Russia men's national ice hockey team

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Russia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Большая Красная Машина (The Big Red Machine)
Association Russian Hockey Federation
Head coach Oleg Znarok
Captain Pavel Datsyuk
Most games Maxim Sushinski (119)
Most points Alexei Morozov (89)
IIHF code RUS
IIHF ranking 4 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 1 (first in 2009)
Lowest IIHF ranking 7 (2004)
Team colours               
Russia national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
First international
 Russia 2–2 Sweden 
(Saint Petersburg, Russia; April 12, 1992)
Biggest win

 Russia 12–3 Great Britain 
(Bolzano, Italy; April 26, 1994)

 Russia 10–1 Kazakhstan 
(Riga, Latvia; May 6, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Slovakia 9–1 Russia 
(Chamonix, France; December 29, 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 20 (first in 1992)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg 4 (1993, 2008, 2009, 2012)
Olympics
Appearances 6 (first in 1994)
Medals Silver medal.svg 1 (1998)
Bronze medal.svg 1 (2002)
International record (W–L–T)
316–173–45
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver 1998 Nagano Team
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City Team
World Championship
Gold 1993 Germany Russia
Gold 2008 Canada Russia
Gold 2009 Switzerland Russia
Gold 2012 Finland/Sweden Russia
Silver 2002 Sweden Russia
Silver 2010 Germany Russia
Bronze 2005 Austria Russia
Bronze 2007 Russia Russia

The Russian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Russia, and are controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia. They are currently rated number three in the IIHF World Rankings; with 3040 points. The team has been competing internationally since 1993, and is recognized by the IIHF as the successor to the Soviet Union Hockey Federation and have passed its ranking on to Russia. Today, it still follows a long tradition of Soviet hockey teams, composed mostly of Russian players. The Russian team replaced the Unified Team of the ice hockey at the 1992 Winter Olympics and the Commonwealth of Independent States team of the 1992 World Championships.

The Soviets were the most dominant teams of all time in international play. The team won nearly every world championship and Olympic tournament between 1954 and 1991 held by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Russia won the 2008, 2009 and 2012 World Ice Hockey Championships. Russia has a total of 63580 players,1 about 0.05% of its population. As of June 2011, their head coach is Zinetula Bilyaletdinov.

The top three nominees for the 2009 Hart Memorial Trophy (the most valuable player award in the National Hockey League) all play for the Russian team: Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk, and Evgeni Malkin.

Olympic record

The bronze medal winning Russian team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • 1994 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1998 - Silver medal winner
  • 2002 - Bronze medal winner
  • 2006 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2010 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2014 - Finished in 5th place

From 1956 to 1988, the Soviet Union national ice hockey team won seven gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal in nine appearances. The Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics also won the gold medal.

World Cup record

  • 1996 - Finished fourth place
  • 2004 - Finished fifth place
President Dmitry Medvedev meets with the national hockey team

World Championship record

Alexander Semin's first goal in IIHF World Championship 2008 Final
Year Location Result
1992 Prague / Bratislava,  Czechoslovakia 5th place
1993 Dortmund / Munich,  Germany Gold
1994 Bolzano / Canazei / Milan,  Italy 5th place
1995 Stockholm / Gävle,  Sweden 5th place
1996 Vienna,  Austria 4th place
1997 Helsinki / Turku / Tampere,  Finland 4th place
1998 Zurich / Basel,   Switzerland 5th place
1999 Oslo / Lillehammer / Hamar,  Norway 5th place
2000 Saint Petersburg,  Russia 11th place
2001 Cologne / Hanover / Nuremberg,  Germany 6th place
2002 Gothenburg / Karlstad / Jönköping,  Sweden Silver
2003 Helsinki / Tampere / Turku,  Finland 7th place
2004 Prague / Ostrava,  Czech Republic 10th place
2005 Innsbruck / Vienna,  Austria Bronze
2006 Riga,  Latvia 5th place
2007 Moscow / Mytishchi,  Russia Bronze
2008 Quebec City / Halifax,  Canada Gold
2009 Bern / Kloten,   Switzerland Gold
2010 Cologne / Mannheim / Gelsenkirchen,  Germany Silver
2011 Bratislava / Košice,  Slovakia 4th place
2012 Helsinki,  Finland / Stockholm,  Sweden Gold
2013 Helsinki,  Finland / Stockholm,  Sweden 6th place

In recent years, starting in 2007, the Russian team has put a strong team on the ice for the World Championships. They had a record of 8-1-0 in the 2007 tournament, 9-0-0 in the 2008 tournament, 9-0-0 in 2009, 8-1-0 in 2010, and best of all 10-0-0 in 2012.

