List of Slovaks in the NHL

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The following is a list of ice hockey players from Slovakia who played or are playing in the National Hockey League (NHL). It is sorted by all-time points scored.

Since the 1958–59 season, 74 Slovak forwards and defencemen have played at least one game in the NHL. Also, four goalies native to Slovakia have appeared in games.

At the top of this list, there is the unranked position of Stan Mikita. Stan Mikita was born in Slovakia, but left at the age of eight. He learned to play hockey in Canada and represented Canada internationally, so his first place may be disputed by some sources. All other players started their pro-careers in Europe.

Active players currently playing in the NHL are in bold.

All-time scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Name Team(s) Season(s) GP Goals Assists Points
1 Stan Mikita Blackhawks 1958–1980 1394 541 926 1467
2 Peter Stastny Nordiques, Devils, Blues 1980–1995 977 450 789 1239
3 Marian Hossa Senators, Thrashers, Penguins, Red Wings, Blackhawks 1997–Present 1090 464 531 995
4 Peter Bondra Capitals, Senators, Thrashers, Blackhawks 1990–2007 1081 503 389 892
5 Pavol Demitra Senators, Blues, Kings, Wild, Canucks 1993–2010 847 304 464 768
6 Miroslav Satan Oilers, Sabres, Islanders, Penguins, Bruins 1995–2010 1050 363 372 735
7 Zigmund Palffy Islanders, Kings, Penguins 1993–2006 684 329 384 713
8 Marian Gaborik Wild, Rangers, Blue Jackets, Kings 2000–Present 810 347 357 704
9 Jozef Stumpel Bruins, Kings, Panthers 1991–2008 957 196 481 677
10 Anton Stastny Nordiques 1980–1989 650 252 384 636
11 Zdeno Chara Islanders, Senators, Bruins 1997–Present 1132 161 357 518
12 Michal Handzus Blues, Coyotes, Flyers, Blackhawks, Kings, Sharks, Blackhawks 1998–Present 1009 185 298 483
13 Lubomir Visnovsky Kings, Oilers, Ducks, Islanders 2000–Present 830 123 352 475
14 Richard Zednik Capitals, Islanders, Canadiens, Panthers 1995–2009 745 200 179 379
15 Robert Svehla Panthers, Maple Leafs 1994–2003 655 68 267 335
16 Ladislav Nagy Blues, Coyotes, Stars, Kings 1999–2008 435 115 196 311
17 Marian Stastny Nordiques, Maple Leafs 1981–1986 322 121 173 294
18 Peter Ihnacak Maple Leafs 1982–1990 417 102 165 267
19 Zdeno Ciger Devils, Oilers, Rangers, Lightning 1990–1996, 2001–02 352 94 134 228
20 Andrej Meszaros Senators, Lightning, Flyers 2005–Present 549 50 155 205
21 Marek Svatos Avalanche 2003–2011 344 100 72 172
22 Tomas Kopecky Red Wings, Blackhawks, Panthers 2005–Present 497 65 97 162
23 Branko Radivojevic Coyotes, Flyers, Wild 2001–2008 393 52 68 120
24 Vladimir Orszagh Islanders, Predators, Blues 1997–2000, 2001–2006 289 54 65 119
25 Andrej Sekera Sabres, Hurricanes 2007–Present 373 23 88 111
26 Lubos Bartecko Blues, Thrashers 1998–2003 257 46 65 111
27 Juraj Kolnik Islanders, Panthers 2000–2007 240 46 49 95
28 Ronald Petrovicky Flames, Rangers, Thrashers 2000–2007 342 41 51 92
29 Milan Jurcina Bruins, Capitals 2005–2012 430 22 59 81
