List of NHL players (U–V)

This is a list of National Hockey League (NHL) players who have played at least one game in the NHL from 1917 to present and have a last name that starts with either "U" or "V".

      Active during the 2010–2011 season

Contents

U

There have been 11 NHL players with a last name starting with "U".

Player Pos. Nationality Birthdate Birthplace Seasons Teams Refs
Gene Ubriaco LW  Canada 26 Dec 1937 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 1967–1970 PIT, OAK, CHI IHDB
Igor Ulanov D  Russia 1 Oct 1969 Krasnokamsk 1991–2006 WPG, CHI, TB, MTL, EDM, NYR, FLA IHDB
Norm Ullman [HOF] C  Canada 26 Dec 1935 Provost, Alberta 1955–1975 [WHA] DET, TOR IHDB
Jeff Ulmer RW  Canada 27 Apr 1977 Regina, Saskatchewan 2000–2001 New York Rangers IHDB
Layne Ulmer C  Canada 14 Sep 1980 North Battleford, Saskatchewan 2003–2004 New York Rangers IHDB
R.J. Umberger C  United States 3 May 1982 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2005–present Philadelphia Flyers IHDB
Matt Underhill G  Canada 16 Sep 1979 Campbell River, British Columbia 2003–2004 Chicago Blackhawks IHDB
Garry Unger C  Canada 7 Dec 1947 Calgary, Alberta 1967–1983 TOR, DET, STL, ATLf, LA, EDM IHDB
Scottie Upshall RW  Canada 7 Oct 1983 Fort McMurray, Alberta 2002–present Nashville Predators IHDB
Alexander Urbom D  Sweden 20 Dec 1990 Stockholm 2010-present New Jersey Devils IHDB
Stefan Ustorf C  Germany 3 Jan 1974 Kaufbeuren, Germany 1995–1997 Washington Capitals IHDB

Va

There have been 110 NHL players with a last name starting with "V".

