List of black NHL players

This is a list of black National Hockey League players.

List

Players with at least one game of NHL experience:

Names in italics have won the Stanley Cup.
Bold: organization by which player is currently employed
*: Yet to have played an NHL game for their respective team

 = NHL All-Star[1] ·  = NHL All-Star[1] and NHL All-Star Team ·  = Hall of Famers
Nat. Name Birthplace Pos Seasons Teams Played Ethnicity Ref
Akim AliuOkene, NigeriaRW2011–2013CGYNigerian-Ukrainian[2]
Darren ArchibaldNewmarket, ONRW2013–presentVAN, OTTAfro-Canadian[3]
Justin BaileyBuffalo, NYRW2015–presentBUF, PHIBi-racial
Darren BanksToronto, ONLW1992–1994BOS[4][5]
Nicholas BaptisteOttawa, ONRW2016–presentBUF, TOR*Haitian
Chris Beckford-TseuToronto, ONG2007–2008STLJamaican-Chinese[6][7]
Shawn BelleEdmonton, ABD2006–2011MIN, MTL, EDM, COL[8][9]
Pierre-Édouard BellemareLe Blanc-Mesnil, FranceLW2014–presentPHI, VGK, COLBi-racial, Martiniquais[10][11]
Paul BissonnetteWelland, ONLW2008–2014PIT, PHXBi-racial, his mother is half-black[12][13][14]
Francis BouillonNew York City, NYD1999–2014MTL, NSHHaitian-French[15][16]
Madison BoweyWinnipeg, MBD2017–presentWSH, DETBi-racial
Donald BrashearBedford, INLW1993–2010MTL, VAN, PHI, WSH, NYRAfrican-French[17][18]
Fred BrathwaiteOttawa, ONG1993–2004EDM, CGY, STL, CBJBarbadian[17][19]
J. T. BrownBurnsville, MNRW2011–presentTBL, ANA, MINBi-racial[20][21]
Sean BrownOshawa, OND1996–2006EDM, BOS, NJD, VAN[17][22]
Dustin ByfuglienRoseau, MND2005–presentCHI, ATL, WPGAfrican-Norwegian-Swedish[23][24]
Anson CarterToronto, ONRW1996–2007BOS, WSH, EDM, NYR, LAK, CAR, VAN, CBJBarbadian[17][25]
Gerald ColemanRomeoville, ILG2005–2006TBL[26] Bi-racial[27]
John CraigheadVancouver, BCRW1996–1997TOR[4][28]
Dale CraigwellToronto, ONC1991–1994SJS[4][29]
Trevor DaleyToronto, OND2003–presentDAL, CHI, PIT, DETBi-racial, Jamaican[30]
/ Nigel DawesWinnipeg, MBLW2006–2011NYR, PHX, CGY, ATL, MTLBi-racial, Jamaican[31][32]
André DeveauxFreeport, BahamasC2008–2012TOR, NYRBi-racial, Bahamian
Jason DoigMontreal, QCD1995–2004WIN, PHX, NYR, WSHJamaican[17][33]
Anthony DuclairPointe-Claire, QCLW2014–presentNYR, ARI, CHI, CBJ, OTTHaitian[34][35]
Robbie EarlChicago, ILLW2007–2011TOR, MINAfrican American[36]
Ray EmeryHamilton, ONG2002–2015OTT, PHI, ANA, CHIBi-racial[37]
Emerson EtemLong Beach, CARW2012–2018ANA, NYR, VANBi-racial[38]
Steven FletcherMontreal, QCLW/D1987–1989MTL, WIN[39] Bi-racial[40]
Maxime FortunusLongueuil, QCD2009–2014DALHaitian[41]
Mark FraserOttawa, OND2006–2017NJD, TOR, EDMBi-racial, Jamaican[42][43]
Grant FuhrSpruce Grove, ABG1981–2000EDM, TOR, BUF, LAK, STL, CGYBi-racial[44]
Joaquin GageVancouver, BCG1994–2001EDM[4][45]
Tyrone GarnerStoney Creek, ONG1998–1999CGY[46][47]
Christopher GibsonKarkkila, FinlandG2015–presentNYISaint Lucian-Finnish
Tyrell GoulbourneEdmonton, ABLW2017–presentPHIBi-racial, Jamaican
Dirk GrahamRegina, SKRW1983–1995MNS, CHIBi-racial, Afro-Canadian[48]
Jean-Luc Grand-PierreMontreal, QCD1998–2004BUF, CBJ, WSH, ATLHaitian[17][49]
Jordan GreenwayCanton, NYLW2017–presentMINBi-racial
Mike GrierDetroit, MIRW1996–2011EDM, WSH, SJS, BUFAfrican American[50]
Josh Ho-SangToronto, ONRW2016–presentNYIJamaican-Jewish
Jarome IginlaEdmonton, ABRW1995–2017CGY, PIT, BOS, COL, LAKBi-racial, Nigerian[17][26][51]
Val JamesOcala, FLLW1981–1987BUF, TORAfrican American[52]
Paul JerrardWinnipeg, MBD1988–1989MNSBi-racial, Jamaican[53][54]
Brian JohnsonMontreal, QCRW1983–1984DET[55][56]
Justin JohnsonAnchorage, AKRW2013–2014NYI[57]
