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Player name variations and typos

These tables list the misspellings and awkward variations of player names in the NHL reports. An awkward variation is usually the initial not matching the first letter of the first name. These mistakes appear in a variety of games and the specific games carrying them are not listed.


Typo/variation NHL standard name
A. KASTSITSYN A. KOSTITSYN
B. BOWLER WILLIAM BOWLER
B. RADIVOJEVICE B. RADIVOJEVIC
BRYCE VAN BRABRANT BRYCE VAN BRABANT
CHRISTOPHER KENADY CHRIS KENADY
F. MEYER IV F. MEYER
H. MCKAY RANDY MCKAY
J. BULLIS J. BULIS
K. PUSHKARYOV K. PUSHKAREV
KRONVALL KRONWALL
M. SATIN M. SATAN
MATTIAS JOHANSSON MATHIAS JOHANSSON
N. KRONVALL N. KRONWALL
P/ BRISEBOIS P. BRISEBOIS
PJ. AXELSSON P.J. AXELSSON
R. HOLIK BOBBY HOLIK
S. KRONVALL S. KRONWALL
S. THOMAS JOHN THOMAS
T. WESTLUND T. VESTLUND
TOMMY WESTLUND TOMMY VESTLUND
W. TIBBETTS BILLY TIBBETTS
WESTLUND VESTLUND

You are to judge what variant and when should be used. For example, Tommy Vestlund is listed on NHL.com, but Tommy Westlund appears in Wikipedia.

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