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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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1
245 53
Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Right wing

2
189 42
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

3
139 53
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

4
137 53
Pekka Rinne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

5
112 44
Miikka Kiprusoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

6
113 48
Tuukka Rask is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

7
103 42
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Forward

8
107 46
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

9
103 44
Jere Lehtinen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

10
93 40
Kimmo Timonen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

11
88 41
Teppo Numminen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

12
76 35
Olli Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

13
62 29
Sami Salo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

14
18 2
Mikko Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
amandavieau added Mikko Rantanen Right Wing

15
61 37
Valtteri Filppula is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

16
56 33
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

17
53 31
Jyrki Lumme is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

18
50 30
Sami Kapanen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

19
51 31
Jussi Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Left Wing, Winger

20
50 32
Kari Lehtonen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

21
52 34
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

22
46 29
Sami Vatanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
charlie54 added Defenseman

23
40 26
Christian Ruuttu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

24
35 29
Erik Haula is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Erik Haula

25
36 31
Ilkka Sinisalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Ilkka Sinisalo

26
33 35
Jarkko Ruutu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Winger

27
31 34
Petri Skriko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

28
27 31
Janne Niinimaa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

29
26 34
Niklas Hagman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Left Wing

30
19 27
Antero Niittymäki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

31
1 5
Petrus Palmu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
nviegas added Petrus Palmu

32
20 32
Pasi Nurminen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

33
27 48
Tomas Sandström is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

34
20 39
Aki Berg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

35
15 32
Vesa Toskala is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

36
12 29
Janne Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

37
13 36
Karri Rämö is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

38
15 40
Antti-Jussi Niemi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

39
15 42
Jori Lehterä is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

40
9 32
Jani Hurme is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

41
9 36
Juha Widing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman