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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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210 48
Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Teemu Selänne Right wing

2
162 39
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

3
120 39
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Saku Koivu Centerman

4
123 41
Pekka Rinne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Pekka Rinne Goaltender

5
97 36
Tuukka Rask is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Tuukka Rask Goaltender

6
90 32
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Esa Tikkanen Forward

7
91 37
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Mikko Koivu Centerman

8
89 38
Jere Lehtinen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

9
90 40
Miikka Kiprusoff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Miikka Kiprusoff Goaltender

10
79 34
Teppo Numminen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Teppo Numminen Defenseman

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79 35
Kimmo Timonen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Kimmo Timonen Defenseman

12
65 28
Olli Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Olli Jokinen Centerman

13
53 25
Sami Salo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Sami Salo Defenseman

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47 25
Jyrki Lumme is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jyrki Lumme Defenseman

The Best NHL Players of All Time

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52 30
Valtteri Filppula is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Valtteri Filppula Centerman

16
45 26
Kari Lehtonen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Kari Lehtonen Goaltender

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47 29
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Niklas Bäckström Goaltender

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42 25
Sami Kapanen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

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42 26
Jussi Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jussi Jokinen Left Wing, Winger

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36 21
Christian Ruuttu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Christian Ruuttu Centerman

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43 28
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Antti Niemi Goaltender

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35 24
Sami Vatanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
charlie54 added Sami Vatanen Defenseman

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33 27
Ilkka Sinisalo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Ilkka Sinisalo

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31 25
Erik Haula is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Erik Haula

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29 27
Petri Skriko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

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23 24
Janne Niinimaa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Janne Niinimaa Defenseman

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27 31
Jarkko Ruutu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jarkko Ruutu Winger

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Mikko Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
amandavieau added Mikko Rantanen Right Wing

The Best NHL Teams of All Time

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17 23
Antero Niittymäki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Antero Niittymäki Goaltender

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21 30
Niklas Hagman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Niklas Hagman Left Wing

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19 29
Pasi Nurminen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Pasi Nurminen Goaltender

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19 32
Aki Berg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Aki Berg Defenseman

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15 29
Vesa Toskala is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Vesa Toskala Goaltender

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22 40
Tomas Sandström is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

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11 26
Janne Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Janne Laukkanen Defenseman

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12 32
Karri Rämö is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Karri Rämö Goaltender

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9 29
Jani Hurme is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jani Hurme Goaltender

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14 37
Jori Lehterä is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jori Lehterä Centerman

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13 36
Antti-Jussi Niemi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Antti-Jussi Niemi Defenseman

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8 32
Juha Widing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Juha Widing Centerman