Top 20 NHL Left Wings – 2012

Top NHL Left Wingers 2012Continuing our poll of hockey fans, we look at the top left-wingers in the NHL. Today’s crop of left wings in the National hockey league feature some great scorers, play makers, power forwards and veterans who continue to perform highly at the position of left wing.

In case you missed it, here are our picks for the top 20 NHL Defenseman and our top 20 NHL goalies for 2012.


Top 20 NHL Left Wings – 2012

So just who is the best left winger in the National Hockey League in 2012?  Let’s take a look at who the fans think are the top wingers from the left side.

  1. Daniel Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
  2. Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals
  3. Zach Parise – Minnesota Wild
  4. Rick Nash – New York Rangers
  5. Patrick Sharp – Chicago Blackhawks
  6. Martin St. Louis – Tampa Bay Lightning
  7. Ilya Kovalchuk – New Jersey Devils
  8. Scott Hartnell – Philadelphia Flyers
  9. Patrick Marleau – San Jose Sharks
  10. Milan Lucic – Boston Bruins
  11. Loui Eriksson – Dallas Stars
  12. Dustin Brown – Los Angeles Kings
  13. Thomas Vanek – Buffalo Sabres
  14. Jeff Skinner – Carolina Hurricanes
  15. Taylor Hall – Edmonton Oilers
  16. Gabriel Landeskog – Colorado Avalanche
  17. Max Pacioretty – Montreal Canadiens
  18. Bobby Ryan – Anaheim Ducks
  19. Patrick Elias – New Jersey Devils
  20. Ryan Smyth – Edmonton Oilers

Islanders left winger Matt Moulson narrowly just missed the list as did the Jets’ Evander Kane.  A couple of surprises perhaps in Taylor Hall being rated s high as he was and possibly Ryan Smyth who is still a great all around player and great guy to have in the dressing room.  Patrick Elias of the Devils had a tremendous year last year and could be even rated a couple of spots higher.