Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby was named the NHL's most complete player, while Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand earned both best and worst trash-talker honors in the 2019-20 NHL Players Association poll released Tuesday.
The annual survey featured 588 current players answering anonymously, with questions ranging from most talented player at each position to best NHL mascot -- an award that Gritty of the Philadelphia Flyers won with 69.5% of the vote.
Among the highlights:
When asked whether they would be in favor of "relaxing the game-day dress code, similar to the NBA," 73% of the NHL players polled supported it.
When asked whether players should showcase their personalities on the ice with personalized equipment, only 53% of players were in favor of it; of those who supported it, 43.6% said they supported custom skate designs.