THW’s Massive List of Former NHLers Playing Overseas

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Teemu Selanne (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Turns out, Teemu Selanne might not be hanging them up after all.

The 44-year-old Finnish Flash is reportedly contemplating a contract offer back home. That would see Selanne take his talents from Orange County to Helsinki, bringing his sure-fire Hall-of-Fame career full circle by suiting up for Jokerit’s inaugural season in the Kontinental Hockey League. Selanne grew up in Jokerit’s system before crossing the pond to play more than 1,500 total NHL games as a point-per-game contributor over 22 seasons.

Jesse Gill

Jesse Gill

Should that proposed deal get done — and it may mean playing primarily home games and only a few select road games — Selanne would be following in a long line of former NHL stars returning to their European roots. It’s shocking, really, how many of those types were still going strong as recently as last season.

The list includes Sergei Fedorov (44), Martin Rucinsky (43), Slava Kozlov (42), Jozef Stumpel (42), Alexei Kovalev (41), Michael Nylander (41), Sami Kapanen (41), Martin Straka (41) and Miroslav Satan (39), who will join that 4-0 club in October. Even Petr Nedved (42), Sandis Ozolinsh (41) and Radek Bonk (38) were lacing them up overseas in 2013-14.

Talk about some blasts from the past. And that dozen is just the scratching the surface on the 613 former and current NHL players employed last season in 36 different professional leagues all across Europe and even in Asia.

Jesse Gill spent countless hours this spring scouring the various websites, leaving no stone unturned in coming up with this compilation that promises to take each and every hockey fan down memory lane sooner or later. He recently updated the list into a chart format, and added an interesting breakdown of NHL teams with former players now making a living abroad. Click here to jump to that section.

This encyclopedia of hockey knowledge lists each league and team outside of North America that featured players during the 2013-14 season with at least one regular-season NHL game on their resume. Some only played in the NHL briefly — as brief as one game — but there are also plenty of others who carved out lengthy careers in the NHL prior to heading overseas.

Jesse organized the leagues by the number of former or current NHL players, and the players for each league are listed from most regular-season NHL games played to least.

A link is provided for each player to display their HockeyDB profile by clicking their name, and an EliteProspects link is provided by clicking each player’s rank, which is the best source for contract information.

The list has also been improved to include how many playoff games each player has played, which NHL teams they played for and how many games they played with each team. It also indicates each player’s contract status as of the July 21 update.


Quick links to each league: KHL(Russia)DEL (Germany)SM-Liiga (Finland)NLA (Swiss)SHL (Sweden)Czech ExtraligaErste Bank Eishockey Liga(Austria)Slovak ExtraligaHockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden)EIHL (Great Britain)VHL (Russia)Serie A (Italy)NLB (Swiss)KazakhstanGET-ligaen (Norway)Czech2AsiaBelarusESBG (Germany)Italy2Slovakia3MOL Liga (Hungary)PolishMestis (Finland)CroatiaSlovakia2Sweden Tier 3UkraineEredivisie (Netherlands)I-division (Finland)EPIHL (England)Hockeyettan (Sweden)Oberliga (Germany)Metal Ligaen (Denmark)Ligue Magnus (France)NIHL (England)Spengler Cup Only


Ilya Kovalchuk (syume/Flickr)

Ilya Kovalchuk (syume/Flickr)

Kontinental Hockey League (#1)

  • Teams and Countries: 28 Teams in 8 Countries (Russia – 21, Croatia – 1, Czech Republic – 1, Belarus -1 , Kazakhstan – 1, Latvia -1, Slovakia – 1, Ukraine – 1)
  • 188 Former/Current NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Vyacheslav (Slava) Kozlov LW1972 (Russia)Moscow Spartak *Signed with KHL – Atlant Mytishchi for 2014-151,182 Regular Season, 118 Playoff / 3 – Red Wings (607,114), Sabres (38), Thrashers (537,4)2009-2010
2Miroslav SatanLW1974 (Slovakia)Bratislava Slovan *Retired1,050 Regular Season , 86 Playoff / 5 – Oilers (126), Sabres (578,51), Islanders (243,5), Penguins (65,17), Bruins (38,13)2009-2010
3Sandis OzolinshD1972 (Latvia)Riga Dynamo *Retired875 Regular Season, 137 Playoff / 6 – Sharks (205,25), Avalanche (333,82) , Hurricanes (118,6), Panthers (88), Mighty Ducks (84,21), Rangers (40,3)2007-2008
4Ruslan FedotenkoW1979 (Ukraine)Donbass HC *Signed with through 2015-16863 Regular Season, 108 Playoff / 5 – Flyers (199,11), Lightning (313,42), Islanders (67), Penguins (145,30), Rangers (139,25)2012-2013
5Ilya KovalchukLW1983 (Russia)St. Petersburg SKA *Signed with through 2016-17816 Regular Season , 32 Playoff / 2 – Thrashers (594,4), Devils (269,28)2012-2013
6Nikolai AntropovC/RW1980 (Kazakhstan)Antana Barys *Signed with for 2014-15788 Regular Season, 35 Playoff / 3 – Maple Leafs (509,28), Rangers (18,7), Thrashers/Jets (261)2012-2013
7Martin SkoulaD1979 (Czech Rep.)Bratislava Slovan *Signed with Czech Extraliga – Liberec Bili Tygri HC for 2014-15776 Regular Season, 83 Playoff / 5 – Avalanche (444,68), Stars (21), Wild (259,11), Penguins (33), Devils (19,4)2009-2010
8Alexei PonikarovskyLW1980 (Ukraine)St. Petersburg SKA *Signed with for 2014-15678 Regular Season, 62 Playoff / 6 – Maple Leafs (477,23), Penguins (16,11), Kings (61,4), Hurricanes (49), Devils (63,24), Jets (12)2012-2013
9Brent SopelD1977 (Canada)Ufa Salavat Yulayev *Signed with for 2014-15659 Regular Season , 71 Playoff / 6 – Canucks (322,42), Islanders (57), Kings (55), Blackhawks (139,22), Thrashers (59), Canadiens (12,7)2010-2011
10Maxim AfinogenovRW1979 (Russia)Chekhov Vityaz *Signed with through 2015-16651 Regular Season, 49 Playoff / 2 – Sabres (569,49), Thrashers (82)2009-2010
11Alexander FrolovLW1982 (Russia)CSKA Moscow / Omsk Avangard *Free Agent579 Regular Season, 6 Playoff / 2 – Kings (536,6), Rangers (43)2010-2011
12 Vitaly VishnevskyD1980 (Russia)Yaroslavl Lokomotiv *Signed with through 2015-16552 Regular Season, 40 Playoff / 4 – Mighty Ducks (416,37), Thrashers (52), Predators (15), Devils (69,3)2007-2008
13Jan BulisC1978 (Czech Rep.)Chelyabinsk Traktor *Signed with for 2014-15552 Regular Season, 35 Playoff / 3 – Capitals (133), Canadiens (340,23), Canucks (79,12)2006-2007
14Dmitri KalininD1980 (Russia)St. Petersburg SKA *Signed with through 2016-17539 Regular Season , 37 Playoff / 3 – Sabres (466,37), Rangers (58), Coyotes (15)2008-2009
15Randy RobitailleC1975 (Canada)Donbass HC *Signed with for 2014-15531 Regular Season, 13 Playoff / 9 – Bruins (9,1), Predators (131), Kings (18), Penguins (81), Islanders (60,10), Thrashers (69), Wild (67), Flyers (28), Senators (68,2)2007-2008
16Ian WhiteD1984 (Canada)Chelyabinsk Traktor *Free Agent501 Regular Season, 22 Playoff / 5 – Maple Leafs (296), Flames (43), Hurricanes (39), Sharks (23,17), Red Wings (102,5)2012-2013
17Jonathan CheechooRW1980 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL * Signed with KHL – Minsk Dynamo through 2015-16501 Regular Season, 59 Playoff / 2 – Sharks (440,58), Senators (61,1)2009-2010
18Oleg KvashaLW1978 (Russia)Omsk Avangard / Moscow Spartak *(Also Played in VHL) *Free Agent493 Regular Season, 21 Playoff / 3 – Panthers (146,4), Islanders (332,17), Coyotes (15)2005-2006
19Mike CommodoreD1979 (Canada)Vladivostok Admiral *Free Agent484 Regular Season, 53 Playoff / 7 – Devils (57), Flames (18,20), Hurricanes (195,25), Senators (26,4), Blue Jackets (158,4), Red Wings (17), Lightning (13)2011-2012
20Deron QuintD1976 (USA)CSKA Moscow / Moscow Spartak *Signed with KHL – Chelyabinsk Traktor through 2015-16463 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 4 – Jets/Coyotes (271,7), Devils (4), Blue Jackets (132), Blackhawks (51)2003-2004
21 Wojtek WolskiLW1986 (Poland) *Raised in CanadaNizhny Novgorod Torpedo *Signed with for 2014-15451 Regular Season, 29 Playoff / 5 – Avalanche (302,15), Coyotes (54,7), Rangers (46,5), Panthers (22,2), Capitals (27)2012-2013
22Alexei MorozovRW1977 (Russia)CSKA Moscow *Signed with for 2014-15451 Regular Season, 49 Playoff / 1 – Penguins (451,49)2003-2004
23 Nikolai ZherdevRW1984 (Ukraine)Cherepovets Severstal / Moscow Spartak *Signed with KHL – Dynamo Moscow for 2014-15421 Regular Season , 15 Playoff / 3 – Blue Jackets (282), Rangers (82,7), Flyers (56,8)2010-2011
24Kurtis FosterD1981 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with KHL – HC Slovan Bratislava for 2014-15405 Regular Season, 3 Playoff / 7 – Thrashers (5), Wild (195,3), Lightning (71), Oilers (74), Ducks (9), Devils (28), Flyers (23)2012-2013
25Andrei Kostitsyn *Sergei Kostitsyn’s Older BrotherRW1985 (Belarus)Chelyabinsk Traktor *Signed with for 2014-15398 Regular Season , 49 Playoff / 2 – Canadiens (379,41), Predators (19,8)2011-2012
26Niko KapanenC1978 (Finland)Prague Lev *(Also played in Czech2) *Signed with KHL – Jokerit for 2014-15397 Regular Season, 18 Playoff / 3 – Stars (239,18), Thrashers (60), Coyotes (98)2007-2008
27Branko RadivojevicRW1980 (Slovakia)Bratislava Slovan / Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik *Free Agent393 Regular Season, 31 Playoff / 3 – Coyotes (150,1), Flyers (88,23), Wild (155,7)2007-2008
28Erik ChristensenLW1983 (Canada)Prague Lev *(Also Played in SHL – Sweden) *Signed with SHL – HV71 through 2016-17387 Regular Season, 17 Playoff / 5 – Penguins (143,4), Thrashers (57), Ducks (26,8), Rangers (132,5), Wild (29)2011-2012
29Brian WillsieF1978 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *(Also played in SHL – Sweden and SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with SHL – Orenro HK for 2014-15381 Regular Season , 10 Playoff / 3 – Avalanche(115,10), Capitals (50), Kings (134)2010-2011
30Sergei Kostitsyn *Andrei Kostitsyn’s Younger BrotherRW1987 (Belarus)Omsk Avangard *Signed with through 2015-16353 Regular Season, 40 Playoff / 2 – Canadiens (155,18), Predators (198,22)2012-2013
31Mathieu GaronG1978 (Canada)Omsk Avangard *Retired341 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 6 – Canadiens (32), Kings (95), Oilers (62), Penguins (4,1), Blue Jackets (71), Lightning (66)2012-2013
32Lukas KrajicekD1983 (Czech Rep.)Minsk Dynamo *Signed with for 2014-15328 Regular Season, 34 Playoff / 4 – Panthers (90), Canucks (117,12), Lightning (94), Flyers (27,22)2009-2010
33Oleg SaprykinW1981 (Russia)CSKA Moscow *Signed with KHL – HC Sochi for 2014-15325 Regular Season, 41 Playoff / 3 – Flames (187,26), Coyotes (126), Senators (12,15)2006-2007
34Cam BarkerD1986 (Canada)Antana Barys *Free Agent310 Regular Season, 17 Playoff / 4 – Blackhawks (200,17), Wild (71), Oilers (25), Canucks (14)2012-2013
35Ryan O’ByrneD1984 (Canada)Prague Lev *Signed with for 2014-15308 Regular Season, 25 Playoff / 3 – Canadiens (128,19), Avalanche (172), Maple Leafs (8,6)2012-2013
36Alexander KorolyukW1976 (Russia)Chekhov Vityaz *Free Agent296 Regular Season, 34 Playoff / 1 – Sharks (296,34)2003-2004
37Anton BabchukD1984 (Ukraine)Ufa Salavat Yulayev *Signed with for 2014-15289 Regular Season, 13 Playoff / 3 – Blackhawks (22), Hurricanes (163,13), Flames (104)2012-2013
38Anthony Stewart RW1985 (Canada)Yekaterinburg Automobilist *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Free Agent

262 Regular Season / 3 – Panthers (105), Thrashers (80), Hurricanes (77)

2011-2012
39Mike LundinD1984 (USA)Antana Barys *Signed with through 2015-16252 Regular Season, 18 Playoff / 3 – Lightning (224,18), Wild (17), Senators (11)2012-2013
40Branislav MezeiD1980 (Slovakia)Chekhov Vityaz *Free Agent240 Regular Season / 2 – Islanders (66), Panthers (174)2007-2008
41Marcel Hossa *Marian Hossa’s Younger BrotherLW1981 (Slovakia)Riga Dynamo *Signed with for 2014-15237 Regular Season, 14 Playoff / 3 – Canadiens (59), Rangers (164,14), Coyotes (14)2007-2008
42Tom Wandell C1987 (Sweden)Moscow Spartak *Signed with KHL – Omsk Avangard for 2014-15229 Regular Season / 1 – Stars (229)2012-2013
43Andrew MurrayC1981 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with for 2014-15221 Regular Season / 3 – Blue Jackets (181), Sharks (39), Blues (1)2012-2013
44Dustin BoydC1986 (Canada)Antana Barys *Signed with through 2015-16220 Regular Season, 9 Playoff / 3 – Flames (192,5), Predators (18,4), Canadiens (10)2010-2011
45Nigel Dawes W1985 (Canada)Antana Barys *Signed with for 2014-15212 Regular Season, 11 Playoff / 5 – Rangers (121,11), Coyotes (12), Flames (66), Thrashers (9), Canadiens (4)2010-2011
46Alexei Semenov D1981 (Russia)St. Petersburg SKA *Signed with for 2014-15211 Regular Season, 8 Playoff / 3- Oilers (103,6), Panthers (39), Sharks (69,2)2008-2009
47Tim BrentC/RW1984 (Canada)Magnitogorsk Metallurg / Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo *Signed with KHL – Magnitogorsk Metallurg through 2015-16 207 Regular Season / 5- Ducks (15), Penguins (1), Blackhawks (2), Maple Leafs (80), Hurricanes (109)2012-2013
48Evgeny ArtyukhinW1983 (Russia)Moscow Oblast Atlant *Signed with for 2014-15199 Regular Season, 5 Playoff / 3 – Lightning (145,5), Ducks (37), Thrashers (17)2009-2010
49Stanislav ChistovLW1983 (Russia)Chelyabinsk Traktor *Signed with for 2014-15196 Regular Season, 21 Playoff / 2 – Mighty Ducks (136,21), Bruins (60)2006-2007
50Alexander BurmistrovC1991 (Russia)Kazan Ak-Bars *Signed with for 2014-15194 Regular Season / 1 – Thrashers/Jets (194)2012-2013
51Jiri NovotnyC1983 (Czech Rep.)Prague Lev *Signed with for 2014-15189 Regular Season, 4 Playoff / 3 – Sabres (64,4), Capitals (18), Blue Jackets (107)2008-2009
52Alexander SvitovC1982 (Russia)Kazan Ak-Bars *Signed with through 2015-16179 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 2 – Lightning (74,7), Blue Jackets (105) 2006-2007
53Sami LepistoD1984 (Finland)Yekaterinburg Automobilist *Signed with for 2014-15176 Regular Season, 10 Playoff / 4 – Capitals (14), Coyotes (117,7), Blue Jackets (19), Blackhawks (26,3)2011-2012
54Niclas BergforsRW1987 (Sweden)Vladivostok Admiral *Signed with for 2014-15173 Regular Season / 4 – Devils (63), Thrashers (77), Panthers (20), Predators (11)2011-2012
55Brandon Bochenski RW1984 (USA)Astana Barys *Signed with for 2014-15156 Regular Season, 3 Playoff / 6 – Senators (20), Blackhawks (30), Bruins (51), Ducks (12), Predators (8,3), Lightning (35)2009-2010
56Alexander RadulovRW1986 (Russia)CSKA Moscow *Signed with through 2015-16154 Regular Season, 19 Playoff / 1 – Predators (169,19)2011-2012
57

Kevin Dallman

D1981 (Canada) *Plays for Khazakstan internationallySt. Petersburg SKA *Signed with KHL – Antana Barys through 2016-17154 Regular Season / 3 – Bruins (21), Blues (46), Kings (87)2007-2008
58Martin CibakC1980 (Slovakia)Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik / Chekhov Vityaz *Free Agent154 Regular Season, 11 Playoff / 1 – Lightning (154,11)2005-2006
59Krys KolanosC1981 (Canada)Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo *Free Agent149 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 4 – Coyotes (109,2), Oilers (6), Wild (21), Flames (13)2011-2012
60Curtis SanfordG1979 (Canada)Yaroslavl Lokomotiv *Signed with for 2014-15144 Regular Season / 3 – Blues (73), Canucks (35), Blue Jackets (36)2011-2012
61Derek MeechD1984 (Canada)Minsk Dynamo *(Finished season with AHL – Texas Stars) *Free Agent144 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 2 – Red Wings (126,2), Jets (18)2012-2013
62Konstantin KoltsovW1981 (Belarus)Moscow Oblast Atlant *Signed with for 2014-15 144 Regular Season / 1 – Penguins (144)2005-2006
63Enver LisinRW1986 (Russia)CSKA Moscow / Vladivostok Admiral *Signed with Vladivostok Admiral for 2014-15135 Regular Season / 2 – Coyotes (78), Rangers (57)2009-2010
64Petr SchastlivyLW1979 (Russia)Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo *(Also played in VHL – Russia) *Signed with KHL – Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo for 2014-15129 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 2 – Senators (107,1), Mighty Ducks (22)2003-2004
65Alexander PerezhoginRW1983 (Kazakhstan)Omsk Avangard *Signed with through 2015-16128 Regular Season, 6 Playoff / 1 – Canadiens (128,6)2006-2007
66Tomas SurovyLW1981 (Slovakia)Minsk Dynamo *Signed with KHL – Bratislava Slovan for 2014-15 126 Regular Season / 1 – Penguins (126)2005-2006
67Tim Stapleton RW1982 (USA)Kazan Ak-Bars *Signed with for 2014-15118 Regular Season / 2 – Maple Leafs (4), Thrashers/Jets (114)2011-2012
68Mikael TellqvistG1979 (Sweden)Riga Dynamo *Signed with SHL – Djargarden through 2016-17114 Regular Season / 3 – Maple Leafs (41), Coyotes (67), Sabres (6)2008-2009
69

