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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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Pavel Datsyuk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Pavel Datsyuk Yekaterinburg, 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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168 56
Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexander Ovechkin Moscow, Russia

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124 65
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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75 39
Vladislav Tretiak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vladislav Tretiak Dmitrovsky District, Moscow Oblast

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150 29
Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Fedorov Pskov, Russia

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83 42
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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71 44
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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88 24
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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69 24
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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34 44
Darius Kasparaitis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Darius Kasparaitis Elektrėnai, Lithuania

12
59 19
Vladimir Konstantinov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vladimir Konstantinov Murmansk, Russia

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Vladimir Tarasenko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Paul Phillippe added Vladimir Tarasenko Yaroslavl, Russia

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Alexander Yakushev is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
lnlap added Alexander Yakushev Balashikha, 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

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Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Gonchar Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Vyacheslav Kozlov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vyacheslav Kozlov Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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25 35
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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Nikolai Khabibulin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Nikolai Khabibulin Yekaterinburg, Russia

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47 29
Evgeni Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Evgeni Nabokov Oskemen, Kazakhstan

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

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21 36
Alexei Zhamnov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Zhamnov Moscow, Russia

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41 32
Alexei Yashin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Yashin Yekaterinburg, Russia

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33 24
Andrei Markov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Andrei Markov Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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33 11
Nikita Kucherov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Paul Phillippe added Nikita Kucherov Maykop, Russia

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Valeri Kamensky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Valeri Kamensky Voskresensk^! Moscow Oblast, Russia

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20 18
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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12 17
Dmitri Yushkevich is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Dmitri Yushkevich Cherepovets, Russia

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15 11
Dmitri Mironov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Dmitri Mironov Moscow, Russia

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16 25
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 20
Maxim Afinogenov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Maxim Afinogenov Moscow, Russia

32
26 11
Evgeny Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Stephen Ruane added Evgeny Kuznetsov Chelyabinsk, Russia

33
15 20
Alexei Morozov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Morozov Moscow, Russia

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26 29
Alexander Semin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexander Semin Krasnoyarsk, Russia

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14 21
Alexei Zhitnik is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Alexei Zhitnik Kiev, Ukraine

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15 23
Pavel Kubina is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Pavel Kubina Čeladná, Czech Republic

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26 17
Ilya Bryzgalov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Ilya Bryzgalov Tolyatti, Russia

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11 21
Anton Volchenkov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Anton Volchenkov Moscow, Russia

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11 24
Slava Voynov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Slava Voynov Chelyabinsk, Russia

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6 17
Sergei Nemchinov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Nemchinov Moscow, Russia

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6 18
Oleg Tverdovsky is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Oleg Tverdovsky Donetsk, Ukraine

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6 20
German Titov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
German Titov Borovsk, Russia

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13 25
Sergei Samsonov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Samsonov Moscow, Russia

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Leo Komarov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Leo Komarov Narva, Estonia

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6 17
Valeri Zelepukin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Valeri Zelepukin Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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20 22
Valeri Bure is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Valeri Bure Moscow, Russia

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7 20
Nikolai Kulemin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Nikolai Kulemin Magnitogorsk, Russia

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6 19
Sergei Brylin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Sergei Brylin Moscow, Russia

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5 18
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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11 17
Vladimir Malakhov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Russian Players in NHL History
Vladimir Malakhov Yekaterinburg, Russia