The 100 Greatest NHL Players is a centerpiece in honoring 100 years of NHL hockey.
A Blue Ribbon panel comprised of distinguished members of the hockey community – including executives, media members and NHL alumni – selected the list of esteemed players and the first 33 players were named.
These players played predominantly during the NHL’s first half century, from 1917-1966.
One of those players is Melville’s Sid Abel.
Abel was a 3 time Stanley Cup champion with the Detroit Red Wings and was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969.
The remaining 67 members, those who played predominantly from 1967 through to present, will be named at THE NHL100™, a star-studded event open to the public on Jan. 27 during NHL All-Star weekend in Los Angeles.