The 30 Greatest Hockey Quotes Ever

From past to present, this is the absolute greatest list of hockey quotes. This top 30 list has them all. From the leaders and legends to the dynasty coaches, goalies and D-men. Literally every great from every generation – Howe, Gretzky, Jagr, Crosby and even McDavid! These hockey quotes symbolize the passion, determination, sacrifice and mindsets that are required to be great not only in hockey, but in all walks of life.

1.) Goals, Obstacles And Challenges:

“Goals live on the other side of obstacles and challenges. Be relentless in pursuit of those goals, especially in the face of obstacles. Along the way, make no excuses and place no blame.” – Ray Bourque

2.) A Hockey Quote About Mental Strength:

“You’ve got to go out there and try to control the things you can control, deal with things and stay mentally strong.” – Jonathan Toews

3.) Know What You Want:

“Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted.” – Mario Lemieux

4.) The Passion Is Key:

“I’ve always had a passion for hockey, that’s the key. You can’t be putting in the time. You have to enjoy doing what you do.” – Sidney Crosby

5.) Leadership And Standing Strong:

“As a captain, I think it’s important that the players really know who you are and what you stand for, what your beliefs are, and to be consistent in those if things are going good or things are going bad.” – Mark Messier

6.) Work Hard And Don’t Be Afraid:

“Go ahead, work hard and never be afraid to try something. Even if you don’t make it, at least you can say you tried.” – Guy Lafleur

7.) Have Hope And Smile:

“You keep shooting. You hope it goes in, and you smile.” – Teemu Selanne

8.) Don’t Let The Critics Get In Your Way:

“There will always be critics. On one hand, criticism can be positive. On the other hand, criticism can be negative. But critics will always be watching the game. If you listen to everybody, you can go crazy. I have my own point of view, and I always try to keep it.” – Alexander Ovechkin

9.) A Jagr Hockey Quote About Appreciation:

“You appreciate things after you lose them.” – Jarmoir Jagr

10.) Anything’s Possible:

“I’m a guy who works very hard and if I want something bad enough, I’m going to do anything possible to get it.” – Steven Stamkos

11.) Work Ethic:

“Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work hard to get better.” – Paul Coffey

12.) Never Be Satisfied:

“I don’t want to be satisfied with where I’m at or happy about what I’ve done. I want to keep pushing it.” – Patrick Kane

13.) Keep Improving:

“I’m still trying to be a better hockey player and I’m going to do everything I can to improve my game.” – Erik Karlsson

14.) A Hockey Quote About Having No Regrets:

“If I was to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.” – Bobby Hull

15.) Never Accept Losing:

“I wouldn’t accept losing as a team, wouldn’t accept losing as my team. It’s like a war every practice. I think it helped us a lot.” – Peter Forsberg

16.) Definiteness Of Purpose:

“I’ve just always known this is what I want to do. It’s been since day one.” – Connor Mcdavid

17.) Love Of The Game:

“You’ve got to love what you’re doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.” – Gordie Howe

18.) Be A Good Listener:

“The more I can hear, the more I can learn, the better off I’ll be.” – Joe Sakic

19.) Procrastination Is A Disease:

“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and it’s toll on success and happiness is heavy.” – Wayne Gretzky

20.) One Day At A Time:

“I can’t really predict anything. I’d like to think day to day” – Sergei Federov

21.) Have Fun:

“The love and passion I had for the game was my key. I never had that taken out of me by my parents or a silly coach.” – Bobby Orr

22.) Just Do It:

“You can’t sit there and be in awe. You got to go out and do it.” – Corey Perry

23.) Prove Your Worth And Be Adaptive:

“I also feel I adapted. I was willing to try to fit into any role. The way I figured, it was always up to me to prove my worth, that I deserved to be here.” – Steve Yzerman

24.) Mistake Are Inevitable:

“I play a position where you make mistakes. The only people that don’t make them at a hockey game are the people watching.” – Patrick Roy

25.) Be Fearless And Take Chances:

“You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

26.) Pay Attention To The Details:

“You have to pay attention to details to have success in the playoffs.” – Nicklas Lidstrom

27.) A Mr. Hockey Quote About Making No Excuses:

“My philosophy is never start talking about ‘if’, ‘and’, ‘but’ or the past, because 90 percent of what follows will be negative.” – Gordie Howe

28.) No One Is Invincible:

“There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.” – Scotty Bowman

29.) Take Responsibility:

“I want to be out there on the ice when the game is on the line. I want to be the one who decides the game.” – Mike Modano

30.) It’s A Privilege:

“Do everything you need to do to keep the passion alive and never forget that it is a privilege to do what you love. – Martin Brodeur

Bonus Hockey Quote:

“The importance of teammates is the thing I appreciate the most from those years. I was a lucky guy. There is nothing better than good teammates. I don’t care what anybody says, you can’t do it alone. It takes a good team for you to be a good player, and the same goes for playing on a bad team.” – Phil Esposito

In the comments section below our sources, please let us know which hockey quotes inspired you the most, and if you have found a better one not on this list, please let us know! P.S – You Are An Authentic Genius – Find that unique power within…

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