Greatest Players With 6+ Teams?

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  1. WingsFan95

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    The likes of Gretzky, Jagr and Brett Hull played for more than a couple of teams.

    The likes of Yzermand and Lemieux only played for one team.


    But there's no shortage of some good players who played for several teams.

    Gilmour played for 7.
    Coffey played for 8.

    Who are others? And for fun, aside from Mike Sillinger being the greatest 12 team man, how would you rank great players by number of teams played?
     
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    Phil Housley played also in 8 teams. Interestingly in 8-or-more-teams-club, top 2 scorers are defensemen. Bill Guerin is ranked 3rd I believe.
     
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    Mathieu Schneider: 10 teams (5 teams in his last 3 years)
    Sean Burke: 8 teams (unless you want to count HFD and CAR separate)
     
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    Mike Sillinger, A pretty Solid player, played for 12 teams.
     
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    I don't think anyone but Coffey would top the list as the best player with 6+ teams for instance. I don't think it's really close either.
     
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    Paul Coffey
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    He played for 4 teams
     
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    Larry Murphy

    In terms of maintaining at least an above average performance with six teams it would be Larry Murphy.
     
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    Another defense-man.:laugh:

    Looking at the list I find many great players at 5 teams, Pronger could make it 6 before he hands em up. Belfour and Beezer ended up in 5.

    Tom Barrasso however did play on 6. The short stops would be Leafs, Blues and Sens.
     
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    Rick Tocchet, who played with Philadelphia (twice), Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, and Phoenix.

    Wendel Clark, played with Toronto (three times), Quebec, NYI, Tampa Bay, Detroit, and Chicago.

    Dave Andreychuk, with Buffalo (twice), Toronto, New Jersey, Boston, Colorado, and Tampa Bay.

    Jari Kurri came close with five teams, having played with Edmonton, Los Angeles, NY Rangers, Colorado, and Anaheim. If you consider the fact that Edmonton dealt Kurri's rights to Philadelphia before Philadelphia traded him to Los Angeles, that would be six teams.
     
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    I can't name any that haven't been named already but Pronger is getting close, he's on his fifth team now and I wouldn't be surprised if Philly dumps him in the last year or two of his current contract.
     
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    Agree here and the 1st thing I thought, didn't Vinny Damphousse
    lead a different team in scoring in 3 consecutive seasons or something crazy like that?

    Just checked and he did which is really wild.

    Almost as weird in a trivial sense like Hossa's switching teams to win that elusive Stanley Cup (and almost being on the finals losing side 3 times in a row).
     
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    Larry Murphy comes to mind. He was contributing everywhere he was, despite the flack leaf fans gave him during his stay.
     
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    Grant Fuhr hasn't been mentioned yet..

    Sawchuk played for 5 but was traded back to Detroit several times..

    Plante is another one, he played for 5 NHL teams, 6 if you want to include Edmonton (WHA)..

    Wendel Clark played for 6 teams.
     
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    just retired Doug Weight - NYR, Edmonton, St. Louis, Carolina, Anaheim, NY Islanders
     
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    Surprised Adam Oates hasn't been mentioned. He's been with the Wings, Blues, Bruins, Capitals, Flyers, Ducks, Oilers. Hard to believe that a player as productive and successful as Oates be moved around as often as he was.
     
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    Pronger is close with 5, Hull is too.
     
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    Owen Nolan with six teams: Quebec/Colorado, San Jose, Toronto, Calgary, Phoenix, Minnesota

    Esa Tikkanen with seven teams: Edmonton, New York R. (three times), St. Louis, New Jersey, Vancouver, Florida, Washington

    Gary Roberts with six teams: Calgary, Carolina, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Florida, Tampa Bay

    Also wanted to toss in Mike Keane's name since he won three Stanley Cups with three different teams. He played with six different teams: Montreal (Stanley Cup), Colorado (Stanley Cup, had two stints with them as well), New York R., Dallas (Stanley Cup), St. Louis, and Vancouver.
     
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    why did the flyers do this? was it a prearragned deal that he would go to LA or what?
     
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    Hossa is close: Senators, Thrashers, Penguins, Red Wings, Blackhawks...and counting :laugh:
    I can see him traded in a rent-a-vet trade at the very end of his career. Then he can be lined up right below Gilmour.
     
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    Brendan Shanahan, Pierre Turgeon, Jeremy Roenick, Claude Lemieux (the Sharks stint last year or so ago included), Owen Nolan and Bernie Nicholls all played for six different clubs. Obviously not in the Coffey stratosphere, or even "great", but solid players nonetheless.
     
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    Shanahan was outstanding.

    As Coffey is my favorite player I wouldn't be up in arms if some said Shanny was greater.

    I know Coffey wasn't that great a d-man, for a d-man.:laugh:

    But Shanahan only played for five. Devils (twice), Blues, Rangers, Wings and Whale.
     
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    Mark Recchi is probably the greatest compiler of all time to play for a buttload of teams:

    Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia
    Montreal
    Philadelphia x 2
    Pittsburgh x 2
    Carolina
    Pittsburgh x 3
    Atlanta
    Tampa Bay
    Boston

    10 separate stints spread around 7 teams.
     

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