Player Pos. Nationality Birthdate Birthplace Seasons Teams Refs
Ossi Vaananen D  Finland 18 Aug 1980 Vantaa 2000–2009 PHX, COL, PHI, VAN IHDB
Nicholas Vachon LW  Canada 20 Jul 1972 Montreal, Quebec 1996–1997 New York Islanders IHDB
Rogatien Vachon [HC] G  Canada 8 Sep 1945 Palmarolle, Quebec 1966–1982 MTL, LA, DET, BOS IHDB
Carol Vadnais D  Canada 25 Sep 1945 Montreal, Quebec 1967–1983 MTL, CAL, BOS, NYR, NJ IHDB
Lubomir Vaic C  Slovakia 6 Mar 1977 Spišská Nová Ves 1997–1998, 1999–2000 Vancouver Canucks IHDB
Eric Vail FW  Canada 16 Sep 1953 Timmins, Ontario 1973–1982 ATLf, CGY, DET IHDB
Melville "Sparky" Vail D  Canada 5 Jul 1906 Meaford, Ontario 1928–1930 New York Rangers IHDB
Rick Vaive RW  Canada 14 May 1959 Ottawa, Ontario 1979–1992 [WHA] VAN, TOR, CHI, BUF IHDB
Boris Valabik D  Slovakia 14 Feb 1986 Nitra 2007-present Atlanta Thrashers IHDB
Chris Valentine FW  Canada 6 Dec 1961 Belleville, Ontario 1981–1984 Washington Capitals IHDB
Rob Valicevic RW  United States 6 Jan 1971 Detroit, Michigan 1998–2004 NSH, LA, ANA, DAL IHDB
Jack Valiquette C  Canada 18 Mar 1956 St. Thomas, Ontario 1974–1981 TOR, COLr IHDB
Steve Valiquette G  Canada 20 Aug 1977 Etobicoke, Ontario 1999–2000, 2003–2004, 2006–2009 NYI, EDM, NYR IHDB
Garry Valk LW  Canada 27 Nov 1967 Edmonton, Alberta 1990–2003 VAN, ANA, PIT, TOR, CHI IHDB
Lindsay Vallis RW  Canada 12 Jan 1971 Winnipeg, Manitoba 1993–1994 Montreal Canadiens IHDB
Shaun Van Allen C  Canada 29 Aug 1967 Calgary, Alberta 1990–1991, 1992–2004 EDM, ANA, OTT, DAL, MTL IHDB
John Van Boxmeer D  Canada 20 Nov 1952 Petrolia, Ontario 1973–1984 MTL, COLr, BUF, QUE IHDB
David Van Der Gulik RW  Canada 20 Apr 1983 Abbotsford, British Columbia 2008-present CGY, COL IHDB
Wayne Van Dorp LW  Canada 19 May 1961 Burnaby, British Columbia 1986–1992 EDM, PIT, CHI, QUE IHDB
David Van Drunen D  Canada 31 Jan 1976 Sherwood Park, Alberta 1999–2000 Ottawa Senators IHDB
Darren Van Impe D  Canada 18 May 1973 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1994–2003 ANA, BOS, NYR, FLA, CLS IHDB
Ed Van Impe D  Canada 27 May 1940 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1966–1977 CHI, PHI, PIT IHDB
James van Riemsdyk LW  United States 4 May 1989 Middletown, New Jersey 2009-present Philadelphia Flyers IHDB
Mike Van Ryn D  Canada 14 May 1979 London, Ontario 2000–2009 STL, FLA, TOR IHDB
John Vanbiesbrouck G  United States 4 Sep 1963 Detroit, Michigan 1983–2002 NYR, FLA, PHI, NYI, NJ IHDB
Ryan VandenBussche RW  Canada 28 Feb 1973 Simcoe, Ontario 1996–2006 NYR, CHI, PIT IHDB
Jim Vandermeer D  Canada 21 Feb 1980 Caroline, Alberta 2002–present PHI, CHI, CGY, PHX, EDM IHDB
Pete Vandermeer LW  Canada 14 Oct 1975 Red Deer, Alberta 2007–2008 Phoenix Coyotes IHDB
Thomas Vanek W  Austria 19 Jan 1984 Vienna 2005–present Buffalo Sabres IHDB
Vaclav Varada LW  Czech Republic 26 Apr 1976 Vsetin 1995–2006 BUF, OTT IHDB
Petri Varis LW  Finland 13 May 1969 Varkaus 1997–1998 Chicago Blackhawks IHDB
Semyon Varlamov G  Russia 27 Apr 1988 Samara 2008-present Washington Capitals IHDB
Sergei Varlamov LW  Ukraine 21 Jul 1978 Kiev 1997–1998, 1999–2000, 2001–2003 CGY, STL IHDB
Jarkko Varvio RW  Finland 28 Apr 1972 Tampere 1993–1995 Dallas Stars IHDB
Josef Vasicek C  Slovakia 12 Sep 1980 Havlíčkův Brod 2000–2008 CAR, NSH, NYI IHDB
Alex Vasilevsky RW  Ukraine 8 Jan 1975 Kiev 1995–1997 St. Louis Blues IHDB
Alexei Vasiliev D  Russia 1 Sep 1977 Yaroslavl 1999–2000 New York Rangers IHDB
Herbert Vasiljevs C  Latvia 27 May 1976 Riga 1998–2002 FLA, ATL, VAN IHDB
Andrei Vasilyev LW  Russia 30 Mar 1972 Voskresensk 1994–1997, 1998–1999 NYI, PHX IHDB
Dennis Vaske D  United States 11 Oct 1967 Rockford, Illinois 1990–1999 NYI, BOS IHDB
Elmer Vasko D  Canada 11 Dec 1935 Duparquet, Quebec 1956–1970 CHI, MIN IHDB
Rick Vasko D  Canada 12 Jan 1957 St. Catharines, Ontario 1977–1978, 1979–1981 Detroit Red Wings 7317IHDB
Julien Vauclair D  Switzerland 2 Oct 1979 Delemont 2003–2004 Ottawa Senators IHDB
Yvon Vautour FW  Canada 10 Sep 1956 Saint John, New Brunswick 1979–1985 COLr, NJ, QUE IHDB
Greg Vaydik FW  Canada 9 Oct 1955 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories 1976–1977 Chicago Blackhawks IHDB

