Meaghan's List of Hockey Players With Great Names

Many hockey players have names that are interesting or fun to say, or lend themselves to awesome nicknames. Here are some of my favourites.

Nikolai Khabibulin
Vesa Toskala
Radek Bonk
Jason "Welcome to" Pominville
Evgeni Malkin (because of Harry Potter associations, I always think of Malkin as a wizard)
Anze Kopitar
Milan Hejduk
Zigmund "Ziggy" Palffy
Janne Niinimaa
Dion Phaneuf
Miikka "Kipper" Kiprusoff
Tie Domi
Branko Radivojevic
Jonathan Toews
Steve Yzerman
Dominik "The Dominator" Hasek
Dany "Heater" Heatley (oh, the puns!)
Jason Spezza
Wade Dawe
Jeff Beukeboom
Antero Niitymaki
Dick Tarnstrom
John "Beezer" Vanbiesbrouck
Miroslav Satan
Zarley Zalapski
Saku Koivu (and his brother Mikko)
Jonathan Cheechoo
Jordin Tootoo
Darius Kasparaitis
Ruslan Fedotenko
Fedor Tyutin (TV commentators ALWAYS refer to him by both names, making it sound like his last name is actually Fedortyutin)
Bernard "Boom Boom" Geoffrion
Scott and Rob Niedermayer
Teemu Selanne
Paul Kariya
Olli Jokinen
Roman Hamrlik
Sandis Ozolinsh
Alexander Ovechkin
Henrik Zetterberg
Pavel Datsyuk
Rod Brind'amour
David Legwand
Brooks Laich
Fedor Fedorov
Jason Chimera
Hnat Domenichelli
Kristian Huselius
Dainius Zubrus
Kimmo Timonen
Valtteri Filppula
Vincent Damphousse
Vernon Fiddler
Dan Hamhuis
Maxim Afinogenov
Guillaume Latendresse
Josef Vasicek
R.J. Umberger
Marco Sturm
Vincent Lecavalier
Wojtek Wolski
Alexei Ponikarovsky
Dustin Byfuglien (pronounced ... I have no idea Bufflin, apparently)
Brendan Shanahan
Adam Foote
Jeff Finger
Jozef Stumpel
Jay Bouwmeester
Mario Lemieux
Patrick Roy
Jaromir Jagr
and of course, Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky
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