The path of a professional athlete isn't necessarily linear, but it can certainly be described in a few short sentences. Players who become good enough to play at the professional level often spend countless hours developing their craft from a young age, are heavily coached, scrutinized, and recruited along the way, and then realize their dream when they hear their name called during the draft. The career can go any number of ways, from Hall of Fame worthy to playing a handful of games, but either way, making a professional sports league is nothing to scoff at. One of the many benefits it brings is plenty of money, and with that often comes beautiful women. So, after playing a few years of professional sports, athletes settle into retirement and start families.
Fast forward 20-odd years and, not surprisingly, the athletes we idolized growing up have incredibly-attractive daughters who, growing up in the sporting world, likely had their share of trials battling away unwanted advances and date proposals from men like us - yeah, you reading this article right now. That's especially true in the hockey world, as we count down 15 of the hottest hockey daughters. Remember, it's best to admire from afar.
15 Megan Hrudey
Megan Hrudey is perhaps one of the lesser-known women on this list, in part because she doesn't exactly cast a wide social media net, nor is she as interested in attention-seeking posts like some of the others. But that doesn't hinder her standing as one of the hottest hockey daughters. Rather, the fact the Calgary native leaves plenty to the imagination on her Instagram posts is almost refreshing in today's age, and it's clear she doesn't need to show off to prove she's a beautiful woman.
Part of the reason she might not be as well known is because her father was no more than a mediocre goaltender. While Kelly Hrudey looked cool as hell with the bandana he wore while stopping pucks for the Los Angeles Kings, although he's far from a Hall of Famer. Presently working as an analyst for Sportsnet in Canada, Hrudey recorded a 3.43 goals against average and an .893 save percentage through 677 career NHL games.
14 Isabella Yzerman
Seriously, what isn't Steve Yzerman good at? The former Detroit Red Wing captain is regarded as one of the game's greatest leaders on the ice, and those who thought his transition to the front office might be difficult were proven wrong. He's shown himself as one of the league's smartest executives as General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and has won two gold medals as GM of the Canadian Olympic team.
We're not afraid to admit Steve is also a pretty good looking dude himself, so it's no surprise his daughter, Isabella, is a smoke show. She is a former member of the University of Michigan lacrosse team and is currently working toward a masters degree in applied psychology from the University of Southern California.
13 Carlin Domi
As unsurprising as it is to imagine world-class athletes having daughters with all-world looks, it's still slightly unbelievable that Tie Domi's daughter is an absolute bombshell. The former Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer was never quite the looker to begin with, and having his head punched thousands of times probably didn't help either. But he married a beautiful woman who gave him three children, including Max, who currently plays for the Arizona Coyotes, and Carlin, a beauty who enjoys the beach and world travels if her Instagram is any indication.
The 23-year-old is a recent graduate of the University of Western Ontario, but doesn't appear to be living a hard-working life. As mentioned, her Instagram account is filled with nature and beach photos that one might expect from a 23-year-old, as well as photos with Tie and her brother Max. Bad news on the relationship front: she's taken.
12 Caley Chelios
Chris Chelios was a phenomenal, Hall-of-Fame-caliber defenseman during his extensive NHL career. He could skate well, shoot the puck with the best of them, and was a phenomenal defender in his own zone. Yet, the hockey player had a face on him like a catcher's mitt, which might be attributed to his years of playing hockey, but it leads to some shock when discovering his daughter, Caley Chelios, is a beautiful blonde.
Caley graduated from Northwestern and, growing up in a hockey household, obviously took to the sport from a young age. She aspired to get into the industry in some form and, in 2016, was hired to be a reporter of the Tampa Bay Lightning for Fox Sports Sun. Tough break, but the 24-year-old is also taken.
11 Lauren Lemieux
Mario Lemieux is, at the very least, the third-best player to ever play the game. The longtime Pittsburgh Penguins Superstar and current owner of the team married Nathalie Asselin in 1993 and the couple has been married ever since. Shortly after their marriage, the couple gave birth to their first child, Lauren, who was born months after Mario was diagnosed with career-threatening Hodgkin's disease.
The couple welcomed their second child, Stephanie, in 1995, and their first son, Nicholas, the following year. Their youngest child, Alexa, was born in 1997. All three daughters are now over 20 years old, but it's quite clear Lauren, the oldest, is the hottest of the group. She graduated from Babson College in 2015 and currently works as a banking advisor for PNC Wealth Management.
10 Maddison McGrath
Doug Gilmour is a legend in Toronto, despite only playing a few seasons with the team. He was part of the Maple Leafs team that nearly reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1993 only to lose in the Western Conference Finals to the Los Angeles Kings, and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011. Off the ice, he has had some relationship issues, leading to three marriages. He has four children with three of those women. His first child was Maddison Gilmour, who years ago became Maddison McGrath after she married former Detroit Red Wings prospect Evan McGrath.
It's unfortunate Maddison is off the market, because she's a stunning brunette with an obvious taste for hockey players. McGrath never played a game in the NHL, but played four seasons with Detroit's AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.
9 Anne-Marie Morrow
Anne-Marie Morrow could be included on this list as well as being one of the hottest WAGS in the NHL. Her husband, Brendan Morrow, is a recently retired NHLer who spent 13 years with the Dallas Stars. The 38-year-old retired following the 2014-15 season after playing in 991 career games and recording 575 points. Her father, Guy Carbonneau, is a Montreal Canadiens legend who, not coincidentally, happened to finish his career in Dallas and played briefly with Morrow, who was at the start of his career.
"I wasn’t going to date his daughter until I got his blessing," Morrow told faceoff.com. "The other 22 guys kind of joked with him enough that he figured the easiest way to get them to stop was just to give me the green light." The couple wed in 2002 and have been happily married since.
