NHLPA Player Poll 2017-18

There are a multitude of issues that dominate the conversation around NHL hockey throughout every season. While fans and media constantly debate these issues, it’s important to hear the opinions of the players themselves, the ones who battle on the ice every night. With this in mind, the NHLPA has unveiled its 2017-18 Player Poll.

NHL players were surveyed on more than 20 hockey-related questions during their annual NHLPA team meetings, between the preseason and early January 2018. Over 500 players took part in the poll. NHL players weighed in on a variety of questions – covering skills, coaches, officials, arenas, teams and on-ice matters.

Here are the #NHLPAPlayerPoll results.

Skills

Who is the league's fastest skater?
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Connor Mcdavid
Edmonton Oilers
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Michael Grabner
New Jersey Devils
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Nick Leddy
New York Islanders
0.0%
Dylan Larkin
Detroit Red Wings
0.0%
Chris Kreider
New York Rangers
Skaters only: Which goalie is the most difficult to score on?
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Carey Price
Montreal Canadiens
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Jonathan Quick
Los Angeles Kings
0.0%
Pekka Rinne
Nashville Predators
0.0%
Sergei Bobrovsky
Columbus Blue Jackets
0.0%
Braden Holtby
Washington Capitals
Who is the most difficult player to play against?
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Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins
0.0%
Connor Mcdavid
Edmonton Oilers
0.0%
Patrick Kane
Chicago Blackhawks
0.0%
Shea Weber
Montreal Canadiens
0.0%
Anze Kopitar
Los Angeles Kings

Player Opinions

Who is the toughest player?
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Ryan Reaves
Vegas Golden Knights
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Milan Lucic
Edmonton Oilers
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Zdeno Chara
Boston Bruins
0.0%
Micheal Haley
Florida Panthers
0.0%
Matt Martin
Toronto Maple Leafs
Who is the most underrated player?
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Nicklas Backstrom
Washington Capitals
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Jaden Schwartz
St. Louis Blues
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Nikita Kucherov
Tampa Bay Lightning
0.0%
Aleksander Barkov
Florida Panthers
0.0%
Ryan O'reilly
Buffalo Sabres
Which player is the best role model?
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Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins
0.0%
Jonathan Toews
Chicago Blackhawks
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Patrice Bergeron
Boston Bruins
0.0%
Shea Weber
Montreal Canadiens
0.0%
Patrick Marleau
Toronto Maple Leafs
Which player would you select to start a franchise?
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Connor Mcdavid
Edmonton Oilers
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Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins
0.0%
Auston Matthews
Toronto Maple Leafs
0.0%
Jonathan Toews
Chicago Blackhawks
0.0%
Erik Karlsson
Ottawa Senators
Which defenceman is the most difficult to play against?
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Erik Karlsson
Ottawa Senators
0.0%
Drew Doughty
Los Angeles Kings
0.0%
Shea Weber
Montreal Canadiens
0.0%
Brent Burns
San Jose Sharks
0.0%
Victor Hedman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Which forward is the most difficult to play against?
0.0%
Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins
0.0%
Connor Mcdavid
Edmonton Oilers
0.0%
Patrick Kane
Chicago Blackhawks
0.0%
Anze Kopitar
Los Angeles Kings
0.0%
Patrice Bergeron
Boston Bruins
Who is the best team player?
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Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins
0.0%
Jonathan Toews
Chicago Blackhawks
0.0%
Patrice Bergeron
Boston Bruins
0.0%
Anze Kopitar
Los Angeles Kings
0.0%
Joe Thornton
San Jose Sharks
What quality do you most appreciate in a teammate?
Work Ethic
Team Player
Honesty
Loyalty
Respect
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
If you need to win one game, who is the #1 player (any position) you would want on your team?
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Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins
0.0%
Connor Mcdavid
Edmonton Oilers
0.0%
Carey Price
Montreal Canadiens
0.0%
Patrick Kane
Chicago Blackhawks
0.0%
Erik Karlsson
Ottawa Senators
Do you like the way points are currently awarded for a win or a loss in the regular season?
Yes
No
0%
0%

Coaches & Officials

Which coach would you most like to play for?
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Joel Quenneville
Chicago Blackhawks
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Jon Cooper
Tampa Bay Lightning
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Gerard Gallant
Vegas Golden Knights
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Mike Babcock
Toronto Maple Leafs
0.0%
Peter Laviolette
Nashville Predators
Which current assistant coach should be the next head coach?
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D.J. Smith
Toronto Maple Leafs
0.0%
Todd Reirden
Washington Capitals
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Ulf Samuelsson
Chicago Blackhawks
0.0%
Steve Ott
St. Louis Blues
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Lindy Ruff
New York Rangers
Which current player would be a great coach once they retire?
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Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins
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Derek Stepan
Arizona Coyotes
0.0%
Jason Spezza
Dallas Stars
0.0%
Matt Cullen
Minnesota Wild
0.0%
Jonathan Toews
Chicago Blackhawks
Who is the best referee?
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Wes Mccauley
0.0%
Kelly Sutherland
0.0%
Tim Peel
0.0%
Dan O'halloran
0.0%
Trevor Hanson

Arenas & Teams

Which is your favourite rink to play in?
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Bell Centre
Montreal, Quebec
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United Center
Chicago, Illinois
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Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
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Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
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Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee
Which rink has the best ice?
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Bell Centre
Montreal, Quebec
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Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alberta
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Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba
0.0%
Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota
0.0%
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary, Alberta
Which rink has the worst ice?
0.0%
BB&T Center
Sunrise, Florida
0.0%
Gila River Arena
Glendale, Arizona
0.0%
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
0.0%
Honda Center
Anaheim, California
0.0%
PNC Arena
Raleigh, North Carolina
Which team (excluding your own) has the best fans?
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Chicago Blackhawks
0.0%
Nashville Predators
0.0%
Montreal Canadiens
0.0%
Toronto Maple Leafs
0.0%
Winnipeg Jets

NHLPA 50th Anniversary

Who is the best forward of all time?
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Wayne Gretzky
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Mario Lemieux
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Sidney Crosby
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Jaromir Jagr
0.0%
Peter Forsberg
Who is the best defenceman of all time?
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Bobby Orr
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Nicklas Lidstrom
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Ray Bourque
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Paul Coffey
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Scott Niedermayer
Who is the best goalie of all time?
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Patrick Roy
0.0%
Martin Brodeur
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Dominik Hasek
0.0%
Carey Price
0.0%
Ken Dryden
Who is one player, current or former, you would like to have as a teammate?
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Wayne Gretzky
0.0%
Sidney Crosby
0.0%
Mario Lemieux
0.0%
Peter Forsberg
0.0%
Nicklas Lidstrom
Who was your favourite player growing up?
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Peter Forsberg
0.0%
Steve Yzerman
0.0%
Joe Sakic
0.0%
Nicklas Lidstrom
0.0%
Mats Sundin