WHL list top 125 Players All-time

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Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League unveiled today its list of the top 125 players in WHL history as selected by a committee of League historians.

The list includes WHL greats from the League’s inception in 1966 through to players that suited up as recently as last season.

In total, 88 forwards, 27 defencemen, and 10 goaltenders made the list.

Players were selected based on a combination of the impact they had while playing in the WHL and their careers upon graduating from the League.

The committee was comprised of members of the media and individuals who have demonstrated long-standing contributions to the WHL, along with members the WHL Office staff.

The WHL would like to thank Gregg Drinnan, Norm Dueck, Peter Loubardias, Bob Ridley, Dan Russell, Rob Vanstone, Dean Vrooman and Bill Willms for their assistance with this project.

As a part of the WHL’s 50th Season celebrations, fans will be able to have their say in October alongside the committee by way of an online vote available at www.WHL.ca.

Beginning in January, the WHL will count down and release the Top 50 WHL Players of All-Time.

Top 125 WHL Players (alphabetical order, last name first):


Last Name First Name P Years Hometown Last Team Prior team
Allison Ray F 1974-79 Cranbrook, BC Brandon Wheat Kings _
Alzner Karl D 2003-08 Burnaby, BC Calgary Hitmen _
Babych Wayne F 1973-78 Edmonton, AB Portland Winter Hawks Edmonton Oil Kings
Barnes Stu F 1987-90 Spruce Grove, AB Tri-City Americans New Westminster Bruins
Barrie Tyson D 2006-11 Victoria, BC Kelowna Rockets _
Baumgartner Nolan D 1992-96 Calgary, AB Kamloops Blazers _
Beck Barry D 1973-77 Vancouver, BC New Westminster Bruins Kamloops Chiefs
Benn Jamie F 2007-09 Victoria, BC Kelowna Rockets _
Benning Jim D 1978-81 Edmonton, AB Portland Winter Hawks _
Bjorkstrand Oliver F 2012-15 Herning, Denmark Portland Winterhawks _
Boschman Laurie F 1976-79 Major, SK Brandon Wheat Kings _
Bouwmeester Jay D 1998-02 Edmonton, AB Medicine Hat Tigers _
Brendl Pavel F 1998-01 Opocno, Czech Rep. Calgary Hitmen _
Bridgman Mel F 1971-75 Trenton, ON Victoria Cougars _
Brouwer Troy F 2001-06 Vancouver, BC Moose Jaw Warriors _
Brown Rob F 1983-87 St. Albert, AB Kamloops Blazers _
Callander Jock F 1978-82 Regina, SK Regina Pats _
Chapman Blair F 1973-76 Lloydminster, SK Saskatoon Blades _
Chipperfield Ron F 1970-74 Brandon, MB Brandon Wheat Kings _
Clark Wendel D 1983-85 Kelvington, SK Saskatoon Blades _
Clarke Bob F 1967-69 Flin Flon, MB Flin Flon Bombers _
Davidson John G 1969-73 Calgary, AB Calgary Centennials _
Dawes Nigel F 2001-05 Winnipeg, MB Kootenay ICE _
Derkatch Dale F 1981-85 Winnipeg, MB Regina Pats _
Derlago Bill F 1974-78 Birtle, MB Brandon Wheat Kings _
Doan Shane F 1992-95 Halkirk, AB Kamloops Blazers _
Draisaitl Leon F 2012-15 Cologne, Germany Kelowna Rockets Prince Albert Raiders
