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This list of Finnish NHL players includes some of the greatest NHL players ever. Finnish hockey players like Teemu Selanne, Jari Kurri, Saku Koivu, Tomas Sandstrom, and Teppo Numminen are just some of the great hockey players from Finland who have left their mark in the NHL. This list of top Finnish NHL players also includes current and rising stars like Mikko Koivu, Niklas Backstrom, Antti Niemi, Kimmo Timonen, Ollie Jokinen, and Tuomo Ruutu.

Selanne leads Finnish NHL players with 684 goals and 1,457 points while Kurri is tops in assists with 797 (playing with Wayne Gretzky helps) and Miikka Kiprusoff has the most wins by a Finnish NHL goalie with 319 although Kari Lehtonen is closing in on him.

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114 27
Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Teemu Selänne Right wing

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89 16
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

3
65 20
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Saku Koivu Centerman

4
60 18
Pekka Rinne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Pekka Rinne Goaltender

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50 15
Miikka Kiprusoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Miikka Kiprusoff Goaltender

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46 13
Tuukka Rask is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Tuukka Rask Goaltender

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49 21
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Mikko Koivu Centerman

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44 20
Kimmo Timonen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Kimmo Timonen Defenseman

9
36 14
Olli Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Olli Jokinen Centerman

10
38 18
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Esa Tikkanen Forward

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39 19
Jere Lehtinen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

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37 20
Teppo Numminen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Teppo Numminen Defenseman

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25 12
Jussi Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jussi Jokinen Left Wing, Winger

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22 10
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Niklas Bäckström Goaltender

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24 13
Valtteri Filppula is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Valtteri Filppula Centerman

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19 9
Sami Vatanen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
charlie54 added Sami Vatanen Defenseman

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21 12
Sami Salo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Sami Salo Defenseman

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22 13
Jyrki Lumme is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jyrki Lumme Defenseman

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22 15
Sami Kapanen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

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20 13
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Antti Niemi Goaltender

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20 13
Kari Lehtonen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Kari Lehtonen Goaltender

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16 11
Erik Haula is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Erik Haula

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15 12
Pasi Nurminen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Pasi Nurminen Goaltender

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15 12
Petri Skriko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

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14 12
Ilkka Sinisalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Ilkka Sinisalo

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10 9
Niklas Hagman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Niklas Hagman Left Wing

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12 12
Janne Niinimaa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Janne Niinimaa Defenseman

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11 11
Christian Ruuttu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Christian Ruuttu Centerman

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11 11
Jori Lehterä is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jori Lehterä Centerman

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11 13
Jarkko Ruutu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jarkko Ruutu Winger

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9 12
Antero Niittymäki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Antero Niittymäki Goaltender

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9 14
Vesa Toskala is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Vesa Toskala Goaltender

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8 13
Karri Rämö is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Karri Rämö Goaltender

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8 13
Aki Berg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Aki Berg Defenseman

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8 14
Antti-Jussi Niemi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Antti-Jussi Niemi Defenseman

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12 19
Tomas Sandström is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

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6 13
Janne Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Janne Laukkanen Defenseman

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5 12
Jani Hurme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jani Hurme Goaltender

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6 17
Juha Widing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Juha Widing Centerman