Most Underrated NHL Players

The Top Ten

1 Tomas Plekanec

Tomas Plekanec is not only the leader in awesomeness he is also a great leader and very skilled player, a great asset to the already great Montreal team. He is maybe even the better than Saku Koivu.

Elite two way center, has amazing hockey sense and bursts in speed. Very well compare in the defensive zone and can significantly change a game by shutting down the opposition's best forwards. Underrated = understatement he is ignorently disregarded.

Best Jack of all trades, One of the best PK man, Great at PP, makes all players around him look good, Very consistent production year over year, has one of the highest ATOI among forwards and also usually faces opposing teams best lineup.

Fully agree with this choice. He has been reliable for years!

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2 Jaroslav Halak

All the hype being on Carey has allowed him to turn some heads.

3 Marc Savard
4 Marc Staal

Marc stall is the rangers best defensive man

5 Mikael Backlund
6 Brent Burns

A consistent and versatile player.

7 Alexander Semin
8 Vinny Prospal

Veteran who has always flown under the radar.

9 Dan Boyle

His skill is finally being noticed now that he is in San Jose.

10 Patrick Sharp

A top scorer on the hawks who can play well with anyone.

Great for many years!

The Contenders

11 Ryan Whitney

A solid d-man who doesn't get enough credit.

12 Jussi Jokinen
13 Ron Francis
14 Roman Hamrlík
15 Jaromír Jágr
16 Frank Musil
17 Kent Nilsson
18 Mark Messier
19 Mark Streit

Another versatile guy who plays a big part in recreating an Islander team.

20 Niklas Backstrom

Put him on any team and their power play and first line will definitely improve. He is more essential to the Capitals than any other play. Doesn't get the credit he deserves in Washington.

21 Dougie Hamilton
22 Ryan Callahan
23 Rod Gilbert

I know he is not in the nhl any mare but he was amazing and very underrated he was part of the g-a-g line and was a good reason why the New York rangers did so good without him who knows what they would have done

24 Marc Methot

Great Defensive Defenseman. Doesn't get credit as a marquee D-man. Obviously Sochi Team Canada saw and awarded him a tryout on the 2014 squad. Worth a second look.

25 David Krejci
26 Pierre-Luc Dubois
27 Cam Atkinson
28 Antti Miettinen
29 Johnny Boychuk

He does as he's told, hits hard, plays solid defensively and has a pretty hard slapshot. A very underrated defencemen.

He's great

30 Ken Daneyko
31 Milan Hejduk
32 Frans Nielsen
33 Ron Hainsey
34 Patrick Maroon
35 Logan Couture
36 Aleksander Barkov Aleksander Barkov
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