List of Olympic ice hockey players for the Soviet Union

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Vsevolod Bobrov holding the championship trophy at the 1956 Winter Olympics; the Soviet Union made their Winter Olympic debut that year and won the gold medal.

The list of Olympic ice hockey players for the Soviet Union consists of 95 skaters and 13 goaltenders. Men's ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920 (it was introduced at the 1920 Summer Olympics, and was permanently added to the Winter Olympic Games in 1924).[1] The Soviet Union participated in nine tournaments between 1956, when it first joined the Winter Olympics, and 1988, its last Olympics. In subsequent tournaments it was succeeded by the Unified Team (1992), and then the Russia (since 1994).

Throughout its involvement the Soviet Union was the subject of controversy. The Olympic Games were originally intended for amateur athletes, so the players of the National Hockey League (NHL) and other professional leagues were not allowed to compete.[2] Many of Canada's top players were professional, so the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) pushed for the ability to use professional and amateur players. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to allow them until 1986, when it IOC voted to allow all athletes to compete in Olympic Games, starting in 1988.[3] In contrast the Soviet players were considered amateur, despite most of them doing nothing but play hockey, only nominally having positions in other fields (many players, for example, held posts in the Soviet Army. In protest Canada withdrew from the 1972 and 1976 Olympics in protest.[4]

A dominant power during its existence, the Soviet Union won a medal in all nine tournaments it participated in, winning seven gold, one silver, and one bronze medal.[5] 27 players have been inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.[6] Goaltender Vladislav Tretiak played in 4 tournaments, the most among all Soviet players. Three players – Viacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Krutov, and Sergei Makarov – played in the most games, with 22 each across 3 Olympics. Anatoli Firsov scored the most goals (20), while Fetisov and Valeri Kharlamov had the most assists (21), with Kharlamov having the most total points (36).

Key[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Nikolai Puchkov appeared in the first two Olympics for the Soviet Union.
Grigory Mkrtychan played at the 1956 Winter Olympics.
Goaltenders
Player Olympics Tournament(s) GP W L T Min SO GA GAA Medals Notes Ref(s)
Yevgeni Belosheikin 1 1988  Gold (1988)
Viktor Konovalenko 2 1964, 1968 12  Gold (1964)
 Gold (1968)
Grigory Mkrtychan 1 1956  Gold (1956)
Sergei Mylnikov 1 1988 8  Gold (1988)
Vladimir Myshkin 2 1980, 1984 6  Silver (1980)
 Gold (1984)
Alexander Pashkov 1 1972 2  Gold (1972)
Nikolai Puchkov 2 1956, 1960  Gold (1956)
 Bronze (1960)
Vitali Samoilov 1 1988  Gold (1988)
Alexander Sidelnikov 1 1976 2  Gold (1976)
Vladislav Tretiak 4 1972, 1976,
1980, 1984
19  Gold (1972)
 Gold (1976)
 Silver (1980)
 Gold (1984)
Yevgeni Yorkin 1 1960  Bronze (1960)
Boris Zaytsev 1 1964 2  Gold (1964)
Viktor Zinger 1 1968 2  Gold (1968)

Skaters[edit]

