Right Guy – Wrong Jersey

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 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.

Bobby Orr, Chicago Blackhawks (1976-1979, 26 games)

Guy Lafleur, New York Rangers (1988-89, 67 games)

Adam Oates, Philadelphia Flyers (2001-02, 14 games)

Daniel Alfredsson, Detroit Red Wings (2013-14, 68 games)

Brian Leetch, Toronto Maple Leafs (2003-04, 15 games)

Doug Gilmour, Montreal Canadiens (2001-2003, 131 games)

Jari Kurri, Anaheim Mighty Ducks (1996-97, 82 games)

Marcel Dionne, New York Rangers (1987-89, 118 games)

Peter Forsberg, Nashville Predators (2006-07, 17 games)

Paul Coffey, Carolina Hurricanes (1998-2000, 113 games)

Darryl Sittler, Philadelphia Flyers (1981-84, 191 games)

Eric Lindros, Dallas Stars (2006-07, 49 games)

Paul Kariya, Nashville Predators (2005-07, 164 games)

Teemu Selanne, San Jose Sharks (2000-03, 176 games)

Larry Robinson, LA Kings (1989-1992, 182 games)

Mats Sundin, Vancouver Canucks (2008-09, 41 games)

Mark Messier, Vancouver Canucks (1997-00, 207 games)

Sergei Fedorov, Columbus Blue Jackets (2005-08, 185 games)

Dominik Hasek, Ottawa Senators (2oo5-06, 43 games)

Jacques Plante, Toronto Maple Leafs (1970-73, 106 games)

Luc Robitaille, Pittsburgh Penguins (1994-95, 46 games)

Martin Brodeur, St. Louis Blues (2014-15, 7 games)

Brodeur stopped 20 Nashville shots in his debut, including 14 saves in the first period (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) nhl jerseys
Martin Brodeur (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Cam Neely, Vancouver Canucks (1983-86, 201 games)

Chris Chelios, Atlanta Thrashers (2009-10, 7 games)

Steve Shutt, LA Kings (1984-85, 59 games)

What other long-time NHL stars don’t look right in other NHL jerseys?