Cal O’Reilly

*Ryan O’Reilly’s Older Brother

C1986 (Canada)Metallurg Magnitogorsk *(Also played in VHL – Russia and in AHL – Utica Comets) *Signed with NHL – Vancouver Canucks 2way contract for 2014-15113 Regular Season / 3 – Predators (85), Coyotes (22), Penguins (6)2011-2012
70Richard LintnerD1977 (Slovakia)Minsk Dynamo *(Also Played in Slovakia) *Free Agent112 Regular Season / 3 – Predators (83), Rangers (10), Penguins (19)2002-2003
71Mike LeightonG1981 (Canada)Donbass HC *Signed with KHL – Sochinskiye Leopardy for 2014-15106 Regular Season, 16 Playoff / 4 – Blackhawks (43), Predators (1), Flyers (33,16), Hurricanes (29) 2012-2013
72Patrick Thoresen LW1983 (Norway)St. Petersburg SKA *Signed with for 2014-15106 Regular Season, 14 Playoff / 2 – Oilers (85), Flyers (21,14)2007-2008
73Paul SzczechuraC1985 (Canada)Riga Dynamo *Signed with KHL – Minsk Dynamo through 2015-1692 Regular Season / 2 – Lightning (83), Sabres (9)2011-2012
74Eric Chouinard *Son of Guy Choinard and Cousins with Marc ChouinardC1980 (USA)Minsk Dynamo *(Also played in GET-ligaen – Norway) * Signed with France – Grenoble for 2014-1590 Regular Season / 3 – Canadiens (13), Flyers (46), Wild (31)2005-2006
75Sergei GusevD1975 (Russia)Yekaterinburg Automobilist *Free Agent89 Regular Season / 2 – Stars (31), Lightning (58)2000-2001
76Tomas VincourRW1990 (Czech Rep.)Kazan Ak-Bars *Signed with for 2014-1588 Regular Season / 2 – Stars (86), Avalanche (2)2012-2013
77Dan SextonRW1987 (USA)Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with KHL – Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik for 2014-1588 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 1 – Ducks (88,1)2010-2011
78Bill Thomas RW1983 (USA)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with for 2014-15 87 Regular Season / 3 – Coyotes (40), Penguins (16), Panthers (31)2011-2012
79Michael RyanLW1980 (USA)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with SM-Liiga – Assat through 2015-1683 Regular Season / 2 – Sabres (65), Hurricanes (18)2008-2009
80Vladimir ZharkovRW1988 (Russia)CSKA Moscow *Signed with through 2015-1682 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (82)2011-2012
81Mark PopovicD1982 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with through 2015-1681 Regular Season / 2 – Mighty Ducks (1), Thrashers (80)2009-2010
82Dylan ReeseD1984 (USA)Khabarovsk Amur *Signed with NHL – Arizona Coyotes on 2way for 2014-1577 Regular Season / 2 – Islanders (74), Penguins (3)2012-2013
83Marc-Andre GragnaniD1987 (Canada)Prague Lev *Signed with for 2014-1574 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 3 – Sabres (59,7), Canucks (14), Hurricanes (1)2012-2013
84Michal RepikRW1988 (Czech Rep.)Prague Lev *Free Agent72 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (72)2011-2012
85Dmitry BykovD1977 (Russia)Khabarovsk Amur *Free Agent 71 Regular Season, 4 Playoff / 1 – Red Wings (71,4)2002-2003
86Oskars BartulisD1987 (Latvia)Donbass HC *Signed with for 2014-1566 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 1 – Flyers (66,7)2010-2011
87Jakub KlepisC1984 (Czech Rep.)Prague Lev *Signed with SHL- Farjestad for 2014-1566 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (66)2006-2007
88Staffan Kronwall *Niklas Kronwall’s Younger BrotherD1983 (Sweden)Yaroslavl Lokomotiv *Signed with through 2015-1666 Regular Season / 3 – Maple Leafs (62), Capitals (3), Flames (11)2009-2010
89Nathan OystrickD1982 (Canada)Prague Lev *Free Agent65 Regular Season / 3 – Thrashers (53), Ducks (3), Blues (9)2010-2011
90Sergei VarlamovLW1978 (Russia)Donbass HC *Free Agent63 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 2 – Flames (8), Blues (55,1)2002-2003
91Matt MurleyLW1979 (USA)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with KHL – Bratislava Slovan through 2015-16 62 Regular Season / 2 – Penguins (59), Coyotes (3)2007-2008
92Viktor TikhonovLW1988 (Latvia)St. Petersburg SKA *Signed with for 2014-1561 Regular Season / 1 – Coyotes (61)2008-2009
93Pavel VorobievRW1982 (Kazakhstan)Chekhov Vityaz * (Also played in VHL – Russia) *Signed with VHL – Vityaz Podolsk for 2014-1557 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (57)2005-2006
94Evgeny DadonovRW1989 (Russia)Donbass HC *Signed with KHL – SKA St. Petersburg for 2014-1555 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (55)2011-2012
95Stefan RuzickaRW1985 (Slovakia)Omsk Avangard / Salavat Yulaev Ufa *(Also played in VHL – Russia) *Free Agent55 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (55)2007-2008
96Antti PihlstromLW1984 (Finland)Ufa Salavat Yulayev *Signed with for 2014-1554 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (54)2008-2009
97Nikita FilatovLW1990 (Russia)Ufa Salavat Yulayev *Signed with KHL – Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra through 2015-1653 Regular Season / 2 – Blue Jackets (44), Senators (9)2011-2012
98Mikhail YakubovC1982 (Russia)Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra *Signed with KHL – HC Vityaz for 2014-1553 Regular Season / 2 – Blackhawks (40), Panthers (13)2005-2006
99Teemu HartikainenLW1990 (Finland)Ufa Salavat Yulayev *Signed with for 2014-1552 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (52)2012-2013
100Chris Bourque *Father is Raymond Bourque and Younger Brother is Ryan BourqueC1986 (USA)Ak Bars Kazan *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Signed with NHL – New York Rangers 2way for 2014-15

51 Regular Season / 3 – Capitals (13), Penguins (20), Bruins (18)

2012-2013
101Milan BartovicW1981 (Slovakia)Bratislava Slovan *Signed with through 2016-1750 Regular Season / 2 – Sabres (26), Blackhawks (24)2005-2006
102David UllstromC/W1989 (Sweden)Prague Lev / Yaroslavl Lokomotiv *Signed with KHL - Severstal Cherepovets through 2015-1649 Regular Season, 3 Playoff / 1 – Islanders (49,3)2012-2013
103Jan MursakRW1988 (Slovakia)CSKA Moscow / Khabarovsk Amur *Signed with CSKA Moscow for 2014-1546 Regular Season / 1 – Red Wings (46)2012-2013
104Geoff Platt C/LW1985 (Canada) *Plays for Belarus internationallyMinsk Dynamo / Yaroslavl Lokomotiv *Signed with KHL – Yaroslavl Lokomotiv through 2015-1646 Regular Season / 2 – Blue Jackets (41), Ducks (5)2007-2008
105Bob SanguinettiD1988 (USA)Moscow Oblast Atlant *Signed with for 2014-1545 Regular Season / 2 – Rangers (5), Hurricanes (40)2012-2013
106Matt EllisonC/W1983 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Signed with KHL – Minsk Dynamo through 2015-1643 Regular Season / 2 – Blackhawks (36), Flyers (7)2006-2007
107Igor RadulovLW1982 (Russia)Moscow Oblast Atlant *Signed with for 2014-1543 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (43)2003-2004
108Leo KomarovC/W1987 (Estonia)Moscow Dynamo *Signed with NHL Toronto Maple Leafs through 2017-1842 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 1 – Maple Leafs (42,7)2012-2013
109Mike Glumac RW1980 (Canada) *Assistant Coach with Croatia National TeamZagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with for 2014-1540 Regular Season / 1 – Blues (40)2007-2008
110Maxim KondratievD1983 (Russia)Chelyabinsk Traktor *Signed with for 2014-1540 Regular Season / 3 – Maple Leafs (7), Rangers (29), Ducks (4)2007-2008
111Kyle WilsonC1984 (Canada)Riga Dynamo *Signed with KHL – Donbass HC for 2014-1539 Regular Season / 3 – Capitals (2), Blue Jackets (32), Predators (5)2011-2012
112Roman CervenkaC1985 (Czech Rep.)St. Petersburg SKA *Signed with through 2015-1639 Regular Season / 1 – Flames (39)2012-2013
113Jonas HolosD1987 (Norway)Yaroslavl Lokomotiv *Signed with for 2014-1539 Regular Season / 1 – Avalanche (39)2010-2011
114Ray GirouxD1976 (Canada)Novokuznetsk Metallurg *Free Agent38 Regular Season, 4 Playoff / 2 – Islanders (16), Devils (22)2003-2004
115Clay WilsonD1983 (USA)Donbass HC *Signed with through 2015-1636 Regular Season / 4 – Blue Jackets (12), Thrashers (2), Panthers (17), Flames (5)2011-2012
116Kirill SafronovD1981 (Russia)Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra *(Also played in VHL – Russia and Slovakia) *Signed tryout with KHL – Amur Khabarovsk for 2014-1535 Regular Season / 2 – Coyotes (1), Thrashers (34)2002-2003
117Evgeny GrachevLW1990 (Russia)Vladivostok Admiral *Signed with KHL – Yaroslavl Lokomotiv for 2014-1534 Regular Season / 2 – Rangers (8), Blues (26)2011-2012
118Peter OlveckyC1985 (Slovakia)Bratislava Slovan *Signed with through 2015-1632 Regular Season / 2 – Wild (31), Predators (1)2009-2010
119Boyd KaneLW1978 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Free Agent31 Regular Season / 2 – Flyers (23), Capitals (8)2009-2010
120Andre DeveauxC1984 (Bahamas) *Rasied in CanadaYekaterinburg Automobilist *Free Agent31 Regular Season / 2 – Maple Leafs (22), Rangers (9)2011-2012
121Henrik KarlssonG1983 (Sweden)Omsk Avangard *(Also played in SHL – Sweden) *Signed with KHL – Jokerit for 2014-1526 Regular Season / 1 – Flames (26)2011-2012
122Kristian KudrocD1981 (Slovakia)Antana Barys / Novosinirsk Sibir *Signed with Omsk Avangard through 2015-1626 Regular Season / 2 – Lightning (24), Panthers (2)2003-2004
123Denis TolpekoLW1985 (Russia)Ufa Salavat Yulayev / Nizhneskamsk Netftekhimik *Signed with Ufa Salavat Yulayev through 2015-1626 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (26)2007-2008
124Michael GarnettG1982 (Canada)Chelyabinsk Traktor *Signed with for 2014-1524 Regular Season / 1 – Thrashers (24)2005-2006
125Timofei ShishkanovLW1983 (Russia)Khabarovsk Amur *Signed with KHL – Sochinskiye Leopardy for 2014-1524 Regular Season / 2 – Predators (2), Blues (22)2005-2006
126Martins KarsumsRW1986 (Latvia)Moscow Dynamo *Signed with for 2014-1524 Regular Season / 2 – Bruins (6), Lightning (18)2008-2009
127Josh HennessyC1985 (USA)Chekhov Vityaz *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Signed with KHL – Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik for 2014-1523 Regular Season / 2 – Senators (20), Bruins (3)2011-2012
128Maksim MayorovLW1989 (Russia)Moscow Oblast Atlant *Signed with for 2014-1522 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (22)2011-2012
129Jarkko ImmonenC1982 (Finland)Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo *Signed with for 2014-1520 Regular Season / 1 – Rangers (20)2006-2007
130Zach HamillC1988 (Canada)Antana Barys *(Also played in AHL – Utica Comets) *RFA with NHL – Vancouver Canucks20 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (20)2011-2012
131Ryan VesceRW1982 (USA)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with Minsk Dynamo through 2015-1619 Regular Season / 1 – Sharks (19)2009-2010
132Fedor Fedorov *Sergei Fedorov’s Younger BrotherLW/C1981 (Russia)CSKA Moscow *Free Agent18 Regular Season / 2 – Canucks (15), Rangers (3)2005-2006
133* Evgeny KuznetsovRW/C1992 (Russia)Celyabinsk Traktor *(Currently with NHL – Washington Capitals) *Signed with NHL – Washington Capitals through 2014-1517 Regular Season (Rookie Season) / 1 – Capitals (17) *Currently on NHL Roster2013-2014
134Teemu LaaksoD1987 (Finland)Cherepovets Severstal *Signed with SHL – Vaxjo Lakers for 2014-1517 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (17)2011-2012
135Filip NovakD1982 (Czech Rep.)Moscow Dynamo *Signed with for 2014-1517 Regular Season / 2 – Senators (11), Blue Jackets (6)2006-2007
136Konstantin PushkarevRW1985 (Khazakstan)Antana Barys *Signed with for 2014-1517 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (17)2006-2007
137Tomas MojzisD1982 (Czech Rep.)Bratislava Slovan *Signed with through 2015-1617 Regular Season / 3 – Canucks (7), Blues (6), Wild (4)2008-2009
138Zdenek KutlakD1980 (Czech Rep.)Bratislava Slovan *(Also Played in NLA – Switzerland) *Free Agenet16 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (16)2003-2004
139Petr VranaC1985 (Czech Rep.)Prague Lev *Signed with for 2014-1516 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (16)2008-2009
140Lukas KasparLW1985 (Czech Rep.)Donbass HC *Signed with KHL – Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk for 2014-1516 Regular Season / 1 – Sharks (16)2008-2009
141Vladimir MihalikD1987 (Slovakia)Bratislava Slovan *Signed with for 2014-1515 Regular Season / 1 – Lightning (15)2009-2010
142Arturs KuldaD1988 (Latvia)Ufa Salavat Yulayev *Signed with for 2014-1515 Regular Season / 1 – Thrashers/Jets (15)2011-2012
143Andreas EngqvistC1987 (Sweden)Moscow Oblast Atlant *Signed with for 2014-1515 Regular Season / 1 – Canadiens (15)2011-2012
144Janis SpruktsC1982 (Latvia)Yaroslavl Lokomotiv *Signed with for 2014-1514 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (14)2008-2009
145Alan LetangD1975 (Canada) *Plays for Croatia InternationallyZagreb Medvescak KHL (Also played in Croatia) *Free Agent14 Regular Season / 3 – Stars (8), Flames (2), Islanders (4)2002-2003
146Brandon ReidC1981 (Canada)CSKA Moscow *Free Agent13 Regular Season, 10 Playoff / 1 – Canucks (13, 10)2006-2007
147Tomas KubalikRW1990 (Czech Rep.)Prague Lev *Free Agent12 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (12)2011-2012
148Mike Iggulden C1982 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL / Chekhov Vityaz *Free Agent12 Regular Season / 2 – Sharks (1), Islanders (11)2008-2009
149Petri KontiolaC1984 (Finland)Chelyabinsk Traktor *Signed with NHL – Toronto Maple Leafs for 2014-1512 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (12)2007-2008
150Barry BrustG1983 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with through 2015-1611 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (11)2006-2007
151Mark KaticD1985 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *(Also played in Croatia) *Signed with for 2014-1511 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (11)2010-2011
152Ilya ZubovC1987 (Russia)Vladivostok Admiral / CSKA Moscow *Free Agent11 Regular Season / 1 – Senators (11)2008-2009
153Alexander BoikovD1975 (Russia)Moscow Dynamo *(Also played in VHL – Russia) *Free Agent10 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (10)2000-2001
154Sergei Zinovjev C1980 (Russia)Ufa Salavat Yulayev *Free Agent10 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (10)2003-2004
155Jonas AnderssonLW1981 (Sweden)Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra *Free Agent9 Regular Season / 2 – Predators (5), Canucks (4)2010-2011
156Sergei ShirokovRW1986 (Russia)Omsk Avangard / CKSA Moscow *Signed with Omsk Avangard through 2017-188 Regular Season / 1 – Canucks (8)2010-2011
157Shaun HeshkaD1985 (Canada)Kazan Ak-Bars *Signed with for 2014-158 Regular Season / 1 – Coyotes (8)2009-2010
158Janne PesonenW1982 (Finland)Kazan Ak-Bars *Signed with for 2014-157 Regular Season / 1 – Penguins (7)2008-2009
159Radek SmolenakW1986 (Czech Rep.)Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with SM-Liiga – TPS Turku for 2014-157 Regular Season / 2 – Lightning (6), Blackhaws (1)2009-2010
160Janne NiskalaD1981 (Sweden)Moscow Oblast Atlant *Signed with for 2014-156 Regular Season / 1 – Lightning (6)2008-2009
161Tony MartenssonC1980 (Sweden)St. Petersburg SKA *Signed with for 2014-156 Regular Season / 1 – Mighty Ducks (6)2003-2004
162Mario BliznakC1987 (Slovakia)Bratislava Slovan *Signed with through 2015-166 Regular Season / 1 – Canucks (6)2010-2011
163Jaroslav KristekRW1980 (Czech Rep.)Minsk Dynamo *(Also played in Belarus) *Free Agent6 Regular Season / 1 – Sabres (6)2002-2003
164Alexei KaigorodovC1983 (Russia)Ufa Salavat Yulayev *Signed with through 2016-176 Regular Season / 1 – Senators (6)2006-2007
165Ivan VishnevskyD1988 (Russia)Ufa Salavat Yulayev *Signed with through 2015-165 Regular Season / 1 – Stars (5)2009-2010
166Charles LingletLW1982 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with KHL – Minsk Dynamo through 2015-165 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (5) 2009-2010
167Vojtech PolakLW1985 (Czech Rep.)Riga Dynamo *(Also Played in Czech Extraliga) *Free Agent 5 Regular Season / 1 – Stars (5)2006-2007
168Andrei ZubarevD1987 (Russia)Ufa Salavat Yulayev *Signed with for 2014-154 Regular Season / 1 – Thrashers (4)2010-2011
169Vitali YeremeyevG1975 (Kazakhstan)Antana Barys *Signed with for 2014-154 Regular Season / 1 – Rangers (4)2000-2001
170Mikko KoskinenG1988 (Finland)Novosibirsk Sibir *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with KHL – Novosibirsk Sibir for 2014-154 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (4)2010-2011
171Kurtis McLeanC1980 (Canada)Novokuznetsk Metallurg *Signed with KHL – Jokerit for 2014-154 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (4)2008-2009
172Oskar OsalaLW1987 (Finland)Magnitogorsk Metallurg / Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik *Signed with KHL – Magnitogorsk Metallurg through 2015-163 Regular Season / 2 – Capitals (2), Hurricanes (1)2009-2010
173Yuri BabenkoC1978 (Russia)Moscow Dynamo *Signed with for 2014-153 Regular Season / 1 – Avalanche (3)2000-2001
174Petteri WirtanenC1986 (Finland)Donbass HC *Free Agent3 Regular Season / 1 – Ducks (3)2007-2008
175Alexander NikulinC1985 (Russia)Moscow Spartak *Signed with KHL – CSKA Moscow for 2014-153 Regular Season / 2 – Senators (2), Coyotes (1)2008-2009
176Alexei MikhnovLW1982 (Ukraine)Moscow Oblast Atlant *Free Agent2 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (2)2006-2007
177Alexander SalakG1987 (Czech Rep.)St. Petersburg SKA *Signed with for 2014-152 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (2)2009-2010
178Hugh JessimanRW1984 (USA)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with Austria – Vienna Capitals for 2014-152 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (2)2010-2011
179Brian SalcidoD1985 (USA)Khabarovsk Amur *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Free Agent2 Regular Season / 1 – Ducks (2)2008-2009
180Matt AndersonF1982 (USA)Moscow Spartak *Signed with KHL – Zagreb Medvescak KHL for 2014-152 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (2)2012-2013
181Jakub PetruzalekRW1985 (Czech. Rep)Kazan Ak-Bars / Khabarovsk Amur *Signed with KHL – Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg for 2014-152 Regular Season / 1 – Hurricanes (2)2008-2009
182Mark DekanichG1986 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak KHL *Signed with for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (1)2010-2011
183Johan BacklundG1981 (Sweden)Chekhov Vityaz *Signed with KHL – Bratislava Slovan for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (1)2009-2010
184Iiro Tarkki G1985 (Finland)Salavat Yulaev Ufa *(Also played in SHL – Sweden) *Signed with SM-Liiga – Karpat through 2015-16

