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Our list of Russian NHL players contains some of the league's greatest hockey players ever. Some of the legendary Russian-born hockey players in this list include names like Alexei Kovalev, the Bure Brothers - Pavel Bure and Valeri Bure, and Sergei Zubov. Of course, the Detroit Red Wings famous Russian Five - Sergei Federov, Igor Larionov, Viacheslav Festiov, Vyacheslav Kozlov, and Vladimir Konstantinov - is included.

We've also included some of the NHL's best players born in Russia who are currently active in the league, including Ilya Kovalchuk, Sergei Gonchar, Pavel Datsyuk, Ilya Bryzgalov, and the ageless wonder, Alexander Ovechkin. Vote below for your favorite Russian NHL players and if we missed someone, feel free to add them to the list so that other hockey fans can vote on them!

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Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexander Ovechkin Moscow, Russia

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Pavel Bure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Pavel Bure Moscow, Russia

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Pavel Datsyuk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Pavel Datsyuk Yekaterinburg, Russia

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Evgeni Malkin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Evgeni Malkin Magnitogorsk, Russia

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246 42
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Fedorov Pskov, Russia

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Vladislav Tretiak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vladislav Tretiak Dmitrovsky District, Moscow Oblast

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Viacheslav Fetisov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Viacheslav Fetisov Moscow, Russia

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Ilya Kovalchuk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Ilya Kovalchuk Tver, Russia

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128 39
Igor Larionov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Igor Larionov Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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101 39
Alexander Mogilny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexander Mogilny Khabarovsk, Russia

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83 33
Vladimir Tarasenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Paul Phillippe added Vladimir Tarasenko Yaroslavl, Russia

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Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Gonchar Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Vladimir Konstantinov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vladimir Konstantinov Murmansk, Russia

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Darius Kasparaitis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Darius Kasparaitis Elektrėnai, Lithuania

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Sergei Zubov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Zubov Moscow, Russia

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66 38
Evgeni Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Evgeni Nabokov Oskemen, Kazakhstan

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71 33
Nikolai Khabibulin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Nikolai Khabibulin Yekaterinburg, Russia

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38 53
Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
lnlap added Alexander Radulov Nizhny Tagil, Russia

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Alexander Yakushev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
lnlap added Alexander Yakushev Balashikha, Russia

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Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Kovalev Tolyatti, Russia

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Nikita Kucherov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Paul Phillippe added Nikita Kucherov Maykop, Russia

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Vyacheslav Kozlov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vyacheslav Kozlov Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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Alexei Zhamnov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Zhamnov Moscow, Russia

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Alexei Yashin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Yashin Yekaterinburg, Russia

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Valeri Kamensky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Valeri Kamensky Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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Andrei Markov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Andrei Markov Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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Viktor Kozlov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Viktor Kozlov Tolyatti, Russia

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Evgeny Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Stephen Ruane added Evgeny Kuznetsov Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Maxim Afinogenov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Maxim Afinogenov Moscow, Russia

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22 31
Alexander Frolov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexander Frolov Moscow, Russia

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Alexander Semin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexander Semin Krasnoyarsk, Russia

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Dmitri Yushkevich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Dmitri Yushkevich Cherepovets, Russia

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22 27
Alexei Zhitnik is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Zhitnik Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

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Dmitri Mironov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Dmitri Mironov Moscow, Russia

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21 29
Pavel Kubina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Pavel Kubina Čeladná, Czech Republic

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Ilya Bryzgalov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Ilya Bryzgalov Tolyatti, Russia

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18 27
Alexei Morozov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Morozov Moscow, Russia

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23 27
Sergei Samsonov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Samsonov Moscow, Russia

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14 23
Oleg Tverdovsky is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Oleg Tverdovsky Donetsk, Ukraine

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15 29
Anton Volchenkov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Anton Volchenkov Moscow, Russia

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15 31
Slava Voynov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Slava Voynov Chelyabinsk, Russia

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10 23
Sergei Nemchinov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Nemchinov Moscow, Russia

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10 25
German Titov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
German Titov Borovsk, Russia

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Valeri Bure is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Valeri Bure Moscow, Russia

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19 33
Leo Komarov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Leo Komarov Narva, Estonia

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12 25
Sergei Brylin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Brylin Moscow, Russia

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Vitaly Vishnevskiy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vitaly Vishnevskiy Kharkiv, Soviet Union

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10 27
Nikolai Kulemin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Nikolai Kulemin Magnitogorsk, Russia

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8 25
Fedor Tyutin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Fedor Tyutin Izhevsk, Russia

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8 25
Valeri Zelepukin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Valeri Zelepukin Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia