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The Original 6... Going in a clockwise pattern.. 1. Detroit Red Wings, 2. Montreal Canadians 3. Boston Bruins 4. New York Rangers 5. Chicago Black Hawks 6. Toronto Maple Leaves

Boston Bruins national anthem singer Rene Rancourt. He always makes me smile!

Wayne Gretzky -- Former professional ice hockey player former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for 4 teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, the NHL itself. Known for saying, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

Sportsmen and women who made breakthrough at a tender age

Classic photo of Gordie Howe and a young Wayne Gretzky | NHL | Hockey

Gordie Howe tries to sneak a shot past Joe Daley during a 1971 Sabres-Red Wings game. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI) There's so much to look at in this photo: the crowd, how dingy the rink looks, that the players wear no upper-body padding, the goalie wears no mask.