Ve-Vy

Player Pos. Nationality Birthdate Birthplace Seasons Teams Refs
Stéphane Veilleux LW  Canada 16 Nov 1981 Saint-Georges, Quebec 2002–present Minnesota Wild
Mike Veisor G  Canada 25 Aug 1952 Toronto, Ontario 1973–1975, 1976–1984 CHI, HAR, WIN
Darren Veitch D  Canada 24 Apr 1960 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1980–1989, 1990–1991 WSH, DET, TOR
Randy Velischek D  Canada 10 Feb 1962 Montreal, Quebec 1982–1992 MNS, NJ, QUE
Mike Vellucci D  United States 11 Aug 1966 Farmington, Michigan 1987–1988 Hartford Whalers
Vic Venasky C  Canada 3 Jun 1951 Thunder Bay, Ontario 1972–1979 Los Angeles Kings
Gary Veneruzzo LW  Canada 28 Jun 1943 Fort William, Ontario 1967–1968, 1971–1972 [WHA] St. Louis Blues
Pat Verbeek RW  Canada 24 May 1964 Sarnia, Ontario 1982–2002 NJ, HAR, NYR, DAL, DET
Antoine Vermette C  Canada 20 Jul 1982 Saint-Agapit, Quebec 2003-present OTT, CLS
Mark Vermette RW  Canada 3 Oct 1967 Cochenour, Ontario 1988–1992 Quebec Nordiques
Mike Vernace D  Canada 26 May 1986 Toronto, Ontario 2008-present COL, TB
Kris Vernarsky C  United States 5 Apr 1982 Detroit, Michigan 2002–2004 Boston Bruins
Mike Vernon G  Canada 24 Feb 1963 Calgary, Alberta 1982–2002 CGY, DET, SJ, FLA
Darcy Verot LW  Canada 13 Jul 1976 Radville, Saskatchewan 2003–2004 Washington Capitals
Claude Verret C  Canada 20 Apr 1963 Lachine, Quebec 1983–1985 Buffalo Sabres
Kris Versteeg C  Canada 13 May 1986 Lethbridge, Alberta 2007-present CHI, TOR
Leigh Verstraete FW  Canada 6 Jan 1962 Calgary, Alberta 1982–1983, 1984–1985, 1987–1988 Toronto Maple Leafs
Dennis Ververgaert FW  Canada 30 Mar 1953 Hamilton, Ontario 1973–1981 VAN, PHI, WSH
Ryan Vesce R  United States 7 Apr 1982 Lloyd Harbor, New York 2008–2010 San Jose Sharks
Jim Vesey C  United States 29 Sep 1965 Charlestown, Massachusetts 1988–1990, 1991–1992 STL, BOS
Sid Veysey C  Canada 30 Jul 1955 Woodstock, New Brunswick 1977–1978 Vancouver Canucks
Georges Vézina [HOF] G  Canada 21 Jan 1887 Chicoutimi, Quebec 1917–1925 [NHA] Montreal Canadiens
Dennis Vial D  Canada 10 Apr 1969 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 1990–1998 NYR, DET, OTT
Steve Vickers LW  Canada 21 Apr 1951 Toronto, Ontario 1972–1982 New York Rangers
J. P. Vigier RW  Canada 11 Sep 1976 Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Manitoba 2001–2007 Atlanta Thrashers
Alain Vigneault [HC] D  Canada 14 May 1961 Quebec City, Quebec 1981–1983 St. Louis Blues
Vesa Viitakoski LW  Finland 13 Feb 1971 Lappeenranta 1993–1995 Calgary Flames
Claude Vilgrain RW  Haiti 1 Mar 1963 Port-au-Prince 1987–1988, 1989–1990, 1991–1994 VAN, NJ, PHI
Gilles Villemure G  Canada 30 May 1940 Trois-Rivières, Quebec 1963–1964, 1967–1977 NYR, CHI
Dan Vincelette LW  Canada 1 Aug 1967 Verdun, Quebec 1986–1992 CHI, QUE
Pete Vipond LW  Canada 8 Dec 1949 Whitby, Ontario 1972–1973 California Golden Seals
Hannu Virta D  Finland 22 Mar 1963 Turku 1981–1986 Buffalo Sabres
Tony Virta RW  Finland 28 Jun 1972 Hameenlinna 2001–2002 Minnesota Wild
