Russia men's national ice hockey team

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Russia men's national ice hockey team
Shirt badge/Association crest
The coat of arms of Russia is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Nickname(s) Красная Машина
(The Red Machine)
Association Russian Hockey Federation
General Manager Andrei Safronov
Head coach Oleg Znarok
Assistants Rashit Davydov
Igor Nikitin
Harijs Vītoliņš
Ilya Vorobyov
Captain Alexander Ovechkin
Most games Maxim Sushinski (119)[citation needed]
Most points Alexei Morozov (89)[citation needed]
Team colors               
IIHF code RUS
Russian national team jerseys 2016 (WCH).png
Ranking
Current IIHF 2 Steady
Highest IIHF 1 (first in 2009)
Lowest IIHF 7 (2004)
First international
 Russia 2–2 Sweden 
(Saint Petersburg, Russia; 12 April 1992)
Biggest win
 Russia 12–3 Great Britain 
(Bolzano, Italy; 26 April 1994)
 Russia 10–1 Kazakhstan 
(Riga, Latvia; 6 May 2006)
 Russia 10–1 Denmark 
(Moscow, Russia; 12 May 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 7–1 Russia 
(Helsinki, Finland; 22 April 1997)
 Russia 1–7 Czech Republic 
(Moscow, Russia; 20 December 1997)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 25 (first in 1992)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1993, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014)
Olympics
Appearances 6 (first in 1994)
Medals 2nd, silver medalist(s) (1998)
3rd, bronze medalist(s) (2002)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1998 Nagano Team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Salt Lake City Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1993 Germany
Gold medal – first place 2008 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2009 Switzerland
Gold medal – first place 2012 Finland/Sweden
Gold medal – first place 2014 Belarus
Silver medal – second place 2002 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 2010 Germany
Silver medal – second place 2015 Czech Republic
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Austria
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Russia
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Russia

The Russian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Russia, overseen by the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia. As of May 2015, they are rated second in the IIHF World Rankings; with 3675 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 and is a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden and the United States.[1]

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, 2012 and 2014 World Ice Hockey Championships. Russia has a total of 84,270 players,[2] about 0.05% of its population. As of May 2014, their head coach is Oleg Znarok.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

The bronze medal winning Russian team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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.

Year Location Result
1994 Norway Lillehammer 4th place
1998 Japan Nagano Silver medal
2002 United States Salt Lake City Bronze medal
2006 Italy Turin 4th place
2010 Canada Vancouver 6th place
2014 Russia Sochi 5th place
2018 South Korea Pyeongchang Qualified

World Championship[edit]

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
2014 Minsk, Belarus Gold
2015 Prague / Ostrava, Czech Republic Silver
2016 Moscow / Saint Petersburg, Russia Bronze

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 and 2014.

World Cup[edit]

  • 1996 – Finished fourth place
  • 2004 – Finished fifth place
  • 2016 – Finished fourth place
President Dmitry Medvedev meets with the national hockey team

Euro Hockey Tour[edit]

Other Tournaments[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.[3]

Head coach: Oleg Znarok

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
72 G Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-09-20)20 September 1988 (aged 27) United States Columbus Blue Jackets
1 G Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1988-04-27)27 April 1988 (aged 28) United States Colorado Avalanche
88 G Vasilevskiy, AndreiAndrei Vasilevskiy 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1994-07-25)25 July 1994 (aged 22) United States Tampa Bay Lightning
74 D Emelin, AlexeiAlexei Emelin 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1986-04-25)25 April 1986 (aged 30) Canada Montreal Canadiens
7 D Kulikov, DmitriDmitri Kulikov 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1990-10-29)29 October 1990 (aged 25) United States Buffalo Sabres
47 D Marchenko, AlexeyAlexey Marchenko 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1992-01-02)2 January 1992 (aged 24) United States Detroit Red Wings
79 D Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1978-12-20)20 December 1978 (aged 37) Canada Montreal Canadiens
89 D Nesterov, NikitaNikita Nesterov 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1993-03-28)28 March 1993 (aged 23) United States Tampa Bay Lightning
9 D Orlov, DmitryDmitry Orlov 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1991-07-23)23 July 1991 (aged 25) United States Washington Capitals
22 D Zaitsev, NikitaNikita Zaitsev 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 24) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
42 C Anisimov, ArtemArtem Anisimov 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1988-05-24)24 May 1988 (aged 28) United States Chicago Blackhawks
63 RW Dadonov, EvgenyEvgeny Dadonov 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1989-03-12)12 March 1989 (aged 27) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
13 C Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk (A) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1978-07-20)20 July 1978 (aged 38) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
86 RW Kucherov, NikitaNikita Kucherov 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1993-06-17)17 June 1993 (aged 23) United States Tampa Bay Lightning
41 RW Kulemin, NikolayNikolay Kulemin 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1986-07-14)14 July 1986 (aged 30) United States New York Islanders
92 C Kuznetsov, EvgenyEvgeny Kuznetsov 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1992-05-19)19 May 1992 (aged 24) United States Washington Capitals
71 C Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin (A) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1986-07-31)31 July 1986 (aged 30) United States Pittsburgh Penguins
90 LW Namestnikov, VladislavVladislav Namestnikov 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1992-11-22)22 November 1992 (aged 23) United States Tampa Bay Lightning
8 LW Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin (C) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 108 kg (238 lb) (1985-09-17)17 September 1985 (aged 31) United States Washington Capitals
27 LW Panarin, ArtemiArtemi Panarin 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1991-10-30)30 October 1991 (aged 24) United States Chicago Blackhawks
87 C Shipachyov, VadimVadim Shipachyov 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1987-03-12)12 March 1987 (aged 29) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
91 RW Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 99 kg (218 lb) (1991-12-13)13 December 1991 (aged 24) United States St. Louis Blues
77 C Telegin, IvanIvan Telegin 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1992-02-28)28 February 1992 (aged 24) Russia HC CSKA Moscow

Slava Voynov was originally selected but was not allowed to participate. He was ruled ineligible because of his indefinite suspension from the NHL during the 2014–2015 season.[4] He was replaced by Nikita Nesterov.

Coaching history[edit]

Olympics
World Championships
World Cups

See also[edit]

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