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List of hockey nicknames

This is a list of nicknames in the sport of ice hockey.


The following are hockey players listed by their last name along with nicknames.
Player Nat Nickname Note
George Armstrong Chief
Norm Armstrong Red
Larry Aurie Little Dempsey
Garnet Bailey Ace
Irving Bailey Ace
Bill Barilko Bashin' Bill
Jean Beliveau Le Gros Bill
Max Bentley Dipsy-Doodle-Dandy
Gordon Berenson Red, The Red Baron
Andy Berenzweig Bubba
Emile Bouchard Butch
Georges Boucher Buck
Harold Broadbent Punch
Adam Brown The Flying Scotsman
Johnny Bucyk Chief
Pavel Bure The Russian Rocket
Erwin Chamberlain Murph, Old Hardrock
Don Cherry Grapes
Francis Clancy King
Victor Clapper Dit
James Cleghorn Odie
Charlie Conacher The Big Bomber
Lionel Conacher The Big Train
Frederick Cook Bun
Carson Cooper Shovel-Shot
Harold Cotton Baldy
Yvan Cournoyer The Roadrunner
Sidney Crosby The Next One, Sid the Kid
Clarence Day Hap
Alex Delvecchio Fats
Marcel Dionne Little Beaver
Tie Domi The Albanian Assassin
Ed Dorohoy The Great Gabbo
Andre Dupont Moose
Mervyn Dutton Red
Cecil Dye Babe
Patrik Elias St. Patrik
Leighton Emms Hap
Bill Ezinicki Wild Bill
Frank Finnigan The Shawville Express
Bill Flett Cowboy
Marc-Andre Fleury Rebounds
Ron Flockhart Flockey Hockey
Lou Fontinato Leaping Louie
Adam Foote Footer, Footy
Jimmy Fowler The Blonde Bouncer
Johan Franzen The Mule
Norman Gainor Dutch
Ray Ferraro Chicken Parm
Bernie Geoffrion Boom-Boom
Jean-Sebastien Giguere Jiggy
Clark Gillies Jethro
Doug Gilmour Killer
Wayne Gretzky The Great One, The Great Gretzky
Stu Grimson The Grim Reaper
Armand Guidolin Bep
Joe Hall Bad Joe
Dominik Hasek The Dominator
Johan Hedberg Moose
Mel Hill Sudden Death
Wilbert Hiller Dutch
William Hollett Flash
Tomas Holmstrom Homer
George Horner Red
Gordie Howe Mr. Hockey
Bobby Hull The Golden Jet
Brett Hull The Golden Brett
Al Iafrate Wild Thing
Harvey Jackson Busher
Jaromir Jagr Jagrmeister, Mario Jr, Daddy
Ivan Wilfred Johnson Ching
Aurel Joliat Little Giant
Bill Juzda The Honest Brakeman
Rudolph Kampman Bingo
Gordon Keats Duke
Leonard Kelly Red
Ted Kennedy Teeder
Nikolai Khabibulin The Bulin Wall
Mikka Kiprusoff Kipper
Saku Koivu Captain K
Tom Kostopoulos Tommy Non-stopoulos
Joe Klukay The Duke of Padocah
Leo Labine The Lion
Guy Lafleur The Flower
Eduoard Lalonde Newsy
Dave Langevin Bammer
Igor Larionov The Professor
Reggie Leach The Riverton Rifle
Mario Lemieux The Magnificent, Super Mario
Nicklas Lidstrom Saint Nicklas
Eric Lindros The Big E
Ted Lindsay Terrible Ted
Ken Linseman The Rat
Henrik Lundqvist King Henrik
Frank Mahovlich The Big M
Peter Mahovlich The Little M
Harold March Mush
Wilfred McDonald Bucko
Mark Messier Moose, The Messiah
Howie Morenz The Stratford Streak, The Mitchell Meteor
Kirk Muller Captain Kirk
Evgeni Nabokov Nabby, John
Lou Nanne Sweet Lou from the Soo
Bernie Nicholls The Pumper Nicholl Kid
Frank Nighbor The Pembroke Peach
Chris Nilan Knuckles
Matt Niskanen Nisky
Lawrence Northcott Baldy
Herbert O'Connor Buddy
John O'Flaherty Peanuts
Chris Osgood The Wizard of Oz
Alf Pike The Embalmer
Walter Pratt Babe
Cliff Purpur Fido
Earl Reibel Dutch
Glenn Resch Chico
Mike Ribeiro Mickey Ribs
Henri Richard The Pocket Rocket
Maurice Richard The Rocket
Larry Robinson Big Bird
Luc Robitaille Lucky
Joe Sakic Burnaby Joe, Super Joe, Mr Clutch
Glen Sather Slats
David Schriner Sweeney
Dave Schultz The Hammer
Teemu Selänne The Finnish Flash
Eddie Shack The Entertainer
Eddie Shore The Edmonton Express
Albert Siebert Babe
Reginald Smith Hooley
Wally Stanowski The Whirling Dervish
Scott Stevens Captain Crunch
Jack Stewart Black Jack
Nels Stewart Old Poison
George Sullivan Red
Billy Taylor Billy the Kid
Steve Thomas Stumpy
Garry Unger Iron Man
Elmer Vasko Moose
Pat Verbeek Little Ball of Hate
Mike Walton Shakey
Ralph Weiland Cooney
Marvin Wentworth Cyclone
Doug Young The Gleichen Cowboy
Steve Yzerman Stevie Wonder, Stevie-Y, The Captain
Henrik Zetterberg Ice Berg, Zata, Hank, Z
Sergei Zubov Zubie


Team Nickname Note
Carolina Hurricanes Canes
Colorado Avalanche Avs
Edmonton Oilers The Oil
Montreal Canadiens Habs
Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge (The Blue-White-Red)
Flying Frenchmen
New York Rangers Blueshirts
Broadway Blueshirts
Tampa Bay Lightning Bolts
Washington Capitals Caps

This is a list of nicknames of professional hockey teams. Most are merely abbreviations of the team's name; otherwise, the origin of the nickname (if known) is noted.


This is a list of hockey arena nicknames and their home teams; nicknames are often merely abbreviations of the full name; otherwise, the origin of the nickname (if known) is noted.

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