NHL's last player to play without a helmet.
 

NHL'S LAST PLAYER TO
PLAY WITHOUT A HELMET

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Who was the last player to play without a helmet in the NHL?



In the summer of '79 the NHL imposed a new rule, all new players drafted must wear a helmet with the only exception being those that came over from the WHA.

Of course, existing NHL players were a lot rougher and tougher, after all, they had to walk five miles to the rink in three feet of snow everyday, so they were allowed to play out their careers without a helmet.

The last of these rough and tough helmetless NHLers was Craig MacTavish who finished up his career at the end of the 1996 - 97 season with the St. Louis Blues, becoming the last NHL player to play without a helmet.

Craig MacTavish
Craig MacTavish

the last player to play without a helmet in the NHL.

 last player to play without a helmet.

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