AnswerThe oldest NHL player currently playing is Chris Chelios he is 45 yrs old. He started his career in Montreal in the early eighties, and is now playing in Detroit.
Chris chelios is the oldest still playing but Gordie howe played until he was 55
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Out of 974 total player in the NHL there are 216 American born players currently playing in the NHL.
Chris Chelios is currently the oldest active player in the NHL at 46 years of age. Gordie Howe, however, played for the Hartford Whalers in the 1979-80 season at the age of 52.
There is currently no Asians playing in the NHL.
The oldest current player is Chris Chelios. I am guessing at the all-time oldest player to be Gordie Howe.