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This is a list of National Hockey League statistical leaders by country of birth, sorted by total points. The top ten players from each country are included. Statistics are current through the end of the 2008–09 NHL season and players currently playing in the NHL are marked in boldface.

All players are listed by the current country of the players' birth location, regardless of their citizenship or where they were trained in hockey, following Hockey Hall of Fame convention.

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Canada

Wayne Gretzky is the all-time leader in points from any country.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Wayne Gretzky EDM, LAK, STL, NYR 1487 2857 1.92
2 Mark Messier EDM, NYR, VAN, NYR 1756 1887 1.07
3 Gordie Howe DET, HAR 1767 1850 1.05
4 Ron Francis HAR, PIT, CAR, TOR 1731 1798 1.04
5 Marcel Dionne DET, LAK, NYR 1348 1771 1.31
6 Steve Yzerman DET 1514 1755 1.16
7 Mario Lemieux PIT 915 1723 1.88
8 Joe Sakic QUE, COL 1378 1641 1.19
9 Phil Esposito CHI, BOS, NYR 1282 1590 1.24
10 Ray Bourque BOS, COL 1612 1579 0.98

Czech Republic

Jaromir Jagr is the all-time leading non-Canadian point scorer.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Jaromir Jagr PIT, WAS, NYR 1273 1599 1.26
2 Bobby Holik HAR, NJD, NYR, ATL, NJD 1314 747 0.57
3 Martin Straka PIT, OTT, NYI, FLA, PIT, LAK, NYR 954 717 0.75
4 Petr Nedved[1] VAN, STL, NYR, PIT, NYR, EDM, PHX, PHI, EDM 982 717 0.73
5 Patrik Elias NJD 822 706 0.86
6 Petr Sykora NJD, ANA, NYR, EDM, PIT, MIN 921 674 0.73
7 Robert Lang LAK, BOS, PIT, WAS, DET, CHI, MTL, PHX 925 674 0.73
8 Milan Hejduk COL 783 657 0.84
9 Robert Reichel CGY, NYI, PHX, TOR 830 630 0.76
10 Martin Rucinsky EDM, QUE, COL, MTL, DAL, NYR, STL, NYR, VAN, NYR, STL 961 612 0.64

Slovakia

Pavol Demitra is the leading active Slovak point scorer.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Stan Mikita[2] CHI 1394 1467 1.05
2 Peter Stastny[3] QUE, NJD, STL 977 1239 1.27
3 Pavol Demitra OTT, STL, LAK, MIN, VAN 819 752 0.92
4 Miroslav Satan EDM, BUF, NYI, PIT, BOS 1012 721 0.71
5 Marian Hossa OTT, ATL, PIT, DET, CHI 775 719 0.93
6 Ziggy Palffy NYI, LAK, PIT 684 713 1.04
7 Jozef Stumpel BOS, LAK, BOS, LAK, FLA 957 677 0.71
8 Anton Stastny QUE 650 636 0.98
9 Marian Gaborik MIN, NYR 502 437 0.87
10 Richard Zednik WAS, MTL, WAS, NYI, FLA 745 379 0.51

Finland

Teemu Selanne is Finland's leading active point scorer.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Jari Kurri EDM, LAK, NYR, ANA, COL 1251 1398 1.12
2 Teemu Selanne WIN, ANA, SJS, COL, ANA 1132 1212 1.07
3 Tomas Sandstrom NYR, LAK, PIT, DET, ANA 983 856 0.87
4 Saku Koivu MTL, ANA 792 641 0.81
5 Teppo Numminen WIN, PHX, DAL, BUF 1372 637 0.46
6 Esa Tikkanen EDM, NYR, STL, NJD, VAN, NYR, FLA, WAS, NYR 877 630 0.72
7 Olli Jokinen LAK, NYI, FLA, PHX, CGY 799 518 0.65
8 Jere Lehtinen DAL 817 497 0.61
9 Jyrki Lumme MTL, VAN, PHX, DAL, TOR 985 468 0.48
10 Sami Kapanen HAR, CAR, PHI 831 458 0.55