8 Kendyl Fuhr
At an NHL press conference during the Stanley Cup Finals, Wayne Gretzky was speaking to the media when NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley crashed the media circus and asked, "Wayne, who's your favorite black athlete?" Gretzky, with a moment's hesitation, responded, "Grant Fuhr." Fuhr was a teammate of Gretzky's, part of the Edmonton Oilers' dynasty of the 1980s, and the first black goaltender to ever play in the NHL. He was also the first black player inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Off the ice, he was married twice during his playing career and has since married a third time in 2014. He has three daughters and one son, we're sure he loves them all equally, but for our purposes there's none better than Kendyl Fuhr, a mixed-race beauty with movie star looks.
7 Crosby Hull
Crosby Hull isn't the name of a new law firm launched by Sidney Crosby and Brett Hull, as cool as that would be. Rather, it's the name of Brett's youngest of three daughters, who is a slim blonde West Coast beach babe in every sense of the description. Tucson, Arizona native is, at most, 110-pounds, which is actually quite incredible if you take a look at her Twitter account, where literally every post is a retweet of a picture of delicious food. The few times she does tweet is to ask, "if anyone knows where a girl can get some dank truffle fries LMK."
Yeah, she's a millennial, but damn is she ever hot. If Wayne Gretzky was ever truly concerned about the images Paula was posting on Instagram - he was - then Brett has to be at least unimpressed with the photos on Crosby's Instagram, where she has nearly 9,000 followers.
6 Reaghan Belfour
From someone who's fully embraced the millennial life of posting hundreds of scantily-clad photos on Instagram to a working professional with a small social media reach, we come to Reaghan Belfour, the daughter of former Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs netminder Ed Belfour. Ed played 963 games in the league and recorded a goals against average of 2.50 and a save percentage of .906. He won a Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999 and won two Vezina Trophies as the league's top goaltender. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.
His son Dayn played college hockey at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, while his daughter Reaghan is an assistant Vice President of private banking for Tolleson Wealth Management in Dallas. You're not going to find sexy pictures of her anywhere online, but her face sets her apart from some of the others.
5 Reide Housley
Phil Housley is a Hall of Fame defenseman who was recently appointed head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. A veteran of 1,495 games in the NHL, Housley scored 338 goals and added 894 assists, which is impressive totals for a forward, let alone a defenseman. He spent the first eight seasons of his career in Buffalo and later played for the Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs.
He has been with his wife for over 30 years, but the couple waited a few years to have children. Their first of four children, Reide, is a real estate agent and hockey fanatic who joined the Nashville Predators bandwagon during the team's Stanley Cup run as her father served as an assistant coach for the team.
4 Natasha Bure
Valeri Bure might have been the less talented Bure brother - his brother Pavel was known as "The Russian Rocket" - but he just might be more known among pop culture junkies. That's because in 1996 he married Candace Cameron, an American actress best known for her role as D.J. Tanner on Full House and its spinoff Fuller House.
The couple was introduced to each other at a charity hockey game produced by Full House cast member Dave Coulier (who's a huge Wings' fan) and have been together ever since. They have three children, including Natasha, the oldest, who was born in 1998 and will son turn 19-years-old. Natasha followed in her mother's footsteps by appearing in ABC's Make It Or Break It as a 10-year-old and later appeared as a contestant on The Voice. She recently wrote and published her own book, Let's Be Real.
3 Diana Larionov
Keeping with the theme of beautiful daughters of Russian players, we come to Diana Larionov, one of two daughters (we'll get to the next one below) of former Detroit Red Wing great Igor Larionov. Because of the uncertainty of whether or not Russians would be able to play in the NHL, Igor was an 11th round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, but based on talent he could have easily been a first-round pick. He played three seasons with the Canucks and went on to win multiple Stanley Cups with the Red Wings, recording 644 points in 921 regular season games and 97 points in 150 playoff games before announcing his retirement in 2004.
Diana is his youngest daughter and the 26-year-old is a make-up artist and aspiring recording artist along with her sister, Alyonka. The sisters auditioned for American Idol in 2008 and the following year released a Christmas single with proceeds going to Hockey Fights Cancer.
2 Alyonka Larionov
Like Diana above, Alyonka is a musically-talented beautiful bombshell who is carving out her own career path. She worked briefly for the NHL Network after her American Idol audition, primarily interviewing up-and-coming draft prospects and doing lighter, lifestyle-focused segments. In May, she launched The Untitled Female Project, which is characterized as "a space for women, curated by women." It's not exactly a unique website/blog, but it's there where she provides some interesting insight to her life, beginning from childhood, complete with a photo of her as a baby in an old-school Vancouver Canucks hat.
She has a decent-sized Instagram following with 12.7k followers, but deletes old posts, so there isn't much to see other than a couple of present-day photos in which she proves she belongs on this list.
1 Julia Scorupco
We've listed daughters of Hall of Famers Doug Gilmour, Brett Hull, Mario Lemieux, and Ed Belfour, so it only makes sense that number one on this list is the daughter of Mariusz Czerkawski, a Polish native who played 745 games in the league, most of which were with awful New York Islander teams. In 1996, Czerkawski married Izabella Scorupco, a Polish actress who appeared on the cover of Vogue and later played Bond girl Natalya Simonova in GoldenEye.
Czerkawski and Izabella were only married for a two-year period from 1996 to 1998, but the couple had one child, Julia, who is now 20-years-old. Julia is a regular American girl in every aspect of her life except for her jaw-dropping looks. The Berkeley student puts her famous mom to shame and is hands down the hottest NHL daughter.