Top-10 best United States-born players in NHL today

Top-10 best United States-born players in NHL today

Mar 26, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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In celebration of Independence Day in the United States, it’s a fun time to rank the best U.S.-born players currently playing in the NHL. Out of the 286 players and goalies who dressed in a game last season, here are our top picks of who best represents the red, white, and blue.

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10. Jeremy Swayman – Anchorage, AK

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers
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9. Chris Kreider – Boxford, MA

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Florida Panthers at New York Rangers
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8. Thatcher Demko – San Diego, CA

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Vancouver Canucks
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7. Jason Robertson – Arcadia, CA

NHL: Dallas Stars at Vancouver Canucks
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6. Jake Guentzel – Omaha, NB

NHL: Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes
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5. J.T. Miller – East Palestine, OH

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks
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4. Connor Hellebuyck – Commerce, MI

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets
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3. Matthew Tkachuk – Scottsdale, AZ

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers
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2. Quinn Hughes – Orlando, FL

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks
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Auston Matthews – San Ramon, CA

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs
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