The Top 3 NHL Players of Each Nationality

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The Top 3 NHL Players of Each Nationality
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The NHL is a hodgepodge of players from all corners of the world. As hockey and the NHL grows more and more popular, more nationalities will become represented in the league.

Here in this list are the top nine hockey nations and three of their respective stars.

A couple of stipulations have to be made before this list can begin.

As it is hard to compare the skill sets of goalies to forwards, defenseman to forwards, and so on, the top three players of each nationality will be divided into one goalie, one defenseman and one forward. Second, this isn't an all-time list—each player must still be active. Finally, since all nationalities don't always have a "top" player at each position, only the following nations will be included.

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Russia
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
  • Switzerland 

Let's begin.

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