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Countries With The Most NHL Hockey Players

Guess the top ten countries of origin for players who are currently active in the NHL.
As of the start of the 2021–2022 season
Quiz by tom88
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Last updated: October 20, 2021
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First submittedApril 14, 2016
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Average score80.0%
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% of League
Country
44.5
Canada
26.0
United States
9.4
Sweden
5.6
Russia
5.1
Finland
% of League
Country
3.5
Czech Republic
1.4
Switzerland
1.2
Slovakia
0.9
Germany
0.7
Denmark
31 Comments
+6
Level 77
Sep 16, 2018
I knew whatever country I was missing was fairly obvious and yes, it was. Gah.
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Level 75
Nov 20, 2018
Which one was it?
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Level 52
Nov 26, 2018
I’m guessing either Canada, US, or Russia probably.
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Level 73
Sep 25, 2018
Please make one of these for the NBA!
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Level 73
Sep 25, 2018
might be a little out of date, but here's one: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/164484/countries-with-the-most-nba-players-excluding-usa
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Level 82
Nov 20, 2018
Crazy that stat that was posted a few days back- 98% of NHL players used to be Canadian. Really should be the IHL.
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Level 70
Nov 20, 2018
Yay - Denmark made the list:)
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Level 76
Dec 12, 2019
Without crunching numbers, I'm pretty confident that Switzerland and Denmark have made the biggest inroads in the last twenty years. Slovakia has fallen off.
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Level 55
Mar 13, 2023
Slovakia having a resurgence with the first and second overall picks last year being Slovaks
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Level 58
Mar 2, 2022
nikolaj ehlers
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Level 65
Nov 20, 2018
Surprised East Timor didn't make the list
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Level 69
Feb 9, 2021
Someday!
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Level 57
Oct 17, 2023
I had to type it twice just in case
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Level 64
Nov 20, 2018
100%!!! YES!
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Level 63
Nov 21, 2018
Where are all the Norwegian hockey players?!
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Level 55
Nov 21, 2018
On the slopes downhill skiing...
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Level 17
Jan 15, 2019
There is only one current one, and that is Mats Zuccarello
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Level 17
Jan 15, 2019
10/10 baby
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Level 45
Feb 19, 2019
can't believe morte people guessed Denmark than Czech Republic
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Level 63
Apr 12, 2019
I don't know anything about Hockey and guessed the Nordic countries after the rather obvious top 2. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
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Level 56
Dec 18, 2019
Denmark isnt that good in ice hockey, Norway is on the same under average level. Only Finland and Sweden are on top
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Level 62
Sep 5, 2020
Norway is NOT the same level as Denmark lmao. Denmark has Freddie Andersen, Nikolaj Ehlers, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Lars Eller, Franz Nielsen, Mikkel Boedker and Patrick Russell. Norway has Zuccarello. Thats it.
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Level 70
Feb 16, 2022
You are well on the way in this quiz:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/151400/danish-nhl-players

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Level 49
Dec 12, 2019
Lol! I had 8 and then did some random things and put in Czechia and Slovakia and it went in!!! Lol! I laughed hard.
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Level 69
Feb 9, 2021
I've always been surprised hockey hasn't caught on in the Netherlands, given they're really good at speed skating. I think there's only one current Dutch NHLer (Sprong).

Somebody give the Dutch some sticks and pucks. They might be good!

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Level 15
Aug 6, 2021
Do the same but for the NFL! That would be a tough one!
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Level ∞
Oct 20, 2021
99.8% - United States

0.2% - Samoa

not really, but something pretty close...

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Level 76
Nov 6, 2021
Well, a quick Wikipedia check tells me that there are twenty-four Canadians currently in the NFL. Don't know if they distinguish between active rosters/practice squads. Anyway, got to be second, I assume.
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Level 22
Nov 8, 2021
55 seconds and i made it
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Level 64
Mar 4, 2023
Surprised with the absence of Norway
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Level 69
Jul 11, 2024
Norway has a fairly weak domestic league and don't get many scouts. I found an interesting (and seemingly reliable) ranking of leagues which put Norway and Denmark at shared 20th. Most try instead to go via Sweden, since even the 2nd tier league there is a major upgrade in quality and attention. Sweden's 2nd tier league is actually the league (outside Norway) that has the most Norwegian players.