Eakin Cody F 2006-11 Winnipeg, MB Kootenay ICE Swift Current Broncos
Eberle Jordan F 2006-10 Regina, SK Regina Pats _
Ennis Tyler F 2005-09 Edmonton, AB Medicine Hat Tigers _
Etem Emerson F 2009-12 Long Beach, CA Medicine Hat Tigers _
Evason Dean F 1980-84 Winnipeg, MB Kamloops Jr. Oilers Spokane Chiefs
Falloon Pat F 1988-91 Foxwarren, MB Spokane Chiefs _
Federko Bernie F 1973-76 Foam Lake, SK Saskatoon Blades _
Fehr Eric F 2000-05 Winkler, MB Brandon Wheat Kings _
Ferraro Ray F 1982-84 Trail, BC Brandon Wheat Kings Portland Winter Hawks
Fleury Theoren F 1984-88 Oxbow, SK Moose Jaw Warriors _
Fuhr Grant G 1979-81 Spruce Grove, AB Victoria Cougars _
Gallagher Brendan F 2008-12 Delta, BC Vancouver Giants _
Gare Danny F 1971-74 Nelson, BC Calgary Centennials _
Getzlaf Ryan F 2001-05 Regina, SK Calgary Hitmen _
Gillies Clark F 1971-74 Moose Jaw, SK Regina Pats _
Goodall Glen F 1986-90 Fort Nelson, BC Seattle Thunderbirds _
Hamhuis Dan D 1998-02 Smithers, BC Prince George Cougars _
Hanlon Glen G 1974-77 Brandon, MB Brandon Wheat Kings _
Hawgood Greg D 1983-88 Edmonton, AB Kamloops Blazers _
Henning Lorne F 1968-72 Melfort, SK New Westminster Bruins  Estevan Bruins
Hodgson Dan F 1980-85 Fort McMurray, AB Prince Albert Raiders Spokane Flyers
Holland Dennis F 1985-89 Vernon, BC Portland Winter Hawks _
Hossa Marian F 1997-98 Stara Lubovna, Slovakia Portland Winter Hawks _
Hrudey Kelly G 1978-81 Edmonton, AB Medicine Hat Tigers _
Iginla Jarome F 1993-96 Edmonton, AB Kamloops Blazers _
Johansen Ryan F 2009-11 Vancouver, BC Portland Winterhawks _
Johnson Tyler F 2007-11 Spokane, WA Spokane Chiefs _
Joly Greg D 1971-74 Rocky Mountain House, AB Regina Pats _
Keith Duncan D 2002-03 Winnipeg, MB Kelowna Rockets _
Kidd Trevor G 1988-91 Dugald, MB Spokane Chiefs Brandon Wheat Kings
Kozun Brandon F 2006-10 Los Angeles, CA Calgary Hitmen _
Ladd Andrew F 2001-05 Maple Ridge, BC Calgary Hitmen  Vancouver Giants
Lambert Dan D 1986-90 St. Boniface, MB Swift Current Broncos _
Langkow Daymond F 1991-96 Edmonton, AB Tri-City Americans _
Lazar Curtis F 2010-14 Salmon Arm, BC Edmonton Oil Kings _
Leach Reggie F 1967-70 Riverton, MB Flin Flon Bombers _
Linden Trevor F 1985-88 Medicine Hat, AB Medicine Hat Tigers _
Lowry Adam F 2009-13 Calgary, AB Swift Current Broncos _
Lucic Milan F 2004-07 Vancouver, BC Vancouver Giants _
Lysiak Tom F 1970-73 High Prairie, AB Medicine Hat Tigers _
Marleau Patrick F 1995-97 Swift Current, SK Seattle Thunderbirds _
Martyniuk Ray G 1967-70 Flin Flon, MB Flin Flon Bombers _
McCarthy Kevin D 1973-77 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Monarchs _
McCrimmon Brad D 1976-79 Plenty, SK Brandon Wheat Kings _
McDonald Lanny F 1970-73 Hanna, AB Medicine Hat Tigers  Calgary Centennials
Modano Mike F 1986-89 Livonia, MI Prince Albert Raiders _
Moran Brad F 1995-00 Abbotsford, BC Calgary Hitmen _
Mueller Peter F 2005-07 Bloomington, MN Everett Silvertips _
Murdoch Don F 1973-76 Cranbrook, BC Medicine Hat Tigers  Kamloops Chiefs
