These are the number of registered hockey players in each country. Canada, obviously, comes in at No. 1, with over half a million people, and 1.76% of the national population.

  1. Canada - 574,125 (1.76%)
  2. United States - 485,017 (0.16%)
  3. Russia - 77,702 (0.05%)
  4. Czech Republic - 72,075 (0.7%)
  5. Sweden - 65,613 (0.7%)
  6. Finland - 52,597 (1.0%)
  7. Germany - 25,934 (0.03%)
  8. Slovakia - 12,375 (0.23%)
  9. Denmark - 4,255 (0.075%)
  10. Belarus - 2,850 (0.02%)
  11. Latvia - 2,740 (0.12%)
  12. Kazakhstan - 1,800 (0.01%)
  13. Ukraine - 1,728 (0.003%)
  14. Slovenia - 980 (0.05%)