A player must understand the repercussions that come with joining the National Hockey League before he decides to turn pro. Sure, the extensive traveling and constant body aches is a lot to handle. But a player’s mouth is likely to experience some of the worst pain and lose a few chicklets along the way. With that said, here are some of the league's best smiles.

Brent Burns

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Brent Burns could be the biggest beauty in the NHL. He has a wicked beard, a gnarly Harry Potter Tattoo, and might have fewer teeth in his smile than Grandpa Simpson without his dentures in.

Alexander Ovechkin

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One of the game’s most entertaining players, Ovy’s signature smile can be seen from a mile away.

Duncan Keith

Can you recall when Duncan Keith lost seven teeth?

Dustin Byfuglien

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Yes, you’re seeing that correctly. Buff is actually fiddling around with his fake front tooth. Could that be any more of a hockey player thing to do?

Drew Doughty

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that's quite the gap.

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Sean Couturier

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The guy basically has no front teeth. Enough said.

Dustin Brown

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The smile of a champion. 

It wouldn’t be right to leave out some memorable players whose careers are now over. Take a look at a couple of the best smiles from the past.

Bobby Clarke

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Chris Neil

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Gordie Howe

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Last but not least, who could forget Dany Heatley’s legendary jibs (or lack of)?

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We narrowed our list down to see who you think owns the NHL's best smile. Which of the bunch is your choice?


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