Average Height and Weight of Hockey Right Wings (NHL 2023)


Average Height and Weight of NHL Right Wings

I’ve been a collegiate sports performance coach for 20 years. One thing I always felt was effective was showing guys the heights and weights of players at their position in the pros.

It helped give many players the extra motivation needed to gain weight when they were able to compare themselves to guys at the next level.

So, this is essentially the same research I would share with players, but now I’m sharing it with you. I took the active rosters for the 2022-2023 NHL hockey season, over 800 players total and broke them down by position.

For this guide, I took an average of the heights and weights of the 116 right wings across the league. In addition, just for fun, I listed the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest right wings as well. Go ahead and impress someone today with your newfound random hockey knowledge.

Average Height of an NHL Right Wing

The average height of an NHL Right Wing is 72.90 inches (just under 6’1″ tall)

Average Weight of an NHL Right Wing

The average weight of an NHL Right Wing is 198.03 pounds.

Who Are The Tallest Right Wings in the NHL?

There are 4 players listed at 6’5″ or taller, the tallest being Alexey Toropchenko at 6’6″.

Tallest Right Wings in the NHL
Player Height Position Team
Alexey Toropchenko 6’6″ Right Wing St Louis Blues
Brett Leason 6’5″ Right Wing Anaheim Ducks
Blake Wheeler 6’5″ Right Wing Winnipeg Jets
Anthony Mantha 6’5″ Right Wing Washington Capitals

Who are the Shortest Right Wings in the NHL?

There are five players listed at 5’8″ or shorter, the shortest being Cole Caufield at 5’7″.

Shortest Right Wings in the NHL
Player Height Position Team
Cole Caufield 5’7″ Right Wing Montreal Canadiens
Alex DeBrincat 5’8″ Right Wing Ottawa Senators
Cam Atkinson 5’8″ Right Wing Philadelphia Flyers
Mats Zuccarello 5’8″ Right Wing Minnesota Wild
Kailer Yamamoto 5’8″ Right Wing Edmonton Oilers

Who are the Heaviest Centers in the NHL?

There are 4 right wings in the NHL that weigh 225 pounds or more.

Heaviest Right Wings in the NHL
Player Weight Position Team
Anthony Mantha 234 Right Wing Washington Capitals
Vladimir Tarasenko 228 Right Wing St Louis Blues
Blake Wheeler 225 Right Wing Winnipeg Jets
Ryan Reaves 225 Right Wing Minnesota Wild

Who are the Lightest Right Wings in the NHL?

There are only 4 guys who weigh less than 175 pounds, the lightest – Kailer Yamamoto – weighing only 153 pounds!

Lightest Right Wings in the NHL
Player Weight Position Team
Kailer Yamamoto 153 Right Wing Edmonton Oilers
Conor Garland 165 Right Wing Vancouver Canucks
William Lockwood 172 Right Wing Vancouver Canucks
Cole Caufield 174 Right Wing Montreal Canadiens

Final Thoughts

So, what did I learn?

If you’re being told that you’re not big enough to play in the National Hockey League, then Cole Caufield may just become your new role model.

At only 5’7″ and 174 pounds, Cole is one of the smallest players in the league. He was drafted in the first round in 2019 and has already accumulated over 50 goals in his short career.

I’m always fascinated by the range of body types that play the same positions. You find it in sports like football and basketball and you see it here in hockey as well. Guys that are almost a foot different in height and 50 pounds in weight are all playing the same position at the very highest level.

However, when looking at different position groups within hockey itself, you see very similar averages amongst positions. If you compare left wings versus right wings or centers, the numbers are incredibly close. Every position averages about 6’1″ and right about 200 pounds.

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Ryan Horton

Horton Barbell was created by Ryan Horton who has served as a Sports Performance Coach for almost 20 years. My mission is to create a training resource to help as many coaches and athletes as possible maximize athletic potential.

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