Compared to other professional sports, hockey is less likely to gain a player fame and notoriety. However, that doesn’t mean NHL players aren’t popular in their own right. Fans of the sport are all about showing love and appreciation for their favorite players. And there’s no better way to show this than buy purchasing a jersey.
According to the NHL, during the 2016–17 regular season, jersey sales rose 11% on the league’s official online store, shop.NHL.com. As you can imagine, some players obviously sold more tops than others. With that in mind, here’s a look at the highest-selling NHL player jerseys in 2017.
7. Alex Ovechkin
Although Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals failed, once again, to live up to expectations in the playoffs, he still remains one of the premier players in the NHL today. This season, the three-time Hart Trophy recipient scored 33 goals and finished the year with 69 total points. By Ovechkin’s standards, this might look like a down season. However, make no mistake, the Capitals captain’s popularity is as strong as ever.