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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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1
349 95
Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

2
227 136
Pavel Bure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

3
263 100
Pavel Datsyuk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Yekaterinburg, Russia

4
230 106
Evgeni Malkin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Magnitogorsk, Russia

5
270 47
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Pskov, Russia

6
129 75
Vladislav Tretiak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Dmitrovsky District, Moscow Oblast

7
134 80
Ilya Kovalchuk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Tver, Russia

8
126 78
Viacheslav Fetisov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

9
138 43
Igor Larionov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

10
111 41
Alexander Mogilny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Khabarovsk, Russia

11
93 37
Vladimir Tarasenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Paul Phillippe added Yaroslavl, Russia

12
91 34
Vladimir Konstantinov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Murmansk, Russia

13
75 38
Sergei Zubov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

14
96 39
Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Chelyabinsk, Russia

15
49 78
Darius Kasparaitis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Elektrėnai, Lithuania

16
80 20
Nikita Kucherov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Paul Phillippe added Maykop, Russia

17
28 57
Alexander Yakushev is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
lnlap added Balashikha, Russia

18
40 58
Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
lnlap added Nizhny Tagil, Russia

19
68 42
Evgeni Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Oskemen, Kazakhstan

20
73 36
Nikolai Khabibulin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Yekaterinburg, Russia

21
90 35
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Tolyatti, Russia

22
68 30
Vyacheslav Kozlov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

23
26 51
Alexei Zhamnov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

24
62 44
Alexei Yashin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Yekaterinburg, Russia

25
38 36
Valeri Kamensky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

26
50 38
Andrei Markov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

27
57 18
Evgeny Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Stephen Ruane added Chelyabinsk, Russia

28
31 23
Viktor Kozlov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Tolyatti, Russia

29
28 27
Maxim Afinogenov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

30
42 41
Alexander Semin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Krasnoyarsk, Russia

31
25 29
Alexei Zhitnik is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

32
22 34
Alexander Frolov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

33
17 27
Dmitri Yushkevich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Cherepovets, Russia

34
20 21
Dmitri Mironov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

35
39 25
Ilya Bryzgalov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Tolyatti, Russia

36
19 29
Alexei Morozov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

37
21 32
Pavel Kubina is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Čeladná, Czech Republic

38
16 26
Oleg Tverdovsky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Donetsk, Ukraine

39
24 30
Sergei Samsonov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

40
12 26
Sergei Nemchinov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

41
15 32
Anton Volchenkov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

42
15 34
Slava Voynov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Chelyabinsk, Russia

43
32 28
Valeri Bure is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

44
10 27
German Titov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Borovsk, Russia

45
19 37
Leo Komarov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Narva, Estonia

46
12 28
Sergei Brylin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

47
7 24
Vitaly Vishnevskiy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Kharkiv, Soviet Union

48
11 30
Nikolai Kulemin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Magnitogorsk, Russia

49
9 28
Valeri Zelepukin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

50
8 29
Fedor Tyutin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Izhevsk, Russia