Once upon a time, no one believed in Gretzky’s exchange. But with the salary cap, star transfers are much less frequent. Let’s see which NHL stars could spend their entire careers on the same team.
Brad Marchand & Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins
Bergeron, 35, and Marchand, 32, have played for Boston their entire careers. They have been the epitome of the Bears’ success over the past decade and a half.
They will play for the Bruins until at least 2022 when Bergeron’s contract ends. There is almost no doubt that Patrice will not be allowed to go to another club.
Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
From the first days in Pittsburgh, Sid was taken care of by Mario himself, who also spent his entire career there. In the future, Sidney will certainly, become one of the leaders of the Penguins. Moreover, Crosby became a legend during his lifetime, which Pittsburgh will not let go anywhere.
Patrick Kane & Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks
This couple appeared in Chicago in 2007 and, in ten years, have managed to lead the Blackhawks to the victory of the Stanley Cup three times. Chicago is now going through hard times and is trying to rebuild the squad. However, both Blackhawks leaders have contracts until 2023. The leadership of Chicago is likely to let them be NHL stars who spend their entire careers on the same team.
Drew Doughty – Los Angeles Kings
Doughty is now 30 years old and has a contract with the Kings until 2027. Undoubtedly, the defender has lost some of his skills lately, but Doughty is one of the best defensive players of our time, capable of doing a huge amount of work. That is why his chances of changing teams in the NHL are extremely small.
In your opinion, is it good or not that one player stays on one team?
Also, you can read Loudest 2020 NHL signings.