1 Regular Season / 1 – Ducks (1)

2011-2012
185Jonathan SigaletD1986 (Canada)Bratislava Slovan *Signed with for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (1)2006-2007
186Ivan BarankaD1985 (Slovakia)Omsk Avangard *Signed with KHL – Bratislava Slovan for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Rangers (1)2007-2008
187Alexei VasilievD1977 (Russia)Yaroslavl Lokomotiv *Free Agent1 Regular Season / 1 – Rangers (1)1999-2000
188Alexander PechurskyG1990 (Russia)Metallurg Magnitogorsk *Signed with for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Penguins (1)2009-2010

Jochen Hecht Sabres

Jochen Hecht (Icon SMI)

Ice Hockey League / Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) (#2)

  • Teams and Countries: 14 Teams all in Germany
  • 76 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1

Jochen Hecht

C/LW1977 (Germany)Mannheim Eagles *Signed with for 2014-15

833 Regular Season, 59 Playoffs / 3 – Blues (138,27), Oilers (82), Sabres (613,32)

2012-2013
2Steven ReinprechtC1976 (Canada)Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *Signed with for 2014-15

663 Regular Season, 50 Playoffs / 5 – Kings (60), Avalanche (165,50), Flames (96), Coyotes (231), Panthers (111)

2010-2011
3Mike YorkC1978 (USA)Iserlohn Roosters *Signed with for 2014-15

579 Regular Season, 6 Playoff / 6 – Rangers (230), Oilers (144,6), Islanders (107), Flyers (34), Coyotes (63), Blue Jackets (1)

2008-2009
4Mark BellLW/C1980 (Canada)Berlin Polar Bears *Signed with for 2014-15

450 Regular Season, 9 Playoff / 4 – Blackhawks (339,5), Sharks (71,4), Maple Leafs (35), Ducks (5)

2011-2012
5Matt Pettinger *Great Uncle was Gordon Pettinger LW1980 (Canada)Hamburg Freezers *Signed with for 2014-15

422 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 3 – Capitals (334), Canucks (29,1), Lightning (59)

2009-2010
6Daniel TjarnqvistD1976 (Sweden)Cologne Sharks *Signed with through 2015-16

352 Regular Season / 4 – Thrashers (218), Wild (60), Oilers (37), Avalanche (37)

2008-2009
7Christoph SchubertD1982 (Germany)Hamburg Freezers *Signed with through 2016-17

315 Regular Season, 31 Playoff / 2 – Senators (268,31), Thrashers (47)

2009-2010
8Jeff WoywitkaD1983 (Canada)Augsburger Panther *Signed with for 2014-15

278 Regular Season, 4 Playoff / 3 – Blues (152,4), Stars (99), Rangers (27)

2011-2012
9Duvie WestcottD1977 (Canada)Hamburg Freezers *Signed with for 2014-15

201 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (201)

2007-2008
10Kris BeechC1981 (Canada)Straubing Tigers *(Also played in Austria) *Signed with Austria – HC Innsbruck for 2014-15

198 Regular Season / 5 – Capitals (73), Penguins (100), Predators (5), Blue Jackets (16), Canucks (4)

2007-2008
11Ryan BaydaLW/C1980 (Canada)Augsburger Panther *Signed with for 2014-15

179 Regular Season, 15 Playoff / 1 – Hurricanes (179,15)

2008-2009
12Jordan HendryD1984 (Canada)Straubing Tigers *(Also Played in SHL – Sweden) *Signed with SHL – AIK for 2014-15

131 Regular Season, 15 Playoff / 2 – Blackhawks (129,15), Ducks (2)

2012-2013
13Matt SmabyD1984 (USA)Munich EHC *Free Agent

122 Regular Season / 1 – Lightning (122)

2010-2011
14Philippe Dupuis C/RW1985 (Canada)Hamburg Freezers *Signed with through 2015-16

116 Regular Season / 2 – Avalanche (86), Maple Leafs (30)

2011-2012
15Jeff GiulianoLW1979 (USA)Iserlohn Roosters *Signed with for 2014-15

101 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (101)

2007-2008
16Joel PerraultC/RW1983 (Canada)Krenfeld Penguins *Signed with for 2014-15

96 Regular Season / 3 – Coyotes (78), Blues (11), Canucks (7)

2010-2011
17Sebastien CaronG1980 (Canada)Hamburg Freezers / Iserlohn Roosters *Signed with DEL – Hamburg Freezers through 2015-16

95 Regular Season / 5 – Penguins (90), Blackhawks (1), Ducks (1), Flyers (0-Backed up) Lightning (3)

2011-2012
18Yan Stastny *Father’s Peter Stastny, Younger Brother is Paul Stastny, Uncles Anton and Marian Stastny.F1982 (Canada/USA) * Born Canada, Plays internationally USANuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *Free Agent

91 Regular Season / 3 – Oilers (3), Bruins (38), Blues (50)

2009-2010
19Tyler BouckLW1980 (Canada)Ingolstadt ERC *Retired

91 Regular Season / 3 – Stars (48), Coyotes (7), Canucks (36)

2005-2006
20Greg ClassenF1977 (Canada)Ingolstadt ERC *Signed with ESBG (Germany) – Lausitzer Füchse through 2015-16

90 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (90)

2005-2006
21John ZeilerRW/C1982 (USA)Augsburger Panther *Free Agent

90 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (90)

2010-2011
22Ivan CiernikRW1977 (Slovakia)Augsburger Panther *Signed with for 2014-15

89 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 2 – Senators (29), Capitals (60,2)

2003-2004
23Brett Festerling *Twin Brother Garrett Festerling also plays in Germany.D1986 (Canada)Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *Signed with DEL – Hamburg Freezers through 2017-18

88 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 2 – Ducks (83,1), Jets (5)

2011-2012
24Nick PalmieriRW1989 (USA)Munich EHC *Free Agent

87 Regular Season / 2 – Devils (78), Wild (9)

2011-2012
25Andy WozniewskiD1980 (USA)Munich EHC *Signed with for 2014-15

79 Regular Season / 3 – Maple Leafs (76), Blues (1), Bruins (2)

2009-2010
26Mika NoronenG1979 (Finland)Munich EHC *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Free Agent

75 Regular Season / 2 – Sabres (67), Canucks (8)

2005-2006
27Karl StewartLW1983 (Canada)Straubing Tigers *Signed with for 2014-15

69 Regular Season / 4 – Thrashers (13), Penguins (3), Blackhaws (37), Lightning (16)

2007-2008
28Ramzi AbidLW/C1980 (Canada)Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Free Agent

68 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 4 – Coyotes (30), Penguins (19), Thrashers (6), Predators (13,2)

2006-2007
29Mathieu RoyD1983 (Canada)Hamburg Freezers *Signed with for 2014-15

66 Regular Season / 3 – Oilers (30), Blue Jackets (31), Lightning (5)

2012-2013
30Tim Conboy *Younger Brother is Andrew ConboyD/RW1982 (USA)Ingolstadt ERC *Signed with DEL – Düsseldorfer EG for 2014-15

59 Regular Season, 3 Playoff / 1 – Hurricanes (59,3)

2009-2010
31Matt FoyRW1983 (Canada)Berlin Polar Bears *Signed with for 2014-15

56 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 1 – Wild (56,1)

2007-2008
32Erik ErsbergG1982 (Sweden)Iserlohn Roosters *Signed with SHL – HV71 through 2015-16

53 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 1 – Kings (53,1)

2009-2010
33Eric BeaudoinLW/C1980 (Canada)Straubing Tigers *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Free Agent

53 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (53)

2003-2004
34Herbert VasiljevsLW/C1976 (Latvia)Krenfeld Penguins *Signed with for 2014-15

51 Regular Season / 3 – Panthers (5), Thrashers (28), Canucks (18)

2001-2002
35Danny RichmondD1984 (USA)Munich EHC *Signed with DEL – Mannheim Eagles through 2015-16

49 Regular Season / 2 – Hurricanes (10), Blackhawks (39)

2007-2008
36Simon GamacheLW/C1981 (Canada)Mannheim Eagles *Free Agent

48 Regular Season / 4 – Thrashers (4), Predators (18), Blues (15), Maple Leafs (11)

2007-2008
37Steve WagnerD1984 (USA)Mannheim Eagles *Signed with for 2014-15

46 Regular Season / 1 – Blues (46)

2008-2009
38John TrippRW1977 (Canada) *Plays w/ Germany InternationallyCologne Sharks *Free Agent

43 Regular Season / 2 – Rangers (9), Kings (34)

2003-2004
39Chris Minard *Mike Minard’s Younger BrotherF1981 (Canada)Cologne Sharks *Signed with for 2014-15

40 Regular Season / 2 – Penguins (35), Oilers (5)

2009-2010
40

Jason Bacashihua

G1982 (USA)Straubing Tigers *Signed with for 2014-15

38 Regular Season / 2 – Blues (38), Flyers (0 – Backed Up)

2011-2012
41Jaime SifersD1983 (USA)Mannheim Eagles *Signed with AHL – Springfield Falcons for 2014-15

37 Regular Season / 2 – Maple Leafs (23), Wild (14)

2009-2010
42Norm MilleyRW1980 (Canada)Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams *Signed with for 2014-15

29 Regular Season / 2 – Sabres (15), Lightning (14)

2005-2006
43Steven RegierLW1984 (Canada)Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *Free Agent

26 Regular Season / 2 – Islanders (18), Blues (8)

2008-2009
44Ty Wishart D1988 (Canada)Schwenningen Wild Wings *Signed with for 2014-15

26 Regular Season / 2 – Lightning (5), Islanders (21)

2011-2012
45Colten TeubertD1990 (Canada)Iserlohn Roosters *Signed with through 2015-16

24 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (24)

2011-2012
46Darren HaydarRW1979 (Canada)Munich EHC *Signed with KHL – Medvescak Zagreb for 2014-15

23 Regular Season / 3 – Predators (2), Thrashers (20), Avalanche (1)

2009-2010
47Sascha Goc *Younger brother’s Marcel Goc (NHL), Nikolai Goc (Germany) D1979 (Germany)Schwenningen Wild Wings *Signed with through 2015-16

22 Regular Season / 2 – Devils (13), Lightning (9)

2001-2002
48Mike VernaceD1986 (Canada)Mannheim Eagles *Free Agent

22 Regular Season / 2 – Avalanche (12), Lightning (10)

2010-2011
49Matt HusseyC1979 (USA)Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *Free Agent

21 Regular Season / 2 – Penguins (18), Red Wings (5)

2006-2007
50Barry TallacksonRW1983 (USA)Berlin Polar Bears *Signed with for 2014-15

20 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (20)

2008-2009
51Connor JamesC1982 (Canada)Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *Signed with through 2015-16

16 Regular Season / 2 – Kings (2), Penguins (14)

2008-2009
52Casey BorerD1985 (USA)Berlin Polar Bears *Signed with for 2014-15

16 Regular Season / 1 – Huricanes (16)

2009-2010
53Jared RossC/LW1982 (USA)Ingolstadt ERC *Signed with for 2014-15

13 Regular Season, 9 Playoff / 1 – Flyers (13,9)

2009-2010
54David PrintzD1980 (Sweden)Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *(Also played in SM-Ligga – Finland) *Signed with DEL – Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers for 2014-15

13 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (13)

2006-2007
55Yanick LehouxC/RW1982 (Canada)Mannheim Eagles *Free Agent

10 Regular Season / 1 – Coyotes (10)

2006-2007
56Greg MooreRW1984 (USA)Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams *Signed with Czech2 – KLH Chomutov for 2014-15

10 Regular Season / 2 – Rangers (6), Blue Jackets (4)

2009-2010
57Jason JaspersC/LW1981 (Canada)Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *Signed with for 2014-15

9 Regular Season / 1 – Coyotes (9)

2003-2004
58Jame PollockD1979 (Canada)Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *Free Agent

9 Regular Season / 1 – Blues (9)

2003-2004
59Charlie StephensC/RW1981 (Canada)Cologne Sharks *Signed with for 2014-15

8 Regular Season / 1 – Avalanche (8)

2003-2004
60Rob CollinsRW/C1978 (Canada)Cologne Sharks *(Also played with CHL – Brampton Beast) *Signed with DEL – Düsseldorfer EG for 2014-15

8 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (8)

2005-2006
61Nathan RobinsonRW/C1981 (Canada)Cologne Sharks *Free Agent

7 Regular Season / 2 – Red Wings (5), Bruins (2)

2005-2006
62Jon DiSalvatoreW1981 (USA)Munich EHC *(Also played in AHL – Syracuse Crunch) *Free Agent

6 Regular Season / 2 – Blues (5), Wild (1)

2011-2012
63Jon RheaultRW/C1986 (USA)Mannheim Eagles *Signed with through 2015-16

5 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (5)

2012-2013
64

Carsen Germyn

RW/C1982 (Canada)Straubing Tigers *(Also played in SHL – Sweden) *Signed with DEL – Straubing Tigers for 2014-15

4 Regular Season / 1 – Flames (4)

2006-2007
65Ryan CaldwellD1981 (Canada)Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *Signed with for 2014-15

4 Regular Season / 2 – Islanders (2), Coyotes (2)

2007-2008
66

Dimitri Patzold

G1983 (Germany)Schwenningen Wild Wings *Signed with through 2015-16

3 Regular Season / 1 – Sharks (3)

2007-2008
67Alex Foster *Son of Dwight Foster, Brother-in-law is Cody Elkins, Uncle Wes JarvisLW/C1984 (USA)Iserlohn Roosters *Signed with for 2014-15

3 Regular Season / 1 – Maple Leafs (3)

2007-2008
68Travis Turnbull * Father’s Perry TurnbullC/RW1986 (USA)Ingolstadt ERC *Signed with Düsseldorfer EG through 2015-16

3 Regular Season / 1 – Sabres (3)

2011-2012
69Marcel MuellerLW/C1988 (Germany)Cologne Sharks *Signed with for 2014-15

3 Regular Season / 1 – Maple Leafs (3)

2010-2011
70Mike ConnollyLW1989 (Canada)Augsburger Panther *Signed with for 2014-15

2 Regular Season / 1 – Avalanche (2)

2011-2012
71Tyler WeimanG1984 (Canada)Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers *Signed with ESBG/DEL2– Ev Landshut for 2014-15

1 Regular Season / 1 – Avalanche (1)

2007-2008
72Grant LewisD1985 (USA)Munich EHC *Signed with for 2014-15

1 Regular Season / 1 – Thrashers (1)

2008-2009
73Danny BoisRW1983 (Canada)Munich EHC *Free Agent1 Regular Season / 1 – Senators (1)2006-2007
74Shawn LalondeD1990 (Canada)Berlin Polar Bears *Signed with SHL – Färjestad through 2015-16

1 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (1)

2012-2013
75

Timo Pielmeier

G1989 (Germany)Ingolstadt ERC *Signed with for 2014-15

1 Regular Season / 1 – Ducks (1)

2010-2011
76Brodie Dupont LW/C1987 (Canada)Iserlohn Roosters *Signed with for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Rangers (1)2010-2011

Niklas Hagman (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

Niklas Hagman (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

SM-liiga (Finish Elite League) (#3)

  • Teams and Countries: 14 Teams all in Finland
  • 69 Former/Current NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1*Jeff Halpern C/RW1976 (USA)TPS Turku *(Finished Season with NHL – Phoenix Coyotes) *Free Agent

976+ Regular Season, 39 Playoff / 7 – Capitals (507,19), Stars (140,7), Lightning (126), Kings (16,6), Canadiens (88,7), Rangers (30), Coyotes (69)

2013-14 (Current)
2Sami Kapanen *Played on same team as son Kasperi Kapanen (2014 Draft Prospect)W1973 (Finland)KalPa Kuopio *Also Team Owner *Retired

831 Regular Season, 87 Playoff / 2 – Whalers/Hurricanes (520,34), Flyers (311,53)

2007-2008
3Niklas Hagman LW1979 (Finland)Assat Pori *Signed with KHL – Jokerit Helskini through 2015-16

770 Regular Season, 30 Playoff / 5 – Panthers (263), Stars (218,30), Maple Leafs (120), Flames (79), Ducks (63)

2011-2012
4Jarkko RuutuW1975 (Finland)Jokerit Helsinki *Free Agent

652 Regular Season, 58 Playoff / 4 – Canucks (267,24), Penguins (152,25), Senators (210,6) Ducks (23,3)

2010-2011
5Shaone Morrisonn D1982 (Canada)TPS Turku *Signed with KHL – Zagreb Medvescak for 2014-15

480 Regular Season, 27 Playoff / 3 – Bruins (41), Capitals (377,26), Sabres (62,1)

2010-2011
6Ossi Vaananen D1980 (Finland)Jokerit Helsinki *Signed with through 2016-17

479 Regular Season, 20 Playoff / 4 – Coyotes (291,5), Avalanche (139,12), Flyers (46), Canucks (3,3)

2008-2009
7Ladislav Nagy W1979 (Slovakia)Jokerit Helsinki *(Also played in Slovakia) *Signed with KHL – Bratislava Slovan HC through 2015-16

435 Regular Season, 18 Playoff / 4 – Blues (51,6), Coyotes (321,5), Stars (25,7), Kings (38)

2007-2008
8Milan Jurcina D1983 (Slovakia)TPS Turku *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Free Agent

430 Regular Season, 21 Playoff / 4 – Bruins (91), Capitals (211,21), Blue Jackets (17), Islanders (111)

2011-2012
9Ville Nieminen LW1977 (Finland)Tappara Tampere * Signed with SM-Liiga – Lukko for 2014-15

385 Regular Season, 58 Playoff / 7 – Avalanche (104,23), Penguins (88), Blackhawks (60), Flames (19,24), Rangers (48), Sharks (52,11), Blues (14)

2006-2007
10Ville Peltonen LW1973 (Finland)HIFK Helsinki *Retired

382 Regular Season / 3 – Sharks (59), Predators (116), Panthers (207)

2008-2009
11Brian Willsie F1978 (Canada)TPS Turku *(Also played in KHL and Sweden) *Signed with SHL – Orenro HK for 2014-15381 Regular Season , 10 Playoff / 3 – Avalanche(115,10), Capitals (50), Kings (134)2010-2011
12Josh Green LW/C1977 (Canada)Tappara Tampere *Signed with for 2014-15

341 Regular Season, 17 Playoff / 8 – Kings (27), Islanders (49), Oilers (88,3), Rangers (18), Capitals (21), Flames (36), Canucks (90,9), Ducks (12,5)

2011-2012
13Eric Perrin C/LW1975 (Canada)JyP HT Jyvaskyla *Signed with for 2014-15

245 Regular Season, 18 Playoff / 2 – Lightning (86,18), Thrashers (159)

2008-2009
14Kamil Kreps C/RW1984 (Czech Rep.)Assat Pori *Signed with Czech Extraliga – Trinec Ocelari HC for 2014-15

232 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (232)

2009-2010
15Rico Fata *Drew Fata’s Older BrotherF1980 (Canada)HIFK Helsinki *Free Agent

230 Regular Season / 5 – Flames (27), Rangers (46), Penguins (120), Thrashers (6), Capitals (31)

2006-2007
16Lasse Kukkonen D1981 (Finland)Karpat *Signed with through 2016-17

159 Regular Season, 14 Playoff / 2 – Blackhawks (64), Flyers (95,14)

2008-2009
17Jere Karalahti D1975 (Finland)Jokerit Helsinki *Signed with for 2014-15

149 Regular Season, 17 Playoff / 2 – Kings (134,17), Predators (15)

2001-2002
18Petteri Nummelin *Brother-in-law is Antti NiemiD1972 (Finland)Lukko Rauma *Signed with SM-Liiga – TPS Turku for 2014-15

139 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 2 – Blue Jackets (61), Wild (78,7)

2007-2008
19Jussi Markkanen G1975 (Finland)SaiPa Lappeenranta *Signed with for 2014-15

128 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 2 – Oilers (102,7), Rangers (26)

2006-2007
20Fredrik Norrena G1973 (Finland)TPS Turku *Retired and is now Goalie Coach for team.

