NHL players who are playing overseas during the NHL lockout


Here is a list of players that have signed contracts to play overseas during the NHL lockout.

We will continue to update as long as players keep signing.

Player 2012-13 NHL Team Lockout Team League
Artem Anisimov Columbus Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL
Nik Antropov Winnipeg HC Barys KHL
Anton Babcuk Calgary HC Donbass KHL
Nicklas Backstrom Washington HC Dynamo Moscow KHL
Niklas Backstrom Minnesota Dynamo Minsk KHL
Matt Beleskey Anaheim Coventry EIHL (UK)
Jamie Benn Dallas Hamburg Freezers Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Sean Bergenheim Florida HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga
Patrice Bergeron Boston HC Lugano Swiss National A League
Patrik Berglund St. Louis Vasteras HockeyAllsvenskan
Jonathan Bernier Los Angeles Heilbronner Falken ESBG (Ger)
Sergei Bobrovsky Columbus SKA St. Petersburg KHL
Mikkel Boedker Phoenix Lukko SM-Liiga
Damien Brunner Detroit EV Zug KHL
Ilya Bryzgalov Philadelphia CSKA Moscow KHL
Roman Cervenka Calgary Slavia Praha Czech Extraliga
Zdeno Chara Boston HC Lev Praha KHL
David Clarkson New Jersey EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL (Aus)
Erik Condra Ottawa EV Fussen Oberliga (Ger)
Logan Couture San Jose Geneva-Servette Swiss National A League
Matt D’Agostini St. Louis SC Ressersee ESBG (Ger)
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit CSKA Moscow KHL
Kaspars Daugavins Ottawa Dynamo Riga KHL
Michael Del Zotto NY Rangers Rappersil-Jona Lakers Swiss National A League
Jason Demers San Jose Oulu SM-liiga
Raphael Diaz Montreal EV Zug Swiss National A League
Rick DiPietro NY Islanders SC Riessersee ESBG (Ger)
Matt Duchene Colorado Frolunda HC Swedish Elite League
Christian Ehrhoff Buffalo Krefeld Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Lars Eller Montreal JYP SM-Liiga (Fin)
Alexei Emelin Montreal Ak Bars KHL
Cory Emmerton Detroit SalPa SM-Liiga (Fin)
Deryk Engelland Pittsburgh Rosenborg GET-Ligaen (Nor)
Tyler Ennis Buffalo SC Langnau Swiss National A League
Jhonas Enroth Buffalo Huddinge IK Sweden Division 1
Tobias Enstrom Winnipeg EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL (Aus)
Jonathan Ericsson Detroit Sodertalje EK HockeyAllsvenskan
Viktor Fasth Anaheim Tingsryd Swedish League (T2)
Ruslan Fedotenko Philadelphia HC Donbass KHL
Eric Fehr Winnipeg HPK SM-Liiga (Fin)
Andrew Ference Boston Ceske Budejovice Czech Extraliga
Valtteri Filppula Detroit Jokerit SM-Liiga (Fin)
Kurtis Foster Minnesota Tappara SM-Liiga (Fin)
Cody Franson Toronto Brynas Swedish Elite League
Michael Frolik Chicago HC Chomutov Czech Extraliga
Sam Gagner Edmonton EC KAC EBEL (Aus)
Sergei Gonchar Ottawa Metallurg Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Mikhail Grabovski Toronto CSKA Moscow KHL
Colin Greening Ottawa Aalborg Pirates AL-Bank Ligaen
Carl Hagelin NY Rangers Sodertalje SK HockeyAllsvenskan
Jannik Hansen Vancouver Tappara SM-Liiga
Martin Hanzal Phoenix NC Mountfield Czech Extraliga
Victor Hedman Tampa Bay HC Barys KHL
Ales Hemsky Edmonton Pardubice Czech Extraliga
Patric Hornqvist Nashville Djurgardens IF HockeyAllsvenskan
Jiri Hudler Calgary Lev Praha KHL
Jaromir Jagr Dallas Kladno Czech Extraliga
Jesse Joensuu NY Islanders Assat Finnish League
Marcus Johansson Washington BIK Karlskoga HockeyAllsvenskan
Jussi Jokinen Carolina Oulu SM-Liiga (Fin)
Roman Josi Nashville Bern Swiss National A League
Tomas Kaberle Montreal Kladno Czech Extraliga
Evander Kane Winnipeg HC Dinamo Minsk KHL
Patrick Kane Chicago EHC Biel Swiss National A League
Erik Karlsson Ottawa Jokerit SM-Liiga (Fin)
Anton Khudobin Boston HC Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL
Jakub Kindl Detroit CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice Czech Extraliga
Rostislav Klesla Phoenix Trinec Czech Extraliga
Tomas Kopecky Florida HK Dukla Trencin Slovak Extraliga
Mikko Koivu Minnesota TPS Turku SM-Liiga (Fin)
Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Mora HockeyAllsvenskan
Lauri Korpikoski Phoenix TPS SM-Liiga (Fin)
Sergei Kostitsyn Nashville Avangard Omsk KHL
Ilya Kovalchuk New Jersey SKA St. Petersburg KHL
David Krejci Boston Pardubice Czech Extraliga
Pavel Kubina Philadelphia HC Vitkovice Steel Czech Extraliga
