This is Part 2 of our series on NHL players looking somewhat odd in certain jerseys. Part I is available here.
In today’s NHL, it’s extremely rare for one player to spend his entire career with one team. Trades, free agency, and the salary cap force players to move around to make the most money, or get the best chance to win a Stanley Cup.
In many cases, NHL legends spend the majority of their career in one city with stops in other places as their career is just beginning, or winding down. Below we take a look at 25 more of those players who are legends in one city, but are never remembered for their stints for other teams. Seeing them in other NHL jerseys just doesn’t look right.
Ron Francis, Toronto Maple Leafs (2003-04, 12 games)
Wayne Gretzky, St. Louis Blues (1995-96, 18 games)
Ray Bourque, Colorado Avalanche (1999-01, 94 games)
Ron Hextall, New York Islanders (1993-94, 65 games)
Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wings (2010-11, 40 games)
Sergei Gonchar, Boston Bruins (2003-04, 15 games)
Wendel Clark, Tampa Bay Lightning (1998-99, 65 games)
Zdeno Chara, New York Islanders (1997-01, 231 games)
Brett Hull, Phoenix Coyotes (2006-07, 5 games)
Rob Blake, San Jose Sharks (2008-10, 143 games)
Dan Boyle, Florida Panthers (1998-02, 129 games)
Terry Sawchuk, New York Rangers (1967-70, 8 games)
Bill Guerin, Philadelphia Flyers (2010-11, 5 games*)
Tom Barrasso, Toronto Maple Leafs (2001-02, 4 games)
Grant Fuhr, Calgary Flames (1999-00, 23 games)
Borje Salming, Detroit Red Wings (1989-90, 49 games)
Curtis Joseph, Calgary Flames (2007-08, 9 games)
Ryan Smyth, New York Islanders (2006-07, 18 games)
Bernie Parent, Toronto Maple Leafs (1970-72, 65 games)
Marty St. Louis, Calgary Flames (1998-00, 69 games)
Dale Hawerchuk, Philadelphia Flyers (1995-97, 67 games)
Jean-Sebastian Giguere, Calgary Flames (1998-00, 22 games)
Ed Belfour, San Jose Sharks (1996-97, 13 games)
Owen Nolan, Vancouver Canucks (2011-12, 3 games*)
Claude Lemieux, San Jose Sharks (2008-09, 18 games)
Honorable Mention (couldn’t find a photo)
Billy Smith, LA Kings (1971-72, 5 games)
Jacques Plante, Edmonton Oilers (1974-75, 31 games)
Between Part I’s 25 and these 27, are there any additional NHL stars don’t look right in other NHL jerseys?
Bill Schoeninger is a Philadelphia Flyers writer and current Boston University student studying business. Coming to THW from Hometown Hockey, Bill follows and writes about the Flyers, Boston University Terriers, and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on twitter @BSchoeninger17