100 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (100)

2008-2009
21Riku Hahl C1980 (Finland)Jokerit Helsinki *Signed with for 2014-15

92 Regular Season, 34 Playoff / 1 – Avalanche (92,34)

2003-2004
22Tomas PlihalLW/C1983 (Czech Rep.)Tappara Tampere *Signed with Trinec Ocelari HC of Czech Extraliga for 2014-2015

89 Regular Season, 4 Playoff / 1 – Sharks (89,4)

2008-2009
23Dan Sexton RW1987 (USA)TPS Turku *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with KHL – Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk for 2014-1588 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 1 – Ducks (88,1)2010-2011
24Daniel Corso C1978 (Canada)Ilves Tampere *(Also played in Mestis – Finland and NLB – Switzerland) *Free Agent77 Regular Season, 14 Playoff / 2 – Blues (70, 14), Thrashers (7)2003-2004
25Tony Salmelainen W1981 (Finland)HIFK Helsinki *Retired

70 Regular Season / 2 – Oilers (13), Blackhawks (57)

2006-2007
26Ramzi Abid LW/C1980 (Canada)JyP HT Jyvaskyla *(Also played in DEL – Germany) *Free Agent

68 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 4 – Coyotes (30), Penguins (19), Thrashers (6), Predators (13,2)

2006-2007
27Jani Rita W1981 (Finland)Jokerit Helsinki *Signed with for 2014-15

66 Regular Season / 2 – Oilers (36), Penguins (30)

2005-2006
28Esa Pirnes C1977 (Finland)Karpat *(Also played in SHL – Sweden) *Free Agent

57 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (57)

2003-2004
29Trevor Gillies LW1979 (Canada)HIFK Helinki *(Also played in AHL – Abbotsford Heat and ECHL – Orlando Solar Bears) *Free Agent

57 Regular Season / 2 – Ducks (1), Islanders (56)

2011-2012
30Ivan Huml C/LW1981 (Czech Rep.)Karpat *Signed with for 2014-15

49 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (49)

2003-2004
31Ben Maxwell C/LW1988 (Canada)Karpat *Signed with KHL – Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra for 2014-15

47 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 3 – Canadiens (20,1), Thrashers/Jets (21), Ducks (6)

2011-2012
32Aaron Gagnon C/RW1986 (Canada)Lukko Rauma *(Also played in SHL – Sweden) *Signed with SM-Liiga Lukko Rauma through 2015-16

38 Regular Season / 2 – Stars (21), Jets (17)

2012-2013
33Pavel Rosa W1977 (Czech Rep.)Pelicans *(Also played in Czech League) *Signed with Austria – Orli Znojmo for 2014-15

36 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (36)

2003-2004
34Mika Pyorala LW/C1981 (Finland)Karpat *Signed with through 2015-16

36 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (36)

2009-2010
35*Rasmus Ristolainen D1994 (Finland)TPS Turku *(Also played with NHL – Buffalo Sabres and AHL – Rochester Americans) *Signed with NHL – Buffalo Sabres through 2015-16 then RFA.

34+ Regular Season / 1 – Sabres (34)

2013-2014 *Currently with Sabres
36Ilkka Pikkarainen RW1981 (Finland)Pelicans *Signed with SM-Liiga – TPS Turku for 2014-15

31 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (31)

2009-2010
37Antti-Jussi Niemi D1977 (Finland)Jokerit Helsinki *Free Agent

29 Regular Season / 1 – Ducks (29)

2001-2002
38Ben Walter C1984 (Canada)Jokerit Helsinki *(Also played in SHL – Sweden) *Free Agent

24 Regular Season / 3 – Bruins (10), Islanders (12), Devils (2)

2009-2010
39Timo Parssinen W1977 (Finland)Pelicans *Free Agent

17 Regular Season / 1 – Ducks (17)

2001-2002
40Mikko Lehtonen D1978 (Finland)Karpat *Free Agent

15 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (15)

2006-2007
41Tuomas Pihlman LW1982 (Finland)JyP HT Jyvaskyla / Assat Pori *Signed SM-Liiga JyP HT Jyvaskylawith through 2016-17

15 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (15)

2006-2007
42Phil McRae *Father is Basil McRaeF1990 (USA)Blues / Tappara *Signed with NHL – St. Louis Blues 2way for 2014-15 then RFA.

15 Regular Season / 1 – Blues (15)

2010-2011
43Jussi Timonen *Kimmo Timonen’s Younger BrotherD1983 (Finland)KalPa Kuopio *Signed with through 2016-17

14 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (14)

2006-2007
44Leland Irving G1988 (Canada)Jokerit Helsinki *Signed with KHL – Avandgard Omsk for 2014-2015

13 Regular Season / 1 – Flames (13)

2012-2013
45David Printz D1980 (Sweden)KalPa Kuopio *(Also played in DEL – Germany) *Signed with DEL – Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers for 2014-15

13 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (13)

2006-2007
46Raymond Sawada RW1986 (Canada)Tappara Tampere *(Also played with ECHL – Colorado Eagles) *Free Agent

11 Regular Season / 1 – Stars (11)

2010-2011
47Steven Zalewski C/LW1986 (USA)Lukko Rauma *Free Agent

10 Regular Season / 2 – Sharks (3), Devils (7)

2011-2012
48Patrick Davis RW1986 (USA)SaiPa Lappeenranta *Signed with SM-Liiga – Kärpät through 2015-16

9 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (9)

2009-2010
49Andy Chiodo G1983 (Canada)Tappara Tampere *(Also played in Mestis – Finland and ECHL – Bakersfield Condors) *Free Agent

8 Regular Season / 1 – Penguins (8)

2003-2004
50Jakub Cutta D1981 (Czech Rep.)SaiPa Lappeenranta *(Also played in Czech Extraliga) *Free Agent

8 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (8)

2003-2004
51Justin DiBenedetto C/LW1988 (Canada)Blues *(Also played in SHL – Sweden) *Signed with Austria – Dornbiner EC for 2014-15

8 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (8)

2010-2011
52Radek Smolenak W1986 (Czech Rep.)Pelicans *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with SM-Liiga – TPS Turku for 2014-15

7 Regular Season / 2 – Lightning (6), Blackhawks (1)

2009-2010
53Petr Hubacek LW1979 (Czech Rep.)JyP HT Jyvaskyla *Signed with through 2016-17

6 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (6)

2000-2001
54Brad Thiessen G1986 (Canada)HIFK Helsinki *(Also played in AHL – Norfolk Admirals) *Signed with NHL – Calgary Flames 2way for 2014-15

5 Regular Season / 1 – Penguins (5)

2011-2012
55Lauri Tukonen RW1986 (Finland)Lukko Rauma *Signed with SM-Liiga – TPS Turku through 2015-16

5 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (5)

2007-2008
56Mikko Koskinen G1988 (Finland)Kalpa Kuopio / Blues *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with KHL – Novosibirsk Sibir for 2014-15

4 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (4)

2010-2011
57*Teuvo Teravainen F1984 (Finland)Jokerit Helsinki *(Played end of season with NHL – Chicago Blackhawks and AHL – Rockford IceHogs ) *Signed with NHL – Chicago Blackhawsk through 2016-17 then RFA

3+ Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (3)

2013-2014 *Currently with Blackhawks/IceHogs
58Jussi Rynnas G1987 (Finland)Karpat *Signed with NHL – Dallas Stars through 2015-16

3 Regular Season / 1 – Maple Leafs (3)

2012-2013
59Mikko Luoma D1976 (Finland)JyP HT Jyvaskyla *Signed with for 2014-15

3 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (3)

2003-2004
60Corey Elkins *Brother-in-law is Alex Foster, Father-in-law is Dwight FosterC1985 (USA)HIFK Helsinki *Signed with for 2014-15

3 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (3)

2009-2010
61Colby Cohen D1989 (USA)Assat Pori *(Also played in the AHL – San Antonio Rampage) *Free Agent

3 Regular Season / 1 – Avalanche (3)

2010-2011
62Brian Salcido D1985 (USA)JyP HT Jyvaskyla *(Also played in KHL) *Free Agent

2 Regular Season / 1 – Ducks (2)

2008-2009
63Olli Malmivaara D1982 (Finland)Blues *Signed with through 2015-16

2 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (2)

2007-2008
64Tomi Maki F1983 (Finland)Jokerit Helsinki *Signed with for 2014-15

1 Regular Season / 1 – Flames (1)

2006-2007
65Mikko Jokela D1980 (Finland)HIFK Helsinki *Signed with SM-Liiga KalPa Kuopio through 2015-16

1 Regular Season / 1 – Canucks (1)

2002-2003
66Ryan Thang W1987 (USA)HIFK Helsinki *(Also played in Sweden1) *Signed with Asia – High1 for 2014-15

1 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (1)

2011-2012
67Martti Jarventie D1976 (Finland)Ilves Tampere *Signed with for 2014-15

1 Regular Season / 1 – Canadiens (1)

2001-2002
68Masi Marjamaki LW1985 (Finland)Ilves Tampere *Free Agent

1 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (1)

2005-2006
69Jamie Arniel *Uncle is Scott ArnielC/RW1989 (Canada)KalPa Kuopio / Lukko Rauma *(Also played in Austria) *Signed with Austria – Dorbirner EC for 2014-15

1 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (1)

2010-2011

Kyle Wellwood (THW)

Kyle Wellwood (THW)

National League A (Switzerland) (#4)

  • Teams and Countries: 12 Teams all in Switzerland
  • 67 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Richard Park RW/C1976 (South Korea) *Grew up in USA/CanadaAmbri-Piotta *Free Agent

738 Regular Season, 40 Playoff / 6 – Penguins (112,6), Mighty Ducks (26,11), Flyers (7), Wild (217,18), Islanders (316,5), Canucks (60)

2011-2012
2Antti Miettinen RW1980 (Finland)Fribourg-Gotteron *Free Agent

539 Regular Season, 24 Playoff / 2 – Stars (238,24), Wild (234), Jets (67)

2012-2013
3Matthew Lombardi C1982 (Canada)Geneve Servette *Signed with NHL – New York Rangers through 2015-16

536 Regular Season, 40 Playoff / 5 – Flames (347,33), Coyotes (118,7), Predators (2), Maple Leafs (28), Ducks (7)

2012-2013
4Marc-Andre Bergeron D1980 (Canada)Zurich *Signed with through 2015-16

490 Regular Season, 57 Playoff / 7 – Oilers (189,19), Islanders (69,5), Ducks (9), Wild (72), Canadiens (60,19), Lightning (78,14), Hurricanes (13)

2012-2013
5Kyle Wellwood *Eric Wellwood’s Older BrotherC1983 (Canada)Zug *Retired

489 Regular Season. 40 Playoff / 4 – Maple Leafs (189), Canucks (149,22), Sharks (35,18), Jets (116)

2012-2013
6Jim Vandermeer *5 hockey playing brothers including Peter, Ted, Bill, Dan, Joe. Peter is the only other one to play in NHL.D1980 (Canada)Kloten *Signed with for 2014-2015 Season.

461 Regular Season, 21 Playoff / 6 – Flyers (75,8), Blackhawks (171), Flames (66,13), Coyotes (62), Oilers (62), Sharks (25)

2011-2012
7Jason Williams C1980 (Canada)Ambri-Piotta *Free Agent

455 Regular Season, 27 Playoff / 6 – Red Wings (277,23), Blackhawks (63), Thrashers (41), Blue Jackets (39,4), Stars (27), Penguins (8)

2011-2012
8Chris Campoli D1984 (Canada)Lugano *(Also played in Sweden) *Signed with SHL-HV71 through 2015-16

440 Regular Season, 18 Playoff / 4 – Islanders (228,5), Senators (150,6), Blackhawks (19,7), Canadiens (43)

2011-2012
9Milan Jurcina D1983 (Slovakia)Gotteron *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Free Agent

430 Regular Season, 21 Playoff / 4 – Bruins (91), Capitals (211,21), Blue Jackets (17), Islanders (111)

2011-2012
10Glen Metropolit C/RW1974 (Canada)Lugano *Free Agent

407 Regular Season, 30 Playoff / 7 – Capitals (101,3), Lightning (2), Thrashers (57), Blues (20), Bruins (82,7), Flyers (55), Canadiens (90,20)

2009-2010
11Brett McLean C1978 (Canada)Lugano *Signed with for 2014-2015 Season

385 Regular Season, 8 Playoff / 3 – Blackhawks (78), Avalanche (160,8), Panthers (147)

2008-2009
12*Rostislav Olesz LW1985 (Czech Rep.)Bern *(Also played with NHL- New Jersey Devils, AHL – Albany Devils) *Free Agent

365 Regular Season / 3 – Panthers (349), Blackhawks (6), Devils (10)

2013-2014
13Guillaume Latendresse W1987 (Canada)Zurich *Retired

341 Regular Season, 15 Playoff / 3 – Canadiens (232,12), Wild (82), Senators (27,3)

2012-2013
14Brian Boucher G1977 (USA)Zug *Retired

328 Regular Season, 43 Playoff / 7 – Flyers (174,42), Coyotes (96), Flames (3), Blackhawks (15), Blue Jackets (3), Sharks (27,1), Hurricanes (10)

2012-2013
15Byron Ritchie C1977 (Canada)Bern *Signed with for 2014-15

324 Regular Season, 8 Playoff / 4 – Hurricanes (33), Panthers (111), Flames (109,8), Canucks (71)

2007-2008
16Ryan Shannon C1983 (USA)Zurich *Signed with for 2014-15

305 Regular Season, 13 Playoff / 4 – Ducks (53,11), Canucks (27), Senators (180,2), Lightning (45)

2011-2012
17Steve McCarthy D1981 (Canada)Zurich *Free Agent

302 Regular Season / 3 – Blackhawks (134), Thrashers (117), Canucks (51)

2007-2008
18Peter Mueller C1988 (USA)Kloten *Free Agent

297 Regular Season / 3 – Coyotes (207), Avalanche (47), Panthers (43)

2012-2013
19Joel Kwiatkowski D/LW1977 (Canada)Fribourg-Gotteron *Signed with through 2014-15

282 Regular Season, 6 Playoff / 5 – Senators (35), Capitals (114,6), Panthers (114), Penguins (1), Thrashers (18)

2007-2008
20Cristobal Huet G1975 (France)Lausanne *Signed through 2015-16

272 Regular Season, 17 Playoff / 4 – Kings (53), Canadiens (117,6), Capitals (13,7), Blackhawks (89,4)

2009-2010
21Hnat Domenichelli LW/C1976 (Canada) *Plays for Switzeraland InternationallyLugano/Bern *Retired

267 Regular Season / 4 – Whalers (13), Flames (96), Thrashers (130), Wild (28)

2002-2003
22Anthony Stewart RW1985 (Canada)Fribourg-Gotteron /Rapperswil *(Also played in KHL) *Free Agent

262 Regular Season / 3 – Panthers (105), Thrashers (80), Hurricanes (77)

2011-2012
23Dan Fritsche F1985 (USA) *Also grew up in SwitzerlandLugano/Zurich *Signed with Zurich through 2015-16

256 Regular Season / 3 – Blue Jackets (206), Rangers (16), Wild (34)

2008-2009
24Robert Nilsson *Father is Kent NilssonC1985 (Canada) *Raised mainly in SwedenZurich *Signed with through 2015-16

252 Regular Season / 2 – Islanders (53), Oilers (199)

2009-2010
25Martin Gerber G1974 (Switzerland)Kloten *Signed with for 2014-15

229 Regular Season, 12 Playoff / 5 – Mighty Ducks (54,2), Hurricanes (60,6), Senators (100,4), Maple Leafs (12), Oilers (3)

2010-2011
26David Aebischer G1978 (Switzerland)Rapperswil-Jona *Free Agent

214 Regular Season, 13 Playoff / 3 – Avalanche (174, 13), Canadiens (39), Coyotes (1)

2007-2008
27Marc-Antoine Pouliot C1985 (Canada)Fribourg-Gotteron *Signed with for 2014-15

192 Regular Season, 8 Playoff / 3 – Oilers (176), Lightning (3), Coyotes (13,8)

2011-2012
28Andrew Hutchinson D1980 (USA)Zug *Signed with KHL – Medvescak Zagreb for 2014-15

140 Regular Season / 5 – Predators (18), Hurricanes (77), Lightning (2), Stars (38), Penguins (5)

2010-2011
29Rob SchrempC1986 (USA)Zug *(Also played in NLB – Switzerland) *Signed with KHL – Novokuznetsk Metallurg for 2014-15

114 Regular Season / 3 – Oilers (7), Islanders (89), Thrashers (18)

2010-2011
30Ville Koistinen D1982 (Finland)Davos *Signed with through 2016-17

103 Regular Season / 2 – Predators (86), Panthers (17)

2009-2010
31Brendan Bell D1983 (Canada)Biel *Free Agent

102 Regular Season / 4 – Maple Leafs (32), Coyotes (16), Senators (53), Rangers (1)

2011-2012
32Lennart Petrell W1984 (Finland)Geneve Servette *Signed with SHL – Lulea through 2015-16

95 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (95)

2012-2013
33Derrick Walser D1978 (Canada)Rapperswil-Jona *Signed with for 2014-15

91 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (91)

2006-2007
34Kaspars Daugavins F1988 (Latvia)Geneve Servette *Signed with KHL – Dynamo Moscow through 2015-16

91 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 2 – Senators (85,1), Bruins (6,6)

2012-2013
35Mika Noronen G1979 (Finland)Davos *(Also played in DEL – Germany) *Free Agent

