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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
296 63
Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Right wing

2
230 51
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

3
169 63
Pekka Rinne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

4
165 67
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

5
139 53
Miikka Kiprusoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

6
124 45
Kimmo Timonen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

7
129 55
Jere Lehtinen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

8
133 58
Tuukka Rask is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

9
129 56
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

10
50 7
Mikko Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
amandavieau added Mikko Rantanen Right Wing

11
122 52
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Forward

12
106 48
Teppo Numminen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

13
89 42
Olli Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

14
73 38
Sami Salo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

15
68 35
Jyrki Lumme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

16
36 8
Patrik Laine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
RyanPaul added Patrik Laine

17
72 45
Valtteri Filppula is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

18
58 35
Sami Kapanen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

19
62 39
Jussi Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Left Wing, Winger

20
65 42
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

21
58 41
Kari Lehtonen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

22
53 37
Sami Vatanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
charlie54 added Defenseman

23
59 44
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

24
48 34
Christian Ruuttu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

25
43 38
Ilkka Sinisalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Ilkka Sinisalo

26
42 38
Erik Haula is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Erik Haula

27
38 40
Petri Skriko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

28
38 45
Jarkko Ruutu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Winger

29
30 40
Niklas Hagman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Left Wing

30
29 39
Janne Niinimaa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

31
24 37
Pasi Nurminen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

32
21 34
Antero Niittymäki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

33
23 37
Vesa Toskala is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

34
32 57
Tomas Sandström is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players

35
24 47
Aki Berg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

36
14 34
Janne Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

37
16 41
Karri Rämö is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

38
11 37
Jani Hurme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender

39
15 45
Antti-Jussi Niemi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman

40
17 49
Jori Lehterä is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

41
9 40
Juha Widing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman

42
1 15
Petrus Palmu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
nviegas added Petrus Palmu