Local Roots: The greatest NHL players of all-time from Massachusetts

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13. Doug Brown, Southborough: New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings 1986 – 2001

Doug Brown had a long, successful career, even if he wasn’t ever an all-star. He spent 7 years in New Jersey and a gap year in Pittsburgh before another 7 seasons in Detroit. Brown appeared in 854 career NHL games for those clubs, and he finished with 374 points.

12. Jeff Norton, Acton: New York Islanders, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins 1987 – 2002

Norton is another man on this list that seemingly played for every NHL team during his career.

He had short stints in Pittsburgh and Boston, but he played in 50 or more games for every other franchise he played for. When he ended up with the Bruins in 2002, he only played 3 games for his hometown team. Norton was able to tally an assist in the black and gold though.

In all, Norton appeared in 799 NHL games with 384 points.

11. Darren Turcotte, Boston: New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Winnipeg Jets, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators 1988 – 2000

Turcotte was a journeyman as well. He was close to coming in at a top 10 spot on this list. He surpassed 400 career points, with 411 in 635 games.

Most of Turcotte’s career was spent with his first team, the New York Rangers. He was there for 6 seasons and 325 games. He had a career high 67 points in 1990-91 for New York.