75 Regular Season / 2 – Sabres (67), Canucks (8)

2005-2006
36Alexandre Picard LW1985 (Canada)Geneve-Servette *Signed through 2015-2016

67 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (67)

2009-2010
37Tommi Santala F1979 (Finland)Kloten *Signed through 2015-16

63 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 2 – Thrashers (33), Canucks (30,1)

2006-2007
38Josh Holden C1978 (Canada)Zug *Signed with through 2015-16

60 Regular Season / 3 – Canucks (46), Hurricanes (8), Maple Leafs (6)

2003-2004
39Travis Roche D1978 (Canada)Bern *Free Agent

60 Regular Season / 2 – Wild (10), Coyotes (50)

2006-2007
40Eric Beaudoin LW/C1980 (Canada)Biel *(Also played in DEL – Germany) * Free Agent

53 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (53)

2003-2004
41Chris Bourque *Father is Raymond Bourque and Younger Brother is Ryan BourqueC1986 (USA)Biel *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with NHL – New York Rangers 2way for 2014-15

51 Regular Season / 3 – Capitals (13), Penguins (20), Bruins (18)

2012-2013
42Peter Sejna LW1979 (Slovakia)Rapperswil-Jona *Free Agent

49 Regular Season / 1 – Blues (49)

2006-2007
43Alexandre Giroux W1981 (Canada)Ambri-Piotta *Signed with through 2015-16

48 Regular Season / 4 – Rangers (1), Capitals (30), Oilers (8), Blue Jackets (9)

2011-2012
44Robbie Earl LW1985 (USA)Zug/Rapperswil-Jona *Free Agent

47 Regular Season / 2 – Maple Leafs (9), Wild (38)

2010-2011
45Matt Ellison C/W1983 (Canada)Biel *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with KHL – Minsk Dynamo through 2015-16 43 Regular Season / 2 – Blackhawks (36), Flyers (7)2006-2007
46Greg Mauldin C1982 (USA)Fribourg-Gotteron *Signed with for 2014-15

36 Regular Season / 3 – Blue Jackets (6), Islanders (1), Avalanche (29)

2010-2011
47Christian Dube *Father is Norman DubeC1977 (Canada) *Also grew up in SwitzerlandFribourg-Gotteron *Signed with through 2015-16

33 Regular Season, 3 Playoff / 1 – Rangers (33,3)

1998-1999
48Cody Almond C1989 (Canada)Geneve Servette *Signed with for 2014-15

25 Regular Season / 1 – Wild (25)

2011-2012
49Josh HennessyC1985 (USA)Chekhov Vityaz *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Signed with KHL – Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik for 2014-1523 Regular Season / 2 – Senators (20), Bruins (3)2011-2012
50Micki Dupont D1980 (Canada)Kloten *Signed with through 2015-16

23 Regular Season / 3 – Flames (18), Penguins (3), Blues (2)

2007-2008
51Reto Von Arx C1976 (Switzerland)Davos *Signed with for 2014-15

19 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (19)

2000-2001
52Zdenek Kutlak D1980 (Czech Rep.)Davos *(Also played in KHL) *Free Agent

16 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (16)

2003-2004
53Tobias Stephan G1984 (Switzerland)Geneve Servette *Signed with Zug through 2016-17

11 Regular Season / 1 – Stars (14)

2008-2009
54Timo Helbling D1981 (Switzerland)Fribourg-Gotteron *Signed through 2015-16

11 Regular Season / 2 – Lightning (9), Capitals (2)

2006-2007
55Nolan Schaefer G1980 (Canada)Ambri-Piotta *Free Agent

7 Regular Season / 1 – Sharks (7)

2005-2006
56Roman Wick W1985 (Switzerland)Zurich *Signed with through 2017-18

7 Regular Season / 1 – Senators (7)

2010-2011
57Garrett Stafford D1980 (USA)Geneve Servette *(Also Played in Sweden) *Signed with SM-Liiga – Ässät for 2014-15

7 Regular Season / 3 – Red Wings (2), Stars (3), Coyotes (2)

2010-2011
58Ilkka Heikkinen D1984 (Finland)Lugano *Signed with KHL – Ufa Salavat Yulayev through 2015-16

7 Regular Season / 1 – Rangers (7)

2009-2010
59Ryan Keller W1984 (Canada)Zurich *Signed with for 2014-15

6 Regular Season / 1 – Senators (6)

2009-2010
60Maxim Noreau D1987 (Canada)Ambri-Piotta *Signed with for 2014-15

6 Regular Season / 1 – Wild (6)

2010-2011
61Brady Murray *Son of Andy Murray, Cousin of Marty Murray, Cousin-In-Law of Mason RaymondC1984 (Canada) *Raised mainly in USALugano *Free Agent

4 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (4)

2007-2008
62Goran Bezina D1980 (Croatia) *Raised and plays Internationally for SwitzerlandGeneve-Servette *Signed with through 2015-16

3 Regular Season / 1 – Coyotes (3)

2003-2004
63Mikko Lehtonen RW1978 (Finland)Bern/Lugano *Signed SHL – Skelleftea AIK with through 2015-16

2 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (2)

2009-2010
64Danny Irmen RW/C1984 (USA)Lugano *(Also Played in NLB – Switzerland) *Signed with NLB – Thurgua through 2016-17

2 Regular Season / 1 – Wild (2)

2009-2010
65Perttu Lindgren C1987 (Finland)Davos *Signed with for 2014-2015

1 Regular Season / 1 – Stars (1)

2009-2010
66Geoff Kinrade D1985 (Canada)Bern *Signed with for 2014-15

1 Regular Season / 1 – Lightning (1)

2008-2009
67Tim Ramholt D1984 (Switzerland)Zug *Signed with through 2015-16

1 Regular Season / 1 – Flames (1)

2007-2008

Sami Pahlsson - Columbus Blue Jackets

Sami Pahlsson (Tim Vizer/Icon SMI)

SHL (Sweden) (#5)

  • Teams and Countries: 12 Teams all in Sweden
  • 66 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games PlayedLast NHL Season
1Michael Nylander*Father of William Nylander Toronto Maple Leaf draft pick, who he also played with on Rogle BKC1972 (Sweden)AIK *(Also played in Allsvenskan and Sweden – Division1 (Tier 3) ) *Free Agent920 Regular Season, 47 Playoff / 7 – Whalers (117), Flames (168,13), Lightning (35), Blackhawks (239,5), Bruins (15,6), Rangers (160,14), Capitals (186,9)2008-2009
2Samuel PahlssonC1977 (Sweden)Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik *Signed with for 2014-15798 Regular Season, 86 Playoff / 5 – Bruins (17), Ducks (527,64), Blackhawks (13,17), Blue Jackets (222), Canucks (19,5)2011-2012
3Marcus NilsonRW1978 (Sweden)HV71 Jonkoping *Signed with for 2014-15521 Regular Season, 34 Playoff / 2 – Panthers (327), Flames (194,34)2007-2008
4Colby ArmstrongW1982 (Canada)Vaxjo HC *Free Agent476 Regular Season, 9 Playoff / 4 – Penguins (181,5), Thrashers (179), Maple Leafs (79), Candiens (37,4)2012-2013
5Chris CampoliD1984 (Canada)HV71 Jonkoping *(Also played is NLA – Switzerland) *Signed with SHL-HV71 through 2015-16440 Regular Season, 18 Playoff / 4 – Islanders (228,5), Senators (150,6), Blackhawks (19,7), Canadiens (43)2011-2012
6Jan HlavacW1976 (Czech Rep.)Vaxjo HC *(Also played in Czech) *Free Agent436 Regular Season, 11 Playoff / 6 – Rangers (218), Flyers (31), Canucks (55,5), Hurricanes (52), Lightning (62), Predators (18,6)2007-2008
7Erik ChristensenLW1983 (Canada)HV71 Jonkoping *(Also Played in KHL) *Signed with through 2015-16387 Regular Season, 17 Playoff / 5 – Penguins (143,4), Thrashers (57), Ducks (26,8), Rangers (132,5), Wild (29)2011-2012
8Brian WillsieF1978 (Canada)Orebro HK *(Also played in KHL and SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with SHL – Orenro HK for 2014-15381 Regular Season , 10 Playoff / 3 – Avalanche(115,10), Capitals (50), Kings (134)2010-2011
9Christian BäckmanD1980 (Sweden)Frolunda HC *Signed with for 2014-15302 Regular Season, 13 Playoff / 3 – Blues (228,5), Rangers (18,8), Blue Jackets (56)2008-2009
10Petteri NokelainenC1986 (Finland)Brynas IF Gavle *Signed with KHL – Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo for 2014-15245 Regular Season, 21 Playoff / 5 – Islanders (15), Bruins (90,7), Ducks (67,9), Coyotes (22,5), Canadiens (51)2011-2012
11Jeff TambelliniW1984 (Canada)Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik *Signed with NLA – Gotteron through 2015-16242 Regular Season, 6 Playoff / Kings (4), Islanders (176), Canucks (62,6)2010-2011
12Jason KrogC1975 (Canada)HV71 Jonkoping *Signed with KHL – Medvescak Zagreb for 2014-15202 Regular Season, 21 Playoff / 5 – Islanders (28), Mighty Ducks (147,21), Thrashers (14), Rangers (9), Canucks (4)2008-2009
13Ole-Kristian TollefsenD1984 (Norway)Farjestads BK Karlstad *Signed with for 2014-15163 Regular Season / 2 – Blue Jackets (145), Flyers (18)2009-2010
14Tomi KallioRW1977 (Finland)Vaxjo HC *Signed with for 2014-15 Season140 Regular Season / 3 – Thrashers (121), Blue Jackets (12), Flyers (7)2002-2003
15Joel Lundqvist*Henrik Lundqvist’s twin brotherC1982 (Sweden)Frolunda HC *Signed with for 2014-15134 Regular Season, 25 Playoff / 1 – Stars (134, 25)2008-2009
16Kyle CumiskeyD1986 (Canada)Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik *Signed with NHL – Chicago Blackhawks 2way for 2014-15132 Regular Season, 6 Playoff / 1 – Avalanche (132, 6)2010-2011
17Jordan HendryD1984 (Canada)AIK *(Also Played in DEL)*Signed with SHL – AIK for 2014-15131 Regular Season, 15 Playoff / 2 – Blackhawks (129,15), Ducks (2)2012-2013
18Derek JoslinD1987 (Canada)AIK *Signed with Nurnberg Ice Tigers – DEL for 2014-15 Season116 Regular Season / 3 – Sharks (53), Hurricanes (61), Canucks (2)2012-2013
19T.J. HensickC1985 (USA)Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik *(Also played in AHL – Hartford Wolf Pack) *Signed with AHL – Hamilton Bulldogs for 2014-15112 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 2 – Avalanche (99,2), Blues (13)2010-2011
20Anssi SalmelaD1984 (Finland)Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik / HV71 Jonkoping *Free Agent112 Regular Season / 2 – Devils (74), Thrashers (38)2010-2011
21Fabian BrunnstromW1985 (Sweden)Leksands IF / Frolunda HC *Signed with SHL – Leksard IF for 2014-15104 Regular Season / 2 – Stars (99), Red Wings (5)2011-2012
22Tim WallaceRW1984 (USA)Orebro HK *Signed with for 2014-15101 Regular Season / 4 – Penguins (24), Islanders (31), Lightning (18), Hurricanes (28)2012-2013
23Liam ReddoxLW1986 (Canada)Vaxjo HC * Signed with for 2014-2015 Season100 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (100)2010-2011
24Johan HolmqvistG1978 (Sweden)Brynas IF Gavle *Signed with Allsvenskan – Almtuna for 2014-1599 Regular Season, 6 Playoff / 3 – Rangers (4), Lightning (93,6), Stars (2)2007-2008
25Cory MurphyD1978 (Canada)Vaxjo HC *Signed with for 2014-1591 Regular Season / 3 – Panthers (54), Lightning (25), Devils (12)2010-2011
26Joakim LindstromC1983 (Sweden)Skelleftea AIK * Signed with NHL – St. Louis Blues for 2014-201591 Regular Season / 3 – Blue Jackets (37), Coyotes (44), Avalanche (16)2011-2012
27Brett CarsonD1985 (Canada)AIK *Signed with Austria – Vienna Capitals for 2014-1590 Regular Season / 2 – Hurricanes (72), Flames (18)2012-2013
28Oscar MollerC/LW1989 (Sweden)Skelleftea AIK * Signed with through 2016-201787 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 1 – Kings (87,1)2010-2011
29Christian BerglundLW1980 (Sweden)Farjestads BK Karlstad *Signed with Allsvenskan – BIK Karlskoga through 2015-1686 Regular Season, 3 Playoff / 2 – Devils (76,3), Panthers (10)2003-2005
30Rickard WallinC1980 (Sweden)Farjestads BK Karlstad *Signed with for 2014-201579 Regular Season / 2 – Wild (19), Maple Leafs (60)2009-2010
31Linus OmarkLW1987 (Sweden)Lulea HF *(Also played with NHL – Buffalo Sabres/Edmonton Oilers and AHL – Oklahoma City Barons) *Signed with KHL – Jokerit Helsinki through 2015-201679 Regular Season / 2 – Oilers (66), Sabres (13)2013-2014
32Noah WelchD1982 (USA)Vaxjo HC *Signed with for 2014-2015 season75 Regular Season / 4 – Penguins (27), Panthers (29), Lightning (17), Thrashers (2)2010-2011
33Matt LashoffD1986 (USA)Leksands IF *Signed with KHL – Metallurg Novokuznetskfor 2014-1574 Regular Season / 3 – Bruins (46), Lightning (17), Maple Leafs (11)2010-2011
34Niklas NordgrenLW1979 (Sweden)Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik *Free Agent58 Regular Season / 2 – Hurricanes (43), Penguins (15)2005-2006
35Esa PirnesC1977 (Finland)AIK *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Free Agent57 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (57)2003-2004
36Magnus JohanssonD1973 (Sweden)Linkopings HC *Signed with for 2014-1545 Regular Season / 2 – Blackhawks (18), Panthers (27)2007-2008
37Mattias RitolaRW1987 (Sweden)Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik *Signed through 2015-1643 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 2 – Red Wings (7,1), Lightning (36,1)2011-2012
38Jonas FrogrenD1980 (Sweden)Skelleftea AIK *Signed with Leksand through 2015-1641 Regular Season / 1 – Maple Leafs (41)2008-2009
39Ryan Russell*Twin Brother is Kris RussellC1987 (Canada)Leksands IF *Signed with for 2014-1541 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (41)2011-2012
40Aaron GagnonC1986 (Canada)HV71 Jonkoping *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with SM-Liiga Lukko Rauma through 2015-1638 Regular Season / 2 – Stars (21), Jets (17)2012-2013
41Kent McDonellRW1979 (Canada)Linkopings HC *Signed with for 2014-1532 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (32)2003-2004
42Brett SterlingRW1984 (USA)HV71 Jonkoping / Orebro HK *Signed with Austria – EC Salzburg for 2014-1530 Regular Season / 3 – Thrashers (19), Penguins (7), Blues (4)2011-2012
43Henrik KarlssonG1983 (Sweden)Skelleftea AIK *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with KHL – Jokerit for 2014-1526 Regular Season / 1 – Flames (26)2011-2012
44Andreas ThuressonC1987 (Sweden)Brynas IF Gavle *Signed with KHL – Sibir Novosibirsk for 2014-1525 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (25)2010-2011
45Ben WalterC1984 (Canada)Orebro HK *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Free Agent24 Regular Season / 3 – Bruins (10), Islanders (12), Devils (2)2009-2010
46Shawn BelleD1985 (Canada)Farjestads BK Karlstad *Signed with KHL – Medvescak Zagreb through 2015-1620 Regular Season / 4 – Wild (9), Canadiens (2), Oilers (5), Avalanche (4)2010-2011
47Richie Regehr* Robyn Regehr’s Younger BrotherD1983 (Indonesia) *Raised in CanadaModo Hockey Ornskoldsvik *Signed with DEL – Munich EHC for 2014-1520 Regular Season / 1 – Flames (20)2006-2007
48Jared AulinC/RW1982 (Canada)Orebro HK *Signed with for 2014-1517 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (17)2002-2003
49Pavel SkrbekD1978 (Czech Rep.)Lulea HF *Free Agent12 Regular Season / 2 – Penguins (4), Predators (8)2001-2002
50Johan HarjuLW1986 (Sweden)Brynas IF Gavle *Signed with KHL-Jokerit Helsinki through 2015-1610 Regular Season / 1 – Lightning (10)2010-2011
51Justin DiBenedettoC/LW1988 (Canada)Orebro HK *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with Austria – Dornbiner EC for 2014-158 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (8)2010-2011
52Garrett StaffordD1980 (USA)Farjestads BK Karlstad *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Signed with SM-Liiga – Ässätfor 2014-157 Regular Season / 3 – Red Wings (2), Stars (3), Coyotes (2)2010-2011
53Rhett RakhshaniRW1988 (USA)Vaxjo HC *Signed with for 2014-157 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (7)2011-2012
54Dave LiffitonD1984 (Canada)Farjestads BK Karlstad *(Also played in Allsvenskan) *Signed with Allsvenskan Malmo for 2014-157 Regular Season / 2 – Rangers (3), Avalanche (4)2010-2011
55Akim AliuRW1989 (Nigeria) *Raised in CanadaAIK *(Also played in AHL – Hartford Wolf Pack, Hamilton Bulldogs) *Free Agent7 Regular Season / 1 – Flames (7)2012-2013
56Chad KolarikC1986 (USA)Linkopings HC *Signed with for 2014-156 Regular Season / 2 – Blue Jackets (2), Rangers (4)2010-2011
57Linus KlasenLW1986 (Sweden)Lulea HF *Signed with NLA – Lugano through 2017-184 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (4)2010-2011
58Jonas JunlandD1987 (Sweden)Linkopings HC *Signed with through 2015-164 Regular Season / 1 – Blues (4)2009-2010
59Carsen GermynRW/C1982 (Canada)AIK *(Also played in DEL – Germany) *Signed with DEL – Straubing Tigers for 2014-154 Regular Season / 1 – Flames (4)2006-2007
60Daniel TaylorG1986 (England) *Raised in CanadaFarjestads BK Karlstad *Signed with team for 2014-153 Regular Season / 2 – Kings (1), Flames (2)2012-2013
61Billy SweattLW1988 (USA)Brynas IF Gavle *Signed with through 2015-163 Regular Season / 1 – Canucks (3)2012-2013
62Jonas NordquistC1982 (Sweden)Brynas IF Gavle *Signed with for 2014-153 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhaws (3)2006-2007
63Bjorn MelinRW1981 (Sweden)AIK *Signed with SHL – HV71 through 2015-163 Regular Season / 1 – Ducks (3)2006-2007
64Per LedinLW1978 (Sweden)Lulea HF *Signed with for 2014-153 Regular Season / 1 – Avalanche (3)2008-2009
65Iiro TarkkiG1985 (Finland)Linkopings HC *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with SM-Liiga – Karpat through 2015-161 Regular Season / 1 – Ducks (1)2011-2012
66Johan MotinD1989 (Sweden)Orebro HK *Signed with for 2014-20151 Regular Season /1 – Oilers (1)2009-2010

