The length of a hockey stick can vary depending on the position of the player, their body size and their personal preference. Generally, the length of a hockey stick is measured from the end of the shaft to the end of the blade.
For forwards, the stick typically ranges from about 53 to 63 inches (135 to 160 cm) For defensemen, the stick is usually a bit longer, typically ranging from about 56 to 63 inches (142 to 160 cm) For goalies the stick can range between 52-60 inches long
It is important to note that the length of the stick is not the only factor when determining its suitability for a particular player or position. Other factors such as the flex, the curve of the blade, the material of the stick and so on are also important. It is important for players to try different options and get the right stick for them, ideally by playing with it and testing it before buying.