J-S Aubin, who ironically had his career ruined by the guy above him
Really too many to list, I can't go further because I know I'll just forget several. I was so in love with the game from 1995-lockout that it's ridiculous. I know most of the guys here hate the dreaded "Dead Puck Era" but to me that's my golden age from when i first fell in love with the game and was actively playing.
my team (The Islanders)
Denis Potvin, Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier, Pat LaFontaine, Brent Sutter & Kelly Hrudey
Doug Gilmour (St. Louis)
Denis Savard (Chicago) (at the time probably my favorite player not on the islanders, i thought the spin-o-rama was the best thing since sliced bread!)
Dave Poulin (flyers, even though i hated the team)
Kevin Dineen (right up there with Savard for me)
Been through this a few times. In no particular order: Mark Messier, Cam Neely, Chris Chelios, Patrick Roy (in Montreal), Brendan Shanahan (before he came to Detroit yes). My favorite Wing as a kid was Dino. By the time Shanahan and Chelios came to Detroit I wasn't a kid anymore.
Ron Francis, Cam Neely, Ray Bourque, Jaromir Jagr, Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Arturs Irbe, Pavel Bure, Kirk McLean, Tom Barrasso, Paul Coffey, Alexei Kasatonov, Joe Mullen, Chris Chelios, Rod Brind'Amour, Doug Weight, Keith Tkachuk, Jeremy Roeneck, Mike Liut, Gary Roberts, Theo Fleury, Paul Kariya
Like a lot of kid, Peter Forsberg probably as number one.
Other than that:
Doug gilmour (played the leaf a bit on NHL 1994)
Al Macinnis (played also the flames).
Oh, Kariya and Niedermayer too.