Murray Marty F 1991-95 Lyleton, MB Brandon Wheat Kings _
Myers Tyler D 2005-09 Calgary, AB Kelowna Rockets _
Neely Cam F 1982-84 Comox, BC Portland Winter Hawks _
Niedermayer Scott D 1989-92 Cranbrook, BC Kamloops Blazers _
Nugent-Hopkins Ryan F 2008-11 Burnaby, BC Red Deer Rebels _
Pederson Barry F 1977-81 Big River, SK Victoria Cougars _
Petan Nic F 2010-15 Delta, BC Portland Winterhawks _
Phaneuf Dion D 2001-05 Edmonton, AB Red Deer Rebels _
Phillips Chris D 1995-97 Calgary, AB Lethbridge Hurricanes Prince Albert Raiders
Pinder Gerry F 1966-67 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Blades _
Pouliot Derrick D 2009-14 Estevan, SK Portland Winterhawks _
Price Carey G 2002-07 Anahim Lake, BC Tri-City Americans _
Propp Brian F 1976-79 Neudorf, SK Brandon Wheat Kings _
Rattie Ty F 2008-13 Airdrie, AB Portland Winterhawks _
Recchi Mark F 1984-88 Kamloops, BC Kamloops Blazers New Westminster Bruins
Redden Wade D 1993-96 Lloydminster, SK Brandon Wheat Kings _
Rielly Morgan D 2010-13 Vancouver, BC Moose Jaw Warriors _
Reinhart Sam F 2010-15 North Vancouver, BC Kootenay ICE _
Robinson Todd F 1994-99 Trail, BC Portland Winter Hawks _
Rogers Mike F 1971-74 Calgary, AB Calgary Centennials _
Ronning Cliff F 1983-85 Burnaby, BC New Westminster Bruins _
Rota Darcy F 1970-73 Vancouver, BC Edmonton Oil Kings _
Russell Kris D 2003-07 Caroline, AB Medicine Hat Tigers _
Sakic Brian F 1987-92 Burnaby, BC Tri-City Americans Swift Current Broncos
Sakic Joe F 1985-88 Burnaby, BC Swift Current Broncos Lethbridge Broncos
Schenn Brayden F 2007-11 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Blades Brandon Wheat Kings
Seabrook Brent D 2000-05 Richmond, BC Lethbridge Hurricanes _
Shinnimin Brendan F 2007-12 Winnipeg, MB Tri-City Americans _
Sillinger Mike F 1987-91 Regina, SK Regina Pats _
Smyth Ryan F 1991-95 Banff, AB Moose Jaw Warriors _
Sobchuk Dennis F 1970-74 Lang, SK Regina Pats  Estevan Bruins
Staniowski Ed G 1971-75 Moose Jaw, SK Regina Pats _
Stoll Jarret F 1997-02 Melville, SK Kootenay ICE _
Stuart Brad D 1995-99 Rocky Mountain House, AB Calgary Hitmen Regina Pats
Sutter Brent F 1979-82 Viking, AB Lethbridge Broncos _
Sutter Brian F 1974-76 Viking, AB Lethbridge Broncos _
Sydor Darryl D 1988-92 Edmonton, AB Kamloops Blazers _
Trottier Bryan F 1972-75 Val Marie, SK Lethbridge Broncos Swift Current Broncos
Tsujiura Steve F 1977-82 Coaldale, AB Calgary Wranglers Medicine Hat Tigers
Tucker Darcy F 1991-95 Castor, AB Kamloops Blazers _
Vernon Mike G 1980-83 Calgary, AB Calgary Wranglers _
Walter Ryan F 1973-78 New Westminster, BC Seattle Breakers Kamloops Chiefs
Ward Cam G 2000-04 Saskatoon, SK Red Deer Rebels _
Weber Shea D 2001-05 Sicamous, BC Kelowna Rockets _
Wesley Glen D 1983-87 Red Deer, AB Portland Winter Hawks _
Whitney Ray F 1988-91 Fort Saskatchewan, AB Spokane Chiefs _
Wickenheiser Doug F 1977-80 Regina, SK Regina Pats _
Williams Dave “Tiger” F 1971-74 Weyburn, SK Swift Current Broncos _
Yaremchuk Ken F 1979-83 Edmonton, AB Portland Winter Hawks _