A Look at the Top Ten Players for Most Games Played During a NHL Playoff Career.
Top Ten NHL Players for Most Games Played During a Playoff Career.
There have been a lot of great players that have come and went through the National Hockey League. Some players stood out for a full career, others stood out for one season. Let’s take a look at which players played the most games during a playoff career.
1. Chris Chelios is atop the list, thanks to his teams getting to the playoffs regularly. Chelios totaled 266 games played, while playing in the NHL from 1983-10.
2. Nicklas Lidstrom is 2nd on the list, thanks to his 263 games played in the playoffs. Lidstrom played in the NHL from 1991-12. He played in a total 1,564 games for his entire career.
3. Patrick Roy is 3rd on the list, thanks to his 247 games played during the playoffs. Roy saw his career span from 1984-03 in the NHL. He registered 1,029 games played while in the NHL.
4. Mark Messier is 4th on the list, after seeing a career stretch from 1979-04. Messier totaled 236 games during his postseason run. He totaled 1,756 games played overall in the NHL.
5. Claude Lemieux rounds out the top 5, after recording 234 games played during the playoffs. Lemieuz played in the NHL from 1983-09. He finished his NHL career, playing 1,215 games played.
6. Scott Stevens is 6th on the list, thanks to a career that saw him register 233 games played. Stevens played in the NHL from 1982-04. He saw himself play 1,635 games overall.
7. Guy Carbonneau saw his NHL career start during the 1980 season and go till 2000. Carbonneau recorded 231 games played during the NHL. Overall he saw action in 1,318 career NHL contests.
8. Larry Robinson is 8th on the list, after playing in 227 postseason games. Robinson played in the NHL from 1972-92. He totaled 1,384 games played in his NHL tenure.
9. Glenn Anderson is number 9, after seeing his teams find success more times than not. Anderson participated in 225 games during the postseason. He played in the NHL from 1980-96.
10. Kris Draper rounds out the top 10, as he totaled 222 career games during the playoffs. Draper played in the NHL from 1990-11. He saw action in 1,157 career games in the NHL.