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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
397 104
Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

2
255 149
Pavel Bure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

3
289 111
Pavel Datsyuk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Yekaterinburg, Russia

4
251 120
Evgeni Malkin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Magnitogorsk, Russia

5
293 51
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Pskov, Russia

6
139 83
Vladislav Tretiak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Dmitrovsky District, Moscow Oblast

7
138 85
Viacheslav Fetisov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

8
141 92
Ilya Kovalchuk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Tver, Russia

9
152 49
Igor Larionov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

10
121 46
Alexander Mogilny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Khabarovsk, Russia

11
105 45
Vladimir Tarasenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Paul Phillippe added Yaroslavl, Russia

12
103 25
Nikita Kucherov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Paul Phillippe added Maykop, Russia

13
106 44
Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Chelyabinsk, Russia

14
82 45
Sergei Zubov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

15
98 42
Vladimir Konstantinov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Murmansk, Russia

16
52 92
Darius Kasparaitis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Elektr─Śnai, Lithuania

17
45 65
Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
lnlap added Nizhny Tagil, Russia

18
101 38
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Tolyatti, Russia

19
80 39
Nikolai Khabibulin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Yekaterinburg, Russia

20
29 63
Alexander Yakushev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
lnlap added Balashikha, Russia

21
74 47
Evgeni Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Oskemen, Kazakhstan

22
67 47
Alexei Yashin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Yekaterinburg, Russia

23
27 57
Alexei Zhamnov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Moscow, Russia

24
71 35
Vyacheslav Kozlov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

25
43 39
Valeri Kamensky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia