The NHL, or National Hockey League, is the professional ice hockey league that is made up of 30 teams, 23 of which are located in the US and 7 are based in Canada. The headquarters are based in New York City and the league is recognized as the premier professional ice hockey league of the world. The league was organized and began in 1917 and all vie for the oldest professional sports trophy, the Stanley Cup. The players are some of the toughest in any sport, being that it is a very high-contact sport, and some of the best players have earned quite a net worth playing the sport. If you follow the sport, then you are probably familiar with some of the key players and which ones are on top of the game. If you are wondering who has made it to the top as far as their wealth from the sport, here is a list of the 20 richest NHL players of all-time.