List of ice hockey line nicknames

The three forwards – the centre, right wing and left wing – operate as a unit called a line. The tradition of naming the threesomes who compose the hockey teams' lines of attack extends back to the beginnings of the NHL when Didier Pitre, Jack Laviolette, and Newsy Lalonde of the Montreal Canadiens formed the Flying Frenchmen line.

Famous NHL lines with nicknames

Famous non-NHL lines with nicknames

Current, short-lived and/or novelty lines

Famous forward combinations without acknowledged nicknames

Notes

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  7. 1 2 "The Mafia Line: Great in 1979". The Hockey History Blog.
  8. Dave Golokhov, "Top 10: All-Time NHL Lines" online at: http://ca.askmen.com/sports/fitness_top_ten_60/86_fitness_list.html
  9. http://www.sharenews.com/sports/2011/07/08/manny-mcintyre-was-part-hockey%E2%80%99s-only-all-black-line%5Bpermanent+dead+link%5D
  10. Reynolds, Bryan. "Your Moment in Minnesota Fighting Saints History". hockeywilderness.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  11. The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. Random House. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  12. Libero, Rich (September 14, 2004). "World Cup of Hockey 2004, Canada's DDT line poisons Finns". NHL.com. Retrieved 2006-06-08.
  13. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-05. Retrieved 2007-04-21.
  14. "Million Dollar Line (Blackhawks)". CNN.
  15. http://www.buffalohockeybeat.com/deuce-line-showcasing-defense-offense-sabres/
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  17. "2011 NHL Playoffs: San Jose Sharks set to play the Los Angeles Kings in the first round". Fear the Fin. 2011-04-10. Retrieved 2011-07-26.
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