The NHL is the best hockey league in the world, but there are plenty of very talented players out there who are not currently playing in the NHL or for any of its affiliates.
I tried to make this list a mix of NHL prospects playing overseas and talented European players who have stayed in Europe throughout their careers.
Players in the NCAA, AHL, ECHL or Major Junior leagues are not included in this list regardless of where they were born.
I'm sure there are some players I may have missed so feel free to add those players you feel belong on this list in the comments section.
You may not have heard of all of these guys, but here are the top 25 players not playing in the NHL.