Hockey was always known for its roughness, intensity and violence. So for an athlete to perform in this
league and to reach the top, players had to be big and strong. But it’s only in the past decade that the prototype
player became less meat and more skills. Now today, the more light you are, the more likely you play with speed.
And if you add skills to that, well… you end up on this top 10.
PS: Notice how Zdeno Chara looks huge around them.
TOP 10 BEST smallest players since 2012-13 season
10. Stephen Gionta
RW | 5′ 7″ | 177 lb
55 pts in 283 games since lock out