Who's The Best American-Born Hockey Player Ever?

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Who's the best?

Mike Modano
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Brian Leetch
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100%
Jeremy Roenick
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No votes
Phil Housley
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Other
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Total votes: 3

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Who's The Best American-Born Hockey Player Ever? 

Post#1 » by Nolan » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:12 pm

Now that Mike Modano has retires its time to have this debate. So who do you think the best American-born player of all time?

The canidates:

Mike Modano - Won a cup in Dallas in 99', 1,374 career points which puts him #23 on the all time list.


Brian Leetch - One of the best defenseman in the history of the game and the face of the New York Rangers franchise.

Jeremy Roenick - In his time he was one of the most entertaining players on and off the ice.

Phil Housley - Smooth skating offensive defenseman who has 1,232 points in 1,495 career games.

Or is their someone else you think deserves the title?

So who is it?
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Re: Who's The Best American-Born Hockey Player Ever? 

Post#2 » by Crowned » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:42 pm

I went with Leetch, though him and Modano are a complete tossup.
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Re: Who's The Best American-Born Hockey Player Ever? 

Post#3 » by Nolan » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:39 pm

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Ya I went with Leetch too. Just an amazing all around defenseman.
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Re: Who's The Best American-Born Hockey Player Ever? 

Post#4 » by UN-Owen » Sat Jan 5, 2013 12:06 am

Pat LaFontaine is 17th all-time in points-per-game with 1.17

Modano (.917 PPG) is 97th all-time and Roenick (.892 PPG) is 113th
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Re: Who's The Best American-Born Hockey Player Ever? 

Post#5 » by UN-Owen » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:04 pm

The correct answer is actually Chris Chelios

3x Norris winner
2x Norris runner up
4x 1st team all-star
2x 2nd team all-star

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