Skaters
Player Olympics Tournaments GP G A P PIM Medals Notes Ref(s)
Boris Alexandrov 1 1976 6 2 3 5 0  Gold (1976)
Veniamin Alexandrov 3 1960, 1964, 1968 19 17 13 30 23  Bronze (1960)
 Gold (1964)
 Gold (1968)
Alexander Almetov 2 1960, 1964 15 7 7 14 2  Bronze (1960)
 Gold (1964)
Yevgeni Babich 1 1956 7 3 4 7 4  Gold (1956)
Helmuts Balderis 1 1980 7 5 4 9 5  Silver (1980)
Sergei Babinov 1 1976 5 2 2 4 15  Gold (1976)
Yuri Baulin 1 1960 6 1 2 3 10  Bronze (1960)
Zinetula Bilyaletdinov 2 1980, 1984 14 2 4 6 24  Silver (1980)
 Gold (1984)
Viktor Blinov 1 1968 7 4 2 6 10  Gold (1968)
Yuri Blinov 1 1972 5 3 3 6 0  Gold (1972)
Ilya Byakin 1 1988 8 1 4 5 4  Gold (1988)
Mikhail Bychkov 1 1960 7 1 3 4 4  Bronze (1960)
Vyacheslav Bykov 1 1988 7 2 3 5 2  Gold (1988) Unified Team 1992
Vsevolod Bobrov 1 1956 7 9 3 12 4  Gold (1956)
Alexander Chernykh 1 1988 8 2 2 4 4  Gold (1988)
Vitali Davydov 3 1964, 1968, 1972 18 1 6 7 12  Gold (1964)
 Gold (1968)
 Gold (1972)
Nikolai Drozdetsky 1 1984 7 10 2 12 2  Gold (1984)
Viacheslav Fetisov 3 1980, 1984, 1988 22 12 21 33 24  Silver (1980)
 Gold (1984)
 Gold (1988)
Anatoli Firsov 3 1964, 1968, 1972 20 20 12 32 6  Gold (1964)
 Gold (1968)
 Gold (1972)
Alexander Geramisov 1 1984 7 2 3 5 6  Gold (1984)
Alexander Golikov 1 1980 7 7 6 13 6  Silver (1980)
Vladimir Golikov 1 1980 7 2 5 7 2  Silver (1980)
Vladimir Grebennikov 1 1960 7 4 4 8 4  Bronze (1960)
Yevgeni Groshev 1 1960 7 4 3 7 6  Bronze (1960)
Alexei Guryshev 1 1956 7 7 2 9 0  Gold (1956)
Alexei Gusarov 1 1988 8 1 3 4 6  Gold (1988) Russia 1998
Alexander Gusev 1 1976 5 1 2 3 2  Gold (1976)
Anatoli Ionov 1 1968 6 1 2 3 2  Gold (1968)
Eduard Ivanov 1 1964 8 6 1 7 6  Gold (1964)
Valeri Kamensky 1 1988 8 4 2 6 4  Gold (1988) Russia 1998
Sergei Kapustin 1 1976 6 6 1 7 8  Gold (1976)
Nikolai Karpov 1 1960 3 1 2 3 2  Bronze (1960)
Alexei Kasatonov 3 1980, 1984, 1988 21 7 14 21 8  Silver (1980)
 Gold (1984)
 Gold (1988)
Valeri Kharlamov 3 1972, 1976, 1980 17 15 21 36 10  Gold (1972)
 Gold (1976)
 Silver (1980)
Nikolai Khlystov 1 1956 7 1 1 2 0  Gold (1956)
Andrei Khomutov 2 1984, 1988 15 4 5 9 8  Gold (1984)
 Gold (1988)
Unified Team 1992
Vladimir Kovin 1 1984 7 5 3 8 2  Gold (1984)
Alxander Kozhevnikov 2 1984, 1988 9 5 5 10 6  Gold (1984)
 Gold (1988)
Igor Kravchuk 1 1988 6 1 0 1 0  Gold (1988) Unifited Team 1992
Russia 1998, 2002
Vladimir Krutov 3 1980, 1984, 1988 22 16 15 31 6  Silver (1980)
 Gold (1984)
 Gold (1988)
Yuri Krylov 1 1956 7 4 3 7 4  Gold (1956)
Alfred Kuchevsky 2 1956, 1960 11 0 4 4 16  Gold (1956)
 Bronze (1960)
Valentin Kuzin 1 1956 7 3 1 4 2  Gold (1956)
Viktor Kuzkin 3 1964, 1968, 1972 20 4 4 8 6  Gold (1964)
 Gold (1968)
 Gold (1972)
Igor Larionov 2 1984, 1988 14 5 13 18 10  Gold (1984)
 Gold (1988)
Russia 2002
Yuri Lebedev 1 1980 7 3 5 8 4  Silver (1980)
Konstantin Loktev 2 1960, 1964 14 12 11 23 16  Bronze (1960)
 Gold (1964)
Andrei Lomakin 1 1988 8 1 3 4 2  Gold (1988)
Vladimir Lutchenko 2 1972, 1976 11 0 4 4 6  Gold (1972)
 Gold (1976)
Yuri Lyapkin 1 1976 5 1 3 4 2  Gold (1976)
Sergei Makarov 3 1980, 1984, 1988 22 11 17 28 18  Silver (1980)
 Gold (1984)
 Gold (1988)
Alexander Maltsev 3 1972, 1976, 1980 18 17 14 31 0  Gold (1972)
 Gold (1976)
 Silver (1980)
Boris Mayorov 2 1964, 1968 15 8 8 16 2  Gold (1964)
 Gold (1968)
Yevgeni Mayorov 1 1964 6 5 2 7 0  Gold (1964)
Boris Mikhailov 3 1972, 1976, 1980 16 11 6 17 4  Gold (1972)
 Gold (1976)
 Silver (1980)
Yevgeni Mishakov 2 1968, 1972 11 6 2 8 4  Gold (1968)
 Gold (1972)
Alexander Mogilny 1 1988 6 3 2 5 2  Gold (1988)
