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List Rules Vote up the greatest Russian-born hockey players ever to play in the NHL

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

2
216 81
Pavel Datsyuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Pavel Datsyuk Yekaterinburg, Russia

3
190 116
Pavel Bure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Pavel Bure Moscow, Russia

4
185 91
Evgeni Malkin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Evgeni Malkin Magnitogorsk, Russia

5
218 39
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Fedorov Pskov, Russia

6
112 60
Vladislav Tretiak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vladislav Tretiak Dmitrovsky District, Moscow Oblast

7
107 65
Viacheslav Fetisov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Viacheslav Fetisov Moscow, Russia

8
107 69
Ilya Kovalchuk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Ilya Kovalchuk Tver, Russia

9
121 35
Igor Larionov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Igor Larionov Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

10
74 29
Vladimir Tarasenko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Paul Phillippe added Vladimir Tarasenko Yaroslavl, Russia

11
45 63
Darius Kasparaitis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Darius Kasparaitis Elektrėnai, Lithuania

12
91 37
Alexander Mogilny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexander Mogilny Khabarovsk, Russia

13
85 33
Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Gonchar Chelyabinsk, Russia

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78 29
Vladimir Konstantinov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vladimir Konstantinov Murmansk, Russia

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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

16
62 34
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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82 30
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Kovalev Tolyatti, Russia

18
66 31
Nikolai Khabibulin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Nikolai Khabibulin Yekaterinburg, Russia

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34 47
Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
lnlap added Alexander Radulov Nizhny Tagil, Russia

20
25 50
Alexander Yakushev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
lnlap added Alexander Yakushev Balashikha, Russia

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62 25
Vyacheslav Kozlov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vyacheslav Kozlov Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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25 44
Alexei Zhamnov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Zhamnov Moscow, Russia

23
63 18
Nikita Kucherov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Paul Phillippe added Nikita Kucherov Maykop, Russia

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56 40
Alexei Yashin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Yashin Yekaterinburg, Russia

25
34 31
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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45 33
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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28 21
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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47 15
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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26 23
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 29
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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16 22
Dmitri Yushkevich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Dmitri Yushkevich Cherepovets, Russia

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39 37
Alexander Semin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexander Semin Krasnoyarsk, Russia

33
21 25
Alexei Zhitnik is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Zhitnik Kiev, Ukrainian SSR

34
21 27
Pavel Kubina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Pavel Kubina Čeladná, Czech Republic

35
18 17
Dmitri Mironov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Dmitri Mironov Moscow, Russia

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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 25
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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14 21
Oleg Tverdovsky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Oleg Tverdovsky Donetsk, Ukraine

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22 26
Sergei Samsonov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Samsonov Moscow, Russia

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15 27
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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10 23
German Titov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
German Titov Borovsk, Russia

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9 21
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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30 25
Valeri Bure is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Valeri Bure Moscow, Russia

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14 30
Slava Voynov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Slava Voynov Chelyabinsk, Russia

45
18 32
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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7 19
Vitaly Vishnevskiy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vitaly Vishnevskiy Kharkiv, Soviet Union

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9 23
Sergei Brylin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Brylin Moscow, Russia

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10 25
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 23
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 23
Valeri Zelepukin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Valeri Zelepukin Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia