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Hockey is one of the most dangerous and violent sports in the world due to players clashing against each other using high-intensity moves at a fast pace on the ice pitch.

In order to help their bodies, gain resistance and get themselves ready, it’s crucial for hockey players to stay in shape. Here are some of the fittest hockey players in the National Hockey League right now.

Tyler Seguin

Since he debuted in the League back in 2010, Seguin has been one of the top scorers and best centers in the NHL.

This is due to the fact that he takes his off-season training very seriously, as he takes care of his body doing yoga, Pilates, weight training, and even beach volleyball six days a week, 4 hours a day.

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Henrik Lundqvist

The 36-year-old goaltender loves to train his core strength by doing isolated ab workouts and heavy-weight squats, also improving his lower body strength at the same time. He also plays tennis as a way to train his eye-hand coordination, which is vital for his position on the pitch.

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Roman Polak

The 6’2” athlete stands almost like a giant among other players with his 235-pound body. Due to the fact that he likes to train his power by benching up to 350 pounds and doing regular sprinting sessions, he often crushes his teammates on the fit tests ran by the team during the season.

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Sidney Crosby

The 5’11’’ 205-pounds athlete shines as one of the top players in the entire league. He trains his body by doing squats, deadlifts variations, and heavy-weighted box jumps in order to build muscle and gain strength in his lower body, thus increasing his explosive response on the ice pitch.

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Michael Grabner

Although being a veteran NHL player, Grabner is proof of great work ethics and physical prowess, as no one seems to want to fight him on the pitch. The player maintains his physique by doing heavy-weight training and jumping out of pools with water up to his waist.

It’s obvious how staying in shape and protecting the body against injuries plays a huge role in athletes being able to stay active in the sport for long periods of time no matter their age.

Let’s hope athletes who are not in shape will start training better to maximize their potential on the pitch.

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Training athletes the correct way from a young age will only result in better athletes in the future, thus improving the sport as a whole.

Training to get stronger and faster is the goal for most young athletes who’re interested in playing at a professional level in the near future. Follow the tips provided here and start improving your performance.

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While many kids practicing hockey may brag of being able to lift and squat X amount of weight or do countless chin-ups, most of the reps they do shouldn’t count in the first place due to bad form and technique.

It’s important to emphasize how good form and the correct movement technique will help young athletes to make the most out of their potential.

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Although many old-school coaches still think jogging until maxing out is a great approach to improve endurance for hockey players, the reality is the complete opposite. This led players to get their cardio workout done while damaging their opportunity to gain speed and strength at the same time. Practicing sprints will be the right approach to avoid this.

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Being able to skate at a lower speed during the entire game will not help anyone but the opposite team, as not being able to explode and accelerate when needed on the ice pitch is the worst thing a young athlete could do.

To avoid this, training strength and speed by doing some heavy deadlifts, sprints, and jumps will do the job.

Although playing hockey at a competitive level from a young age may seem attractive, kids will always be kids.

Having fun while training will entice young athletes to continue training for longer periods of time by playing games, thus improving their overall performance over time. Get ready and train to become the next Gordie Howe now.

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Throughout the history of hockey, many teams ceased to exist for different reasons, whether it may be political or budget -related. After the CHL was absorbed by the ECHL, lots of hockey teams we will share in this list were affected by this measure. Continue reading to learn more about them.

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The team was active from 2012 to 2016. After the 2015-2016 season ended, the team ceased to exist due to being relocated to another city. The Evansville Icemen moved to Jacksonville, Florida and was replaced by the Evansville Thunderbolts.

 

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The team was active from 2003 to 2017. The Alaska Aces ended its activities due to financial problems like the Alaskan economy dropping, the high travel expenses, and the low tickets sales revenue. The team was relocated to Portland after being sold.

 

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The team was active from 2008 to 2015. The Ontario Reign ended its existence and moved to Manchester, NH. The team was replaced by a franchise of the same name in the AHL.

 

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The team was active from 2007 to 2017. The Elmira Jackals ceased to exist as the team had no ownership whatsoever. The team and the arena were run by the county of Alaska, and after they decided to sell the arena, the new owner said no to the team.

Another buyer got the deal and subscribed the Elmira Enforcers in the FHL as a franchise.

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The team was active from 2003 to 2015. The Bakersfield Condors stopped its activities after moving to Northfolk, VA, and were replaced by the Bakersfield Condors in the AHL, who are still active.

 

Quad City Mallards

The team was active from 2014 to 2018. The Quad City Mallards were the first team to be added to the list of teams after the ECHL absorbed the CHL and ended activities due to financial losses. The team is now being replaced by the Quad City Storm.

Manchester Monarchs

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The team was active from 2015 to 2019. The Manchester Monarchs ended activities after wanting to get a new owner and failing the attempt.

Although the sport is still going strong and amassing a huge fan base, it’s a shame to know lots of teams got affected by the absorption of the CHL by the ECHL and dropped the flag.

Let’s hope no more teams will cease to exist, thus offering more chance to experience the true passion and love for the sport hockey players have for what they do.