The 11 Ugliest Hockey Players of All Time

What makes a perfect athlete? Of course, their athleticism and playing skills, right? Well, you can’t be “perfect” by just having the best form among all the players or working harder.

Being perfect or near-perfect means having charisma, personality, character, and…looks. I mean, come on, you do need it to some extent.

You’ve heard about the best hockey players of all time, the toughest hockey players, so we thought, why not spice things up a little?  We present to you the top 11 ugliest hockey players that might just give you the ick.

Before starting, while we feel bad about making a list, know that all the players on the list are worthy of equal respect and love.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Player NameTeam Played ForPosition
Gino OdjickVancouver, Montreal, New York Islanders, and Philadelphia.Left-wing
Tim HunterCalgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, San Jose Sharks, and Quebec Nordiques.Right wing
Zdeno CharaOttawa Senators, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, and New York Islanders.Defenseman
Brent SopelNew York Islanders, Atlanta Thrashers, Montreal, Vancouver Canucks, etc.Defense
Ian LaperrièreNew York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, and Colorado Avalanche.Center
Alex OvechkinWashington CapitalsForward
Tyler KennedyNew York Islanders, San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils, and Pittsburgh Penguins.Center
Ken DanyekoNew Jersey DevilsDefenseman
Zack KassianVancouver Canucks, Arizona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, and Buffalo Sabres.Right-wing
Evgeni MalkinPittsburgh PenguinsCenter/ Forward
Mike RicciColorado  Avalanche, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Quebec Nordiques.Center

1. Gino Odjick

  •     The teams played for: Vancouver, Montreal, New York Islanders, and Philadelphia.

 Even being such a great player, Gino Odijick lacks one thing, having a pretty face. With his mouth lacking a few teeth entirely in the front.

Makes him look like a 65 year stuck in a 52-year-old’s body. I mean, it is just a decade and 3 years for him to look like that, actually, guess he just got the look early. Gino is insanely talented, having played 12 seasons before retiring.

2. Tim Hunter

  • The teams played for: Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, San Jose Sharks, and Quebec Nordiques.

Weirdly enough, Hunter would cause his fans to gasp whenever he took his helmet off during games.  That’s because of his awkward nose. Even being so good at what he does couldn’t stop scaring his fans away.

Drafted as a defensive player, Hunter said he never hurt his nose for it to turn out the way it is; it’s been like this since he was a child.

3. Zdeno Chara

  • The teams played for: Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, and New York Islanders.

Having played 24 seasons, let’s be honest; his entire face is unsymmetrical. That’s not the worst part; he looks like he hasn’t taken care of his face. Like, ever.

Having a lousy face is something people can’t control, but being dirty or unhygienic to the point that people can notice is just bad. Besides being an excellent player, he should care for himself a bit. Playing twenty-four seasons can only do so much.

Although some fans say his being 6’9 kind of makes up for the unsymmetrical face, hygiene is essential, no matter what.

4. Brent Sopel

  • The teams played for: New York Islanders, Atlanta Thrashers, Montreal, Vancouver Canucks, etc.

Bad rating, insufficient drafting number, lousy playing, we can go on. Now here’s the thing, we know the players who even make it to the AHL are talented. But how many actual good plays have we gotten out of this man?

He’s in the AHL, right, but he plays like he is still playing underground hockey. His facial structures look like he has never cut his hair nor had a fashion stylist. Overall making him one of the ugliest hockey players.

5. Ian Laperrière

  • The teams played for: New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, and Colorado Avalanche.

If you are an Ice Hockey fan, you probably know how many times Laperrière has blocked shots with his face. I mean, that’s the only excuse for why his face looks like that, right? Just kidding.

Laperrière is a talented player, but he’s the kind of guy you would be scared of at school. Then, you’ll realize he’s just a friendly person after becoming friends with him. Laperrière has injured his face multiple times, trying to defend shots using his face.

6. Alex Ovechkin

  • The teams played for:  Washington Capitals

Ovechkin isn’t particularly ugly, but his posture and face give off the man-child vibe. It’s like he still lives in his mom’s basement and says, “ I have to ask my mom first,” when you invite him to a party.

He is a Russian Ice Hockey player who is currently playing for the Washington Capitals. Don’t let his child-like face fool you. He is one of the team’s top scorers and does magic when given a hockey stick.  He scored seven goals this season in 13 games.

7. Tyler Kennedy

  • The teams played for: New York Islanders, San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils, and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tyler Kennedy played nine seasons from 2007-2016, but his face isn’t seasoned. Get it? Kennedy’s another manchild in the list of ugliest hockey players. While the list is getting lighter, stick to the end for a surprise.

Kennedy is like a child who forgot to grow up after middle school. When puberty hit, all he got was facial hair, and his journey to becoming a man stopped. Just kidding, this man had so much potential to be attractive, but genetics wasn’t in his favor.

8. Ken Danyeko

  • The team played for: New Jersey Devils

Ken Danyeko is the exact opposite of  Tyler Kennedy. It’s like he grew up too fast, too old. With his empty teeth in the front, he was weird to look at. Sometimes, fans were uncomfortable looking at him.

Perhaps he could have used some help in the dentist’s office. God, his bobblehead looks better than him, thanks to the added clear white teeth on the bobblehead. Nonetheless, he won three championships for the New Jersey Devils.

9. Zack Kassian

  • The team played for: Vancouver Canucks, Arizona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, and Buffalo Sabres.

Zack Kassian isn’t particularly ugly, but he is probably one of the most tough-looking hockey players. He looks like he’s living in the wrong time, almost like something out of the 80s.

Kassian looks like Jim Hopper from Stranger Things or would look like Hopper if he had hair and some more beard. And, of course, Hopper’s charisma. Kassian is incredibly talented; he has been winning cups since he was a junior hockey player.

10. Evgeni Malkin

  • The team played for: Pittsburgh Penguins.

Who knew the former captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins would make it to the ugliest hockey players list? Malkin was betrayed by his genetics and symmetry. If his face was just a bit symmetrical, he would be so handsome, possibly even make it to the attractive NHL players list.

Malkin wouldn’t make it to this list if he dressed better too. But no, this guy is rich, famous, and talented; maybe we will spare him.

11. Mike Ricci

  • The team played for: Colorado  Avalanche, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Quebec Nordiques.

We know you were waiting for this one, so we put it last because we think Ricci has been through enough. Mike Ricci looks like a literal crackhead. He definitely takes something before each game to look this zoned out.

Ricci should’ve taken the number 1 place if this post was made according to order and ranks for the ugliest hockey players. Man has another level of ugliness with hair that hasn’t been brushed in years, a big nose, and not to mention teeth. Having played sixteen seasons, Ricci only won one Stanley cup.

Wrapping Up

Before we conclude, know that this post is not made to be taken seriously. We don’t want any angry Mike Ricci, or Tim Hunter fans cursing us. 

Facial structures aren’t something any person has control over. It’s solely genetics, but maintaining basic hygiene and dressing sense can make a person look so much better. Unfortunately, even being NHL players, many of these players lack.

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Al Amin Sagor is simply a movie freak who is passionate about writing entertainment content. He loves to watch web series, and movies and write on celebrity gossip or trendy movie news. He also covers media and entertainment news on various online platforms. He is one of the "Jewel" of The News Titan.


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