How big is the average NHL player?
Considering they spend games zooming around on top of skates and adorned in heavy padding, estimating the height and weight of NHL players can be a bit tricky.
Luckily, The Athletic’s James Mirtle (with an assist from Natural Stat Trick) recently broke down the 2019-2020 rosters for all 31 NHL teams.
The average modern NHL player is 6-foot-1 and 199.3 pounds.
The New York Islanders are the heaviest team in the NHL, with an average player weight of 208.9.
The Vancouver Canucks are the tallest team in the NHL, with an average player height a hair under 6-foot-2 and just two players on their roster who stand under 6-foot.
Of course, many players in the NHL measure well outside the norm. Take the Nashville Predators’ Rocco Grimaldi, for example, who’s listed at 5-foot-6.
You can find a full breakdown of the data (including what countries and American states produce the most NHL players) here.
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