Terry Virtue D  Canada 12 Aug 1970 Scarborough, Ontario 1998–2000 BOS, NYR
Mark Visheau D  Canada 27 Jun 1973 Burlington, Ontario 1993–1994, 1998–1999 WIN, LA
Ivan Vishnevskiy D  Russia 18 Feb 1988 Barnaul 2008-present Dallas Stars
Vitali Vishnevsky D  Russia 18 Mar 1980 Kharkov 1999–2008 ANA, ATL, NSH, NJ
Lubomir Visnovsky D  Slovakia 11 Aug 1976 Topoľčany 2000–present LA, EDM, ANA
Harijs Vitolinsh C  Latvia 30 Apr 1968 Riga 1993–1994 Winnipeg Jets
Emanuel Viveiros D  Canada 8 Jan 1966 St. Albert, Alberta 1985–1988 Minnesota North Stars
Tomas Vlasak LW  Czech Republic 1 Feb 1975 Prague 2000–2001 Los Angeles Kings
Marc-Edouard Vlasic D  Canada 30 Mar 1987 Montreal, Quebec 2006-present San Jose Sharks
Ed Vokes RW  Canada 27 May 1909 Quill Lake, Saskatchewan 1930–1931 Chicago Black Hawks
Tomas Vokoun G  Czech Republic 2 Jul 1976 Karlovy Vary 1996–1997, 1998–present MTL, NSH, FLA
Mickey Volcan D  Canada 3 Mar 1962 Edmonton, Alberta 1981–1984 HAR, CGY
Anton Volchenkov D  Russia 25 Feb 1982 Moscow 2002–present Ottawa Senators, New Jersey Devils
Alexandre Volchkov RW  Russia 25 Sep 1977 Moscow 1999–2000 Washington Capitals
David Volek LW  Czech Republic 16 Jun 1966 Prague 1988–1994 New York Islanders
Doug Volmar RW  United States 9 Jan 1945 Cleveland, Ohio 1969–1973 [WHA] DET, LA
Aaron Volpatti LW  Canada 30 May 1985 Revelstoke, British Columbia 2010-present Vancouver Canucks
Reto Von Arx LW  Switzerland 13 Sep 1976 Egerkingen 2000–2001 Chicago Blackhawks
Phil Von Stefenelli D  Canada 10 Apr 1969 Vancouver, British Columbia 1995–1997 BOS, OTT
Jan Vopat D  Czech Republic 22 Mar 1973 Most 1995–2000 LA, NSH
Roman Vopat C  Czech Republic 21 Apr 1976 Litvinov 1995–2000 STL, LA, CHI, PHI
Jakub Voracek RW  Czech Republic 15 Aug 1989 Kladno 2008-present Columbus Blue Jackets
Pavel Vorobiev RW  Kazakhstan 5 May 1982 Karaganda 2003–2006 Chicago Blackhawks
Vladimir Vorobiev RW  Russia 2 Nov 1972 Cherepovets 1996–1999 NYR, EDM
Aaron Voros RW  Canada 2 Jul 1981 Vancouver, British Columbia 2007-present MIN, NYR, ANA
Carl Voss C  United States 6 Jan 1907 Chelsea, Massachusetts 1926–1927, 1928–1929, 1932–1938 TOR, NYR, DET, OTT(o), STLe, NYA, MTLm, CHI
Petr Vrana C  Czech Republic 29 Mar 1985 Sternberk 2008–2009 New Jersey Devils
Radim Vrbata RW  Czech Republic 13 Jun 1981 Mladá Boleslav 2001–present COL, CAR, CHI, PHX, TB
Vladimir Vujtek RW  Czech Republic 17 Feb 1972 Ostrava 1991–1994, 1997–1998, 1999–2000 MTL, EDM, TB, ATL
Mick Vukota RW  Canada 14 Sep 1966 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1987–1998 NYI, TB, MTL
Igor Vyazmikin LW  Russia 8 Jan 1966 Moscow 1990–1991 Edmonton Oilers
David Vyborny RW  Czech Republic 22 Jan 1975 Jihlava 2000–2008 Columbus Blue Jackets
Sergei Vyshedkevich D  Russia 3 Jan 1975 Dedovsk 1999–2001 Atlanta Thrashers

Notes

^ [HOF] = Hockey Hall of Fame inductee
^ [HC] = Also a Head coach
^ [WHA] = Also played in the World Hockey Association
^ [NHA] = Also played in the National Hockey Association

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