Sweden

Nicklas Lidstrom is Sweden's second all-time leading point scorer—a remarkable feat for a defenseman.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Mats Sundin QUE, TOR, VAN 1346 1349 1.00
2 Nicklas Lidstrom DET 1330 997 0.75
3 Daniel Alfredsson OTT 932 921 0.99
4 Peter Forsberg QUE, COL, PHI, NAS, COL 706 885 1.25
5 Markus Naslund PIT, VAN, NYR 1117 869 0.78
6 Thomas Steen WIN 950 817 0.86
7 Borje Salming TOR, DET 1148 787 0.69
8 Kent Nilsson ATF, CGY, MNS, EDM 553 686 1.24
9 Michael Nylander HAR, CGY, TBL, CHI, WAS, BOS, NYR, WAS 920 679 0.74
10 Ulf Dahlen NYR, MNS, DAL, SJS, CHI, WAS, DAL 966 655 0.68

United States

Mike Modano—the all-time leading U.S. point scorer—is seen here scoring the goal that put him past Phil Housley.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Mike Modano MNS, DAL 1400 1329 0.95
2 Phil Housley BUF, WIN, STL, CGY, NJD, WAS, CGY, CHI, TOR 1495 1232 0.82
3 Jeremy Roenick CHI, PHX, PHI, LAK, PHX, SJS 1363 1216 0.89
4 Joe Mullen STL, CGY, PIT, BOS, PIT 1062 1063 1.00
5 Keith Tkachuk WIN, PHX, STL, ATL, STL 1134 1033 0.91
6 Brian Leetch NYR, TOR, BOS 1205 1028 0.85
7 Pat LaFontaine NYI, BUF, NYR 865 1013 1.17
8 Doug Weight NYR, EDM, STL, CAR, STL, ANA, NYI 1184 1007 0.85
9 Chris Chelios MTL, CHI, DET, ATL 1644 948 0.58
10 Neal Broten MNS, DAL, NJD, LAK, DAL 1099 923 0.84

Russia

Sergei Fedorov is Russia's all-time leading point scorer.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Sergei Fedorov DET, ANA, CBJ, WAS 1248 1179 0.94
2 Alexander Mogilny BUF, VAN, NJD, TOR, NJD 990 1032 1.04
3 Alexei Kovalev NYR, PIT, NYR, MTL, OTT 1151 941 0.82
4 Vyacheslav Kozlov DET, BUF, ATL 1127 827 0.73
5 Alexei Yashin OTT, NYI 850 781 0.91
6 Pavel Bure VAN, FLA, NYR 702 779 1.11
7 Sergei Zubov NYR, PIT, DAL 1068 771 0.72
8 Alexei Zhamnov WIN, CHI, PHI, BOS 807 719 0.89
9 Igor Larionov VAN, SJS, DET, FLA, DET, NJD 921 644 0.70
10 Sergei Gonchar WAS, BOS, PIT 929 634 0.68

England

Joe Hall, who died after only two seasons in the NHL, is England's ninth all-time leading point scorer.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Steve Thomas[4] TOR, CHI, NYI, NJD, TOR, CHI, ANA, DET 1235 933 0.76
2 Ken Hodge CHI, BOS, NYR 881 800 0.91
3 Peter Lee PIT 431 245 0.57
4 Red Beattie BOS, DET, NYA 334 147 0.44
5 Gord Pettinger[5] NYR, DET, BOS 292 116 0.40
6 Alex Smith OTT, DET, OTT, BOS, NYA 443 91 0.21
7 Brian Perry OAK, BUF 96 45 0.47
8 Walter Jackson[6] NYA, BOS 84 27 0.32
9 Joe Hall[7] MTL 38 23 0.61
10 Eric Pettinger[5] BOS, TOR, OTT 98 19 0.19

Ukraine

Peter Bondra—seen here scoring on Roberto Luongo—is the all-time leading point scorer from Ukraine, although he played internationally for Slovakia.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Peter Bondra[8] WAS, OTT, ATL, CHI 1081 892 0.82
2 Dmitri Khristich WAS, LAK, BOS, TOR, WAS 811 597 0.74
3 Alexei Zhitnik[9] LAK, BUF, NYI, PHI, ATL 1085 471 0.43
4 Oleg Tverdovsky[10] ANA, WIN, PHX, ANA, NJD, CAR, LAK 713 317 0.44
5 Ruslan Fedotenko PHI, TBL, NYI, PIT 597 278 0.47
6 Nikolai Zherdev[11] CBJ, NYR 365 239 0.65
7 Alexei Ponikarovsky TOR 416 216 0.52
8 Vitaly Vishnevski[12] ANA, ATL, NAS, NJD 552 68 0.12
9 Anton Babchuk[13] CHI, CAR 168 61 0.36
10 Alexander Godynyuk TOR, CGY, FLA, HAR 223 49 0.22

