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Tallest Players in the NHL

At 4 feet tall, the height of the net doesn't require players to be exceptionally tall like in the NBA but height has its place in the game. From massive defenseman patrolling the blue line to power forwards crashing the net, height does have its advantages in the league.

We decided to look at who are the tallest players in the NHL.

First, we looked at the range of heights. As of 2013, the average height of an NHLer is 6 feet 1 inches with a range of 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet 9 inches. 

Tallest Player in the NHL

The tallest player in the NHL and to have played the game is Zdeno Chara who at 6 feet 9 inches patrols the blue line for the Boston Bruins - with his skates on he has to be near 7 feet tall.

If height matters in the NHL, Zdeno Chara is the poster boy for it - he is the captain of the Bruins, a Stanley Cup champion and an NHL All-Star.

Drafted 56th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Chara has played in over 1,000 games and has put up nearly 500 points over his career.

Tallest Players in the NHL (Current Season)

Here is a look at the tallest players in the NHL as of the 2012-2013 NHL season.


Tallest Players in NHL History

  1. Zdeno Chara - 6'9"
  2. Steve McKenna - 6'8"
  3. Derek Boogaard - 6'8"
  4. Mitch Fritz - 6'8"
  5. Joe Finley - 6'8"
  6. John Scott - 6'8"
  7. Tyler Myers - 6'8"
  8. Jason Missiaen - 6'8"

While these players are about the average height of an NBA guard on the NHL ice these players are giants. See more tallest articles - Tallest Player in NBA history and Tallest Player in the NFL.

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