Radek Bonk

Radek Bonk (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Czech Extraliga (#6)

  • Teams and Countries: 14 Teams all in Czech Republic
  • 46 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Tomas KaberleD1978 (Czech Rep.)Klado *Free Agent984 Regular Season, 102 Playoff / 4 – Maple Leafs (878,77), Bruins (24,25), Hurricanes (29), Canadiens (53)2012-2013
2Petr NedvedC1971 (Czech Rep.)Liberec Bili Tygri HC *Retired982 Regular Season, 71 Playoff / 7 – Canucks (222,28), Blues (19,4), Rangers (478,10), Penguins (154,23), Oilers (35), Coyotes (25), Flyers (49,6)2006-2007
3Radek BonkC1976 (Czech Rep.)Trinec Ocelari HC *Retired969 Regular Season, 73 Playoff / 3 – Senators (689,61), Canadiens (135,6), Predators (145,6)2008-2009
4Martin RucinskyLW1971 (Czech Rep.)Litvinov HC *Free Agent961 Regular Season, 37 Playoff / 7 – Oilers (2), Nordiques/Avalanche (183,6), Canadiens (432,15), Stars (42), Rangers (136,2), Blues (153,7), Canucks (13,7)2007-2008
5Martin StrakaC/LW1972 (Czech Rep.)Plzen HC *Retired954 Regular Season, 106 Playoff / 6 – Penguins (560,65), Senators (49), Islanders (22), Panthers (67,17), Kings (32), Rangers (224,24)2007-2008
6Jiri SlegrD1971 (Czech Rep.)Litvinov HC *Signed with for 2014-15622 Regular Season, 42 Playoff / 6 – Canucks (154,5), Oilers (69), Penguins (252,19), Thrashers (71), Red Wings (8,1), Bruins (68,7)2005-2006
7Vaclav VaradaRW1976 (Czech Rep.)Trinec Ocelari HC *Retired493 Regular Season, 87 Playoff / 2 – Sabres (376,54), Senators (117,33)2005-2006
8Jan Hlavac LW1976 (Czech Rep.)Klado *(Also played in SHL – Sweden) *Free Agent436 Regular Season, 11 Playoff / 6 – Rangers (218), Flyers (31), Canucks (55,5), Hurricanes (52), Lightning (62), Predators (18,6)2007-2008
9Petr CajanekRW1975 (Czech Rep.)Zlin ZPS HC *Signed with for 2014-15269 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 1 – Blues (269,7)2006-2007
10Lubos BarteckoLW1976 (Slovakia)Chomutov Pirati *Signed with for 2014-15257 Regular Season, 12 Playoff / 2 – Blues (149,12), Thrashers (108)2002-2003
11Ryan HollwegLW / C1983 (USA) *Also grew up in CanadaPlzen HC * Signed through 2015-16228 Regular Season, 14 Playoff / 3 – Rangers (200,14), Maple Leafs (25), Coyotes (3)2010-2011
12Robert PetrovickyC1973 (Slovakia)Slavia Praha HC *(Also played in Slovakia) *Signed with Slovak Extraliga HK Dukla Trencin for 2014-15208 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 5 – Whalers (77), Stars (5), Blues (44,2), Lightning (71), Islanders (11)2000-2001
13Ivan Majesky D1976 (Slovakia)Klado *Free Agent202 Regular Season / 3 – Panthers (82), Thrashers (63), Capitals (57)2005-2006
14Petr TenkratW1977 (Czech Rep.)Klado * Signed with through 2015-16 team dropped to Czech2 for 2014-15177 Regular Season / 3 – Mighty Ducks (55), Predators (58), Bruins (64)2006-2007
15Josef MarhaC/D1976 (Czech Rep.)Pardubice HC / HK Hradec Kralove *Free Agent159 Regular Season / 3 – Avalanche (19), Mighty Ducks (22), Blackhawks (118)2000-2001
16David KociLW1981 (Czech Rep.)Sparta Praha *Free Agent142 Regular Season / 4 – Blackhawks (27), Lightning (33), Blues (4), Avalanche (78)2010-2011
17Jaroslav SvobodaRW1980 (Czech Rep.)Chomutov Pirati *Signed with for 2014-15134 Regular Season, 23 Playoff / 2 – Hurricanes (91,23), Stars (43)2005-2006
18Radim BicanekD1975 (Czech Rep.)Karlovy Vary HC *Free Agent122 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 3 – Senators (35,7), Blackhawks (18), Blue Jackets (69)2001-2002
19Jaroslav BednarW1976 (Czech Rep.)Slavia Praha HC *Signed team for 2014-15117 Regular Season, 3 Playoff / 2 – Kings (37,3), Panthers (80)2003-2004
20Radovan SomikRW1977 (Slovakia)Pardubice HC *Signed with team for 2014-15113 Regular Season, 15 Playoff / 1 – Flyers (113,15)2003-2004
21Karel PilarD1977 (Czech Rep.)Sparta Praha *Signed with for 2014-1590 Regular Season, 12 Playoff / 1 – Maple Leafs (90,12)2003-2004
22Pavel BrendlW1981 (Czech Rep.)Brno Kometa *(Also played in Germany – 2.Gbun) *Free Agent78 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 3 – Flyers (50,2), Hurricanes (26), Coyotes (2)2005-2006
23Jaroslav BalastikRW1979 (Czech Rep.)Zlin ZPS HC *Signed with for 2014-1574 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (74)2006-2007
24Jaroslav HlinkaC/LW1976 (Czech Rep.)Sparta Praha *Signed with through 2015-1663 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 1 – Avalanche (63,1)2007-2008
25

Ales Pisa

D1977 (Czech Rep.)Pardubice HC *Signed with for 2014-1553 Regular Season / 2 – Oilers (50), Rangers (3)2002-2003
26Tomas Malec D1982 (Czech Rep.)Chomutov Pirati *Signed with for 2014-1546 Regular Season / 2 – Hurricanes (43), Senators (3)2006-2007
27Pavel RosaW1977 (Czech Rep.)Litvinov HC *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with Austria – Orli Znojmo for 2014-1536 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (36)2003-2004
28Michal BarinkaD1984 (Czech Rep.)Vitkovice HC *Signed with Czech Extraliga – HC Sparta Praha through 2015-1634 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (34)2005-2006
29Pavel PateraC1971 (Czech Rep.)Klado *Signed with Czech Extaliga – Olomouc HC for 2014-201532 Regular Season / 2 – Stars (12), Wild (20)2000-2001
30Kamil PirosF1978 (Czech Rep.)Litvinov HC *Signed with Zlin HC for 2014-201528 Regular Season / 2 – Thrashers (25), Panthers (3)2003-2004
31Tomas ZizkaD1979 (Czech Rep.)Brno Kometa *Signed with Zlin HC through 2015-1625 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (25)2003-2004
32Pavel KolarikD1972 (Czech Rep.)Slavia Praha HC *Signed with for 2014-201523 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (23)2001-2002
33Marek PosmykD1978 (Czech Rep.)Litvinov HC *(Also played in Czech2) *Free Agent19 Regular Season / 1 – Lightning (19)2000-2001
34Jozef BalejRW1982 (Slovakia)Chomutov Pirati *Signed with for 2014-1518 Regular Season / 3 – Canadiens (3), Rangers (13), Canucks (1)2005-2006
35Petr SykoraRW1978 (Czech Rep.)Pardubice HC *Signed with for 2014-201512 Regular Season / 2 – Predators (2), Capiutals (10)2005-2006
36Tomas VlasakW1975 (Czech Rep.)Plzen HC *Signed with Czech Extraliga – Slavia Praha HC for 2014-201510 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (10)2000-2001
37Jakub CuttaD1981 (Czech Rep.)Liberec Bili Tygri HC *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Free Agent8 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (8)2003-2004
38Marek SchwarzG1986 (Czech Rep.)Liberec Bili Tygri HC *(Also played in Czech2) *Signed with Czech Extraliga – Liberec Bili Tygri HC for 2014-20156 Regular Season / 1 – Blues (6)2008-2009
39Jan LasakG1979 (Slovakia)Liberec Bili Tygri HC *(Also played in Slovakia) *Signed with Czech Extraliga – Liberec Bili Tygri HC through 2015-166 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (6)2002-2003
40Vojtech PolakLW1985 (Czech Rep.)Trinec Ocelari HC *(Also Played in KHL) *Free Agent5 Regular Season / 1 – Stars (5)2006-2007
41Tomas DivisekC1979 (Czech Rep.)Sparta Praha *Free Agent5 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (5)2001-2002
42Martin LojekD1985 (Czech Rep.)Trinec Ocelari HC / Chomutov Pirati *Free Agent5 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (5)2007-2008
43Tomas PopperleG1984 (Czech Rep.)Sparta Praha *Free Agent2 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (2)2006-2007
44Libor PivkoLW1980 (Czech Rep.)Brno Kometa *(Also played in Czech2) *Signed with Czech Extraliga – HC Pardubice for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (1)2003-2004
45Vaclav PletkaLW1979 (Czech Rep.)Plzen HC *Signed with team through 2015-161 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (1)2001-2002
46Milan Kytnar C1989 (Slovakia)Karlovy Vary HC *Free Agent1 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (1)2011-2012

Andreas Nodl Flyers

Andreas Nodl (Icon SMI)

Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (Austria) (#7)

  • Teams and Countries: 12 Teams (Austria – 8, Slovenia – 1, Hungary – 1, Czech Republic – 1, Italy – 1)
  • 36 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Marek MalikD1975 (Czech Rep.)HC Innsbruck *Retired691 Regular Season, 65 Playoff / 4 – Whalers/Hurricanes (317,30), Canucks (147,21), Rangers (185,14), Lightning (42)2008-2009
2Jamie LundmarkC/RW1981 (Canada)Klagenfurter AC *Signed with for 2014-15295 Regular Season, 6 Playoff / 5 – Rangers (114), Coyotes (38), Flames (99,6), Kings (29), Maple Leafs (15)2009-2010
3Alexandre PicardD1985 (Canada)Graz 99ers *Free Agent253 Regular Season / 6 – Flyers (72), Lightning (20), Senators (92), Hurricanes (9), Canadiens (43), Penguins (17)2011-2012
4Richard JackmanD1978 (Canada)Székesfehérvár *Free Agent231 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 6 – Stars (38), Bruins (2), Maple Leafs (71), Penguins (74), Panthers (22), Ducks (24,7)2006-2007
5Kris Beech C1981 (Canada)Vienna *(Also played in DEL – Germany) *Signed with Austria – HC Innsbruck for 2014-15198 Regular Season / 5 – Capitals (73), Penguins (100), Predators (5), Blue Jackets (16), Canucks (4)2007-2008
6Trent WhitfieldC1977 (Canada)HC Bolzano *Retired194 Regular Season, 18 Playoff / 4 – Capitals (143,14), Rangers (1), Blues (33), Bruins (17,4)2011-2012
7Andreas NödlRW1987 (Austria)EC Salzburg / Klagenfurter AC *Free Agent 183 Regular Season, 12 Playoff / 2 – Flyers (127,12), Hurricanes (56)2012-2013
8Thomas PöckD1981 (Austria)Klagenfurter AC *Signed with for 2014-15118 Regular Season, 4 Playoff / 2 – Rangers (59,4), Islanders (59)2008-2009
9Benoit GrattonC1976 (Canada)Vienna *Signed with for 2014-1558 Regular Season / 3 – Capitals (22), Flames (24), Canadiens (12)2003-2004
10Dany SabourinG1980 (Canada)Graz 99ers *Signed with through 2015-1657 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 3 – Flames (4), Penguins (44), Canucks (9,2)2008-2009
11Pat Leahy W1979 (USA)EHC Linz *Retired50 Regular Season / 2 – Bruins (49), Predators (1)2006-2007
12Guillaume Lefebvre LW1981 (Canada)Graz 99ers *Signed with France – Angers for 2014-1539 Regular Season / 3 – Flyers (17), Penguins (21), Bruins (1)2009-2010
13Mark Cullen *Matt Cullen’s Younger Brother, Uncle is Joe Cullen, Grandfather is Barry Cullen, Great Uncles are Brian and Ray CullenC/LW1978 (USA)EC Salzberg *Free Agent38 Regular Season / 3 – Blackhawks (29), Flyers (3), Panthers (6)2011-2012
14Frank BanhamRW1975 (Canada)Székesfehérvár *Signed with for 2014-1532 Regular Season / 2 – Ducks (27), Coyotes (5)2002-2003
15Matt Keith F1983 (Canada)EC Salzburg *Free Agent27 Regular Season / 2 – Blackhawks (24), Islanders (3)2007-2008
16Joe Motzko RW1980 (USA)EC Salzburg *Free Agent25 Regular Season, 3 Playoff / 4 – Blue Jackets (11), Ducks (0,3), Capitals (8), Thrashers (6)2008-2009
17Zdenek Blatny LW/C1981 (Slovakia)Orli Znojmo *Free Agent25 Regular Season / 2 – Thrashers (20), Bruins (5)2005-2006
18Jeff Ulmer RW1977 (Canada)HC Innsbruck *Signed with for 2014-1521 Regular Season / 1 – Rangers (21)2000-2001
19Olivier Magnan D1986 (Canada)Dornbirner EC *Signed with for 2014-1518 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (18)2010-2011
20Adam Munro G1982 (Canada)HC Innsbruck *Signed with for 2014-1517 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (17)2005-2006
21David LalibertéRW1986 (Canada)HC Bolzano / Merren/ Merano *(Also played in Italy2 and with ECHL – Gwinnett Gladiators) *Free Agent11 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 1 – Flyers (11,1)2009-2010
22Alex PlanteD1989 (Canada)Dornbirner EC *Signed with Norway – Lorenskog for 2014-15 10 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (10)2011-2012
23Brad Moran C1979 (Canada)EHC Linz *Signed with for 2014-158 Regular Season / 2 – Blue Jackets (5), Canucks (3)2006-2007
24MacGregor Sharp C/LW1985 (Canada)HC Bolzano *Signed with ESBG – Schwenninger Wild Wings for 2014-158 Regular Season / 1 – Ducks (8)2009-2010
25Graham MinkRW1979 (USA)Dornbirn EC *Free Agent7 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (7)2008-2009
26Brian FaheyD1981 (USA)EC Salzburg *Signed with for 2014-157 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (7)2010-2011
27Patrick CoulombeD1985 (Canada)Graz 99ers *Signed with France – Rouen for 2014-157 Regular Season / 1 – Canucks (7)2006-2007
28Evan BropheyC/LW1986 (Canada)EC Salzburg *Signed with DEL – EHC München for 2014-154 Regular Season / 2 – Blackhawks (1), Avalanche (3)2011-2012
29Doug LynchD1983 (Canada)EC Salzburg *Free Agent2 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (2)2003-2004
30Mike Siklenka D1979 (Canada)Klagenfurter AC *Signed with through 2015-162 Regular Season / 2 – Flyers (1), Rangers (1)2003-2004
31Matt Zaba G1983 (Canada)Vienna *Signed with for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Rangers (1)2009-2010
32Jamie Arniel *Uncle is Scott ArnielC/RW1989 (Canada)Dornbirner EC *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with Austria – Dorbirner EC for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (1)2010-2011
33Cole Jarrett D1983 (Canada)Villacher SV *Signed with for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (1)2005-2006
34Curtis Murphy D1975 (Canada)EHC Linz *Signed with for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Wild (1)2002-2003
35Jamie Fraser D1985 (Canada)Vienna *Signed with for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (1)2008-2009
36Shane Sims D1988 (USA)HC Innsbruck *Free Agent1 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (1)2010-2011

Marek Svatos (JamesTeterenko/Wikicommons)

Marek Svatos (James Teterenko/Wikicommons)

Slovak Extraliga (Slovakia) (#8)

  • Teams and Countries: 10 Teams all in Slovakia
  • 19 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games PlayedLast NHL Season
1Jozef StumpelC1972 (Slovakia)HK Nitra *Free Agent957 Regular Season, 55 Playoff / Bruins (424,34), Kings (334,21), Panthers (199) 2007-2008
2Radoslav SuchýD1976 (Slovakia)HK SKP Poprad *Free Agent451 Regular Season, 10 Playoff / 2 – Coyotes (372,10), Blue Jackets (79)2005-2006
3Ladislav NagyW1979 (Slovakia)HC Kosice *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with KHL – Bratislava Slovan HC through 2015-16435 Regular Season, 18 Playoff / 4 – Blues (51,6), Coyotes (321,5), Stars (25,7), Kings (38)2007-2008
4Marek SvatosRW1982 (Slovakia)HC Kosice *Free Agent344 Regular Season, 14 Playoff / 3 – Avalanche (316,14), Predators (9), Senators (19)2010-2011
5Róbert PetrovickýC1973 (Slovakia)HK Dukla Trencin *(Also played in Czech) *Signed with Slovak Extraliga HK Dukla Trencin for 2014-15208 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 5 – Whalers (77), Stars (5), Blues (44,2), Lightning (71), Islanders (11)2000-2001
6Tomas KloucekD1980 (Slovakia)HC Kosice *Signed with for 2014-15141 Regular Season / 3 – Rangers (95), Predators (8), Thrashers (38)2005-2006
7Richard LintnerD1977 (Slovakia)HK Dukla Trencin *(Also Played in KHL) *Free Agent112 Regular Season / 3 – Predators (83), Rangers (10), Penguins (19)2002-2003
8Boris ValábikD1986 (Slovakia)SHK 37 Piestany *Signed with VHL – Saryarka Karaganda for 2014-1580 Regular Season / 1 – Thrashers (80)2009-2010
9Jiri Bicek W1978 (Slovakia)HC Kosice *Signed with through 2015-1662 Regular Season, 7 Playoff / 1 – Devils (62,7)2003-2004
10Martin StrbakD1975 (Slovakia)HC Kosice *Signed with through 2015-1649 Regular Season / 2 – Kings (5), Penguins (44)2003-2004
11Kirill SafronovD1981 (Russia)HKM Zvolen *(Also played in KHL and VHL – Russia) *Signed tryout with KHL – Amur Khabarovsk for 2014-1535 Regular Season / 2 – Coyotes (1), Thrashers (34)2002-2003
12Peter SmrekD1979 (Slovakia)MHC Martin *Free Agent28 Regular Season / 2 – Blues (6), Rangers (22)2001-2002
13Peter BartosLW1973 (Slovakia)HC Kosice *Signed with for 2014-1513 Regular Season / 1 – Wild (13)2000-2001
14Petr KalusRW1987 (Czech Rep.)HK Dukla Trencin *(Also played in Allsvenskan (Sweden) and EIHL) *Free Agent11 Regular Season / 2 – Bruins (9), Wild (2)2009-2010
15Lubomir VaicC1977 (Slovakia)HK SKP Poprad *(Also played in Slovakia2) *Free Agent9 Regular Season / 1 – Canucks (9)1999-2000
16Andrej PodkonickýLW/C1978 (Slovakia)HKM Zvolen *Free Agent8 Regular Season / 2 – Panthers (6), Capitals (2)2003-2004
17Jaroslav ObsutD1976 (Slovakia)HKM Zvolen *Signed with MOL Liga – ASC Corona Brasov7 Regular Season / 2 – Blues (4), Avalanche (3)2001-2002
18Rastislav StanaG1980 (Slovakia)HC Kosice *Signed with Czech Extraliga – Sparta Praha HC for 2014-156 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (6)2003-2004
19Jan LasakG1979 (Slovakia)HK Dukla Trencin *(Also Played in Czech) *Signed with Czech Extraliga – Liberec Bili Tygri HC through 2015-166 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (6)2002-2003

