The toughest professional athletes in the world play professional hockey. Football is a tough sport and if asked, most people would probably have guessed that NFL players are the toughest but it simply is not true. They get to wear protection all over their bodies including a helmet that protects their entire faces.
We are not saying that football is safe, in fact, it is one of the most dangerous professional sports in the world compared to hockey, athletes are five times more likely to get injured playing football. But just because it is dangerous does not mean the players are tough.
In hockey, players have a specific set of protective equipment they wear to protect them, but it is not to the same level of the NFL. The NHL literally has rules against wearing too much padding or having too much protection. They get to wear masks but that is only protecting their eyes and skulls. NHL players go out there every game breaking their jaws and losing their teeth yet hardly ever missing a game in the process. Don't forget about those razor sharp ice skates they wear that has accidentally sliced open a players throat and the fact that fighting is encouraged and allowed.
So when it comes to dating, these guys never have a problem landing the hottest ladies in the world. From the older retired veterans to the fresh new faces, we have the top 15 hockey players that have the most impressive list of hookups.
15 Mike Komisarek
When Mike Komisarek began his NHL career, it was following a two-year stint at the University of Michigan. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2001 NHL Draft as the seventh overall selection. It was not long before he began playing for them and by 2005, he was a major contributor for the Canadiens. His success on the ice translated into his personal life and in 2006, he started dating a beautiful woman named Andrea Marcoux.
Since it was his first public relationship as an NHL star, it did not last very long and he ended up upgrading with a celebrity movie star. In 2007, he started a five month relationship with the beautiful Elisha Cuthbert before meeting his future wife in 2011, Ania Rembacz. They are still married today.
14 Scottie Upshall
For some reason or another, Scottie Upshall is single, apparently. He has the keys to the kingdom, so to speak, and could have a number of beautiful women but has not been very public about his relationships since his last one, which ended in 2013.
That relationship is what elevates him onto this list. Melanie Collins is easily one of the hottest sports journalist in the world and Scottie was with her for a good two years between 2009 and 2013. However, even with a beautiful woman by his side, he was not satisfied and he allegedly cheated on Melanie in 2010 with an adult film star named Gina Lynn. Don't pretend like you do not know who we are talking about either, but if you really do not know who she is, feel free to use that Google machine and be prepared.
13 Joffrey Lupul
Joffrey Lupul started his career with the Anaheim Ducks in 2003 but ended up in Edmonton playing for the Oilers a few years later followed by a short stint with the Philadelphia Flyers before returning to the Ducks. He finally got settled with a team in 2010 when he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, whom he still plays with today.
At some point in time, he started to become very popular with the ladies and started dating some well-known reality television stars. In 2010, there was Jayde Nicole, Playboy's 2008 Playmate of the Year at the age of 26, followed by one of ABC's Dancing with the Stars main dancers, Cheryl Burke in 2012. By then, Joffrey seemed to have reached his max potential in women until he started dating Kristin Vahl, model and radio show host.
12 Evgeni Malkin
Earlier this year, Evgeni Malkin went from eligible bachelor to loyal husband when he married the beautiful Russian supermodel Anna Kasterova. The wedding took place right after the couples baby was born in May. The family man has a good thing going this year and a beautiful family but before he married a supermodel, he was somewhat of a ladies man in Russia.
He dated Russian model and television host and producer Alyonka Larionov, who first became famous for her relationship with another man on the list, Alexander Ovechkin. After he dated Alyonka, Evgeni started to date Oksana Kondakova in 2007. Before long, the two were married and their relationship lasted until 2013, probably when he met Anna Kasterova who is a younger version of Oksana. Isn't it strange how that works out?
11 Evander Kane
At 25 years old, Evander Kane is just getting started with his NHL career and yet has already earned recognition as one of the better Left Wingers in the sport. He has finished in the Top 10 in shots in three of his eight seasons. He is growing in popularity as he continues to get better and with that comes the upgraded models, literally, for his girlfriends.
His first major relationship started a few years ago with Canadian model Ashley Chamberland. They dated for three years before getting engaged but after two months into their engagement, they broke up. This lead to his current upgraded model, Mara Teigen. The supermodel is best known for being Angelina Jolie's doppelganger because of their similarities from top to bottom. Oh and because they look like twin sisters.
10 Jonathan Toews
After being selected third overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews started playing for them in 2007 and only needed one season before being named the team captain making him the third youngest captain in NHL history. He was only 20 years old when they named him captain. He was not even allowed to buy alcohol or get into a casino but the man was the captain of the Chicago Blackhawks. Now that is impressive.
The ladies love this man and that popularity with the ladies led to his two very public relationships with two of the hottest WAGs in sports history, Gabrielle Velasquez and Lindsey Vecchione. He literally does not need to date another woman ever and he would still make these lists because these two women are so amazingly stunning that we ran out of words to describe them.
9 Sheldon Souray
Because of his dating history and his very public relationship with former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly, Sheldon Souray has remained relevant with NHL fans even though he has not played a game since the 2012-13 season.
The former three time NHL All-Star was best known for his hard shooting and even won several awards for it including the 2004 All-Star skills competition and the 2009 Edmonton Oilers skills competition. His hard hitting turned him into a superstar in hockey which led him into the arms of former Baywatch superbabe, Angelica Bridges and the two of them were married from 2002 to 2007.
A few years later, he began dating the young, beautiful blond Kelly Kelly and they finally tied the knot earlier this year after five years of dating.
