France men's national ice hockey team

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France
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Bleus (The Blues)
Association Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace
General Manager Patrick Francheterre
Head coach Dave Henderson
Assistants Pierre Pousse
Captain Laurent Meunier
Most games Denis Perez (297)
Most points Philippe Bozon (170)
IIHF code FRA
IIHF ranking 12 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (2014)
Lowest IIHF ranking 19 (first in 2006)
Team colors               
France national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 France 8–1 Bohemia 
(Chamonix, France; 23 January 1909)
Biggest win
 France 24–1 North Korea 
(Budapest, Hungary; 15 March 1983)
Biggest defeat
 United States 22–0 France 
(Chamonix, France; 30 January 1924)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 56 (first in 1930)
Best result 6th (1930)
European Championships
Appearances 4 (first in 1923)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (in 1924)
Olympics
Appearances 10 (first in 1920)
International record (W–L–T)
364–477–92

The French men's national ice hockey team has participated in the IIHF European Championships, the IIHF World Hockey Championships and the Olympic Games. They are currently ranked 12th in the world in the IIHF World Rankings. It is controlled by the Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace.

Team France finished 13th on 2013 Ice Hockey World Championship, missing the playoffs. Still, due to Antoine Roussel's goal, the team had a historic upset win over Team Russia. Roussel was the only French player representing the NHL in the tournament.

Team in 2014[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Number Position Player Club
4 D Manavian, AntoninAntonin Manavian France Dragons de Rouen
7 F Treille, YorickYorick Treille France Brûleurs Grenoble
9 F Fleury, DamienDamien Fleury Finland Sport (Vaasa)
10 F Meunier, LaurentLaurent MeunierC Germany Straubing Tigers
13 F Tardif, LucLuc Tardif France Brûleurs Grenoble
14 F Da Costa, StéphaneStéphane Da Costa United States Binghamton Senators
15 F Bozon, TimothéTimothé Bozon Canada Kootenay Ice
18 D Auvitu, YohannYohann Auvitu Finland JYP Jyväskylä
20 F Berthon, EliotEliot Berthon Switzerland Genève-Servette HC
21 F Roussel, AntoineAntoine Roussel United States Dallas Stars
22 F Henderson, BrianBrian Henderson France Ducs d'Angers
24 F Desrosiers, JulienJulien Desrosiers France Dragons de Rouen
25 F Ritz, NicolasNicolas Ritz France Ducs de Dijon
26 D Dieude-Fauvel, BenjaminBenjamin Dieude-Fauvel United States Quad City Mallards
27 D Amar, BaptisteBaptiste AmarA France Brûleurs Grenoble
28 F Raux, DamienDamien Raux France Rouges Briançon
41 F Bellemare, Pierre-ÉdouardPierre-Édouard BellemareA United States Philadelphia Flyers
55 D Janil, JonathanJonathan Janil France Dragons de Rouen
62 D Chakiachvili, FlorianFlorian Chakiachvili France Rouges Briançon
71 F Guttig, AnthonyAnthony Guttig Finland Hokki
74 D Besch, NicolasNicolas Besch Poland KH Sanok
80 F Da Costa, TeddyTeddy Da Costa Finland Tappara
84 F Hecquefeuille, KevinKevin Hecquefeuille Switzerland SCL Tigers
90 D Moisand, MaximeMaxime Moisand Italy Ritten Sport

Goaltenders[edit]

Number Player Club
33 Quemener, RonanRonan Quemener France Rouges Briançon
39 Huet, CristobalCristobal Huet Switzerland Lausanne HC
49 Hardy, FlorianFlorian Hardy France Ducs d'Angers

Olympic record[edit]

The French team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • 1920 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1924 – Finished tied for 5th place
  • 1928 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1932 – Did not participate
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 9th place
  • 19481964 – Did not qualify
  • 1968 – Finished in 14th place
  • 19721984 – Did not qualify
  • 1988 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2006 – Did not qualify
  • 2010 – Did not qualify
  • 2014 – Did not qualify

World Championship record[edit]

See: Ice Hockey World Championships and List of IIHF World Championship medalists
Note: Between 1920 and 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament was also considered the World Championship for that year.[1] World Championship tournaments were not held in the Olympic years of 1980, 1984, and 1988.[2]
  • 1930 – Finished tied for 6th place
  • 1931 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1933 – Did not participate
  • 1934 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1935 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1937 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1938–1949 – Did not participate
  • 1950 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1951 – Finished in 9th place (2nd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1952 – Finished in 15th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1953 – Finished in 8th place (5th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1955–1959 – Did not participate
  • 1961 – Finished in 16th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1962 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1963 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1964 – Did not participate
  • 1965 – Finished in 17th place (9th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1966 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1967 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1968 – Finished in 14th place (6th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1969 – Did not participate
  • 1970 – Finished in 18th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1971 – Finished in 16th place (2nd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1972 – Did not participate
  • 1973 – Finished in 20th place (6th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1974 – Finished in 19th place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1975 – Finished in 19th place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1976 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1977 – Finished in 21st place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1978 – Finished in 22nd place (6th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1979 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in the "C" Pool)
  • 1981 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1982 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1983 – Finished in 21st place (5th in the "C" Pool)
  • 1985 – Finished in 17th place (1st in the "C" Pool)
  • 1986 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1987 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1989 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1990 – Finished in 12th place (4th in the "B" Pool)
  • 1991 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in the "B" Pool)
  • 1992 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1993 – Finished in 12th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1997 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 13th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2000 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2001 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2003 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Div. I, Group B)
  • 2004 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Div. I, Group B)
  • 2006 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2007 – Finished in 18th place (1st in Div. I, Group A)
  • 2008 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 8th place

European Championship record[edit]

  • 1910 – 1922 – Did not participate
  • 1923 –  Silver
  • 1924 –  Gold
  • 1925 – Did not participate
  • 1926 – 5th place
  • 1927–1929 – Did not participate
  • 1932 – 6th place

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ See: Ice Hockey World Championships.
  2. ^ "All Medalists: Men: IIHF World Championships". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 

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