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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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