Who is the tallest active hockey player?
Who is shortest NHL player? Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens. Brendan Gallagher was arguably the best player to ever suit up for the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Vancouver Giants. He is also one of the smallest players currently in the NHL at 5-foot-9.
Can a 17 year old play in the NHL? All players who will be 18 years old on or before September 15 and not older than 19 years old before December 31 of the draft year are eligible for selection for that year’s NHL Entry Draft. In addition, non-North American players over the age of 20 are eligible.
Does size matter in hockey? Size does not matter in hockey. There is no correlation between the size of a player and how good they are at hockey. In fact, 5 out of the top 10 tallest teams in the NHL did not even make the playoffs during the 2020-21 season.