The NHL was locked out for 113 days, but that didn't stop many of the league's players from finding another place to play hockey.

In fact, hundreds of them flocked to over 20 different leagues across Europe and North America. 

The majority of players landed in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) or the American Hockey League (AHL). But leagues in Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Slovakia, Austria, Italy, and the Netherlands also opened their doors to superstars and grinders alike.

Some players suited up for just a handful of non-NHL games, while others took part in more than 30 games. Some flourished, while others had a tough time adjusting to the size of the ice, style of the game, new teammates or other factors, and didn't produce efficiently.

With NHL training camps expected to be less than one week in length and the regular season likely to consist of a 48-game, action-packed, abbreviated schedule, it's important for teams (and fantasy hockey poolies) to know which players are in mid-season form and which may be off their games.

With that in mind, here's a look at the top skaters and goalies in each league with as many stats as were available, as well as the overall 25 hottest players that will in all likelihood play in the NHL in 2013:

Overall leaders

Skaters

Rank League Name European/AHL Team NHL GP G A PTS

1

KHL Evgeni Malkin Metallurg Magnitogorsk PIT 37 23 42 65
2 Swiss NL A Damien Brunner Ev Zug DET 33 25 32 57
3 Serie A2 Nick Bonino HC Neumarkt-Egna ANA 19 26 26 52
4 AHL Jordan Eberle Oklahoma City Barons EDM 34 25 26 51
5 Czech Extraliga Jaromir Jagr Rytiri Kladno DAL 31 24 27 51
6 AHL Justin Schultz Oklahoma City Barons EDM 34 18 30 48
7 Erste Bank EL Jan Mursak HDD Telemach OL DET 30 19 28 47
8 Czech Extraliga Tomas Plekanec Rytiri Kladno MTL 32 21 25 46
9 Swiss NL A Linus Omark Ev Zug EDM 33 13 32 45
10 Swiss NL A John Tavares SC Bern NYI 28 17 25 42
11 Swiss NL A Tyler Seguin EHC Biel BOS 29 25 15 40
12 KHL Alex Ovechkin Dynamo Moskva WSH 31 19 21 40
13 KHL Ilya Kovalchuk SKA St. Petersburg NJD 34 18 22 40
14 KHL Nikolai Kulemin Metallurg Magnitogorsk TOR 36 14 24 38
15 AHL Cam Atkinson Springfield Falcons CBJ 33 17 21 38
16 Swiss NL A Joe Thornton HC Davos SJS 33 12 24 36
17 KHL Pavel Datsyuk CSKA Moskva DET 31 11 25 36
18 AHL Tyler Johnson Syracuse Crunch TB 33 20 15 35
19 AHL Keith Aucoin Toronto Marlies TOR 33 9 26 35
20 AHL Jeff Taffe Hershey Bears MIN 35 8 27 35
21 Deutsche EL Danny Briere Eisbaren Berlin PHI 21 10 24 34
22 HockeyAllsvenskan Anze Kopitar Mora IK LAK 31 10 24 34
23 SM-liiga Erik Karlsson Jokerit OTT 30 9 25 34
24 AHL Nino Niederreiter Bridgeport Sound Tigers NYI 34 17 17 34
25 AHL Taylor Hall Oklahoma City Barons EDM 26 14 20

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Goalies

Rank League Name European/AHL Team NHL GP W L Sv% GAA SO
1 KHL Sergei Bobrovsky SKA St. Petersburg CBJ 24 18 3 .932 2.49 4
2 AHL Robin Lehner Binghamton Senators OTT 21 14 5 .945 1.90 1
3 AHL Ben Scrivens Toronto Marlies TOR 22 14 7 .917 2.22 2
4 AHL Braden Holtby Hershey Bears WSH 25 12 12 .932 2.14 4
5 Czech Extraliga Michal Neuvirth HC Sparta Praha WSH 24 11 13 .927 2.46 1
 

KHL (Russia)

