2011/2012 Player Poll Results

Question > Who is the smartest player?

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Answer > Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings 45%

Hang around the players and you will immediately hear how much they respect this member of the Red Wings...There was no better example than when Zdeno Chara made Datsyuk the first overall pick in the all-star game player fantasy draft ... Sidney Crosby is number two with 16% of the vote followed by another veteran Red Wing, Nicklas Lidstrom.

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Questions for the poll were written by Hockey Night in Canada and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA). The questions were circulated to players by the NHLPA. The responses were compiled by staff members of the NHLPA and forwarded to Hockey Night in Canada. 318 players responded to the questionnaire.

  • Runners Up
  • Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins16%
  • Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings15%
  • Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks4%
  • Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers3%
  • Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks2%

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