This season marks the 50th since the Toronto Maple Leafs — one of hockey’s storied franchises — lifted the Stanley Cup. O Canada, our home and cliché land
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Unsurprisingly, London leads the way in per capita rankings — players produced per 100,000 (for metro areas 100,000 or above). The American invasion was well underway by the early 1980s, with stars like Chris Chelios and Pat LaFontaine contributing a familiar brand of hard-nosed, yet skilled North American hockey. America Is Already There. window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { These northern states, along with a handful of others, form the backbone of the USA’s formidable contribution to the rosters of NHL teams.

While more and more players come from non-traditional hockey markets, Canada, the northern US, and traditional European powers still produce the bulk. Season GP: Total Playoff … While many of these players soon moved to more frigid climates where they honed their craft — Brooks Orpik (California to New York), Tyler Myers (Texas to Alberta), Sean Couturier (Arizona to New Brunswick) — some, like Oklahoma’s Matt Donovan, learned the basics locally before playing collegiate hockey in more traditional places. boasts a thorough database of NHL players, where they’re born and their performance.

It should come as no surprise that Canadians have dominated the ranks of the NHL since the league’s inception in 1917. There had always been a small handful of Europe-born players since the early days of the NHL. The area itself produced more NHL players than all but 7 other metro areas — each of which is more than 1 million people. If one city sticks out on that list, it’s London, Ontario, population 475,000. © Copyright 2020 St. Joseph Communications. Season GP: Total Playoff GP: 1960-61: NHL: Canada: Alta. All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA.

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Don’t miss our newest stories! Season: League: Country: State/Province: Total born: Total Reg. British Columbia — Jamie Benn. Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Tampa Bay, Washington (0). Others wondered about the huge influx of players in the NHL born outside of Canada, who now comprise over half of the league. We sliced up the world map by province in Canada, by state in the US, and by country in the rest of the world. But it wasn’t until the late 1970s and early 1980s when the ranks of Europeans in the NHL really  exploded. Follow The 10 and 3 on Facebook or Twitter for the latest made-in-Canada maps and visualizations. is the official web site of the National Hockey League. Percentage of NHL Players by Birth Province ‑ 2019-2020 Stats. 57 players on NHL opening night rosters (plus injured reserve) come from the Greater Toronto Area — almost two and a half times as many as any other place. Season after season, this unassuming, northern Ontario town sends boatloads of its young men into the ranks of the NHL. Canada’s other Ford Nation

Which provinces produce the most prolific point producers? All Rights Reserved. For each region (province, state or country), we assigned a color intensity proportional to the number of players per capita whose birthplace was in that region.