Skaters

Rank Name European Team NHL GP G A PTS +/- PIM
1 Evgeni Malkin Metallurg Magnitogorsk PIT 37 23 42 65 23 58
2 Alex Ovechkin Dynamo Moskva WSH 31 19 21 40 13 14
3 Ilya Kovalchuk SKA St. Petersburg NJD 34 18 22 40 21 12
4 Nikolai Kulemin Metallurg Magnitogorsk TOR 36 14 24 38 25 26
5 Pavel Datsyuk CSKA Moskva DET 31 11 25 36 14 4
6 Vladimir Tarasenko SKA St. Petersburg STL 31 14 17 31 16 8
7 Alexander Frolov Avangard Omsk LAK 37 10 21 31 17 10
8 Artem Anisimov Lokomotiv Yaroslavl CBJ 36 12 18 30 16 22
9 Sergei Kostitsyn Avangard Omsk NSH 27 9 20 29 18 42
10 Sergei Gonchar Metallurg Magnitogorsk OTT 37 3 26 29 20 40
11 Nicklas Backstrom Dynamo Moskva WSH 19 10 15 25 9 10
12 Mikhail Grabovski CSKA Moskva TOR 29 12 12 24 8 10
13 Erik Christensen HC Lev Praha FA 39 11 9 20 1 18
14 Jakub Voracek HC Lev Praha PHI 23 7 13 20 11 22
15 Victor Hedman Barys Astana TB 26 1 19 20 18 70
16 Nikita Filatov Salavat Yulaev Ufa OTT 37 8 11 19 9 18
17 Nail Yakupov HC Neftekhimik EDM 22 10 8 18 -4 33
18 Ruslan Fedotenko HC Donbass Donetsk PHI 33 8 10 18 -2 22
19 Alexei Ponikarovsky HC Donbass Donetsk WPG 32 5 13 18 -7 16
20 Alex Semin Sokol Krasnoyarsk/Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod CAR 22 8 11 19 -9 16

Goalies

Rank League Name European Team NHL GP W L Sv% GAA SO
1 KHL Sergei Bobrovsky SKA St. Petersburg CBJ 24 18 3 .932 2.49 4
2 KHL Pekka Rinne Dinamo Minsk NSH 22 9 11 .897 3.08 1
3 KHL Semyon Varlamov Lokomotiv Yaroslavl COL 16 8 4 .946 1.74 3
4 KHL Curtis Sanford Lokomotiv Yaroslavl CBJ 14 8 4 .928 2.36 0
5 KHL Ilya Bryzgalov CSKA Moskva PHI 12 6 5 .913 2.13 0
6 KHL Anton Khudobin Atlant Moscow BOS 26 6 14 .912 2.96 1

 

Czech Extraliga

Skaters

Rank Name European Team NHL GP G A PTS +/- PIM
1 Jaromir Jagr Rytiri Kladno DAL 31 24 27 51 16 28
2 Tomas Plekanec Rytiri Kladno MTL 32 21 25 46 10 38
3 Ales Hemsky HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice EDM 27 14 18 32 5 52
4 David Krejci HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice BOS 24 16 11 27 3 22
5 Marek Zidlicky Rytiri Kladno NJD 25 3 22 25 14 28
6 Michael Frolik Pirati Chomutov CHI 29 13 10 23 3 20
7 Vladimir Sobotka HC Slavia Praha STL 24 10 12 22 8 6
8 Milan Michalek HC Mountfield OTT 19 11 10 21 7 26
9 Jiri Tlusty Rytiri Kladno CAR 22 10 11 21 13 10
10 Vaclav Prospal HC Mountfield CBJ 17 8 13 21 3 34
11 Martin Hanzal HC Mountfield PHX 18 8 11 19 3 73
12 Ladislav Smid Bili Tygri Liberec EDM 22 2 12 14 -8 22
13 Roman Cervenka HC Slavia Praha/ HC Lev Praha CGY 14 6 9 15 5 16
14 Jakub Kindl HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice DET 27 1 10 11 -7 26
15 Roman Polak HC Vitkovice Steel STL 22 2 6 8 -2 79
16 Andrew Ference HC Mountfield BOS 21 2 5 7 1 24
17 Tomas Kaberle Rytiri Kladno MTL 10 2 4 6 0 2
18 Wayne Simmonds Bili Tygri Liberec PHI 6 4 2 6 -2 16
19 Jiri Hudler HC Ocelari Trinec CGY 3 3 2 5 -2 2
20 Andrew MacDonald HC Energie Karlovy Vary NYI 21 1 4 5 -7 10

