Can You Name These NHL Players of the '80s From a Photo?

By: J.P. Naomi
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He shoots! He scores! Can you too? See how well you remember these National Hockey League players from the 1980s by taking this quiz now! Don't land in the penalty box!

Wayne Douglas Gretzky played twenty seasons in the NHL for four teams from 1979 to 1999. The four teams were the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and New York Rangers.

Peter Stastny's nicknames are "Peter the Great" and "Stosh." He played in the NHL from 1980 - 1995.

Jari Kurri was born in Finland in 1960. He played in the NHL from 1977 - 1998 and won the Stanley Cup five times!

Denis Savard was born on February 4, 1961 in Canada. He played from 1980 - 1997. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Paul Coffey was born in 1961 in Ontario, Canada. He was known for his speed and scoring ability. He ranks second all-time among NHL defensemen in career goals, assists, and points.

Mark Messier played in the NHL from 1979 - 2004. He played for the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and Vancouver Canucks.

Dale Hawerchuk was born on April 4, 1963 in Toronto, Canada. He played in the NHL from 1981 - 1997. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1982.

Michel Goulet played in the NHL from 1978 - 1994. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998.

Bernard Allan "Bernie" Federko was born on May 12, 1956 in Canada. He played fourteen seasons in the National Hockey League from 1976 through 1990.

Born in Drummondville, Canada, Marcel Elphège "Little Beaver" Dionne played for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, and New York Rangers from 1971 - 1989.

Glenn Anderson played in the NHL from 1980 - 1997. He was drafted 69th overall in 1979 by the Edmonton Oilers.

Mario Lemieux was drafted 1st overall in 1984 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played his entire NHL career in Pittsburgh from 1984 - 1997, then again from 2000 - 2006.

Bryan John Trottier played 18 seasons in the NHL for the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins. He won four Stanley Cups with the Islanders, two with the Penguins and one as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche.

Mike Gartner was born in 1959 in Ottawa, Canada. He played right wing with six different teams during his career.

Mike Bossy was born on January 22, 1957 in Montreal. He played for the New York Islanders for his entire 10-year career from 1977 - 1987.

Bernie Nicholls was drafted 73rd overall in 1980 by the Los Angeles Kings. He played in the NHL for six different teams from 1981 - 1999.

Brian Phillip Propp was born in 1969 in Lanigan, Candada. He played 15 seasons in the NHL from 1979 -1994.

Robert David Smith was drafted 1st overall in 1978 by the Minnesota North Stars! He played in the NHL from 1978 - 1993.

Raymond Jean "Ray" Bourque was born on December 28, 1960 in Saint-Laurent, Canada. He currently holds records for most career goals, assists, and points by a defenseman in the NHL.

Dino Ciccarelli was born in 960 in Sarnia, Canada. He played undrafted in the NHL from 1980 - 1999. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010.

Ron Francis played in the NHL from 1981 - 2004 for four different teams. He is the current general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes.

David Andrew Taylor played for the Los Angeles Kings from 1977 - 1994. He further served as the Kings' general manager from 1997 - 2006.

Joe Mullen was born on February 26, 1957 in New York, New York. He played in the NHL from 1979 - 1997 with four different teams.

John Ogrodnick played in the NHL from 1979 - 1993 with the Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Nordiques and New York Rangers. He played left wing and shot left.

Rick Vaive was drafted 5th overall in 1979 by the Vancouver Canucks. He played until 1992 and is best remembered as the first 50-goal scorer in Toronto Maple Leafs franchise history.

Steve Yzerman spent his entire NHL career from 1983 - 2006 playing for the Detroit Red Wings. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

John Tonelli was born in Milton, Canada in 1957. He played left wing from 1975 - 1992 for six different teams. He won the Stanley Cup four times.

Steve Larmer played in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers from 1980 - 1995. His position was right wing.

Neal Broten played in the NHL from 1980 - 1997 for four different teams: Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils, and Los Angeles Kings. He was a member of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team.

Paul MacLean was born on March 9, 1958 in Grostenquin, France! He played for the St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings from 1980 - 1991.

Mike Bullard was drafted 9th overall in 1980 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played in the NHL from 1980 - 1992.

Dave Christian was born in Warroad, Minnesota in 1959. He played in the NHL from 1980 - 1996 for five different teams.

Anton Stastny played nine seasons with the Quebec Nordiques from 1980 - 1989. He was the first player born and trained in Slovakia to be drafted by an NHL team.

Dale Hunter played center and shot left when he played in the NHL from 1980 - 1999. He played for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, and Colorado Avalanche.

Larry Murphy was drafted 4th overall in 1980 by the Los Angeles Kings. He played until 2001 for six different teams. He now serves as a studio analyst on the NHL Network.

Barry Pederson was born on March 13, 1961 in Big River, Canada. He played 12 seasons in the NHL from 1980 - 1992. He won a Stanley Cup in 1991 with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tim Kerr played 13 seasons in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers and Hartford Whalers. He played right wing and shot right.

Rick Middleton was nicknamed "Nifty." He played from 1974 - 1988 for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins.

Doug Wilson was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1957. He played defense and shot left during his career from 1977 - 1993.

Mats Näslund was born in Sweden in 1959. He was drafted 37th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1979. He played left wing.

Michael Anthony Foligno was born on January 29, 1959. He played right wing for 15 seasons from 1979 - 1994. He is currently a scout for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Brian Bellows was born in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1964. He was drafted 2nd overall in 1992 by the Minnesota North Stars. He played until 1999.

Mark Howe was a left winger and then defenseman who played 16 seasons in the NHL. He played for the Hartford Whalers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Detroit Red Wings.

Phil Housley was drafted 6th overall in 1982 by the Buffalo Sabres. He played until 2003 for a total of eight different teams. He is the current head coach of the Buffalo Sabres.

Dave Babych was drafted 2nd overall in 1980 by the Winnipeg Jets. He played in the NHL for 19 seasons from 1980 - 1999.

Dave Andreychuk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017. He is one of the highest scoring left wingers in NHL history and the league's all-time leader in power-play goals with 274.

Dennis Maruk played in the NHL from 1975 - 1989. He scored a career high 60 goals for the Washington Capitals in the 1981 - 1982 season.

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