Best Russian Hockey PlayersThe 10 greatest Russian/Soviet Hockey players of all-time.
The Top Ten
Best goal scorer at the highest level ever played.
Can play both ways, physical, handles the puck well and passes well too. Great all around game and done with just one team.
Best hockey player ever. end of story. just go watch his highlights.V 5 Comments
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.
Great player, great captian, humble person. The best.
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!V 5 Comments
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 BureV 2 Comments
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!V 4 Comments
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
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.
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
Dude had over 120 points in an MVP winning year
one of the most underrated forward ever
First Russian to win the Hart Trophy - VADERtheIMPALER
Best player I ever kow
Incredible skill, speed and goal scoring ability. Wow what a player.
The smartest Russian player of all time
The greatest. No doubt.
Come on this low.
Top ten player
H eis having rough seasons.
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
Nikita Kucherov should be at least in the 10 best russian players.
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.
Quiet leader with excellent vision
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
Probably the most physical Soviet defenseman to ever play. Total defensive package
Great hockey IQ, and a very interesting and fun player to watch. Bright future for the 26 year old Washington Capitals center.
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2. Pavel Datsyuk
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2. Evgeni Malkin
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