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List Rules Vote up the best Swedish hockey players ever in the NHL

This list of Swedish NHL players includes Hall of Fame names (and soon to be HoFers) like Mats Sundin (pitcured), Daniel Alfredsson, Nicklas Lidstrom, Peter Forsberg, and Fredrik Olausson as well as some of the game's biggest NHL stars like Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Hederberg, Henrik Lundqvist, and Johan Franzen. 

Who are the best Swedish NHL players of all-time? Vote in our list of Swedish NHL players below for the players you think are the best Swedish hockey players to play in the NHL and if you see anyone missing from the list, feel free to add them so that other hockey fans and Ranker maniacs can vote for who you've added!
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70 23
Nicklas Lidström is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Nicklas Lidström Defenseman

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65 25
Peter Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

3
59 22
Mats Sundin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Mats Sundin Centerman

4
48 15
Erik Karlsson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Erik Karlsson Defenseman

5
58 23
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Henrik Lundqvist Goaltender

6
50 19
Henrik Zetterberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Henrik Zetterberg Left Wing, Centerman

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50 19
Daniel Alfredsson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Daniel Alfredsson Right wing

8
36 17
Börje Salming is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
David F Rahilly added Börje Salming Defenseman

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35 18
Henrik Sedin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Henrik Sedin Centerman

10
36 19
Markus Näslund is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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36 19
Nicklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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36 19
Daniel Sedin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Daniel Sedin Left Wing

13
20 12
Niklas Kronwall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Niklas Kronwall Defenseman

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21 14
Mats Näslund is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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18 13
Johan Franzén is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Johan Franzén Right wing

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19 16
Mattias Öhlund is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Mattias Öhlund Defenseman

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17 14
Michael Nylander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Michael Nylander Centerman

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11 8
Ulf Samuelsson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Ulf Samuelsson Defenseman

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11 9
Jakob Silfverberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
charlie54 added Jakob Silfverberg

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11 10
Fredrik Olausson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Fredrik Olausson Defenseman

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14 14
Mikael Renberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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11 11
Rickard Rakell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
charlie54 added Rickard Rakell Right wing

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9 9
Patrik Berglund is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Patrik Berglund Centerman

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9 9
Bob Nystrom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Bob Nystrom Left Wing

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8 8
Jonas Gustavsson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Jonas Gustavsson Goaltender

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7 7
P. J. Axelsson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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6 6
Tommy Albelin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Tommy Albelin Defenseman

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11 12
Ulf Dahlén is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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11 12
Loui Eriksson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Loui Eriksson Left Wing, Winger

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11 12
Samuel Påhlsson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Samuel Påhlsson Centerman

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10 11
Tommy Salo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Tommy Salo Goaltender

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10 11
Johnny Oduya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Johnny Oduya Defenseman

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9 10
Fredrik Modin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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6 7
Marcus Ragnarsson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Marcus Ragnarsson Defenseman

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9 11
Calle Johansson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Calle Johansson Defenseman

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11 15
Thomas Steen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Thomas Steen Forward

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7 11
Mikael Samuelsson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Mikael Samuelsson Right wing

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6 10
Niklas Sundström is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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5 9
Andreas Lilja is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Andreas Lilja Defenseman

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5 11
Kristian Huselius is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Kristian Huselius Left Wing

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4 10
Henrik Tallinder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Henrik Tallinder Defenseman

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3 9
Johan Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Johan Hedberg Goaltender

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1 10
Erik Ersberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Erik Ersberg Goaltender