Serbia

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Ivan Boldirev[14] BOS, CAL, CHI, ATF, VAN, DET 1052 866 0.82
2 Stan Smrke[15] MTL 9 3 0.33

Northern Ireland

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Owen Nolan[16] QUE, COL, SJS, TOR, PHX, CGY, MIN 1127 852 0.76
2 Sid Finney CHI 59 17 0.29

Germany

Dany Heatley is the leading active point scorer from Germany, although he plays internationally for Canada.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Walt Tkaczuk[17] NYR 945 678 0.72
2 Dany Heatley[18] ATL, OTT, SJS 507 543 1.07
3 Marco Sturm SJS, BOS 779 429 0.55
4 Jochen Hecht STL, EDM, BUF 618 370 0.60
5 Willie Huber[19] DET, NYR, VAN, PHI 655 321 0.49
6 Uwe Krupp BUF, NYI, QUE, COL, DET, ATL 729 281 0.39
7 Christian Ehrhoff SJS, VAN 314 132 0.42
8 Randy Gilhen[20] HAR, WIN, PIT, LAK, NYR, TBL, FLA, WIN 457 115 0.25
9 Brian Glynn CGY, MNS, EDM, OTT, VAN, HAR 431 104 0.24
10 Dennis Seidenberg PHI, PHX, CAR, FLA 295 84 0.28

France

Cristobal Huet, a goaltender, is the leading active French point scorer.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Paul MacLean[21] STL, WIN, DET, STL 719 673 0.94
2 Philippe Bozon STL 144 41 0.28
3 Cristobal Huet (G) LAK, MTL, WAS, CHI 224 3 0.01
4 Pat Daley[22] WIN 12 1 0.08

Latvia

Karlis Skrastins is Latvia's third all-time leading point scorer.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Sandis Ozolinsh SJS, COL, CAR, FLA, ANA, NYR, SJS 875 564 0.64
2 Sergei Zholtok BOS, OTT, MTL, EDM, MIN, NAS 588 258 0.44
3 Karlis Skrastins NAS, COL, FLA, DAL 679 115 0.17
4 Raitis Ivanans MTL, LAK 219 18 0.08
5 Viktor Tikhonov[23] PHX 61 16 0.26
6 Herberts Vasiljevs FLA, ATL, VAN 51 15 0.29
7 Helmuts Balderis MNS 26 9 0.35
8 Arturs Irbe (G) SJS, DAL, VAN, CAR 568 9 0.02
9 Martins Karsums BOS, TBL 24 6 0.25
10 Janis Sprukts FLA 14 3 0.21

Lithuania

Dainius Zubrus the all-time leading point scorer from Lithuania.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Dainius Zubrus[24] PHI, MTL, WAS, BUF, NJD 853 438 0.51
2 Darius Kasparaitis[25] NYI, PIT, COL, NYR 863 163 0.19

Paraguay

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Willi Plett[26] ATF, CGY, MNS, BOS 834 437 0.52

Poland

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Mariusz Czerkawski BOS, EDM, NYI, MTL, NYI, TOR, BOS 745 435 0.58
2 Wojtek Wolski COL 240 146 0.61
3 Nick Harbaruk PIT, STL 364 120 0.33
4 Joe Jerwa NYR, BOS, NYA, BOS, NYA 234 87 0.37
5 John Miszuk DET, CHI, PHI, MNS 237 46 0.19
6 Krzysztof Oliwa NJD, CBJ, PIT, NYR, BOS, CGY, NJD 410 45 0.11
7 Peter Sidorkiewicz (G) HAR, OTT, NJD 246 9 0.03
8 Edward Leier CHI 16 3 0.19

Scotland

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Steve Smith EDM, CHI, CGY 804 375 0.47
2 Adam Brown DET, CHI, BOS 391 217 0.55
3 Jim Conacher DET, CHI, NYR 328 202 0.62
4 Tommy Anderson DET, NYA 319 189 0.59
5 Dunc Munro MTM, MTL 239 46 0.19
6 Bobby Connors NYA, DET 78 27 0.34
7 Jim Ross NYR 62 13 0.21
8 Sandy Fitzpatrick NYR, MNS 22 9 0.41
9 Alex Gray NYR, TOR 50 7 0.14
10 Irv Frew MTM, SLE, MTL 96 7 0.07

