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List Rules Vote up the best Swedish hockey players ever in the NHL

This list of Swedish NHL players includes Hall of Fame names (and soon to be HoFers) like Mats Sundin (pitcured), Daniel Alfredsson, Nicklas Lidstrom, Peter Forsberg, and Fredrik Olausson as well as some of the game's biggest NHL stars like Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Hederberg, Henrik Lundqvist, and Johan Franzen. 

Who are the best Swedish NHL players of all-time? Vote in our list of Swedish NHL players below for the players you think are the best Swedish hockey players to play in the NHL and if you see anyone missing from the list, feel free to add them so that other hockey fans and Ranker maniacs can vote for who you've added!
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Peter Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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90 30
Nicklas Lidström is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Nicklas Lidström Defenseman

3
67 26
Erik Karlsson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Erik Karlsson Defenseman

4
72 30
Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Henrik Lundqvist Goaltender

5
72 31
Mats Sundin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Mats Sundin Centerman

6
60 25
Henrik Zetterberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Henrik Zetterberg Left Wing, Centerman

7
61 26
Daniel Alfredsson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Daniel Alfredsson Right wing

8
42 21
Markus Näslund is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

9
46 25
Nicklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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42 22
Börje Salming is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
David F Rahilly added Börje Salming Defenseman

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43 23
Henrik Sedin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Henrik Sedin Centerman

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43 23
Daniel Sedin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Daniel Sedin Left Wing

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24 15
Mats Näslund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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22 15
Niklas Kronwall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Niklas Kronwall Defenseman

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20 17
Johan Franzén is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Johan Franzén Right wing

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21 19
Mattias Öhlund is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Mattias Öhlund Defenseman

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17 16
Michael Nylander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Michael Nylander Centerman

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13 12
Tommy Salo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Tommy Salo Goaltender

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11 10
Ulf Samuelsson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Ulf Samuelsson Defenseman

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10 9
Bob Nystrom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Bob Nystrom Left Wing

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12 12
Rickard Rakell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
charlie54 added Rickard Rakell Right wing

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12 12
Fredrik Olausson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Fredrik Olausson Defenseman

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12 12
Johnny Oduya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Johnny Oduya Defenseman

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11 11
Jakob Silfverberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
charlie54 added Jakob Silfverberg

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10 10
Jonas Gustavsson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Jonas Gustavsson Goaltender

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10 10
Patrik Berglund is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Patrik Berglund Centerman

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7 7
Tommy Albelin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Tommy Albelin Defenseman

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14 15
Mikael Renberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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13 14
Loui Eriksson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Loui Eriksson Left Wing, Winger

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12 13
Ulf Dahlén is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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12 13
Samuel Påhlsson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Samuel Påhlsson Centerman

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11 12
Calle Johansson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Calle Johansson Defenseman

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7 8
P. J. Axelsson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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9 11
Fredrik Modin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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14 17
Thomas Steen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Thomas Steen Forward

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6 9
Marcus Ragnarsson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Marcus Ragnarsson Defenseman

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8 13
Mikael Samuelsson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Mikael Samuelsson Right wing

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7 12
Niklas Sundström is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players

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6 11
Andreas Lilja is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Andreas Lilja Defenseman

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6 11
Henrik Tallinder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Henrik Tallinder Defenseman

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5 12
Kristian Huselius is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Kristian Huselius Left Wing

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3 10
Johan Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Johan Hedberg Goaltender

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2 13
Erik Ersberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Swedish NHL Players
Erik Ersberg Goaltender