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February 27, 2012
Who is hockey's nicest player?
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February 27, 2012

Nhl Players Poll

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Who is hockey's nicest player?

Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings C 9%

Ray Whitney, Coyotes LW 7%

Shane Doan, Coyotes RW 7%

Nicklas Lidstrom, Red Wings D 6%

Martin St. Louis, Lightning RW 5%


Ducks RW Teemu Selanne was tied for fifth in voting (5%).... Detroit had four players in the top 11 (also: Henrik Zetterberg and Patrick Eaves), more than any other team.... The Hurricanes' Brian Boucher was the only goalie in the top 10—and the only American.... Not a single player under 30 made the top 10. Average age in that group: 36.... In a similar poll on Facebook, Datsyuk took 54% of the vote; no other player had more than 11%.

Based on 179 NHL players who responded to SI's survey