Impressions

All-Time Top 10 Players From Russia
Ranked by The Hockey News (THN)

Rank

 

Player | Career | Position | Team

1 Fetisov

Slava Fetisov, 1977-1998
D, CSKA/New Jersey/Detroit
Brilliant defender the soul of Soviet dynasty

2 Tretiak

Vladislav TRETIAK*, 1968-1984
G, CSKA
Acrobatic goalie carved legend in big games

3 Kharlamov

Valery KHARLAMOV*, 1967-1981
LW, CSKA
Dazzled defenders with stickhandling

4 Firsov

Anatoly Firsov, 1958-1974
C, CSKA
Puckhandling pioneer starred in the 1960s

5 Maltsev

Alexander MALTSEV*, 1967-1983
RW, Dynamo Moscow
Magician played in 313 international games

6 Fedorov

Sergey Fedorov, 1986-present
C, CSKA/Detroit
Two-way star first to win Hart and Selke

7 Vasiliev

Valery VASILIEV*, 1967-1982
D, Dynamo Moscow
Feared blueliner adept at moving pack

8 Bobrov

Vsevolod BOBROV*, 1946-1957
LW, VVS/CSKA
Offensive force starred in soccer, too

9 Makarov

Sergey Makarov, 1976-1998
RW, CSKA/Calgary/San Jose
Packed 1-2 combo of puck, skating skills

10 Bure

Pavel Bure, 1986-present
C, CSKA/Vancouver/Florida/NYR
NHL's top sniper and most electrifying player

Notes:
* Participated in the 1972 USSR-Canada Summit