Goalies

Rank Name European Team NHL GP W L Sv% GAA SO
1 Michael Neuvirth HC Sparta Praha WSH

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11 13 .927 2.46 1
2 Tuukka Rask HC Skoda Plzen BOS 17 6 2 .925 2.11 0
3 Ondrej Pavelec Bili Tygri Liberec WPG 14 4 10 .896 3.50 0

 

SM-liiga (Finland)

Skaters

Rank Name European Team NHL GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG GWG
1 Erik Karlsson Jokerit OTT 30 9 25 34 12 24 3 0
2 Mikkel Bodker Lukko PHX 29 21 12 33 16 10 4 1
3 Frans Nielson Lukko NYI 27 4 20 24 9 10 1 1
4 Eric Fehr HPK WPG 20 12 11 23 11 22 3 0
5 Rich Peverley JYP BOS 29 9 14 23 1 47 5 2
6 Jussi Jokinen Karpat CAR 21 7 14 21 3 10 4 0
7 Jason Demers Karpat SJS 30 5 16 21 6 18 1 1
8 Kyle Turris Karpat OTT 21 7 12 19 8 24 2 0
9 Jannik Hansen Tappara VAN 20 7 10 17 2 43 2 0
10 Lauri Korpikoski TPS PHX 11 6 11 17 7 10 2 0
11 Valtteri Filppula Jokerit DET 16 6 9 15 7 6 0 2
12 Philip Larsen Lukko DAL 27 5 10 15 11 24 3 0
13 Lars Eller JYP MTL 15 5 10 15 2 18 3 0
14 Corey Locke TPS FA 36 4 11 15 -7 22 1 0
15 Kris Russell TPS STL 15 2 12 14 -1 8 1 0
16 Lennart Petrell HIFK EDM 26 11 0 11 -1 12 5 2
17 Mikko Koivu TPS MIN 10 5 5 10 7 16 0 1
18 Craig Smith KalPa NSH 8 4 4 8 3 20 2 1
19 Antti Miettinen HPK WPG 15 4 4 8 -2 10 2 0
20 Mathieu Perreault HIFK WSH 7 1 6 7 0 6 1 0

Goalies

Rank Name European Team NHL GP W L Sv% GAA SO
1 Anders Lindback Ilves TB 13 6 4 .930 2.33 3
2 Antti Niemi Pelicans SJS 10 3 5 .905 3.11 0
3 Ondrej Pavelec Pelicans WPG 6 1 4 .912 2.68 1

 

Swiss National League A

Skaters

Rank Name European Team NHL GP G A PTS +/- PIM
1 Damien Brunner Ev Zug DET 33 25 32 57 18 49
2 Linus Omark Ev Zug EDM 33 13 32 45 12 32
3 John Tavares SC Bern NYI 28 17 25 42 16 28
4 Tyler Seguin EHC Biel BOS 29 25 15 40 -2 24
5 Joe Thornton HC Davos SJS 33 12 24 36 6 43
6 Henrik Zetterberg Ev Zug DET 23 16 16 32 17 20
7 Jason Spezza Rapperswil-Jona Lakers OTT 28 9 21 30 -6 12
8 Patrice Bergeron HC Lugano BOS 21 11 18 29 6 8
9 Raphael Diaz Ev Zug MTL 32 7 22 29 19 12
10 Brett MacLean HC Lugano PHX 36 9 18 27 0 36
11 Mark Streit SC Bern NYI 32 7 19 26 19 30
12 Patrick Kane EHC Biel CHI 20 13 10 23 -7 6
13 Logan Couture Geneve-Servette HC SJS 22 7 16 23 8 10
14 Yannick Weber Geneve-Servette HC MTL 32 5 16 21 -1 40
15 Petr Sykora HC Davos NJD 21 11 8 19 -1 10
16 Rick Nash HC Davos NYR 17 12 6 18 5 8
17 Brooks Laich Klotten-Flyers WSH 19 6 12 18 10 28
18 Roman Josi SC Bern NSH 26 6 11 17 6 14
19 David Deshanais HC Fribourg-Gotteron MTL 16 4 12 16 5 12
20 Dustin Brown ZSC Lions LAK 16 8 5 13 0 26

