First NHL Player To Be Younger Than You

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    I've always loved watching hockey, but I must admit, it was more fun to watch when every player in the league was older than me.... now no players are.

    The first to be younger than me: Jeff Friesen

    The last to be older than me: Jaromir Jagr
     
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    Jordan Staal and i were born on the same day. No clue who has born first, but let's say I was.
     
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    Zac Dalpe is 6 days younger than me
     
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    I was born on June 13, 1986. Matt Read, who has enjoyed a career so far of 7 seasons and 437 games played, was born a day after me on June 14.

    Edit: this is assuming we're going by birth date only, not the first one to make his NHL debut while simultaneously be younger than me. It would be a lot more difficult for me to figure the second one out.

    Fun fact: I am younger than only two players on my favorite team, the Arizona Coyotes (Alex Goligoski and Brad Richardson).
     
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    Turner Elson ... who?
     
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    I was born in Dec ‘83. Someone do the math and research for me.
     
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    William Nylander is 13 days older than me. That’s the closest one I can find
     
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    Chris Chelios and I were born on the same day, in the same log cabin, in 1894.
     
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    Galchenyuk (Yakupov was close but is a couple weeks older)
     
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    The first to be younger than me: Jaret Anderson-Dolan

    The last to be older than me: Filip Chytil
     
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    Ive got a really cool one.

    Sidney Crosby, one week.


    It doesent stop there though with Sid and obviously we were both born in 87, but he was also drafted on my 18th birthday in 2005 since the draft was held way later due to the lockout pushing it back. The Sabres also had four balls in the lottery (best odds with Anaheim Pittsburgh and I can’t remember the other team I want to say the islanders?) so I felt as a bday present it’s be nice for us to win the kid....then it didn’t happen. At least we ended up drafting Marek Zagrapan. Lol

    It’s not that bad though as Buffalo would go on to be pretty damn good for the next couple years after the lockout. Went to east finals two years in a row the first two years after and presidents trophy I can’t imagine that team with Sidney Crosby.

    The fwds in 05-06


    Briere Crosby Dumont
    Connolly Drury Hecht/Kotalik
    Vanek Afinigenov Roy
    Stafford Gaustad Pominville
     
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    Sidney Crosby is 9 days younger than me.
     
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    Tom Sestito and I were born on the same day. His NHL career is over but I'm still holding out for mine.
     
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    Same with myself and Kopitar.
     
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    In terms of quickness to debut, it's Malkin for me. He's 8 days younger than I. Those from the 04 draft who started right after the lockout all have earlier birthdays than I. In terms of oldest player who's younger than me and eventually made the NHL, it's Andrew Desjardins .
     
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    Nick Bjugstad is the first player that debuted in the NHL younger than me. I watched him get drafted in person too.

    Last ones older than me are Jordan Oesterle and Jaden Schwartz (same day.)
     
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    Jonathan Toews is 9 days younger than me
     
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    Just because guys are a couple days younger than you they weren’t automatically the first NHL players younger than you..as players break into the league at very different ages. Its more likely to be the first guys breaking into the league who were drafted the year you turned 18 (if you were born early in the year) or the year after if you were born after July.

    For me it would be Oleg Saprykin, Steve McCarthy and Tim Connolly all of whom debuted early in the 99/00 season as 18 year olds. Of course i got used to NHLers being mostly younger than me a good 7-8 years ago.
     
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    as far as I can tell, it's Matt Cullen

    thanks to this thread for making me feel old as ****
     
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    Tomas Jurco was born one day after me.
     
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    Jordan Staal, and Patrick Kane was the first legit star to be.
     
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    Taylor Hall was the last NHL player to be older than me.

    The first NHL player to be younger than me is.......

    one of Cam Fowler, Nino Niederreiter, Jeff Skinner, and Tyler Seguin. Let's see...

    Jeff Skinner: October 7th, 2010
    Cam Fowler: October 8th, 2010
    Tyler Seguin: October 9th, 2010
    Nino Niederreiter: October 9th, 2010

    It's Jeff Skinner, who is six months younger than me. So on October 7th, 2010, both the last player who was older than me and the first player to be younger than me made their debuts.

    The NHL player with the first birthday that comes after mine - Garnet Hathaway - didn't make his debut until February 29th, 2016.
     
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