When this topic comes to mind, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin are two glaringly obvious names. But to have a top 10 list, there must be more than that.
Russia is a country that lives for it's hockey and despite sending the majority of it's best to the NHL every year, the Kontinental Hockey League thrives on native players.
Although Canada is the unofficial founder, Mother Russia has certainly made it's case for best hockey nation in the world.
Now, for a couple honorable mention awards, and mind that this is only commemorating those players who still lace up the skates today.
Vyacheslav Kozlov, Atlanta Thrashers
Sergei Samsonov, Carolina Hurricanes
Alexander Frolov, Los Angeles Kings
Aleksay Morozov, Ak Bars Kazan HC