Some say that the greatest hockey players are born, not made. Whether or not that statement is true, what is certain is the immense amount of hard work and determination it takes to rise through the ranks from amateur play to arrive at the professional level. To this end, the town a player comes from can have a large impact on their ability and skill.
This infographic highlights those players lucky enough to be born and raised in special communities where hockey is a way of life. While small, these areas of the globe are renowned for producing some of the greatest hockey players of all time, giving credence to the belief hockey is indeed in one’s blood.
Presented By Athol Murray College of Notre Dame.