Coaching history

World Cups
World Championships
Olympics

2014 Olympics roster

The following is the Russian roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.23 view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 27 April 1988 Kuybyshev, Samara Oblast United States Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
5 D Nikulin, IlyaIlya Nikulin 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 12 March 1982 Moscow Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
6 D Nikitin, NikitaNikita Nikitin 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 16 June 1986 Omsk, Omsk Oblast United States Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
8 F Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander OvechkinA 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002106000000000000106 kg (234 lb) 17 September 1985 Moscow United States Washington Capitals (NHL)
10 F Tikhonov, ViktorViktor Tikhonov 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 12 May 1988 Riga, Latvia SSR Russia SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
11 F Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 31 July 1986 Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast United States Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
13 F Datsyuk, PavelPavel DatsyukC 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 20 July 1978 Sverdlovsk, Sverdlovsk Oblast United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
15 F Svitov, AlexanderAlexander Svitov 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002111000000000000111 kg (245 lb) 31 November 1982 Omsk, Omsk Oblast Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
24 F Popov, AlexanderAlexander Popov 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 31 August 1980 Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast Russia Avangard Omsk (KHL)
26 D Voynov, SlavaSlava Voynov 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 15 January 1990 Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast United States Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
27 F Tereshchenko, AlexeiAlexei Tereshchenko 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) 16 December 1980 Mozhaisk, Moscow Oblast Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
28 F Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) 3 March 1984 Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai United States Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
30 G Yeryomenko, AlexanderAlexander Yeryomenko 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) 10 April 1980 Moscow Russia Dynamo Moscow (KHL)
41 F Kulemin, NikolaiNikolai Kulemin 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 14 July 1986 Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
42 F Anisimov, ArtemArtem Anisimov 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 24 May 1988 Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast United States Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
43 F Nichushkin, ValeriValeri Nichushkin 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 4 March 1995 Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast United States Dallas Stars (NHL)
47 F Radulov, AlexanderAlexander Radulov 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 5 July 1986 Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk Oblast Russia CSKA Moscow (KHL)
51 D Tyutin, FedorFedor Tyutin 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 19 July 1983 Izhevsk, Udmurtia United States Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
71 F Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya KovalchukA 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 15 April 1983 Kalinin, Tver Oblast Russia SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
72 G Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 20 September 1988 Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Oblast United States Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
74 D Emelin, AlexeiAlexei Emelin 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 7002101000000000000101 kg (223 lb) 25 April 1986 Togliatti, Samara Oblast Canada Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
77 D Belov, AntonAnton Belov 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 29 July 1986 Ryazan, Ryazan Oblast Canada Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
79 D Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 20 December 1978 Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast Canada Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
82 D Medvedev, YevgenyYevgeny Medvedev 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 27 August 1982 Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
91 F Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 13 December 1991 Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast United States St. Louis Blues (NHL)