8 Pavel Bure
When Pavel Bure retired from the NHL in 2003, he was only 31 years old and had already had a massive list of achievements that included seven All-Star games, a Calder Memorial Trophy, and a two-time Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. It was obvious that he would become a Hall of Famer and it became official in 2012 when he became the fifth Russian player to enter the Hall and the first ever Vancouver Canucks player to be inducted.
Between 1991 and 2005, Pavel was not only scoring on the ice, he was landing some gorgeous women off it. He was actually setup to marry Jayme Bohn, an American supermodel, when he arrived in the states to prevent him from being deported. So it naturally ended within a year and he moved on to real relationships with another model, Dahn Bryan, and the beautiful tennis star, Anna Kournikova, in 1999.
He finally landed the gorgeous Alina Khasanova and the two of them got married in 2009 but it was later revealed that they were married the year before in 2008.
7 Mark Messier
Mark Messier was a legend in the NHL that many of you probably remember but forgot about his talent. We could tell you his list of accolades that includes 15 All-Star game appearances, six Stanley Cups, two Hart Memorial Trophies, two Lester B. Pearson awards, and a Conn Smythe Trophy. Or we could tell that he has 1,887 points in the regular season, second place all time to Wayne Gretzky. Or we could simply tell you that he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007, the first year he was eligible.
But since you probably already know about his amazing career accomplishments, we will not waste your time talking about numbers and just tell you about his dating history, which is also legendary and includes Lesley Young, Frederique Van Der Wal, Kim Clark, and a rumored relationship with, you guessed it, Tyra Banks.
6 Sean Avery
Sean Avery decided to take advantage of a rumor, back in 2013, stating that he was gay and engaged to his boyfriend Andy Cohen. Instead of getting defensive and fighting to prove he was not gay, Sean went with it and played along making it one of the best ribs between two good friends against the media that we have seen in a long time.
The easiest way to dispel the rumors is to look at his love life. He was with Rachel Hunter, whom we consider to be one of the sexiest women of all time, and then dated Elisha Cuthbert, who should be considered the hottest television actress ever.
He then started dating supermodel Hilary Rhoda, and eventually married her in 2015. The two remain together today.
5 Sergei Fedorov
In 2015, Sergei Fedorov was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame following a legendary career in the NHL, mostly with the Detroit Red Wings. He was one of the league's biggest celebrities and dated only women that shared his status.
He began his celebrity dating with the hottest female tennis player of all time, Anna Kournikova, whom he also allegedly was secretly married to. They were together between 1997 and 2002. After that ended, he did end up with a beautiful South Beach condo that she owned but turned over to him. He then dated model Danielle Meers followed by party girl Tara Reid, in 2004. He has since settled down
4 Tie Domi
For most of his professional hockey career, Tie Domi was a taken man. He was married to Leanne Domi from 1993 until 2006 and has three children with her too. The two separated after he allegedly cheated on his wife with the Canadian politician and Member of Parliament, Belinda Stronach. There was also an alleged affair between him and Tia Carrere, that super hot Asian from the Wayne's World movies. Whether or not it was true, the rumor could have been much worse. At least it was a beautiful star and not some dirty stripper from some roadside joint that all of the C-level talent works.
After the divorce, he went on a little dating spree and even landed the beautiful actress from Nip/Tuck, Kelly Carlson. He is now dating a lady name Heather and has calmed down with all the dating he was doing after his divorce.
3 Jaromir Jagr
What is it with these European NHL players dating all of these gorgeous supermodels? It is not like we are claiming that it is a bad thing, we are just curious if we are missing something about how to land these ladies. Is it because he plays professional hockey or simply because they grew up in the same towns?
Regardless of how you see it, Jaromir Jagr is 44 years old and still playing in the NHL making him one of the oldest players in league history, as well as a legend. The future Hall of Famer was also a star with the women and dated several models along the way. He dated Iva Kubelkova, Andrea Veresova, Nikol Lenertova, Lucie Borhyova, and Inna Puhajkova.
2 Jarret Stoll
After failing to find a team willing to offer him a role this past offseason, Jarret Stoll ended up unofficially retiring from the NHL and is now a talent scout in Los Angeles for the Kings. But before he stopped playing, Stoll was a legendary NHL ladies man, having dated four of the hottest women on the planet and recently announced his engagement to a female sports reporting star, Erin Andrews. She might be a horrible sports journalist but boy is she something fun to look at on the sidelines. He started dating her in 2012 following his relationship to another beautiful blond.
Paulina Gretzky is the daughter of the greatest hockey players to ever live, Wayne Gretzky, and she dated Jarret in 2012 but it only lasted a little while before she moved on. He also dated Katie Cassidy, an actress best known for being David Cassidy's daughter. But even before Katie, Jarret almost married the stunningly perfect Australian supermodel Rachel Hunter but it was called off just before the official day.
Regardless, Jarret's list of quality hookups rates among the greatest in sports history.
1 Alexander Ovechkin
The greatest ladies man in the history of the NHL is Alexander Ovechkin. He was always showing up at events or on social media with various supermodels or female athletes. However, it has come to a grinding halt as of March of this year when he got married to his latest supermodel girlfriend, Nastya Shubskaya.
When Alex met Nastya Shubskaya, she became the eighth, and possibly final, gorgeous girlfriend he would begin dating. Before he started dating the hot Russian 22-year old supermodel, his list was nearly as impressive as anything we had ever seen before. He has dated Alyonka Larionov, Cheyenne Tozzi, Vikoriya Lopyreva, Ekaterina, Valeria Sokolova, Maria Kirilenko, Karolina Sevastyanova (He was rumored to date Karolina but from what we know about Alex, chances are, he did), and Nastya Shubskaya.