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HockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden) (#9)

  • Teams and Countries: 14 Teams all in Sweden
  • 17 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games PlayedLast NHL Season
1Michael Nylander *Father of William Nylander Toronto Maple Leaf draft pick, who he also played with on Rogle BKC1972 (Sweden)Rogle BK *(Also played in SweHL and Sweden – Division1 (Tier 3) ) *Free Agent920 Regular Season, 47 Playoff / 7 – Whalers (117), Flames (168,13), Lightning (35), Blackhawks (239,5), Bruins (15,6), Rangers (160,14), Capitals (186,9)2008-2009
2Andreas LiljaD1975 (Sweden)Rogle BK *Signed with for 2014-15580 Regular Season, 66 Playoff / 5 – Kings (45,6), Panthers (135), Red Wings (298,47), Ducks (52,3), Flyers (50,10)2012-2013
3Andrew RaycroftG1980 (Canada)Bjorkloven IF *Retired280 Regular Season, 8 Playoff / 5 – Bruins (108,7), Maple Leafs (91), Avalanche (31), Canucks (21,1), Stars (29)2011-2012
4Mathias TjarnqvistLW1979 (Sweden)Rogle BK *Free Agent173 Regular Season / 2 – Stars (69), Coyotes (114)2007-2008
5Michael HolmqvistC/LW1979 (Sweden)Djurgardens IF Stockholm *Signed with for 2014-15 team promoted to SHL.156 Regular Season / 2 – Ducks (21), Blackhawks (135)2006-2007
6Jeremy CollitonC1985 (Canada)Mora IK *Retired (Became teams coach mid season) 57 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (57)2010-2011
7Kenndal McArdleLW1987 (Canada)Vasteras IK *Signed with Allsvenskan – Malmo for 2014-15 with option for 2015-1642 Regular Season / 2 – Panthers (33), Jets (9)2011-2012
8Luca CaputiLW1988 (Canada)Vasteras IK *Signed with Allsvenskan – Oskarshamn for 2014-15 with option for 2015-1635 Regular Season / 2 – Penguins (9), Maple Leafs (26)2010-2011
9Jeremy WilliamsRW1984 (Canada)Vasteras IK *Signed with through 2015-1632 Regular Season / 2 – Maple Leafs (31), Rangers (1)2010-2011
10Petr KalusRW1987 (Czech Rep.)Djurgardens IF Stockholm *(Also played in EIHL and Slovakia) *Free Agent11 Regular Season / 2 – Bruins (9), Wild (2)2009-2010
11Kevin DoellC1979 (Canada)Vasteras IK *(Also Played in Italy) *Free Agent8 Regular Season / 1 – Thrashers (8)2007-2008
12Justin PoggeG1986 (Canada)Bofors IK *Signed with SHL – Farjestad through 2015-167 Regular Season / 2 – Maple Leafs (7), Coyotes (0 – Back up Only)2011-2012
13Dave Liffiton D1984 (Canada)Malmo *(Also played in SHL) *Signed with Allsvenskan – Malmo for 2014-15

7 Regular Season / 2 – Rangers (3), Avalanche (4)

2010-2011
14Jordan Lavallee-SmothermanW1986 (USA)Karlskrona HK *Signed with SM-Liiga Pelicans for 2014-154 Regular Season / 1 – Thrashers (4)2008-2009
15Trevor FrischmonC1981 (USA)Mora IK *Free Agent3 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (3)2009-2010
16Joey TenuteC/LW1983 (Canada)Malmo Redhawks *Signed with through 2015-161 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (1)2005-2006
17Ryan ThangW1987 (USA)Mora IK *(Also played in SM-Liiga – Finland) *Signed with Asia – High1 for 2014-15 1 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (1)2011-2012

Elite Ice Hockey League (United Kingdom) (#10)

  • Teams and Countries: 10 Teams all in the United Kingdom (England – 4, Scotland – 4, Wales – 1, Ireland – 1)
  • 16 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games PlayedLast NHL Season
1Steven GoertzenRW1984 (Canada)Sheffield Steelers *Teams Player-Coach briefly in 2013-14 *Signed with Coventry Blaze for 2014-1568 Regular Season / 3 – Blue Jackets (46), Coyotes (16), Hurricanes (6)2009-2010
2Lynn LoynsW1981 (Canada)Nottingham Panthers *Free Agent34 Regular Season / 2 – Sharks (21), Flames (13)2005-2006
3Dustin KohnD1987 (Canada)Sheffield Steelers *Signed with for 2014-1522 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (22)2009-2010
4Stefan MeyerLW1985 (Canada)Sheffield Steelers *Free Agent20 Regular Season / 2 – Panthers (4), Flames (16)2010-2011
5Tomas KurkaLW1981 (Czech Rep.)Cardiff Devils *Signed with through 2015-1617 Regular Season / 1 – Hurricanes (17)2003-2004
6Greg JacinaLW1982 (Canada)Nottingham Panthers *(Also played in Norway) *Signed with EIHL – Nottingham Panthers for 2014-1514 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (14)2006-2007
7Matt RyanC/LW1983 (Canada)Nottingham Panthers *Free Agent12 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (12)2005-2006
8Petr KalusRW1987 (Czech Rep.)Nottingham Panthers *(Also played in Sweden and Slovakia) *Free Agent 11 Regular Season / 2 – Bruins (9), Wild (2)2009-2010
9Phil OreskovicD1987 (Canada)Nottingham Panthers *Free Agent10 Regular Season / 1 – Maple Leafs (10)2008-2009
10Drew Fata *Rico Fata’s Younger BrotherD1983 (Canada)Sheffield Steelers *Free Agent8 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 1 – Islanders (8,1)2007-2008
11Raymond MaciasD1986 (USA)Braehead Clan *Free Agent8 Regular Season / 1 – Avalanche (8)2010-11
12Sylvain Cloutier *Dan Cloutier’s Older BrotherC1974 (Canada)Hull Stingrays *Free Agent7 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (7)1998-99
13Joe JensenC/LW1983 (USA)Nottingham Panthers *Retired6 Regular Season / 1 – Hurricanes (6)2007-2008
14Bob WrenC1974 (Canada)Nottingham Panthers *Signed with Oberliga – Germany3 – Hannover Indians for 2014-155 Regular Season / 2 – Mighty Ducks (4), Maple Leafs (1)2001-2002
15Mario LarocqueD1978 (Canada)Braehead Clan *Free Agent5 Regular Season / 1 – Lightning (5)1998-1999
16Dan LacostaG1986 (Canada)Cardiff Devils *Also Goalie Coach *Retired4 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (4)2008-2009

VHL – Higher Hockey League, Supreme Hockey League, Major Hockey League (Kazakhstan, Russia) (#11)

  • Teams and Countries: 26 Teams (Russia – 24, Kazakhstan -2)
  • 14 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games PlayedLast NHL Season
1Oleg KvashaLW1978 (Russia)Yermak Angarsk *(Also played in KHL) *Free Agent493 Regular Season, 21 Playoff / 3 – Panthers (146,4), Islanders (332,17), Coyotes (15)2005-2006
2Petr SchastlivyLW1979 (Russia)HK Sarov *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo for 2014-15129 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 2 – Senators (107,1), Mighty Ducks (22)2003-2004
3Cal O’Reilly *Ryan O’Reilly’s Older BrotherC1986 (Canada)Yuzhny Ural Orsk *(Also played in KHL and in AHL – Utica Comets) *Signed with NHL – Vancouver Canucks 2way contract for 2014-15113 Regular Season / 3 – Predators (85), Coyotes (22), Penguins (6)2011-2012
4Denis ShvidkiRW1980 (Ukraine)Titan Klin *(Also played in MOL Liga – Hungary) *Free Agent76 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (76)2003-2004
5Kip BrennanLW1980 (Canada)Sary-Arka Karaganda *Free Agent61 Regular Season / 4 – Kings (41), Thrashers (5), Mighty Ducks (12), Islanders (3)2007-2008
6Pavel VorobievRW1982 (Kazakhstan)HC Ryazan *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with VHL – HC Ryazan for 2014-1557 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (57)2005-2006
7Stefan RuzickaRW1985 (Slovakia)Vityaz Podolsk *(Also played in KHL) *Free Agent55 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (55)2007-2008
8Alexei SmirnovLW/C1982 (Russia)Yuzhny Ural Orsk *(Also played in Kazakhstan) *Free Agent52 Regular Season, 4 Playoff / 1 – Mighty Ducks (52, 4)2003-2004
9Evgeny KorolevD1978 (Russia)Lada Togliatti *Free Agent42 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 1 – Islanders (42,2)2001-2002
10Kirill SafronovD1981 (Russia)Lada Togliatti *(Also played in KHL and Slovakia) *Signed tryout with KHL – Amur Khabarovsk for 2014-1535 Regular Season / 2 – Coyotes (1), Thrashers (34)2002-2003
11Alexei TezikovD1978 (Russia)Saryarka Karaganda / HK Ryazan (Also played in Belarus and Kazakhstan) *Signed with VHL – Sokol Krasnoyarsk for 2014-1530 Regular Season / 2 – Capitals (28),. Canucks (2)2001-2002
12Alexander BoikovD1975 (Russia)Traktor Chelyabinsk *(Also played in KHL) *Free Agent10 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (10)2000-2001
13Evgeny ShaldybinD1975 (Russia)Sputnik Nizhny Tagil *Retired3 Regular Season / 1 – Bruins (3)1996-1997
14Anton KlementyevD1990 (Russia)Sokol Krasnoyarsk *Free Agent1 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (1)2009-2010

Serie A (Italy) (#12)

  • Teams and Countries: 10 Teams all in Italy
  • 12 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games PlayedLast NHL Season
1Chris MasonG1976 (Canada)Ritten Renon *Signed with DEL – Augsburger Panther for 2014-15 Season317 Regular Season, 9 Playoff / 3 – Predators (146,5), Blues (118,4), Thrashers/Jets (53) 2012-2013
2Jean-Sebastien Aubin G1977 (Canada)Val Pusteria HC *Signed with France – Angers for 2014-15 Season218 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 3 – Penguins (168,1), Maple Leafs (31), Kings (19)2007-2008
3Pat RissmillerLW1978 (USA)Ritten Renon *Signed with for 2014-15192 Regular Season, 30 Playoff / 4 – Sharks (180, 30), Rangers (2), Thrashers (1), Panthers (9)2010-2011
4Ryan O’MarraC1987 (Japan) *Raised in CanadaVal Pusteria HC *Signed with EIHL – Coventry Blaze for 2014-1533 Regular Season / 2 – Oilers (31), Ducks (2)2011-2012
5Scott BarneyRW1979 (Canada)Valpellice *Signed with Austria2 – EHC Lustenau for 2014-1527 Regular Season / 2 – Kings (24), Thrashers (2)2005-2006
6Kevin DoellC1979 (Canada)Vasteras IK *(Also played in Allsvenskan (Sweden)) *Free Agent8 Regular Season / 1 – Thrashers (8)2007-2008
7Layne UlmerC1980 (Canada)Asiago HC *Free Agent1 Regular Season / 1 – Rangers (1)2003-2004
8Sean Bentivoglio C/LW1985 (Canada) *Plays for Italy InternationallyAsiago HC *Free Agent1 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (1)2008-2009
9Darcy CampbellD1984 (Canada)Val Pusteria HC *Free Agent1 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (1)2006-2007
10Jeff FrazeeG1987 (USA)Valpellice *Signed with Denmark – SønderjyskE for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (1)2012-2013
11Stanislav GronC1978 (Slovakia)Cortina SG *Free Agent1 Regular Season / 1 – Devils (1)2000-2001
12Jamie FritschD1985 (USA)Milan *Free Agent1 Regular Season / 1 – Flyers (1)2008-2009

National League B (Switzerland) (#13)

  • Teams and Countries: 10 Teams all in Switzerland
  • 7 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Alexei KovalevRW1973 (Russia)Visp *Retired1,316 Regular Season, 123 Playoff / Rangers (492,44), Penguins (365,46), Canadiens (314,33), Senators (131) Panthers (14)2012-2013
2Juraj KolnikRW1980 (Slovakia)Langnau *Free Agent250 Regular Season / 2 – Islanders (36), Panthers (214)2006-2007
3Paul DiPietro C/RW1970 (Canada) *Played for Switzerland InternationallyOlten *Free Agent192 Regular Season, 31 Playoff / 3 – Canadiens (166,31), Maple Leafs (20), Kings (6)1996-1997
4Rob SchrempC1986 (USA)Langnau *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Signed with KHL – Novokuznetsk Metallurg for 2014-15114 Regular Season / 3 – Oilers (7), Islanders (89), Thrashers (18)2010-2011
5Daniel CorsoC1978 (Canada)Olten *(Also played in Mestis – Finland and SM-Liiga – Finland) *Free Agent77 Regular Season, 14 Playoff / Blues (70, 14), Thrashers (7)2003-2004
6Kyle GreentreeLW1983 (Canada)Basel *Signed with for 2014-154 Regular Season / 2 – Flyers (2), Flames (2)2008-2009
7Danny IrmenRW/C1984 (USA)Thuragu *(Also played in NLA – Switzerland) *Signed with NLB – Thurgua through 2016-172 Regular Season / 1 – Wild (2)2009-2010

Republic of Kazakhstan Open Ice Hockey Championship (Kazakhstan) (Tied #14)

  • Teams and Countries: 10 Teams all in Kazakhstan
  • 6 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Andrei ZyuzinD1978 (Russia)HK Almaty *(Also played in Ukraine and Belarus) *Free Agent496 Regular Season, 29 Playoff / 6 – Sharks (81,6), Lightning (107), Devils (39), Wild (188,18), Flames (49,5), Blackhawks (32)2007-2008
2Mike Danton / Born: Mike JeffersonC1980 (Canada)Beibarys Atyrau *(Also played in Poland and Romania) *Signed with Poland – KH Sanok for 2014-15

87 Regular Season, 5 Playoff / 2 – Devils (19), Blues (68,5)

2003-2004
3Alexei SmirnovLW/C1982 (Russia)HK Almaty *(Also played in VHL – Russia) *Free Agent52 Regular Season, 4 Playoff / 1 – Mighty Ducks (52, 4)2003-2004
4Alexei TezikovD1978 (Russia)Saryarka Karaganda / HK Ryazan (Also played in Belarus and VHL – Russia) *Signed with VHL – Sokol Krasnoyarsk for 2014-1530 Regular Season / 2 – Capitals (28), Canucks (2)2001-2002
5Andrej NedorostF1980 (Slovakia)Ertis Pavlodar *Free Agent28 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (28)2003-2004
6Miroslav ZalesakRW/C1980 (Slovakia)Ertis Pavlodar *Free Agent12 Regular Season / 1 – Sharks (12)2003-2004

GET-ligaen (Norway) (Tied #14

  • Teams and Countries: 10 Teams all in Norway
  • 6 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Eric Chouinard *Son of Guy Choinard and Cousins with Marc ChouinardC1980 (USA)Vålerengan *(Also played in KHL) * Signed with France – Grenoble for 2014-1590 Regular Season / 3 – Canadiens (13), Flyers (46), Wild (31)2005-2006
2Quintin LaingLW1979 (Canada)Sparta Sarpsborg *Free Agent79 Regular Season / 2 – Blackhawks (3), Capitals (76)2009-2010
3Greg JacinaLW1983 (Canada)Rosenborg IHK Elite *(Also played in EIHL – England) *Signed with EIHL – Nottingham Panthers for 2014-201514 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (14)2006-2007
4Bryce LampmanD1982 (USA)Lørenskog *(Also played in ECHL – Florida Everblades) *Free Agent10 Regular Season / 1 – Rangers (10)2006-2007
5Shay Stephenson *Logan Stephenson’s Older Brother (Played with in Norway), Bob Stephenson’s Son. LW1983 (Canada)Sparta Sarpsborg *Free Agent2 Regular Season / 1 – Kings (2)2006-2007
6Jonas JohanssonRW1984 (Sweden)Frisk Asker *Signed with ESBG (Germany) – Lausitzer Füchse for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (1)2005-2006

Czech 1.liga (Czech2) (Tied #14)

  • Teams and Countries: 14 Teams all in Czech Republic
  • 6 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played /TeamsLast NHL Season
1David VýbornýC1975 (Czech Rep.)BK Mlada Boleslav *Signed with through 2014-15, team promoted to Czech Extraliga next season543 Regular Season / 1 – Blue Jackets (543)2007-2008
2Ales KotalikW1978 (Czech Rep.)HC Ceske Budejovice *Free Agent542 Regular Season, 34 Playoff / Sabres (426,34), Oilers (19), Rangers (45), Flames (52)2010-2011
3Niko KapanenC1978 (Finland)HC Litomerice *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with KHL – Jokerit for 2014-15 season397 Regular Season, 18 Playoff / 3 – Stars (239,18), Thrashers (60), Coyotes (98)2007-2008
4Marek PosmykD1978 (Czech Rep.)HC Ceske Budejovice *(Also played in Czech Extraliga) *Free Agent19 Regular Season / 1 – Lightning (19)2000-2001
5Marek SchwarzG1986 (Czech Rep.)HC Benatky nad Jizerou * (Also played in Czech Extraliga) *Signed with Czech Extraliga – Liberec Bili Tygri HC for 2014-20156 Regular Season / 1 – Blues (6)2008-2009
6Libor PivkoLW1980 (Czech Rep.)HC Horacka Slavia Trebic *(Also played in Czech Extraliga) *Signed with HC Pardubice of Czech Extraliga for 2014-151 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (1)2003-2004

Asia League Ice Hockey (#17)

  • Teams and Countries: 8 Teams (Japan – 4, South Korea – 3, China – 1)
  • 4 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Burke HenryD1979 (Canada)Nikko Icebucks *Free Agent39 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (39)2003-2004
2Bryan YoungD1986 (Canada) * Plays for South Korea Internationally High1 * Signed with through 2015-1617 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (17)2007-2008
3David BrineC1985 (Canada)High1 *Signed with Denmark – Aalborg for 2014-159 Regular Season / Panthers (9)2007-2008
4Yutaka FukufujiG1982 (Japan)Nikko Icebucks *Signed with Denmark – Esbjerg for 2014-154 Regular Season / Kings (4)2006-2007

Belarus (Tied #18)

  • Teams and Countries: 10 Teams all in Belarus
  • 3 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Andrei ZyuzinD1978 (Russia)HK Vitebsk *(Also played in Ukraine and Kazakhstan) *Free Agent496 Regular Season, 29 Playoff / 6 – Sharks (81,6), Lightning (107), Devils (39), Wild (188,18), Flames (49,5), Blackhawks (32)2007-2008
2Alexei TezikovD1978 (Russia)Saryarka Karaganda / HK Ryazan (Also played in VHL – Russia and Kazakhstan) *Signed with VHL – Sokol Krasnoyarsk for 2014-1530 Regular Season / 2 – Capitals (28),. Canucks (2)2001-2002
3Jaroslav KristekRW1980 (Czech Rep.)Neman Grodno *(Also played in KHL) *Free Agent6 Regular Season / 1 – Sabres (6)2002-2003

