Sports

The Best Finnish NHL Players  

Ranker Hockey
7.7k votes 1.1k voters 18.6k views 41 items

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.

Who are the best hockey players from Finland? Vote on the list of top Finnish NHL players below and if you see a player missing, add them to the list so that other hockey fans and Rankers can vote on your additions!
list ordered by
1
Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Right wing
2
Jari Kurri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
3
Mikko Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
amandavieau added Mikko Rantanen Right Wing
4
Tuukka Rask is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender
5
Pekka Rinne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender
6
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman
7
Esa Tikkanen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Forward
8
Miikka Kiprusoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender
9
Kimmo Timonen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman
10
Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman
11
Jere Lehtinen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
12
Teppo Numminen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman
13
Patrik Laine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
RyanPaul added Patrik Laine
14
Olli Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman
15
Sami Salo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman
16
Jyrki Lumme is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Defenseman
17
Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender
18
Valtteri Filppula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman
19
Sami Kapanen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
20
Jussi Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Jussi Jokinen Left Wing, Winger
21
Kari Lehtonen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Goaltender
22
Sami Vatanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
charlie54 added Defenseman
23
Christian Ruuttu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Centerman
24
Ilkka Sinisalo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Ilkka Sinisalo
25
Erik Haula is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Finnish NHL Players
Erik Haula