Goalies

Rank Name European Team NHL GP W L Sv% GAA
1 Cory Schneider HC Ambi-Piotta VAN 8 0 0 .914 3.22

 

HockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden)

Skaters

Rank Name European Team NHL GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG
1 Anze Kopitar Mora IK LAK 31 10 24 34 -2 14 2
2 Patrik Berglund VIK Vasteras HK STL 30 20 12 32 10 20 6
3 Mikael Backlund VIK Vasteras HK CGY 23 12 18 30 13 22 5
4 Matthew Read Sodertalje SK PHI 20 6 18 24 13 12 1
5 Filip Forsberg Leksand IF WSH 22 9 10 19 3 10 6
6 Marcus Johansson BIK Karlskoga WSH 13 6 8 14 -2 8 2
7 Gabriel Landeskog Djurgarden IF COL 17 6 8 14 -1 32 -
8 Carl Hagelin Sodertalje SK NYR 8 5 6 11 0 9 -
9 Bobby Ryan Mora IK ANA 7 7 2 9 -7 4 5
10 Sebastien Collberg Orebro HK MTL 15 6 2 8 4 2 -

Goalies

Rank Name European Team NHL GP W L Sv% GAA SO
1 Jhonas Enroth Almtuna IS BUF 13 5 7 .922 2.27 2

 

Deutsche Eishockey Liga (Germany)

Skaters

Rank Name European Team NHL GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG GWG
1 Danny Briere Eisbaren Berlin PHI 21 10 24 34 9 24 5 3
2 Christian Ehrhoff Krefeld Pinguine BUF 32 8 18 26 4 52 5 1
3 Jamie Benn Hamburg Freezers DAL 19 7 13 20 8 30 1 1
4 Blake Wheeler EHC Red Bull Munchen WPG 15 6 14 20 3 51 1 1
5 Dennis Seidenberg Adler Mannheim BOS 26 2 18 20 15 20 2 0
6 Marcel Goc Adler Mannheim FLA 18 4 15 19 7 8 1 1
7 Claude Giroux Eisbaren Berlin PHI 9 4 15 19 7 6 0 0
8 Paul Stastny EHC Red Bull Munchen COL 13 7 1 18 1 20 2 2
9 Alexander Sulzer ERC Ingolstadt BUF 21 2 14 16 5 8 1 1
10 Jason Pominville Adler Mannheim BUF 7 5 7 12 4 0 0 0

Goalies

Rank Name European Team NHL GP W L Sv% GAA SO
1 Thomas Greiss Hannover Scorpions SJS 9 3 6 .905 3.47 0

 

Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (Austria)

Skaters

Rank Name European Team NHL GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG GWG
1 Jan Mursak HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubjana DET 30 19 28 47 24 9 5 4
2 Bryan Bickell HC Orli Znojmo CHI 28 9 18 27 0 14 3 2
3 Dustin Jeffrey Medvescak Zagreb PIT 20 11 12 23 6 20 3 2
4 Sam Gagner EC KAC/ Klagenfurter AC EDM 21 10 10 20 0 8 5 0
5 Michael Grabner Villacher SV NYI 17 10 9 19 2 2 3 0
6 Thomas Vanek Graz 99ers BUF 11 5 10 15 -3 4 3 1
7 Andreas Nodl HW TWK Innsbruck CAR 17 4 11 15 -12 26 3 0
8 Tyler Myers EC KAC/ Klagenfurter AC BUF 17 3 7 10 -7 37 0 2
9 Johnny Boychuk EC Red Bull Salzburg BOS 15 2 6 8 11 2 1 1
10 Andrew Cogliano EC KAC/ Klagenfurter AC ANA 7 2 4 6 -3 2 0 2

 

