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

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 11: Keith Tkachuk
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ST. LOUIS – DECEMBER 31: Scott Young /

7. Scott Young, Clinton: Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars 1987 – 2006

Scott Young’s longevity and durability bump him ahead of the rest of the top 10 so far. In his career, Young appeared in 1,181 games.

Young won two Stanley Cups, with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. He was never an all-star, but he always found a way to contribute. Young wasn’t huge in the points category (though he did finish with 757) but he had a few big seasons. He had over 60 points in 4 seasons, with 73 in 2000-01 for the Blues.

6. Bobby Carpenter, Beverly: Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils 1981 – 1999

Carpenter is another man who gets on this list because of his durability. He also was not an all-star type player, but he was able to stay on the ice and contribute in 1,178 games.

Carpenter could be counted on for 30+ points a season in his peak, but he was all about consistency. He appeared in all 80 games six times in his career, and he never had a season in which he played less than 29 games (which was only once).