Definitions

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  • n. Someone who plays ice hockey in the NHL.

Etymologies

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NHL +‎ -er

Examples

  • As a junior, he played in the Memorial Cup final, and as an NHLer, he's won a Stanley Cup and scored a gold medal-winning goal in the Olympics.

    MVP vote remains up in the air as Crosby, Ovechkin meet

  • Shannon, a 26-year-old, third-year NHLer from Darien, Conn., snapped a tie in the third period and gave the surging Senators a 2-1 win over the Rangers on Sunday night.

    USATODAY.com

  • In his UFA season, at the age of twenty-seven, Lombardi was a veteran NHLer meeting, if not exceeding, expectations.

    Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index 2010-2011

  • After a little digging into the Ron Francis file, we learn that, yes, he put up 1,798 points as an NHLer, but only two other players among the top thirty of all time—Howe and Messier—played more games than he did.

    Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index 2010-2011

  • The son of longtime NHLer Carey Wilson is a physical, hard-driving power center who would make a perfect No. 2 pivot at the NHL level.

    Scouting the draft's top forwards

  • Chris Chelios became the second oldest active NHLer ever the other day when he suited up for Atlanta versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Chelios Back In It

  • Scouts just love this kid because he is such a competitive, safe defenseman who understands how he needs to play to become a NHLer.

    Bios of first-round draft picks

  • Goaltending: Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist (2.25 goals-against average, .910 save percentage New York Rangers) vs. the Czech Republic's Milan Hnilicka (0.60, .965, a former NHLer, now a Czech Leaguer).

    USATODAY.com - Olympic semifinal previews

  • Producer Oren Koules, former NHLer Len Barrie and six other partners two from the Tampa area are going to be introduced during a press conference Monday morning at the St. Pete Times Forum, with June 30, next Monday, as the close date on their purchase of the team.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • They've brushed the mothballs off Barry Melrose to come in as head coach and former NHLer Wes Walz, a Barrie buddy, has been hired as an assistant coach.

    Archive 2008-06-01

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