NHLPA Unveils Results of Annual Player Poll

The NHLPA officially unveiled the results of the organization’s annual player poll on Wednesday morning, surveying over 500 NHLers anonymously who provided answers to a series of on-ice and off-ice questions about their fellow peers. 

For the on-ice section of the poll, this year produced few surprises. 

When asked which goalie they would choose to win a single, sudden-death game, 37.4 percent of all players answered Tampa Bay Lightning netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy, with Montreal’s Carey Price earning the second-highest chunk of the vote at 13.9 percent. 

In response to the skater-only version of the same question, 42.2 percent of players answered Edmonton’s Connor McDavid, while 17.3 percent chose Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby. 

Chicago’s Patrick Kane was the runaway victor of the best stickhandler honor, earning a whopping 57.3 percent of the total vote, with McDavid trailing behind him in second.