Caleb JonesArlington, TXD2018–presentEDMBi-racial
Seth JonesArlington, TXD2013–presentNSH, CBJBi-racial
Mathieu JosephChambly, QCRW2018–presentTBL
Derek JoslinRichmond Hill, OND2008–2013SJS, CAR, VANBi-racial[58]
Evander KaneVancouver, BCLW2009–presentATL, WPG, BUF, SJSBi-racial[59]
Oliver KylingtonStockholm, SwedenD2015–presentCGYSwedish-Eritrean[60]
Nathan LaFayetteNew Westminster, BCC1993–1999STL, VAN, NYR, LAK[61][62]
Georges LaraqueMontreal, QCRW1997–2010EDM, PIT, PHX, MTLHaitian[17][63]
Darren LoweToronto, ONRW1983–1984PITAfro-Canadian[64][65]
Mike MarsonScarborough, ONLW1974–1980WSH, LAK[66][67]
Craig MartinAmherst, NSRW1994–1997WIN, FLAAfro-Canadian[4][68]
Andreas MartinsenBærum, NorwayLW2015–presentCOL, MTL, CHIIndian/Ugandan-Norwegian[69]
Greg MauldinHolliston, MAC2003–2011CBJ, NYI, COLAfrican American[70][71]
Jamal MayersToronto, ONRW1996–2013STL, TOR, CGY, SJS, CHIBi-racial, Barbadian[72][73]
Kenndal McArdleToronto, ONLW2008–2012FLA, WPGTrinidadian[74][75]
Sandy McCarthyToronto, ONRW1993–2004CGY, TBL, PHI, CAR, NYR, BOSBlack-Mi'kmaq[76][77]
Mike McHughBowdoin, MELW1988–1992MNS, SJS[39][78]
Tony McKegneyMontreal, QCLW1978–1991BUF, QUE, MNS, NYR, STL, DET, CHIBi-racial, Nigerian[79]
Sean McMorrowVancouver, BCLW2002–2003BUF[80][81]
Rumun NdurZaria, NigeriaD1996–2000BUF, NYR, ATLNigerian[4][82]
Ray NeufeldSt. Boniface, MBRW1979–1990HAR, WIN, BOS[66][83]
Darnell NurseHamilton, OND2014–presentEDMBi-racial, Trinidadian[84]
Johnny OduyaStockholm, SwedenD2006–2018NJD, ATL, WPG, CHI, DAL, OTT, PHIBi-racial, Kenyan[85][86]
Kyle OkposoSt. Paul, MNRW2007–presentNYI, BUFBi-racial, Nigerian[87][88]
Willie O'ReeFredericton, NBW1957–1961BOSAfro-Canadian[88]
Theo PeckhamRichmond Hill, OND2007–2013EDMBi-racial[89]
Ryan ReavesWinnipeg, MBRW2010–presentSTL, PIT, VGKBi-racial[90]
Pokey ReddickHalifax, NSG1986–1994WIN, EDM, FLA[66][91]
Bill RileyAmherst, NSRW1974–1980WSH, WINAfro-Canadian[66][92]
Nathan RobinsonScarborough, ONC2003–2006DET, BOS[93]
Bryce SalvadorBrandon, MBD2000–2015STL, NJDAfro-Brazilian-Ukrainian[94][95]
Bernie SaundersMontreal, QCLW1979–1981QUE[96][97]
Reggie SavageMontreal, QCC1990–1994WSH, QUEJamaican[98][99]
C. J. SuessSaint Paul, MNLW2019–presentWPGBi-racial
Wayne SimmondsScarborough, ONRW2008–presentLAK, PHI, NSH, NJD[100][101]
Devante Smith-PellyScarborough, ONRW2011–presentANA, MTL, NJD, WSH[102]
Gemel SmithToronto, ONC2016–presentDAL, BOS, TBL
Givani SmithToronto, ONRW2019–presentDET
Anthony StewartLaSalle, QCRW2005–2012FLA, ATL, CARBi-racial, Jamaican[26][103]
Chris StewartToronto, ONRW2008–2018COL, STL, BUF, MIN, ANA, CGY, PHIBi-racial, Jamaican[31][104]
Malcolm SubbanToronto, ONG2014–presentBOS, VGKJamaican-Montserratian[105]
P. K. SubbanToronto, OND2009–presentMTL, NSH, NJDJamaican-Montserratian[106]
Graeme TownshendKingston, JamaicaRW1989–1994BOS, NYI, OTTJamaican[4][107]
Claude VilgrainPort-au-Prince, HaitiRW1987–1994VAN, NJD, PHIHaitian[61][108]
Joel WardNorth York, ONRW2006–2018MIN, NSH, WSH, SJSBarbadian[109][110]
Kevin WeekesToronto, ONG1997–2009FLA, VAN, NYI, TBL, CAR, NYR, NJDBarbadian[17][111]
Peter WorrellPierrefonds, QCLW1997–2004FLA, COLBarbadian[17][112]

Number of black NHL players listed by NHL teams

1 Previous NHL team with the same name
2 Changed its franchise name from the Phoenix Coyotes
3 An eighth player is with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL but has not played for the Maple Leafs yet

See also

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