Yuri Moiseyev 1 1968 7 2 4 6 6  Gold (1968)
Viktor Nikiforov 1 1956 1 0 0 0 00  Gold (1956)
Yuri Pantyukhov 1 1956 7 1 0 1 10  Gold (1956)
Vasili Pervukhin 2 1980, 1984 14 0 11 11 2  Silver (1980)
 Gold (1984)
Vladimir Petrov 3 1972, 1976, 1980 17 10 7 17 12  Gold (1972)
 Gold (1976)
 Silver (1980)
Stanislav Petukhov 2 1960, 1964 12 8 5 13 6  Bronze (1960)
 Gold (1964)
Viktor Polupanov 1 1968 7 6 6 12 10  Gold (1964)
Viktor Pryazhnikov 1 1960 3 2 0 2 0  Bronze (1960)
Alexander Ragulin 3 1964, 1968, 1972 20 3 11 14 2  Gold (1964)
 Gold (1968)
 Gold (1972)
Igor Romishevsky 2 1968, 1972 11 0 0 0 6  Gold (1968)
 Gold (1972)
Anatoli Semenov 1 1988 8 2 4 6 6  Gold (1988)
Vladimir Shadrin 2 1972, 1976 9 11 4 15 4  Gold (1972)
 Gold (1976)
Viktor Shalimov 1 1976 6 7 7 14 2  Gold (1976)
Sergei Shepelev 1 1984 7 2 4 6 0  Gold (1984)
Viktor Shuvalov 1 1956 7 4 2 6 0  Gold (1956)
Genrikh Sidorenkov 2 1956, 1960 13 1 2 3 14  Gold (1956)
 Bronze (1960)
Alexander Skvortsov 2 1980, 1984 14 6 8 14 0  Silver (1980)
 Gold (1984)
Nikolai Sologubov 2 1956, 1960 11 2 8 10 4  Gold (1956)
 Bronze (1960)
Sergei Starikov 3 1980, 1984, 1988 19 2 9 11 6  Silver (1980)
 Gold (1984)
 Gold (1988)
Vyacheslav Starshinov 2 1964, 1968 15 14 9 23 8  Gold (1964)
 Gold (1968)
Igor Stelnov 2 1984, 1988 14 1 3 4 13  Gold (1984)
 Gold (1988)
Sergei Svetlov 1 1988 8 2 3 5 4  Gold (1988)
Ivan Tregubov 1 1956 7 2 2 4 0  Gold (1956)
Yuri Tsitsinov 1 1960 7 5 4 9 4  Bronze (1960)
Gennady Tsygankov 2 1972, 1976 10 4 4 8 6  Gold (1972)
 Gold (1976)
Viktor Tyumenev 1 1984 7 0 9 9 2  Gold (1984)
Dmitry Ukolov 1 1956 5 1 2 3 0  Gold (1956)
Alexander Uvarov 1 1956 7 3 2 5 7  Gold (1956)
Mikhail Vasiliev 1 1984 7 3 2 5 4  Gold (1984)
Valeri Vasiliev 3 1972, 1976, 1980 15 3 3 6 6  Gold (1972)
 Gold (1976)
 Silver (1980)
Vladimir Vikulov 2 1968, 1972 12 7 13 20 2  Gold (1968)
 Gold (1972)
Leonid Volkov 1 1964 8 6 4 10 2  Gold (1964)
Alexander Yakushev 2 1972, 1976 11 4 12 16 4  Gold (1972)
 Gold (1976)
Viktor Yakushev 2 1960, 1964 15 10 8 18 0  Bronze (1960)
 Gold (1964)
Sergei Yashin 1 1988 8 3 1 4 4  Gold (1988)
Oleg Zaytsev 2 1964, 1968 11 1 3 4 6  Gold (1964)
 Gold (1968)
Viktor Zhluktov 2 1976, 1980 13 5 16 21 2  Gold (1976)
 Silver (1980)
Yevgeni Zimin 2 1968, 1972 5 4 2 6 8  Gold (1968)
 Gold (1972)

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ice Hockey Equipment and History". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
  2. ^ Schantz, Otto. "The Olympic Ideal and the Winter Games Attitudes Towards the Olympic Winter Games in Olympic Discourses—from Coubertin to Samaranch" (PDF). Comité International Pierre De Coubertin. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 5, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  3. ^ Netter, Thomas (October 15, 1986). "New Olympic cycle approved". The New York Times. The I.O.C. also adopted new rules on eligibility that would allow international sports federations to decide on admitting professionals...
  4. ^ Podnieks, Andrew & Szemberg, Szymon. "Story #17–Protesting amateur rules, Canada leaves international hockey". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  5. ^ "Olympic Ice Hockey Tournaments, Men". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
  6. ^ Balderis is inducted with Latvia, Kemensky and Larionov played with Russia, Bykov and Khomutov were with Unified Team
  7. ^ "IIHF Hall of Fame". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved July 22, 2013.

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