Other European leagues

Skaters

Rank League (Country) Name European Team NHL GP G A PTS PIM
1 Serie A2 (ITA) Nick Bonino HC Neumarkt-Egna ANA 19 26 26 52 14
2 Elite Ice Hockey League (GB) Matt Beleskey Coventry Blaze ANA 26 12 21 33 39
3 Elite Ice Hockey League (GB) Drew Miller Braehead Clan DET 23 15 15 30 7
4 AL-Bank Ligaen (DEN) Colin Greening Aalborg Pirates OTT 17 13 12 25 12
5 Serie A (ITA) Ben Guite HC Val Pusteria Wolves SJS 23 4 20 24 42
6 Elitserien (SWE) Alex Steen MODO STL 20 8 15 23 28
7 Mestis (FIN) Tommy Wingels KooKoo SJS 18 8 14 22 33
8 Serie A (ITA) Nicklas Hjalmarsson HC Bolzano Foxes CHI 18 6 16 22 8
9 Elite Ice Hockey League (GB) Paul Bissonnette Cardiff Devils PHX 11 6 15 21 8
10 2nd Bundesliga (GER) Chris Stewart Eispiraten Crimmitschau STL 15 6 14 20 24
11 2nd Bundesliga (GER) Erik Condra SC Riessersee OTT 9 10 5 15 8
12 2nd Bundesliga (GER) Adam Hall EV Ravensburg Towerestars TB 15 10 4 14 39
13 2nd Bundesliga (GER) Wayne Simmonds ETC Crimmitschau PHI 9 4 10 14 35
14 GET-ligaen (NOR) Eric Nystrom Stavanger Oilers DAL 6 4 10 14 6
15 Eredivisie (NED) Dale Weise Tilburg Destil Trappers VAN 6 5 10 15 39
16 GET-ligaen (NOR) Jack Skille Rosenborg IHK Elite FLA 9 6 6 12 20
17 Elite Ice Hockey League (GB) Anthony Stewart Nottingham Panthers CAR 19 6 5 11 14
18 2nd Bundesliga (GER) Clarke MacArthur Eispiraten Crimmitschau TOR 9 4 7 11 16
19 2nd Bundesliga (GER) Josh Bailey Bietigheim Steelers NYI 6 3 8 11 16
20 Slovak Extraliga (SVK) Tomas Tatar SHK 37 Piestany DET 8 5 5 10 6

Goalies

Rank League Name European Team NHL GP W L Sv% GAA SO
1 2nd Bundesliga (GER) Jonathan Bernier Heilbronner Falcons LAK 13 6 7 - 2.57 1

 

AHL

Skaters

Rank Name AHL Team NHL GP G A PTS PIM
1 Jordan Eberle Oklahoma City Barons EDM 34 25 26 51 10
2 Justin Schultz Oklahoma City Barons EDM 34 18 30 48 6
3 Cam Atkinson Springfield Falcons CBJ 33 17 21 38 14
4 Tyler Johnson Syracuse Crunch TB 33 20 15 35 18
5 Keith Aucoin Toronto Marlies TOR 33 9 26 35 38
6 Jeff Taffe Hershey Bears MIN 35 8 27 35 17
7 Nino Niederreiter Bridgeport Sound Tigers NYI 34 17 17 34 26
8 Taylor Hall Oklahoma City Barons EDM 26 14 20 34 33
9 Mike Kostka Toronto Marlies TOR 34 6 28 34 38
10 Brayden Schenn Adirondack Phantoms PHI 33 13 20 33 15
11 Jonathan Audy-Marchessault Springfield Falcons CBJ 33 11 22 33 30
12 Alexandre Bolduc Portland Pirates PHX 34 17 15 32 47
13 Jason Zucker Houston Aeros FLA 31 15 17 32 31
14 Gustav Nyquist Grand Rapids Griffins DET 33 12 20 32 18
15 Zach Boychuk Charlotte Checkers CAR 36 15 16 31 12
16 Martin St. Pierre Rockford IceHogs CHI 35 14 17 31 29
17 T.J. Brennan Rochester Americans BUF 33 12 19 31 38
18 Mark Arcobello Oklahoma City Barons EDM 33 9 22 31 12
19 Brett Connolly Syracuse Crunch TB 33 13 17 30 34
20 Tim Kennedy Worcester Sharks SJS 31 12 18 30 14