Nikolai Kulemin Toronto Metallurg KHL
Dmitry Kulikov Florida HC Lokomotiv KHL
Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Djargarden Swedish Elite League
Brooks Laich Washington Kloten Flyers Swiss National A League
Philip Larsen Dallas Lukko SM-Liiga (Fin)
Anders Lindback Tampa Bay Ilves SM-Liiga (Fin)
Joffrey Lupul Toronto Avtobomilist KHL
Clarke MacArthur Toronto ETC Crimmitschau ESBG (Ger)
Andrew MacDonald NY Islanders HC Karlovy Vary Czech Extraliga
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Metallurg KHL
Andrei Markov Montreal HC Vityaz KHL
Radek Martinek Columbus Ceske Budejovice Czech Extraliga
Ryan McDonagh NY Rangers HC Barys KHL
Milan Michalek Ottawa NC Mountfield Czech Extraliga
Brendan Mikkelson Tampa Bay Vasteras HockeyAllsvenskan
Drew Miller Detroit Braehead Clan EIHL (UK)
Douglas Murray San Jose Djurgardens IF HockeyAllsvenskan
Tyler Myers Buffalo EC KAC EBEL (Aus)
Rick Nash NY Rangers Davos Swiss National A League
Michal Neuvirth Washington Sparta Praha Czech Extraliga
Frans Nielsen NY Islanders Lukko SM-Liiga (Fin)
Nikita Nikitin Columbus Avangard Omsk Oblast KHL
Andreas Nodl Carolina HC TWK Innsbruck EBEL (Austria)
Patrick O’Sullivan Phoenix HIFK Helsinki SM-Liiga (Fin)
Alex Ovechkin Washington Dynamo Moscow KHL
Max Pacioretty Montreal Ambri Piotta Swiss National A League
Ondrej Pavelec Winnipeg Bili Tygri Liberec Czech Extraliga
Lennart Petrell Edmonton HIFK SM-Liiga (Fin)
Rich Peverley Boston JYP SM-Liiga (Fin)
Tomas Plekanec Montreal Kladno Czech Extraliga
Roman Polak St. Louis HC Vitkovice Czech Extraliga
Alexei Ponikarovsky Winnipeg HC Donbass KHL
Corey Potter Edmonton Vienna Capitals EBEL (Austria)
Vinny Prospal Columbus NC Mountfield Czech Extraliga
Tuukka Rask Boston HC Plzen Czech Extraliga
Matt Read Philadelphia Sodertalje SK HockeyAllsvenskan
Peter Regin Ottawa Langenthal Swiss National B League
Pekka Rinne Nashville HC Dinamo Minsk KHL
Stephane Robidas Dallas HIFK SM-Liiga (Fin)
Michal Roszival Chicago HC Plzen Czech Extraliga
Kris Russell St. Louis TPS Turku SM-Liiga (Fin)
Mike Santorelli Florida Tingsryds AIF HockeyAllsvenskan
Luca Sbisa Anaheim HC Lugano Swiss National A League
Tom Sestito Philadelphia Sheffield Steelers EIHL (UK)
Tyler Seguin Boston EHC Biel Swiss National A League
Dennis Seidenberg Boston Adler Mannheim Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Andrej Sekera Buffalo HC Slovan Bratislava KHL
Alexander Semin Carolina Sokol Krasnoyarsk VHL (Russia)
Wayne Simmonds Philadelphia Bili Tygri Liberec Czech Extraliga
Jack Skille Florida Rosenborg GET-Ligaen (Nor)
Ladislav Smid Edmonton Bili Tygri Liberec Czech Extraliga
Craig Smith Nashville KalPa SM-Liiga (Fin)
Vladimir Sobotka St. Louis Slavia Praha Czech Extraliga
Jason Spezza Ottawa Rapperswil-Jona Swiss National A League
Jared Spurgeon Minnesota SC Langnau Swiss National A League
Viktor Stalberg Chicago Frolunda HC Swedish Elite League
Alexander Steen St. Louis Modo Swedish Elite League
Chris Stewart St. Louis Bili Tygri Liberec Czech Extraliga
Mark Streit NY Islanders Bern Swiss National A League
Vladimir Tarasenko St. Louis SKA St. Petersburg KHL
Tomas Tatar Detroit SHK 37 Piestany Slovak Extraliga
John Tavares NY Islanders SC Bern Swiss National A League
Joe Thornton San Jose Davos Swiss National A League
Jiri Tlusty Carolina Kladno Czech Extraliga
Thomas Vanek Buffalo Graz 99ers EBEL (Austria)
Semyon Varlamov Colorado HC Lokomotiv KHL
Semyon Varlamov Colorado Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL
Lubomir Visnovsky NY Islanders Slovan Bratislava KHL
Jakub Voracek Philadelphia HC Lev Praha KHL
Tom Wandell Dallas Severstal Cherepovets KHL
Yannick Weber Montreal Geneva-Servette Swiss National A League
Blake Wheeler Winnipeg EHC Munchen Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Tommy Wingels San Jose Kookoo Mestis (Div II)
Nail Yakupov Edmonton Neftekhimik KHL
Marek Zidlicky New Jersey Kladno Czech Extraliga
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit EV Zug Swiss National A League
Sources: TSN, The Fourth Period and others.

* Updated: Oct 12th

* Niklas Backstrom had signed with Dynamo Minsk, but he got injured and they went with Pekka Rinne instead.

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