Hockey-Graphs estimates that an average NHL player is six-foot-one and 201 pounds, according to statistics in the season 2014-15. It is a huge increase, when we compare with the average statistics of the 1944-45 season. At that time, it was five-foot-ten and 174 pounds for the respective number.
However, a good NHL player depends significantly on their body mass index. You can name some outstanding names such as Evgeni Malkin, Brent Burns, or Alex Ovechkin. In this article, we will have a look at the list of top 5 NHL players, based on their BMI.
The first name is Zdeno Chara (26.8). He is six-foot-nine and weighs 250 pounds. In this game, he is recognized to be the tallest man. Even now he is in his 40s, he is still remarkable. In 2011, Chara succeeded in achieving his first Stanley Cup with a great impression.
The second name is Brian Boyle (28.3). He is six-foot-six and weighs 245 pounds. Boyle not only has a big size, he also has great speed and good skills competition.
Jamie Oleksiak is the third figure in this list, with the BMI 28.7. He is six-foot-seven and weighs 255 pounds. Oleksiak is almost the tallest star among the forwards in Dallas. His sister Penny is also remarkable, with a silver and two bronze medals in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Robin Lehner stands at the fourth for his impressive index 29.1. His height is six-foot-four and his weight is 239 pounds. With his frame, Lehner becomes one of the biggest goalies in NHL. However, the big goalie can also move quickly and obtains good playing skills.
Alex Ovechkin with his BMI 29.9 is the final name in this list of top five biggest NHL player. He is six-foot-three tall and weighs 239 pounds. Ovechkin is a powerful forward, who made an unforgettable impression when he first appeared in 2005 as a 20-year-old man. Although he is qualified as overweight, Ovechkin still is one of the best NHL players at the moment.