The best hockey player of all time is Wayne Gretzky. Wayne had broken nearly every offensive record. He had also won the Stanley Cup, multiple times. Also because people thought he was so good, that the number 99, which was Wayne Gretzky's number, is now illegal to were in the NHL, in Wayne's honor. So now i think you would agree that Wayne Gretzky is the best player ever to live.
The second best would be Bobby Orr.
The third best would be Mario Lemieux.