2010 Olympics roster

The following is the Russian roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.4 view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
30 G Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 22 June 1980 Tolyatti Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
20 G Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 25 July 1975 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR San Jose Sharks (NHL)
40 G Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) 27 April 1988 Kuybyshev Washington Capitals (NHL)
55 D Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 13 April 1974 Chelyabinsk Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
37 D Grebeshkov, DenisDenis Grebeshkov 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 11 October 1983 Yaroslavl Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
7 D Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 22 July 1980 Chelyabinsk Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
22 D Korneyev, KonstantinKonstantin Korneyev 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 5 June 1984 Moscow CSKA Moscow (KHL)
79 D Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 20 December 1978 Voskresensk Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
5 D Nikulin, IlyaIlya Nikulin 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 12 March 1982 Moscow Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
51 D Tyutin, FedorFedor Tyutin 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 19 July 1983 Izhevsk Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
6 D Volchenkov, AntonAnton Volchenkov 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 7002107000000000000107 kg (236 lb) 15 February 1982 Moscow Ottawa Senators (NHL)
61 RW Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 4 September 1979 Moscow Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
13 C Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 20 July 1978 Sverdlovsk Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
29 C Fedorov, SergeiSergei Fedorov 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 13 December 1969 Pskov Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
71 LW Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya KovalchukA 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002107000000000000107 kg (236 lb) 15 April 1983 Kalinin New Jersey Devils (NHL)
52 RW Kozlov, ViktorViktor Kozlov 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) 7002107000000000000107 kg (236 lb) 14 February 1975 Tolyatti Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
11 C Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 31 July 1986 Magnitogorsk Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
95 RW Morozov, AlekseyAleksey MorozovC 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 16 February 1977 Moscow Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
8 LW Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander OvechkinA 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002108000000000000108 kg (238 lb) 17 September 1985 Moscow Washington Capitals (NHL)
47 RW Radulov, AlexanderAlexander Radulov 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 5 July 1986 Nizhny Tagil Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
28 LW Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 3 March 1984 Krasnoyarsk Washington Capitals (NHL)
25 LW Zaripov, DanisDanis Zaripov 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 26 March 1981 Chelyabinsk Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
42 C Zinovjev, SergeiSergei Zinovjev 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) 4 March 1980 Prokopyevsk Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)

Defencemen Sergei Zubov, Oleg Tverdovsky and Vitali Proshkin, forwards Alexei Kovalev, Alexander Frolov, Nikolai Kulemin and Alexei Tereschenko, and goaltenders Vasiliy Koshechkin and Alexander Eremenko were selected as reserves in case of injury during the tournament.5

2010 World Ice Hockey Championship roster

The following is the Russian roster in the 2010 Men's World Ice Hockey Championship.6

No. Pos.
Name
Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
30 G Eremenko, AlexanderAlexander Eremenko 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) 10 April 1980 Moscow Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
40 G Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 27 April 1988 Kuybyshev Washington Capitals (NHL)
83 G Koshechkin, VasiliVasili Koshechkin 200 cm (6 ft 7 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 27 March 1983 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
5 D Nikulin, IlyaIlya Nikulin 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 12 March 1982 Moscow Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
7 D Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) 22 July 1980 Chelyabinsk Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
22 D Korneyev, KonstantinKonstantin Korneyev 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 5 June 1984 Moscow CSKA Moscow (KHL)
27 D Atyushov, VitaliVitali Atyushov 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 4 June 1979 Penza Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
37 D Grebeshkov, DenisDenis Grebeshkov 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 11 October 1983 Yaroslavl Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
74 D Yemelin, AlexeiAlexei Yemelin 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 25 April 1986 Tolyatti Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
55 D Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 13 April 1974 Chelyabinsk Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
8 LW Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002108000000000000108 kg (238 lb) 17 September 1985 Moscow Washington Capitals (NHL)
10 RW Mozyakin, SergeySergey Mozyakin 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) 30 March 1981 Yaroslavl Atlant Moscow Oblast (KHL)
11 C Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 31 July 1986 Magnitogorsk Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
13 C Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 20 July 1978 Sverdlovsk Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
23 C Tereshchenko, AlexeiAlexei Tereshchenko 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) 16 December 1980 Mozhaysk Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
24 LW Frolov, AlexanderAlexander Frolov 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002105000000000000105 kg (231 lb) 19 June 1982 Moscow Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
28 LW Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 3 March 1984 Krasnoyarsk Washington Capitals (NHL)
29 C Fedorov, SergeiSergei Fedorov 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 13 December 1969 Pskov Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
33 RW Sushinski, MaximMaxim Sushinski 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 1 June 1974 Leningrad SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
41 LW Kulemin, NikolaiNikolai Kulemin 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) 14 July 1986 Magnitogorsk Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
42 C Anisimov, ArtemArtem Anisimov 194 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 24 May 1988 Yaroslavl New York Rangers (NHL)
52 C Kozlov, ViktorViktor Kozlov 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) 7002107000000000000107 kg (236 lb) 14 February 1975 Tolyatti Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
61 RW Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 4 September 1979 Moscow Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
71 LW Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya Kovalchuk 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 7002107000000000000107 kg (236 lb) 15 April 1983 Kalinin New Jersey Devils (NHL)

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