ESBG – 2nd Eishockey-Bundesliga (Germany) (Tied #18)

  • Teams and Countries: 13 Teams all in Germany
  • 3 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Pavel BrendlW1981 (Czech Rep.)Lausitzer Foxes *(Also played in Czech) *Free Agent78 Regular Season, 2 Playoff / 3 – Flyers (50,2), Hurricanes (26), Coyotes (2)2005-2006
2Mike CardD1986 (Canada)Heilbronner Falken *Signed with ESBG – Eispiraten Crimmitschau for 2014-154 Regular Season / 1 – Sabres (4)2006-2007
3Riley Armstrong * Colby Armstrong’s Younger BrotherRW1984 (Canada)Landshut Cannibals *Singed with Allsvenskan – HC Vita Hastenfor 2014-152 Regular Season / 1 – Sharks (2)2008-2009

Italy2 (Italy) (Tied #20)

  • Teams and Countries: 9 Teams all in Italy
  • 2 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1David HaleD1981 (USA)Eppan/Apianno *Free Agent327 Regular Season, 17 Playoff / Devils (146,9), Flames (69,8), Coyotes (48), Lightning (39), Senators (25)2010-2011
2David LalibertéRW1986 (Canada)Meran/Merano – *(Also played in Erste Bank Eishockey Liga – Austria and in ECHL – Gwinnett Gladiators) *Free Agent11 Regular Season, 1 Playoff / 1 – Flyers (11,1)2009-2010

Slovak 2.Liga (Slovakia 3) (Tied #20)

  • Teams and Countries: 16 Teams all in Slovakia
  • 2 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Lubomir SekerasD1968 (Slovakia)HK Dubnica *Retired213 Regular Season, 15 Playoff / 2 – Wild (209,15), Stars (4)2003-2004
2Ivan DroppaD1972 (Slovakia)HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas B *Retired

19 Regular Season / 1 – Blackhawks (19)

1995-1996

MOL Liga (Hungary, Romania, Slovakia) (Tied #20)

  • Teams and Countries: 7 Teams (Hungary – 4, Romania – 3, Slovakia – 1)
  • 2 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Mike Danton / Born: Mike JeffersonC1980 (Canada)HSC Csikszereda *(Also played in Poland and Kazakstan) *Signed with Poland – KH Sanok for 2014-15

87 Regular Season, 5 Playoff / 2 – Devils (19), Blues (68,5)

2003-2004
2Denis ShvidkiRW1980 (Ukraine)HSC Csíkszereda *(Also played in VHL – Russia) *Free Agent76 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (76)2003-2004

 

Polish Hockey League (Tied #20)

  • Teams and Countries: 9 Teams all in Poland
  • 2 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Mike Danton / Born: Mike JeffersonC1980 (Canada)KH Sanok *(Also played in Kazakstan and Romania) *Signed with Poland – KH Sanok for 2014-15

87 Regular Season, 5 Playoff / 2 – Devils (19), Blues (68,5)

2003-2004
2Roman TvrdonLW1981 (Slovakia)Unia Oswiecim *(Also played in Slovakia2) *Free Agent9 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (9)2003-2004

Mestis (Finland Secondary League) (Tied #20)

  • Teams and Countries: 12 Teams all in Finland
  • 2 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Daniel CorsoC1978 (Canada)Leki *(Also played in SM-liiga – Finish Elite League and NLB – Switzerland) *Free Agent77 Regular Season, 14 Playoff / Blues (70, 14), Thrashers (7)2003-2004
2Andy ChiodoG1983 (Canada)LeKi *(Also played in SM-liiga – Finish Elite League and ECHL – Bakersfield Condors) *Free Agent8 Regular Season / Penguins (8)2003-2004

Croatia (Tied #20)

  • Teams and Countries: 4 Teams all in Croatia

  • 2 Former NHL Players

Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Alan LetangD1975 (Canada) *Plays for Croatia InternationallyZagreb Medvescak II (Also played in KHL) *Free Agent14 Regular Season / 3 – Stars (8), Flames (2), Islanders (4)2002-2003
2Mark KaticD1985 (Canada)Zagreb Medvescak II *(Also played in KHL) *Signed with KHL – Zagreb Medvescak for 2014-1511 Regular Season / 1 – Islanders (11)2010-2011

Slovak 1.Liga (Slovakia 2) (Tied #20)

  • Teams and Countries: 12 Teams all in Slovakia
  • 2 Former NHL Players
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Lubomir VaicC1977 (Slovakia)HK Spisska Nova Ves *(Also played in Slovak Extraliga) *Free Agent9 Regular Season / 1 – Canucks (9)1999-2000
2Roman TvrdonLW1981 (Slovakia)HK 95 Povazska Bystrica *(Also played in Poland) *Free Agent9 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (9)2003-2004

Sweden – Division1 (Tier3) (Tied #27)

  • Teams and Countries: 53 Teams all in Sweden
  • 1 Former NHL Player
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Michael Nylander *Father of William Nylander Toronto Maple Leaf draft pick, who he also played with on Rogle BKC1972 (Sweden)Vita Hästen *(Also played in SHL and Allsvenskan) *Free Agent920 Regular Season, 47 Playoff / 7 – Whalers (117), Flames (168,13), Lightning (35), Blackhawks (239,5), Bruins (15,6), Rangers (160,14), Capitals (186,9)2008-2009

Ukranian Hockey Championship (Ukraine) (Tied #27)

  • Teams and Countries: 6 Teams all in Ukraine
  • 1 Former NHL Player
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Andrei ZyuzinD1978 (Russia)Bilyy Bars Bila Tserkva *(Also played in Kazakhstan and Belarus) *Free Agent496 Regular Season, 29 Playoff / 6 – Sharks (81,6), Lightning (107), Devils (39), Wild (188,18), Flames (49,5), Blackhawks (32)2007-2008

Eredivisie (Netherlands) (Tied #27)

  • Teams and Countries: 7 Teams (Netherlands – 6, Belgium – 1)
  • 1 Former NHL Player
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Alex HenryD1979 (Canada)HYS The Hague *Free Agent177 Regular Season / 4 – Oilers (3), Capitals (38), Wild (134), Canadiens (2)2008-2009

I-division Finland (Finland’s 4th best league) (Tied #27)

  • Teams and Countries: 60 Teams all in Finland
  • 1 Former NHL Player
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Marko Kiprusoff *Miikka Kiprusoff’s older brother D1972 (Finland)Paka *Retired51 Regular Season / 2 – Canadiens (24), Islanders (27)2001-2002

EPIHL (UK 2nd tier) (Tied #27)

  • Teams and Countries: 9 Teams all in England

  • 1 Former NHL Player

Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Robert SchnabelD1978 (Czech Rep.)Manchester Phoenix *Retired22 Regular Season / 1 – Predators (22)2003-2004

Hockeyettan (Sweden Division 1) (Tied #27)

  • Teams and Countries: 47 Teams all in Sweden
  • 1 Former NHL Player
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Chad WisemanLW1981 (Canada)Östersunds IK *Free Agent9 Regular Season / 2 – Sharks (4), Rangers (5)2005-2006

Oberliga (Germany 3) (Tied #27)

  • Teams and Countries: 12 Teams all in Germany
  • 1 Former NHL Player
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Jan BendaC/D1982 (Belgium)Deggendorfer SC *Signed with for 2014-159 Regular Season / 1 – Capitals (9)1997-1998

Metal Ligaen (Denmark) (Tied #27)

  • Teams and Countries: 9 Teams all in Denmark
  • 1 Former NHL Player
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Alfie Michaud G1976 (Canada)SønderjyskE *Retired2 Regular Season / 1 – Canucks (2)1999-2000

Ligue Magnus (France) (Tied #27)

  • Teams and Countries: 14 Teams all in France
  • 1 Former NHL Player
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Sébastien BisaillonD1986 (Canada)Briançon *Signed with France – Angers for 2014-152 Regular Season / 1 – Oilers (2)2006-2007

NIHL North 2 (UK 4th tier) (Tied #27)

  • Teams and Countries: 37 Teams in England, Wales and Scotland

  • 1 Former NHL Player

Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamLast NHL Season
1Chris AllenD1978 (Canada) Nottingham Lions *Retired2 Regular Season / 1 – Panthers (2)1998-99

Spengler Cup Only

  • 1 Former NHL Player
Rank / EP LinkName / HDB LinkPositionBorn (Country)2013-14 TeamNHL Games Played / TeamsLast NHL Season
1Sergei Fedorov *Fedor Fedorov’s Older BrotherC1969 (Russia)KHL – CSKA Moscow(Also GM) *Retired1,248 Regular Season, 183 Playoff / 4 – Red Wings (908,162), Mighty Ducks (85), Blue Jackets (185), Capitals (70,21)2008-2009


Quick links to each league: KHL(Russia)DEL (Germany)SM-Liiga (Finland)NLA (Swiss)SHL (Sweden)Czech ExtraligaErste Bank Eishockey Liga(Austria)Slovak ExtraligaHockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden)EIHL (Great Britain)VHL (Russia)Serie A (Italy)NLB (Swiss) -KazakhstanGET-ligaen (Norway)Czech2AsiaBelarusESBG (Germany)Italy2Slovakia3MOL Liga (Hungary)PolishMestis (Finland)- CroatiaSlovakia2Sweden Tier 3UkraineEredivisie (Netherlands)I-division (Finland)EPIHL (England)Hockeyettan (Sweden)Oberliga (Germany)Metal Ligaen (Denmark)Ligue Magnus (France)NIHL (England)Spengler Cup Only


List of 68 Multi-League players in 2013-14

  1. Niko Kapanen (KHL/Czech2)

  2. Erik Christensen (KHL/SHL)

  3. Brian Willsie (KHL/SHL/SM-Liiga)

  4. Anthony Stewart (KHL/NLA)

  5. Petr Schastlivy (KHL/VHL)

  6. Cal O’Reilly (KHL/VHL)

  7. Richard Lintner (KHL/Slovakia)

  8. Eric Chouinard (KHL/Norway)

  9. Dan Sexton (KHL/SM-Ligga)

  10. Pavel Vorobiev (KHL/VHL)

  11. Stefan Ruzicka (KHL/VHL)

  12. Chris Bourque (KHL/NLA)

  13. Matt Ellison (KHL/NLA)

  14. Kirill Safronov (KHL/VHL/Slovakia)

  15. Henrik Karlsson (KHL/SHL)

  16. Josh Hennessy (KHL/NLA)

  17. Alexander Boikov (KHL/VHL)

  18. Jaroslav Kristek (KHL/Belarus)

  19. Radek Smolenak (KHL/SM-Liiga)

  20. Zdenek Kutlak (KHL/NLA)

  21. Vojtech Polak (KHL/Czech)

  22. Alan Letang (KHL/Croatia)

  23. Mikko Koskinen (KHL/SM-Liiga)

  24. Brian Salcido (KHL/SM-Liiga)

  25. Iiro Tarkki (KHL/SHL)

  26. Milan Jurcina (DEL/NLA)

  27. Kris Beech (DEL/Austria)

  28. Jordan Hendry (DEL/SHL)

  29. Mika Noronen (DEL/NLA)

  30. Ramzi Abid (DEL/SM-Liiga)

  31. Eric Beaudoin (DEL/NLA)

  32. David Printz (DEL/SM-Liiga)

  33. Carsen Germyn (DEL/SHL)

  34. Ladislav Nagy (SM-Liiga/Slovakia)

  35. Daniel Corso (SM-Liiga/Mestis/NLB)

  36. Esa Pirnes (SM-Liiga/SHL)

  37. Aaron Gagnon (SM-Liiga/SHL)

  38. Pavel Rosa (SM-Liiga/Czech)

  39. Ben Walter (SM-Liiga/SHL)

  40. Andy Chiodo (SM-Liiga/Mestis)

  41. Jakub Cutta (SM-Liiga/Czech)

  42. Justin DiBenedetto (SM-Liiga/SHL)

  43. Ryan Thang (SM-Liiga/Sweden1)

  44. Jamie Arniel (SM-Liiga/Austria)

  45. Michael Nylander (SHL/Sweden1)

  46. Chris Campoli (SHL/NLA)

  47. Jan Hlavac (SHL/Czech)

  48. Garrett Stafford (SHL/NLA)

  49. Dave Liffiton (SHL/Allsvenskan)

  50. Rob Schremp (NLA/NLB)

  51. Danny Irmen (NLA/NLB)

  52. Robert Petrovicky (Czech/Slovakia)

  53. Pavel Brendl (Czech/2.Gbun-Germany)

  54. Marek Posmyk (Czech/Czech2)

  55. Marek Schwarz (Czech/Czech2)

  56. Jan Lasak (Czech/Slovakia)

  57. Libor Pivko (Czech/Czech2)

  58. David Laliberté (Austria/Italy2)

  59. Petr Kalus (Slovakia/Sweden1/EIHL)

  60. Lubomir Vaic (Slovakia/Slovakia2)

  61. Kevin Doell (SWE1/Italy)

  62. Greg Jacina (EIHL/Norway)

  63. Denis Shvidki (VHL/MOL Liga)

  64. Alexei Smirnov (VHL/Kazakhstan)

  65. Alexei Tezikov (VHL/Belarus/Kazakhstan)

  66. Andrei Zyuzin (Kazakhstan/Ukraine/Belarus)

  67. Mike Danton (Kazakhstan/Poland/Romania)

  68. Roman Tvrdon (Polish/Slovakia2)


Summary of total former players for each league

  • KHL (Russia) – 188

  • DEL (Germany) – 76

  • SM-Liiga (Finland) – 69

  • NLA (Swiss) – 67

  • SHL (Sweden) – 66

  • Czech Extraliga – 46

  • Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (Austria) – 36

  • Slovak Extraliga – 19

  • HockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden) – 17

  • EIHL (Great Britain) – 16

  • VHL (Russia) – 14

  • Serie A (Italy) – 12

  • NLB (Swiss) – 7

  • Kazakhstan – 6

  • GET-ligaen (Norway) – 6

  • Czech2 – 6

  • Asia – 4

  • Belarus – 3

  • ESBG (Germany) – 3

  • Italy2 – 2

  • Slovakia3 – 2

  • MOL Liga (Hungary) – 2

  • Polish – 2

  • Mestis (Finland) – 2

  • Croatia – 2

  • Slovakia2 – 2

  • Sweden Tier3 – 1

  • Ukraine – 1

  • Eredivisie (Netherlands) – 1

  • I-division (Finland) – 1

  • EPIHL (England) – 1

  • Hockeyettan (Sweden) – 1

  • Oberliga (Germany) – 1

  • Metal Ligaen (Denmark) – 1

  • Ligue Magnus (France) – 1

  • NIHL (England) – 1

  • Spengler Cup Only – 1


Breakdown of NHL organizations with the most former/current players in Europe in 2013-14

Note: Each category has the team’s rank in brackets.

Team

Total Players

Total Regular Season Games Played with team

Total Playoff Games Played with team

Total Regular Season and Playoff Games Played with team

Regular Season Games Played with team Per Player

Playoff Games Played with team Per Player

Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers

69 (1)

4517 (1)

8 (T-29)

4525 (2)

65.46 (15)

0.12 (30)

New York Rangers

65 (2)

4364 (2)

219 (8)

4583 (1)

67.14 (13)

3.26 (T-13)

Florida Panthers

56 (3)

3976 (4)

23 (28)

3999 (4)

71 (9)

0.41 (28)

Pittsburgh Penguins

55 (4)

4125 (3)

302 (3)

4427 (3)

75 (8)

4.49 (8)

Phoenix Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets

53 (T-5)

3630 (6)

64 (25)

3694 (8)

68.49 (12)

1.21 (25)

Tampa Bay Lightning

53 (T-5)

2649 (15)

122 (16)

2711 (16)

49.98 (22)

2.3 (18)

Columbus Blue Jackets

52 (T-7)

3677 (5)

8 (T-29)

3685 (9)

70.71 (10)

0.15 (29)

New York Islanders

52 (T-7)

2699 (13)

53 (26)

2752 (17)

51.9 (21)

1.02 (26)

Anaheim Ducks/Mighty Ducks

52 (T-7)

2370 (T-18)

224 (7)

2594 (18)

45.58 (26)

4.31 (10)

Chicago Blackhawks

50 (10)

2832 (12)

95 (19)

2927 (13)

56.64 (18)

1.9 (22)

Vancouver Canucks

47 (T-11)

2149 (22)

204 (10)

2353 (22)

45.72 (25)

4.34 (9)

Philadelphia Flyers

47 (T-11)

1968 (25)

262 (6)

2230 (24)

41.87 (27)

5.57 (6)

Edmonton Oilers

46 (T-13)

2259 (21)

41 (27)

2300 (23)

49.11 (23)

0.89 (27)

Nashville Predators

46 (T-13)

1667 (28)

75 (23)

1742 (28)

36.24 (30)

1.63 (23)

St. Louis Blues

45 (15)

2094 (23)

98 (18)

2192 (25)

46.53 (24)

2.18 (20)

Toronto Maple Leafs

44 (T-16)

3609 (7)

153 (13)

3762 (7)

82.02 (5)

3.48 (12)

Los Angeles Kings

44 (T-16)

2461 (17)

65 (24)

2526 (20)

55.93 (19)

1.47 (24)

Washington Capitals

43 (18)

2955 (10)

126 (15)

3081 (11)

68.72 (11)

2.93 (15)

Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers

43 (T-19)

2860 (11)

140 (14)

3000 (12)

66.51 (14)

3.26 (T-13)

Calgary Flames

43 (T-19)

2366 (20)

182 (11)

2548 (19)

55.02 (20)

4.23 (11)

Boston Bruins

41 (21)

1542 (29)

117 (17)

1659 (29)

37.61 (29)

2.85 (16)

Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques

38 (22)

3547 (8)

304 (2)

3851 (5)

93.34 (4)

8 (4)

Minnesota Wild

37 (23)

2370 (T-18)

80 (21)

2450 (21)

64.05 (16)

2.16 (21)

Ottawa Senators

35 (24)

2681 (14)

177 (12)

2858 (14)

76.6 (6)

5.06 (7)

Montreal Canadiens

34 (T-25)

3215 (10)

269 (5)

3479 (10)

94.56 (3)

7.76 (5)

New Jersey Devils

34 (T-25)

1329 (30)

78 (22)

1407 (30)

39.09 (28)

2.29 (19)

Dallas Stars/Minnesota North Stars

31 (27)

1984 (24)

86 (20)

2070 (26)

64 (17)

2.77 (17)

San Jose Sharks

24 (28)

1832 (27)

210 (9)

2040 (27)

76.33 (7)

8.75 (3)

Buffalo Sabres

22 (29)

3499 (9)

269 (4)

3768 (6)

156 (2)

12.23 (2)

Detroit Red Wings

15 (30)

2484 (16)

359 (1)

2843 (15)

165.6 (1)

23.93 (1)

Jesse Gill is a former radio broadcaster and colour commentator who dreamed of anchoring TSN, but has since changed careers and now calls Medicine Hat, Alta., home. His passion for hockey has remained strong, as a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan who also enjoys the junior ranks and the rougher side of the sport. Follow him on Twitter: @JesseGill3.


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