington Capitals


Jonathan Ericsson

Unrestricted free agent


Brendan Smith

New Jersey Devils


Brian Dumoulin

Pittsburgh Penguins


Kris Letang

Pittsburgh Penguins


Darcy Kuemper

Washington Capitals


Tyler Seguin

Pittsburgh Penguins


Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins


Ian McCoshen



Joe Pavelski

Dallas Stars

10. Tom Wilson

How is Tom Wilson still playing hockey?
Washington Capitals' number 43 warms up before a game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Ball Arena in April 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI.
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The right-winger is a Toronto-born professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Washington Capitals. Wilson, who also plays as a power forward, is known for his looks and physical style of play.

9. Jonathan Ericsson

Is Jonathan Ericsson still playing hockey?
Jonathan Ericsson faces off the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Little Caesars Arena in February 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI.
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In position nine, we have Jonathan Ericsson, a former Detroit Red Wings defenseman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. However, the 2008 Red Wings Rookie of the year has distinguished himself as one of the best ice hockey players in his twelve-year-long career.

8. Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith is currently the number 2 defenseman for the New Jersey Devils. During his time at his former team, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Ontario native took an injury to the head that left him with a fractured skull.

7. Brian Dumoulin

How many Stanley Cups does Brian Dumoulin have?
Brian Dumoulin of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates in a game against the Washington Capitals at the PPG PAINTS Arena in April 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI.
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Our seventh hottest ice hockey player is Dumoulin, an American player who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Unfortunately, the number eight defenseman missed part of the team's 2021-22 lineup.

So, what happened to Brian Dumoulin? He missed several games in the 2021-22 NHL playoffs owing to a knee injury that required rehabilitation.

6. Kris Letang

In July 2022, Letang joined the Pittsburgh Penguins roster on a six-year-long contract worth over $30 million. The nine-time NHL All-Star Team player is not only good-looking but has also distinguished himself as one of the best ice hockey players right now.

Who are the top 5 hottest hockey players of all time? Explore with us further to learn more about the finest athletes in the world of ice hockey.

5. Darcy Kuemper

Who is the best goalie in hockey 2022?
Colorado Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper celebrates during the team's Stanley Cup victory parade at the Civic Center Park in June 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Matthew Stockman.
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Darcy is a Saskatoon-born athlete who started playing at the tender age of 3. Like his father, he rose to professional heights, eventually joining NHL teams such as the Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, the Minnesota Wilds, LA Kings, and the Washington Capitals. Darcy Kuemper's position five ranking in the National Hockey League makes him the best goalie in hockey in 2023.

4. Tyler Seguin

Is Tyler Seguin a good hockey player?
Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars in action against the Calgary Flames during the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome in May 2022 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Derek Leung.
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Seguin broke records after winning the Stanley Cup at 19 years while at the Boston Bruins. Since then, the Dallas Stars centre has built his career, earning several accolades, including six Lady Byng Memorial trophies and the 2012 Spengler Cup.

3. Sidney Crosby

Is Sidney Crosby the best player in the NHL?
Pittsburgh Penguins' number eighty-seven skates against the New York Rangers in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG Paints Arena in May 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI.
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In third place is Sidney Crosby, who The Men's Journal named as one of the fittest hockey players of the 2016-17 NHL season. In addition, in 2006-07, he became the youngest NHL team captain ever at the same time, scoring the highest number of points in 36 goals and 84 assists. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain has earned his place as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. While speaking to the media, NY Rangers centre Scott Gomez said,

“Sidney Crosby is our LeBron James. Since he was however old, and he has gone beyond the hype. He is that good a player.”

2. Ian McCoshen

In the second position is former Minnesota Wilds defenseman Ian McCoshen. In 2021, McCoshen signed a one-year contract with the Finnish Elite League team, the Porin Ässät, where he currently plays.

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Rockford IceHogs' defenceman Ian McCoshen gets ready to shoot the puck against the Laval Rocket game in December 2019 at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec. Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire.
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1. Joe Pavelski

At the top of our list of the top 20 hottest hockey players of all time is the two-way centre, Joe Pavelski. Fondly known as Captain America by fans and teammates, the centre is one of the top NHL players who reached 1000 games in their careers.

Has Joe Pavelski won a Stanley Cup?
Joe Pavelski during a game against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Six of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the SAP Center in May 2018 in San Jose, California. Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL.
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The hottest female hockey players ever

In 2020, one of the hottest female hockey players quit her profession to become a full-time model. Following a successful hockey career, Mikayla Demaiter, a former goalie for the Bluewater Hawks, took to Instagram to inform her fans. Here is a summary of some of the most beautiful female ice hockey players currently playing in the NHL.

10. Eveliina Mäkinen

9. Susanna Tapani

8. Amanda Kessel

7. Halli Krzyzaniak

6. Tanja Eisenschmid

5. Meeri Raisanen

4. Angelina Goncharenko

3. Hilary Knight

2. Anna Prugova

1. Presley Norby

Who is the best female ice hockey player of 2022?
Presley Norby, winner of the 2016 Metro Player of the Year in Minneapolis, MN. Photo By Jerry Holt/Star Tribune.
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Ice hockey is one of the most watched sports in America and has some of the hottest hockey players. These players undergo rigorous physical training to prevent common ice hockey injuries, allowing them to play well and look good.

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