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

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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1
341 73
Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Right wing

2
264 57
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

3
195 74
Pekka Rinne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

4
189 75
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

5
162 64
Miikka Kiprusoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

6
149 62
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

7
137 55
Kimmo Timonen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

8
77 15
Mikko Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
amandavieau added Mikko Rantanen Right Wing

9
138 57
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Forward

10
149 65
Tuukka Rask is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

11
143 63
Jere Lehtinen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

12
66 15
Patrik Laine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
RyanPaul added Patrik Laine

13
114 56
Teppo Numminen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

14
95 52
Olli Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

15
76 41
Jyrki Lumme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

16
80 46
Sami Salo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

17
76 47
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

18
79 51
Valtteri Filppula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

19
67 45
Jussi Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Left Wing, Winger

20
60 41
Sami Kapanen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

21
61 44
Sami Vatanen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
charlie54 added Defenseman

22
55 38
Christian Ruuttu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

23
66 50
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

24
64 48
Kari Lehtonen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

25
48 42
Ilkka Sinisalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Ilkka Sinisalo