15 Shortest NHL Players

Have you watched NHL and wondered who are the shortest NHL Players? The average hockey player height will be more than an average person’s height. NHL means the National Hockey league is a very common game in Canada. This is the reason you will find many biggest NHL players of all-time from Canada. So let’s find out about the 15 shortest NHL players in this article today.

List of 15 Shortest NHL Players

Here I am with the name of the shortest NHL players although they are on the list of short NHL players but believe me some of them are taller than an average person.

  1. Roy “Shrimp” Worters 
  2. Nathan Gerbe 
  3. Theo Fleury 
  4. Darren Pang 
  5. Robbie Moore
  6. Gump Worsley 
  7. Yvan “Roadrunner” Cournoyer 
  8. Henri Richard
  9. Brian Gionta 
  10. Alex Debrincat 
  11. Marcel Dionne
  12. Ted Lindsay 
  13. Martin St. Louis 
  14. Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion 
  15. Brad Marchand 

Did you find any of the shortest NHL player currently playing? Let us find out about the active years and much more about the players below.

Top 15 Shortest NHL Players

Keep reading to know the height if these shortest NHL players whose names you have read above.

  1. Roy “Shrimp” Worters 

Roy “Shrimp” Worters 

Height: 5’3” ft

Roy Thomas Worters also known as Shrimp is the shortest NHL player ever to be known at 160 cm. Roy played from the year 1925 to 1937 in which he has a record of 66 shoutouts. He has played for New York Americans, Montreal Canadiens, and Pittsburgh Pirates teams.

Here you got the answer to the question who is the shortest NHL player? And the answer is Roy “Shrimp” Worters.

  1. Nathan Gerbe 

nathan gerbe

Height: 5’4” ft

The shortest player in NHL ranks second on the list of the shortest players. He played for Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Genève-Servette HC, and Columbus Blue Jackets from 2008 to 2021. He is a professional ice hockey player for America while winning many awards for his outstanding performance.

  1. Theo Fleury 

Theo Fleury1

Height: 5’6” ft

The shortest player in the NHL who is 3rd on the list is Theoren Wallace “Theo” Fleury. He is a Canadian NHL player to play from 1988 to 2006 for 6 different teams. Calgary Flames, Tappara, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, and Belfast Giants for these teams he also won several awards.

Now you know who is the shortest player in the NHL to be first, second and third, now let us see other shortest NHL players.

  1. Darren Pang 

Darren Pang

Height: 5’5” ft

The shortest hockey player in NHL who is now the leading color commentator and number 2 in the glass analyst on TNT. Born in 1964 Darren started playing as a Canadian professional player from 1984 to 1989. He played for the team Chicago Blackhawks.

  1. Robbie Moore 

Robbie Moore

Height: 5’5” ft

Robbie David Moore is the shortest NHL player in feet height 5.5 feet and the 5th in the list of shortest NHL players who played for Canada. He played from 1978 to 1984 for Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals. He played in the position of Goaltender.

  1. Gump Worsley 

Gump Worsley 

Height: 5’7” ft

Lorne John “Gump” Worsley was born in 1929 and died in 2007 playing from 1952 to 1974. He played for New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, and Minnesota North Stars teams as a Goaltender. His friends named him Gump as he looked like Andy Gump a comic character.

  1. Yvan “Roadrunner” Cournoyer 

Yvan “Roadrunner” Cournoyer 

Height: 5’7” ft

Born in 1943 Yvan Serge Cournoyer played a right wing from 1963 to 1979 for Montreal Canadiens. Because of his blazing speed and small size, he was named “The Roadrunner”. Yvan Cournoyer has also his name in the 100 Greatest NHL Players and 7th in the list of shortest NHL player in history.

  1. Henri Richard 

Henri Richard 

Height: 5’7” ft

The Canadian player Joseph Henri Richard known by his nickname Pocket Rocket played from 1955 to 1975. He was named Pocket Rocket after his brother and fellow player Maurice Richard who was nicknamed Rocket. He played in the center position for Montreal Canadiens

  1. Brian Gionta 

Brian Gionta 

Height: 5’7” ft

Brain Gionta played 16 seasons in his career from 2001 to 2018 for the United States. He played in a right-wing position for New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, and Boston Bruins. He has also played as captain for his team for Olympys 2018 winter games.

