On Wednesday morning, the Canadian Federal government warned all Canadian players currently on the Russian and Belorussian teams in the Kontinental Hockey League to get out of those countries.
There are 33 Canadian-born players on 16 different Russian KHL teams, while there are seven different players on the only Belorussian team in the KHL. Out of the 57 players listed at the bottom of the article, 35 are former NHL players. This includes Ryan Spooner, Brendan Leipsic, and Andrew Hammond.
Moreover, there are six players that have played in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, with two making their Leafs debut. The two players who played on the Leafs are Brandon Kozun (Minsk Dynamo), and Brendan Leipsic (Magnitogorsk Metallurg). 
The four players who only played for the Toronto Marlies are Joshua Ho-Sang (Ufa Salavat Yulaev), Ryan Sproul (Kunlun Red Star), Tyler Wong (Kunlun Red Star), and Jack Rodewald (Kunlun Red Star).
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Taylor Beck, who plays for Novosibirsk Sibir, also was a Leaf on paper. He was traded from the Nashville Predators to the Leafs for Jamie Devane but was traded with prospects to the New York Islanders for Michael Grabner before the start of the 2015 training camp.
It’s widely known that Russia is in the midst of an ongoing war with Ukraine. Once you add on the arrest and detention of Women’s National Basketball Association’s star Brittney Griner, the country is not a safe place for citizens of countries supporting Ukraine.
So what does that mean for the 57 Canadian-born hockey players on KHL teams? If they do heed the call to return to Canada, they’d be leaving the second-best hockey league in the world. A lot of these guys frankly aren’t good enough to make it to the National Hockey League, meaning that they’d probably fill out the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey League rosters.
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They would also have the option to play in other parts of Europe. While not on par with the KHL, both the Liiga in Finland and the Swedish Hockey League in Finland are reputable leagues. There’s also the option of playing in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany or the Czech Extraliga in Czechia, where yes, Jaromir Jagr is still playing.
Below is the list of every Canadian-born player in the KHL. An asterisk denotes an individual who was born in Canada but has a different nationality listed on the KHL’s website. There are also 16 players that play in China that were included, as they’d be traveling to Russia quite frequently.

Canadians on the Belorussian team:

Name:
Team
Position
Former NHL Player
Former Leafs Player
Ryan Spooner
Minsk Dynamo
Forward
Yes
No
Brandon Kozun
Minsk Dynamo
Forward
Yes
Yes
Shawn Lalonde
Minsk Dynamo
Defender
Yes
No
Cedric Paquette
Minsk Dynamo
Forward
Yes
No
Nick Merkley
Minsk Dynamo
Forward
Yes
No
John Gilmour
Minsk Dynamo
Defense
Yes
No
Mark Barberio
Minsk Dynamo
Defense
Yes
No

Canadians on Russian Teams:

Name:
Team
Position
Former NHL Player
Former Leafs Player
Andrew Calof
Khabarovsk Amur
Forward
No
No
Cameron Lee
Khabarovsk Amur
Defense
No
No
Andrew Hammond
Chelyabinsk Traktor
Goalie
Yes
No
Darren Dietz*
CSKA Moscow
Defense
Yes
No
Josh Currie
Magnitogorsk Metallurg
Forward
Yes
No
Phillipe Maillet
Magnitogorsk Metallurg
Forward
Yes
No
Brendan Leipsic
Magnitogorsk Metallurg
Forward
Yes
Yes
Edward Pasquale
Magnitogorsk Metallurg
Goalie
Yes
No
Kodie Curran
Magnitogorsk Metallurg
Defense
No
No
Jordan Weal
Moscow Dynamo
Forward
Yes
No
Eric O’Dell
Moscow Dynamo
Forward
Yes
No
Filip Varone
Moscow Spartak
Forward
Yes
No
Trevor Murphy
Novosibirsk Sibir
Defense
Yes
No
Taylor Beck
Novosibirsk Sibir
Forward
Yes
Yes (on paper)
Anthony Camara
Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik
Forward
No
No
Michael Chaput
Nur-Sultan Barys
Forward
Yes
No
Nelson Nogier
Nur-Sultan Barys
Defense
Yes
No
Jesse Graham
Nur-Sultan Barys
Defense
No
No
Christopher Bigras
Nur-Sultan Barys
Defense
Yes
No
Linden Vey
Nur-Sultan Barys
Forward
Yes
No
Corban Knight
Omsk Avangard
Forward
Yes
No
Tyler Graovavc
Podolsk Vityaz
Forward
Yes
No
Jeremy Roy
Podolsk Vityaz
Defense
No
No
Scott Wilson
Podolsk Vityaz
Forward
Yes
No
Alex Grant
Saint Petersburgs SKA 
Defense
Yes
No
Brandon Gormley
Sochi HC
Defense
Yes
No
Joe Morrow
Sochi HC
Defense
Yes
No
Joshua Ho-Sang
Ufa Salavat Yulaev
Forward
Yes
Yes (in AHL)
Ryan Murphy
Ufa Salavat Yulaev
Defense
Yes
No
Colby Williams
Vladivostok Admiral
Defense
No
No
Patrice Cormier
Yekaterinburg Automobilist
Forward
Yes
No
Brooks Macek
Yekaterinburg Automobilist
Forward
No
No
Curtis Valk*
Yekaterinburg Automobilist
Forward
Yes
No

Canadians on the Chinese Team:

Name:
Team
Position
Former NHL Player
Former Leafs Player
Cliff Pu
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
No
No
Matteo Gennaro
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
No
No
Jack Rodewald
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
Yes
Yes (in AHL)
Liam Ross
Kunlun Red Star
Defense
No
No
Zac Leslie
Kunlun Red Star
Defense
No
No
Devin Brosseau
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
No
No
Ryan Sproul
Kunlun Red Star
Defense
Yes
Yes (in AHL)
Kyle Wood
Kunlun Red Star
Defense
No
No
Brett Pollock
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
No
No
Luke Lockhart*
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
No
No
Tyler Wong*
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
No
Yes (in AHL)
Parker Foo*
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
No
No
Garet Hunt*
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
No
No
Ethan Werek*
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
No
No
Ty Schultz*
Kunlun Red Star
Defense
No
No
Jason Fram*
Kunlun Red Star
Defense
No
No
Brandon Yip*
Kunlun Red Star
Forward
Yes
No
It’s unknown for certain when this war will end. It’s just as uncertain if these 57 players will heed the call and leave Russia or Belarus. If they do, there could be plenty of opportunities in other leagues, but at least it’ll be safer for them.
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As always, you can follow me on Twitter @Brennan_L_D. Somehow the research and cross-tracking of players between Hockey DB and the KHL website took longer than actually writing the article. So that was fun.