Customize ESPN

The NHL's most indispensable players

Some teams can absorb the loss of a key star. Others -- ahem, Edmonton -- not so much. Here are the NHL's most irreplaceable skaters.

Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

Subban scores on break

P.K. Subban opens up the scoring by slapping a shot helping the Predators beat the Oilers 3-0.


Top Headlines



Burns weaves through traffic and scores

Brent Burns gets the puck and weaves through the Islanders' defense leading to the goal as San Jose beats New York 4-1.


Customize ESPN

The drink of choice

Draft grades for every NHL team

  • Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire
  • 2018 NHL draft grades

    Chris Peters grades and analyzes the draft picks for all 31 NHL teams.