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Karel Rachunek
Clare Raglan
Herb Raglan
Marcus Ragnarsson
Bones Raleigh
Rob Ramage
Beattie Ramsay 
Craig Ramsay
Mike Ramsey 

Ken Randall
Bill Ranford

Paul Ranger
Paul Ranheim
Frank Rankin

Peter Ratchuk
Jean Ratelle
Mike Rathje
Dan Ratushny
Pekka Rautakallio
Matt Ravlich
Rob Ray 

Paul-Marcel Raymond
Charlie Rayner
Mel "Pee Wee" Read
Ken Reardon

Marty Reasoner
Marc Reaume
Pokey Reddick
George Redding
Craig Redmond 
Dick Redmond
Mickey Redmond

Dave Reece
Larry Regan 
Robyn Regehr
Peter Regin
Dutch Reibel

Robert Reichal
David Reid
Darcy Regier
Brandon Reid
Tom Reid
Paul Reinhart
Leo Reise Jr.

Erik Reitz
Mark Renaud
Mikael Renberg 

Michal Repik
Chico Resch

Herb Rheaume
Pat Ribble
Steven Rice
Henri Richard

Jacques Richard
Maurice "Rocket" Richard

George Richardson
Luke Richardson
Bob Richer
Stephane Richer

Steve Richmond
Dave Richter
Mike Richter
Mike Ridley
Bruce Ridpath

Vince Riendeau
Dennis Riggin
Pat Riggin
Bill Riley 

Jim Riley
Rip Riopelle
Vic Ripley
Doug Risebrough

Dave Ritchie
Gus Rivers
Jamie Rivers
Wayne Rivers
Garth Rizzuto
Andy Roach
John Ross Roach

Serge Roberge
Claude Robert
Rene Robert

David Roberts
Doc Roberts

Doug Roberts
Gary Roberts

Gordie Roberts
Jimmy Roberts
Moe Roberts
Earl Robertson 
Fred Robertson
Geordie Robertson
Torrie Robertson
Stephane Robidas
Bobby Robins
Earl Robinson
Larry Robinson
Luc Robitaille

Mike Robitaille
Travis Roche
Normand Rochefort

Rocky Rockburn
Ed Rodden
Jeremy Roenick
Mike Rogers

Dale Rolfe
Al Rollins

Brian Rolston
Roberto Romano

Doug Rombough
Doc Romnes
Ed Ronan
Cliff Ronning

Paul Ronty
Steve Rooney

Pavel Rosa
Mike Rosati
Art Ross

Randy Rota
Sam Rothschild
Rolly Roulston
Tom Roulston
Bob Rouse
Bobby Rousseau
Dominic Roussel

Bobby Rowe
Patrick Roy

Steve Rucchin
Martin Rucinsky
Lindy Ruff

Thomas Rundqvist
Reijo Ruotsalainen
Duane Rupp

Pat Rupp
Terry Ruskowski

Blair Russel
Cam Russell 

Church Russell
Phil Russell

Wayne Rutledge
Christian Ruuttu
Jarkko Ruutu
Vladimir Ruzicka
Rick Rypien


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