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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
243 52
Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Right wing

2
187 42
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

3
138 51
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

4
135 53
Pekka Rinne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

5
110 44
Miikka Kiprusoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

6
111 47
Tuukka Rask is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

7
106 45
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

8
101 42
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Forward

9
102 43
Jere Lehtinen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

10
92 39
Kimmo Timonen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

11
87 40
Teppo Numminen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

12
75 34
Olli Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

13
61 29
Sami Salo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

14
56 32
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

15
60 37
Valtteri Filppula is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

16
53 31
Jyrki Lumme is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

17
50 30
Sami Kapanen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

18
50 31
Jussi Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Left Wing, Winger

19
50 32
Kari Lehtonen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

20
52 34
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

21
46 29
Sami Vatanen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
charlie54 added Defenseman

22
16 2
Mikko Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
amandavieau added Mikko Rantanen Right Wing

23
39 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
26 47
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 35
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
8 36
Juha Widing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman