The greatest NHL nicknames of all-time

UNIONDALE, NY - 1981:  Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Edmonton Oilers skates on the ice during an NHL game against the New York Islanders circa 1981 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by B Bennett/Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

Sometimes your given name just isn’t enough. Hockey has had some great nicknames over the years, from ones that are simple and fitting (“The Great One”), to some that are just a perfect play on a player’s actual name (“Pickles”).


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