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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
351 74
Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Right wing

2
273 58
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

3
203 76
Pekka Rinne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

4
196 77
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

5
168 65
Miikka Kiprusoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

6
85 16
Mikko Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
amandavieau added Mikko Rantanen Right Wing

7
146 57
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Forward

8
155 63
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

9
142 56
Kimmo Timonen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

10
151 63
Jere Lehtinen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

11
153 65
Tuukka Rask is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

12
120 57
Teppo Numminen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

13
68 21
Patrik Laine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
RyanPaul added Patrik Laine

14
100 53
Olli Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

15
78 41
Jyrki Lumme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

16
83 47
Sami Salo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

17
78 48
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

18
81 52
Valtteri Filppula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

19
69 45
Jussi Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Left Wing, Winger

20
63 41
Sami Kapanen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

21
58 38
Christian Ruuttu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

22
67 48
Kari Lehtonen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

23
68 50
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

24
62 45
Sami Vatanen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
charlie54 added Defenseman

25
51 43
Ilkka Sinisalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Ilkka Sinisalo