Six African Americans are presently active NHL players. There are 25 players in the NHL if you add players of African heritage from France, Sweden, Finland, and Canada. P.K. Subban and his brother Malcolm, Jarome Iginla, Wayne Simmonds, Kyle Okposo, and Seth Jones are other notable examples.

P.K. Subban, a defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens, is well known as one of the league’s top defensemen. Malcolm, one of his brothers, plays goaltender for the Boston Bruins.

Other notable players of African descent include right winger Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers, forward Kyle Okposo of the Buffalo Sabres, forward Evander Kane of the Colorado Avalanche, and forward Jarome Iginla of the Colorado Avalanche. African-American players include Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets, Johnny Oduya of the Dallas Stars, Seth Jones of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and right winger Joel Ward of the San Jose Sharks.

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