They get to wear masks but that is only protecting their eyes and skulls.
NHL players go out there every game breaking their jaws and losing their teeth yet hardly ever missing a game in the process.
He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2001 NHL Draft as the seventh overall selection.
It was not long before he began playing for them and by 2005, he was a major contributor for the Canadiens.
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With the 2004–05 NHL lockout cancelling the season, Ovechkin remained in Russia until 2005, joining the Capitals for the 2005–06 season.Along with Viacheslav Fetisov, he was instrumental in breaking the barrier that kept Soviet players from joining the National Hockey League (NHL).He primarily played the centre position, and is considered one of the best passers of all time.From the older retired veterans to the fresh new faces, we have the top 15 hockey players that have the most impressive list of hookups.When Mike Komisarek began his NHL career, it was following a two-year stint at the University of Michigan.His success on the ice translated into his personal life and in 2006, he started dating a beautiful woman named Andrea Marcoux.