Best Russian Hockey Players

The 10 greatest Russian/Soviet Hockey players of all-time.

The Top Ten

1 Alexander Ovechkin Alexander Mikhailovich "Alex" Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.

NHL's little golden boy. Gets every awards for unknown reason and his ugly face is on T.V. just about every night. Is ovi better than crosby? Hell no. He is the most overrated player in the history. Did absolutely nothing in the league until his team won the cup against a rookie expansion team. Pathetic

Best hockey player ever. end of story. just go watch his highlights.

Can play both ways, physical, handles the puck well and passes well too. Great all around game and done with just one team.

I'm from Russia and I want to be that guy

2 Pavel Datsyuk

Not as big as Ovie but just an absolute freak when it came to puck control and running the ice. And he beat up Corey Perry.

Silkiest mitts you ever saw. Smart, fast and strong. Datsyuk is captain of the Russian Olympic team for a reason

Simply The most talented player I ever saw... and my other Hockey idol is Gretzky!

He is unbelievable, magician and awesome person with a huge sense of humor!

3 Evgeni Malkin Evgeni Vladimirovich Malkin (born 31 July 1986), nicknamed "Geno", is a Russian professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

How is Malkin not better than Crosby three-time Stanley Cup champion and he has more points

No comparison, 3 time Stanley Cup champion, Art Ross, Hart, Ted Lindsay, Conn Smythe and highest points per game average as a Russian player.

Malkin better than overrated Bure

It's Geno, two-time scoring champ, Stanley Cup winner and future hall-of-famer. Ovechkin? Give me a break.

4 Valeri Kharlamov

Anyone who puts someone ahead of Kharlamov obviously never saw him play. He wasn't just the best player in the Soviet Union, he was the best player in the world. Better than any NHL player. The guy had it all!

no doubt, best hockey player ever... If Canadians do not break him, they lose superseries 72, 5-3. "we just can't stop him" - John Ferguson.

The only way Canada won the summit series is because bobby clarke slashed kharlamov

He made Russia beat cananda, when everybody deemed it impossible. Also tainted a lot by injury's. And had a very tough life, fighting for a spot in a team of which he was the best by far of. Long, but true story, the coach, Tarasov didn't play him. How did he earn a position? He proved himself at the few times he was given chances. Best ice hockey player in Russia. Best ice hockey player in the World!

5 Pavel Bure

Pavel is solid player and good attacking from goalie and good backing.

Most exciting player to ever play the game!

He is the fastest player

Bure

6 Vladislav Tretiak

One of the greatest goalie's of all-time

Best goalie ever

Should be #1 on this list for sure.
Simply one of the greatest goalies ever. Imagine if he ever played in the NHL?
He would be a superstar year after year.
First non NHLer in the Hall of Fame.
He is an absolutely outstanding goalie.

7 Ilya Kovalchuk

Ilya Kovalchuk is one of the rarest breeds of hockey players ever. With the most underrated shot ever.

ilya kovalchuk is amazing he came out of nowhere and is now one of the best players on the devils

Purest all around talent ever!

He is very powerful and he always scores goles and their is even a film about him

8 Sergei Fedorov

Russian 5, 120 points, 2 time selkie,1 hart, 3 time stanly cup winner, so underrated, a absolute god

one of the most underrated forward ever

First Russian to win the Hart Trophy - VADERtheIMPALER

Dude had over 120 points in an MVP winning year

9 Sergei Makarov

Incredible skill, speed and goal scoring ability. Wow what a player.

Best player I ever kow

The best

10 Igor Larionov

The smartest Russian player of all time

The Newcomers

? German Titov

The Contenders

11 Viacheslav Fetisov

The greatest. No doubt.

12 Vladimir Tarasenko Vladimir Andreyevich Tarasenko (Russian: Влади́мир Андре́евич Тарасе́нко; born 13 December 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey right winger currently serving as an alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Come on this low.

Top ten player

13 Evgeni Nabokov

H eis having rough seasons.

14 Alexander Mogilny

Alex is definitely in the top 10..you just never got to watch him because he played in Buffalo..Lafontaine and mogilny were unstoppable

Great hands, great skater, was afraid to fly

15 Nikita Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov should be at least in the 10 best russian players.

16 Alexei Kovalev

Unbelievable skater with fantastic hands.

17 Vyacheslav Bykov
18 Alexander Radulov
19 Vladimir Konstantinov

Konstantinov is the most physical player I have ever seen! The man could single handedly throw an entire team off their game.

He would be a lot higher in this page if his career was not cut short. VKSD forever!

Probably the most physical Soviet defenseman to ever play. Total defensive package

20 Vladimir Sobotka

LMAO It's Czech player lol

21 Sergei Bobrovsky Sergei Andreyevich Bobrovsky is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

Best goalie

22 Alexander Majorov
23 Boris Mikhailov

Why in the hell isn't this guy on here?

2 Olympic Gold Medals
MVP: 1977, 1978, 1979 Challenge Cup
Soviet Captain: 1972-1980
Leading Soviet Scorer: 1975, 1976, 1978
Leading Scorer IIHF World Championships: 1977, 1978
Top goal scorer at the IIHF World Championships: 1977, 1978
Best forward at IIFH World Championships: 1973, 1979 (other forward is Kharlamov)
Second leading Soviet Scorer of all time (Maltsev is the all-time Soviet leading scorer)
Also, claimed by many the best player in the world in 1979-1980.

Mikhailov and Kharlamov were on the same line together. These two were a wrecking machine.

24 Andrei Markov

Quiet leader with excellent vision

25 Alexander Ragulin
26 Vyacheslav Kozlov
27 Sergei Gonchar
28 Maxim Afinogenov
29 Nikita Zaitsev
30 Vladimir Krutov

One of the greatest players of all time! Tremendous speed, strength, and power. Great goal scorer and extremely tough. I'd put him #2 behind kharlamov.

Way overrated. A bust in nhl. So he went to Swiss league c

31 Evgeny Kuznetsov

Great hockey IQ, and a very interesting and fun player to watch. Bright future for the 26 year old Washington Capitals center.

32 Valeri Kamensky
33 Sergei Zubov
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