  1. Alex Debrincat 

Alex Debrincat 

Height: 5’7” ft

Alex Debrincat is the shortest NHL player today playing from 2017 to the present as an American NHL player. He has a record of 50 goals and 100 points on his name. In the game where he played for Chicago Blackhawks, he performed with goal streaks and hattricks.

  1. Marcel Dionne 

Marcel Dionne 

Height: 5’8” ft

The famous short hockey player Marcel Dionne was also named Little Beaver and was named on the list of 100 great NHL players. From the year 1971 to 1989 he played in the center position for the Canadian teams. He played for Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, and New York Rangers. He was also inducted into the Hocket hall of fame in 1992 and in 2017 his name was registered in the 100 Greatest NHL Players.

  1. Ted Lindsay 

Ted Lindsay 

Height: 5’8” ft

Ted Lindsay famous as Terrible Ted was a Canadian professional Ice Hockey player. HE played for Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks in his career from 1944 to 1965. He has achieved more than 800 points in the Hockey Hall of Fame, Art Ross Trophy, and Stanley cup that too 4 times. His name is also included in the 100 greatest NHL players.

  1. Martin St. Louis 

Martin St. Louis 

Height: 5’8” ft

Currently coaching for Canadian Team Martin St Louis is the shortest active NHL player who played from 1997 to 2015. Louis has played more than 1000 games and scored more than 100 points in his entire career. He played for teams like Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Lausanne HC, and New York Rangers in the Right-Wing position

  1. Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion 

Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion 

Height: 5’9” ft

Joseph Bernard André Geoffrion a Canadian NHL played a successful career from 1950 to 1968. His name is not only included in the Hockey Hall of Fame, but you can also see his name as top 100 Greatest NHL Players. He played for teams like  Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers in his career.

  1. Brad Marchand 

Brad Marchand 

Height: 5’9” ft

Brad Marchand is a left-wing position player who is the shortest current NHL player playing since 2008. He is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Both his parents are local hockey coaches in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is been playing for the NHL team Boston Bruins.

Here I wrap up the list of 15 NHL players with short height rest list after this you will see 5’10 hockey players.

You must be curious about the average hockey player height and weight, aren’t you? The average height of a hockey player is 6.1 feet and the average weight is around 200 pounds.

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Who Is The Shortest NHL Player Right Now?

NHL Heights in 2022-2023

The mean of the full group of skaters is 73.2”, with the tallest player, Tyler Myers at 80” and the shortest, Cole Caufield and Alex DeBrincat at 67”.

Who Has The Shortest NHL Career?

Randy Exelby’s NHL career consisted of three minutes of ice time with the Montreal Canadiens and 60 minutes with the Edmonton Oilers.

Can A 17 Year Old Play In The NHL?

Per AHL By-Laws, the age limit for eligibility to compete in the league is 18 years or over, on or before September 15 of each season.

Is Height Important In Hockey?

size doesn’t matter. The Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL’s top team, is also the smallest, using height or weight as the criteria (study the graph on this page). Some teams at or near the top of their division are “big.” Others are small.

Can There Be A 5 On 2 In NHL?

No, a team can never have less than 3 players on the ice. If a team takes a penalty while they have three players on the ice the penalty will be served at the expiry of the penalty with the least amount of time left.

How Many NHL Players Under 6 Feet?

Poor Jonathan Marchessault is the only one under 6 feet, so he’s looking way up at a lot of his teammates at 5-foot-9. Being short (by pro athlete standards) is no longer an impediment to making the NHL, really. There are 29 players listed at 5-foot-9 or less, although it’s worth noting that 25 of those are forwards.

Has A 17 Year Old Ever Played In The NHL?

Jackie Hamilton was a 5’7”, 170-pound Ontario native who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs at just 17-years-old. His career persevered and went from 1941 to 1958, if you include his career as a journeyman throughout the minor leagues. In the NHL, he played 102 games between 1943 and 1946.


So did you read the name of some of the biggest goons in NHL today in the list above? Today I wrote about some of the shortest NHL player of all time who has achieved so much despite being the shortest National Hockey League player. All these players are an inspiration to us. This was all about the 15 of the shortest NHL players from the long list of NHL players in the world


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