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 Pavel Datsyuk
Most games Maxim Sushinski (119)
Most points Alexei Morozov (89)
Team colors               
IIHF code RUS
Russia national hockey team jerseys 2014.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)
International record (W–L–T)
390–222–43
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
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 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Oleg Znarok

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
7 F Telegin, IvanIvan Telegin 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1992-02-28) February 28, 1992 (age 24) Russia CSKA Moscow
8 F Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1985-09-17) September 17, 1985 (age 30) United States Washington Capitals
9 D Antipin, ViktorViktor Antipin 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-12-06) December 6, 1992 (age 23) Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
10 F Mozyakin, SergeiSergei MozyakinA 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1981-03-30) March 30, 1981 (age 35) Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
13 F Datsyuk, PavelPavel DatsyukC 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1978-07-20) July 20, 1978 (age 38) United States Detroit Red Wings
16 F Plotnikov, SergeiSergei Plotnikov 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1990-06-03) June 3, 1990 (age 26) United States Arizona Coyotes
22 D Zaitsev, NikitaNikita Zaitsev 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1991-10-29) October 29, 1991 (age 24) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
23 F Lyubimov, RomanRoman Lyubimov 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1992-01-06) January 6, 1992 (age 24) Russia CSKA Moscow
26 D Voynov, SlavaSlava Voynov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1990-01-15) January 15, 1990 (age 26) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
27 F Panarin, ArtemiArtemi Panarin 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1991-10-30) October 30, 1991 (age 24) United States Chicago Blackhawks
30 G Shestyorkin, IgorIgor Shestyorkin 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1995-12-30) December 30, 1995 (age 20) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
31 G Sorokin, IlyaIlya Sorokin 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1995-08-04) August 4, 1995 (age 21) Russia CSKA Moscow
39 F Sannikov, StepanStepan Sannikov 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1990-09-25) September 25, 1990 (age 25) Russia Sibir Novosibirsk
40 F Kalinin, SergeiSergei Kalinin 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1991-03-17) March 17, 1991 (age 25) United States New Jersey Devils
52 F Shirokov, SergeiSergei Shirokov 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1986-03-10) March 10, 1986 (age 30) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
53 D Marchenko, AlexeiAlexei Marchenko 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1992-01-02) January 2, 1992 (age 24) United States Detroit Red Wings
63 F Dadonov, EvgeniiEvgenii Dadonov 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1989-03-12) March 12, 1989 (age 27) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
72 G Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-09-20) September 20, 1988 (age 27) United States Columbus Blue Jackets
73 D Chudinov, MaximMaxim Chudinov 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1990-03-25) March 25, 1990 (age 26) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
74 D Emelin, AlexeiAlexei Emelin 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1986-04-25) April 25, 1986 (age 30) Canada Montreal Canadiens
77 D Belov, AntonAnton Belov 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1986-07-29) July 29, 1986 (age 30) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
79 D Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1978-12-20) December 20, 1978 (age 37) Canada Montreal Canadiens
81 D Orlov, DmitryDmitry Orlov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1991-07-23) July 23, 1991 (age 25) United States Washington Capitals
87 F Shipachyov, VadimVadim ShipachyovA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1987-03-12) March 12, 1987 (age 29) Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
92 F Kuznetsov, EvgenyEvgeny Kuznetsov 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1992-05-19) May 19, 1992 (age 24) United States Washington Capitals
96 F Burmistrov, AlexanderAlexander Burmistrov 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1991-10-21) October 21, 1991 (age 24) Canada Winnipeg Jets

Coaching history[edit]

Olympics
World Championships
World Cups

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016". The Canadian Press. 2015-01-24. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Russia IIHF". Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  3. ^ 2016 roster

External links[edit]