Top 30 Russian Hockey Players 2013-14

Russian FlagSo what will the host team look like as the Winter Olympics come to Sochi, Russia?  Did you know that there are less than thirty Russian players in the NHL at this time?  It just shows the impact of the rival KHL.  With 28 teams, the KHL has proven to be a formidable league that is attracting top Russian talent.

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Top Canadian Hockey Players

Top 50 US Hockey Players


Let’s take a look at the top 30 Russian hockey players in the world for 2013-2014.

Top 30 Russian Hockey Players 2013-14

  1. Alex Ovechkin – forward Washington Capitals
  2. Pavel Datsyuk – forward Detroit Red Wings
  3. Evgeni Malkin – forward Pittsburgh Penguins
  4. Andrei Markov – defense Montreal Canadiens
  5. Semyon Varlamov – goaltender Colorado Avalanche
  6. Ilya Kovalchuk – forward SKA Saint Petersburg
  7. Sergei Bobrovsky – goaltender Columbus Blue Jackets
  8. Vladimir Tarasenko – forward St. Louis Blues
  9. Alexander Radulov – forward CSKA Moscow
  10. Alexander Semin   – forward Carolina Hurricanes
  11. Fedor Tyutin – defense Columbus Blue Jackets
  12. Slava Voynov – defense Los Angeles Kings
  13. Danis Zaripov – forward Metallurg Magnitogorsk
  14. Evgeni Nabokov – goaltender New York Islanders
  15. Artem Anisimov – forward Columbus Blue Jackets
  16. Sergei Mozyakin – forward Metallurg Magnitogorsk
  17. Valeri Nichushkin – forward Dallas Stars
  18. Mikhail Grigorenko – forward Buffalo Sabres
  19. Dmitry Kulikov – defense Florida Panthers
  20. Alexander Burmistrov – forward Ak Bars Kazan
  21. Nikita Kucherov – forward Syracuse Crunch
  22. Vladislav Namestnikov – forward Syracuse Crunch
  23. Nail Yakupov – forward Edmonton Oilers
  24. Sergei Gonchar – defense Dallas Stars
  25. Nikolai Kulemin – forward Toronton Maple Leafs
  26. Nikita Nikitin – defense Columbus Blue Jackets
  27. Viktor Tikhonov – forward SKA Saint Petersburg
  28. Anton Khudobin – goaltender Carolina Hurricanes
  29. Fyodor Malykhin – forward Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
  30. Konstantin Barulin – goaltender Ak Bars Kazan

Make no mark about it, the Russian team will pull out all the stops to win Gold on home ice.  Here is a look at some of the players that may help them win Gold.