Switzerland

Mark Streit is the leading active Swiss point scorer.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Mark Hardy LAK, NYR, MNS, NYR, LAK 926 368 0.40
2 Mark Streit MTL, NYI 279 165 0.59
3 Patrick Fischer PHX 27 10 0.37
4 Martin Gerber (G) ANA, CAR, OTT, TOR 226 6 0.03
5 David Aebischer (G) COL, MTL, PHX 214 5 0.03
6 Reto von Arx CHI 19 4 0.21
7 Yannick Weber MTL 3 1 0.33
8 Timo Helbling TBL 11 1 0.09
9 Michel Riesen EDM 12 1 0.08
10 Jonas Hiller (G) ANA 69 1 0.01

Republic of China

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Rod Langway MTL, WAS 994 329 0.33

Kazakhstan

Evgeni Nabokov, a goaltender, is the fifth all-time leading point scorer from Kazakhstan, although he plays internationally for Russia.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Nik Antropov TOR, NYR, ATL 527 304 0.58
2 Alexander Perezhogin MTL 128 34 0.26
3 Pavel Vorobiev CHI 57 25 0.48
4 Maxim Kuznetsov DET, LAK 136 10 0.07
5 Evgeni Nabokov (G) SJS 492 9 0.02
6 Konstantin Pushkarev LAK 17 5 0.29
7 Vitaly Kolesnik (G) COL 8 1 0.13

Austria

Thomas Vanek is the all-time leading point scorer from Austria.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Thomas Vanek BUF 318 260 0.82
2 Thomas Pock NYR, NYI 118 17 0.14
3 Christoph Brandner MIN 35 9 0.26
4 Andreas Nodl PHI 38 4 0.11

Ireland

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Jim McFadden DET, CHI 412 226 0.55
2 Jack Riley DET, MTL, BOS 104 32 0.31
3 Bobby Kirk NYR 39 12 0.31
4 Sammy McManus MTM, BOS 26 1 0.04

Netherlands

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Ed Beers CGY, STL 250 210 0.84
2 Ed Kea ATF, STL 583 175 0.30

Slovenia

Anze Kopitar is the only Slovenian to ever play in the NHL.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Anze Kopitar LAK 236 203 0.86

South Korea

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Richard Park PIT, ANA, PHI, MIN, VAN, NYI 603 196 0.33
2 Jim Paek PIT, LAK, OTT 217 34 0.16

Belarus

Ruslan Salei is the NHL's all-time leading point scorer from Belarus.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Ruslan Salei ANA, FLA, COL 828 188 0.23
2 Andrei Kostitsyn MTL 186 108 0.58
3 Sergei Kostitsyn MTL 108 50 0.46
4 Konstantin Koltsov PIT 144 38 0.26
5 Sergei Bautin WIN, DET, SJS 132 30 0.23
6 Oleg Mikulchik WIN, ANA 37 3 0.08

Brazil

Robyn Regehr is the all-time leading point scorer from Brazil, where his parents were missionaries.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Robyn Regehr CGY 667 129 0.19
2 Mike Greenlay (G) EDM 2 1 0.5

Norway

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Espen Knutsen ANA, CBJ 207 111 0.54
2 Patrick Thoresen EDM, PHI 106 24 0.23
3 Ole-Kristian Tollefsen CBJ, PHI 145 10 0.07
4 Anders Myrvold COL, BOS, NYI, DET 33 5 0.15

Wales

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Jack Evans NYR, CHI 752 99 0.13
2 Cy Thomas CHI, TOR 14 4 0.29

Venezuela

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Rick Chartraw MTL, LAK, NYR, EDM 420 93 0.22
2 Don Spring WIN 259 55 0.21

Brunei

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Craig Adams CAR, CHI, PIT 507 90 0.18

Denmark

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Poul Popiel BOS, LAK, DET, VAN, EDM 224 54 0.24
2 Frans Nielsen NYI 90 38 0.42
3 Mikkel Boedker PHX 78 28 0.36
4 Jannik Hansen VAN 60 21 0.38
5 Peter Regin OTT 11 2 0.18

Haiti

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Claude Vilgrain VAN, NJD, PHI 89 53 0.60

South Africa

Olaf Kolzig is the only player from South Africa to have played in the NHL, although he represented Germany in international competition.
Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Olaf Kolzig[27] (G) WAS, TBL 719 17 0.02

Italy

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Nelson Debenedet DET, PIT 46 14 0.30
2 Luca Sbisa PHI, ANA 39 7 0.18

Tanzania

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Chris Nielsen CBJ 52 14 0.27

Jamaica

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Graeme Townshend BOS, NYI, OTT 45 10 0.22

Lebanon

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Ed Hatoum DET, VAN 47 9 0.20