30 Lubomir Sekeras Wild, Stars 2000–2004 213 18 53 71
31 Radoslav Suchy Coyotes, Blue Jackets 1999–2006 451 14 57 71
32 Robert Petrovicky Whalers, Stars, Blues, Lightning, Islanders 1992–1997, 1998–2001 208 27 38 65
33 Marcel Hossa Canadiens, Rangers Coyotes 2001–2008 237 31 30 61
34 Tomas Surovy Penguins 2002–2006 126 27 32 59
35 Tomáš Tatar Red Wings 2010–Present 100 24 23 47
36 Radovan Somik Flyers 2002–2004 113 12 20 32
37 Ivan Majesky Panthers, Thrashers, Capitals 2002–2006 202 8 23 31
38 Marian Cisar Predators 1999–2002 73 13 17 30
39 Ivan Ciernik Senators, Capitals 1997–98, 2000–2004 90 12 14 26
40 Igor Liba Rangers, Kings 1988–89 37 7 18 25
41 Branislav Mezei Islanders, Panthers 2000–2008 240 5 19 24
42 Martin Cibak Lightning 2001–02, 2003–2006 154 5 18 23
43 Richard Panik Lightning 2012–Present 75 8 14 22
44 Richard Lintner Predators, Rangers, Penguins 1999–2001, 2002–03 112 8 12 20
45 Miroslav Ihnacak Maple Leafs, Red Wings 1985–1987, 1988–89 56 8 9 17
46 Stefan Ruzicka Flyers 2005–07 55 4 13 17
47 Milan Bartovic Sabres, Blackhawks 2002–2004, 2005–06 50 3 14 17
48 Martin Strbak Kings, Penguins 2003–04 49 5 11 16
49 Tomas Jurco Red Wings 2013–Present 36 8 7 15
50 Robert Dome Penguins, Flames 1997–98, 1999–00, 2002–03 53 7 7 14
51 Dusan Pasek North Stars 1988–89 48 4 10 14
52 Jiri Bicek Devils 2000–2004 62 6 7 13
53 Peter Sejna Blues 2002–2007 49 7 4 11
54 Peter Olvecky Wild, Predators 2008–2010 32 2 5 7
55 Boris Valábik Thrashers 2007–2010 80 0 7 7
56 Peter Bartos Wild 2000–01 13 4 2 6
57 Peter Smrek Blues, Rangers, Predators 2000–2002 28 2 4 6
58 Jozef Balej Canadiens, Rangers, Canucks 2003–2006 18 1 5 6
59 Andrej Nedorost Blue Jackets 2001–2004 28 2 3 5
60 Kristian Kudroc Lightning, Panthers 2000–2002, 2003–04 26 2 2 4
61 Miroslav Zálešák Sharks 2002–2004 12 1 2 3
62 Vladimir Mihalik Lightning 2008–2010 15 0 3 3
63 Lubomir Vaic Canucks 1997–98, 1999–00 9 1 1 2
64 Jergus Baca Whalers 1990–1992 10 0 2 2
65 Tomas Malec Hurricanes, Senators 2002–2007 46 0 2 2
66 Andrej Podkonicky Panthers, Capitals 2000–01, 2003–04 8 1 0 1
67 Mário Bližňák Canucks 2009–11 6 1 0 1
68 Roman Tvrdon Capitals 2003–04 9 0 1 1
69 Ivan Droppa Blackhawks 1993–94, 1995–96 19 0 1 1
70 Ivan Baranka Rangers 2007–08 1 0 1 1
71 Stanislav Gron Devils 2000–01 1 0 0 0
72 Jozef Cierny Oilers 1993–94 1 0 0 0
73 Jaroslav Obsut Blues, Avalanche 2000–2002 7 0 0 0
74 Ladislav Karabin Penguins 1993–94 9 0 0 0
75 Radoslav Hecl Sabres 2002–03 14 0 0 0
76 Martin Marincin Oilers 2013-Present 2 0 0 0

Statistics are correct on 22nd of December 2013

Goalies[edit]

  • Peter Budaj: 272 games - 15 005 minutes - 114W-99L-33OTL - 10 Shutouts - GAA: 2.78
  • Jaroslav Halak: 220 games - 9 052 minutes - 115W-72L-22OTL - 25 Shutouts - GAA: 2.41
  • Rastislav Stana: 6 games - 211 minutes - 1W-2L - 0 Shutouts - GAA: 3.13
  • Jan Lasak: 6 Games - 267 minutes - 0W-4L - 0 Shutouts - GAA: 4.04

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