Oldest NHL Players of All Time

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Hartford Whalers' Gordie Howe gets in a tangle with Los Angels Kings goalie Mario
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Jan 07, 2023, 9:50 AM

Despite the NHL trending toward younger talent in recent years, some old-timers have suited up and made a difference in their later years.

Some of these players have shown the durability to continue playing at older ages, and they’ve also found ways to contribute to the scoresheet.

Oldest NHL Players of All Time

Gordie Howe is the oldest NHL player of all time. He played for the Hartford Whalers in 1979-80 as a 52-year-old.

PlayerTeamYearAge
Gordie HoweWhalers1979-8052
Chris CheliosThrashers2009-1048
Jaromir JagrFlames2017-1845
Zdeno CharaIslanders2021-2245

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