Nigeria

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Rumun Ndur BUF, NYR, ATL 69 5 0.07

Indonesia

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Richie Regehr CGY 20 4 0.20

Belgium

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Jan Benda WAS 9 3 0.33

Bahamas

Rank Name Team(s) GP Pts PPG
1 Andre Deveaux TOR 21 1 0.05

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Notes

  1. ^ Petr Nedved was born in Czechoslovakia, in what is now the Czech Republic. He has represented both Canada and the Czech Republic internationally.
  2. ^ Stan Mikita was born in Czechoslovakia, in what is now Slovakia. His family moved to Canada when he was young, and he played internationally for Canada.
  3. ^ Peter Stastny was born in Czechoslovakia, in what is now Slovakia. He played internationally with three countries (in order): Czechoslovakia, Canada, and Slovakia.
  4. ^ Steve Thomas was born in England, United Kingdom, but represented Canada internationally.
  5. ^ a b Brothers Eric and Gord Pettinger were born in England, United Kingdom, but grew up in Canada.
  6. ^ Walter Jackson was born in England, United Kingdom, but grew up in Canada.
  7. ^ Joe Hall was born in England, United Kingdom, but grew up in Canada.
  8. ^ Peter Bondra was born in the Ukrainian SSR of the former Soviet Union. However, his family moved to their native Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) when he was young, and he represented Slovakia internationally.
  9. ^ Alexei Zhitnik was born in the Ukrainian SSR of the former Soviet Union, and he represented the Soviet Union, the CIS/Unified Team, and Russia internationally.
  10. ^ Oleg Tverdovsky was born in the Ukrainian SSR of the former Soviet Union, and represented Russia internationally.
  11. ^ Nikolai Zherdev was born in the Ukrainian SSR of the former Soviet Union, and represents Russia internationally.
  12. ^ Vitaly Vishnevski was born in the Ukrainian SSR of the former Soviet Union, and represents Russia internationally.
  13. ^ Anton Babchuk was born in the Ukrainian SSR of the former Soviet Union, and represents Russia internationally.
  14. ^ Ivan Boldirev was born in SFR Yugoslavia, in what is now Serbia. He moved to Canada in his youth.
  15. ^ Stan Smrke was born in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, in what is now Serbia. He was raised in Canada.
  16. ^ Owen Nolan was born in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, but was raised in Canada, and played for Canada internationally.
  17. ^ Walt Tkaczuk was born in Germany, but was raised in Canada.
  18. ^ Dany Heatley was born in West Germany, in what is now Germany. He was raised in Canada and plays for Canada internationally.
  19. ^ Willie Huber was born in West Germany, in what is now Germany. He played internationally for Canada.
  20. ^ Randy Gilhen was born in West Germany, in what is now Germany. He was raised in Canada.
  21. ^ Paul MacLean was born in France, but was raised in Canada.
  22. ^ Pat Daley was born in France, but was raised in Canada.
  23. ^ Viktor Tikhonov was born in the Latvian SSR, in what is now Latvia. He represents Russia internationally.
  24. ^ Dainius Zubrus was born in the Lithuanian SSR, in what is now Lithuania. He has played internationally for both Russia and Lithuania.
  25. ^ Darius Kasparaitis was born in the Lithuanian SSR, in what is now Lithuania. In international competitions, he has played for the Soviet Union, the CIS/Unified Team, and Russia.
  26. ^ Willi Plett was born in Paraguay, but was raised in Canada.
  27. ^ Olaf Kolzig was born in South Africa to German parents. He moved to Canada in his youth and represented Germany internationally.
  • Virtually all players on this list from Russia, the Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan were actually born in the Soviet Union—in the Russian SFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Latvian SSR, Lithuanian SSR, and Kazakh SSR respectively. The Soviet Union officially dissolved at the end of 1991. Many of these players have represented both the Soviet Union and their respective nation in international competitions. No players born strictly in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, or Kazakhstan have yet entered the NHL.
  • Virtually all players on this list from the Czech Republic or Slovakia were actually born in Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia officially dissolved at the end of 1992. Many of these players have represented both Czechoslovakia and their respective nation in international competitions. No players born strictly in the Czech Republic or Slovakia have yet entered the NHL.
  • Almost every player on this list from Germany was actually born in West Germany (however, Walt Tkaczuk was born in Germany before it split into West and East). West Germany and East Germany reunited in 1990. Some of these players have represented both West Germany and Germany in international competitions. No players born strictly in Germany have yet entered the NHL.

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