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France
Nickname(s) Les Bleus (The Blues)
Association Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace
Head coach Flag of France Philippe Bozon
Assistants Flag of Canada Flag of Switzerland René Matte
Flag of France Yorick Treille
Captain Damien Fleury
Most games Antonin Manavian (177)
Top scorer Damien Fleury (59)
Most points Damien Fleury (99)
IIHF code FRA
IIHF ranking 14
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (2014 (O)-2015, 2018 (O))
Lowest IIHF ranking 19 (2006 (O)-2007)
Team colours               
First international
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 3-0 France Flag of France.png
(Brussels, Belgium; March 4, 1905)
Biggest win
Flag of France.png France 24-1 North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif
(Budapest, Hungary; March 15, 1983)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 22-0 France Flag of France.png
(Chamonix, France; January 30, 1924)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 32 (first in 1920)
Best result Finished in 5th place: 2 - 1920, 1924
Olympics
Appearances 10 (first in 1920)
Medals none
International record (W-L-T)
368-487-92

The French men's national ice hockey team is the ice hockey national team of France. They are currently ranked 14th in the world by the IIHF. It is controlled by the Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace. France has currently 21,582 registered players (0.03 % of its population).

Olympic Record[]

Olympic medal record
Olympic Games

The French team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

  • 1920 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1924 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1928 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1932 - Did not participate
  • 1936 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1948 - Did not participate
  • 1952 - Did not qualify
  • 1956-1964 - Did not participate
  • 1968 - Finished in 14th place
  • 1972 - Did not participate
  • 1976-1984 - 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
  • 2006-2018 - Did not qualify

European Championship Record[]

  • 1910-1922 - Did not participate
  • 1923 - 2Silver medal icon.svg Silver
  • 1924 - 11 Gold
  • 1925 - Did not participate
  • 1926 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1927-1929 - Did not participate
  • 1932 - Finished in 6th place

World Championship Record[]

World Championships medal record
World Championship
  • 1920 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1924 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1928 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1930 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1931 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1932-1933 - Did not participate
  • 1934 - Finished in 11th place
  • 1935 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1936 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1937 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1938-1949 - Did not participate
  • 1950 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1951 - Finished in 9th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1952 - Finished in 15th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1953 - Finished in 8th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1954-1960 - Did not participate
  • 1961 - Finished in 16th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1962 - Finished in 11th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 1963 - Finished in 14th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1964 - Did not participate
  • 1965 - Finished in 17th place (9th in "Pool B")
  • 1966 - Did not participate
  • 1967 - Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1968 - Finished in 14th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1969 - Did not participate
  • 1970 - Finished in 17th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1971 - Finished in 16th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1972 - Did not participate
  • 1973 - Finished in 20th place (6th in "Pool C")
  • 1974 - Finished in 19th place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1975 - Finished in 19th place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1976 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1977 - Finished in 21st place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1978 - Finished in 22nd place (6th in "Pool C")
  • 1979 - Finished in 21st place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1981 - Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1982 - Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1983 - Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1985 - Finished in 17th place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1986 - Finished in 12th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1987 - Finished in 12th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1989 - Finished in 11th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 1990 - Finished in 12th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1991 - Finished in 11th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 1992 - Finished in 11th place
  • 1993 - Finished in 10th place
  • 1994 - Finished in 10th place
  • 1995 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1996 - Finished in 11th place
  • 1997 - Finished in 10th 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 Division I, Group A)
  • 2003 - Finished in 18th place (1st in Division I, Group B)
  • 2004 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2005 - Finished in 19th place (2nd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2006 - Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2007 - Finished in 18th place (1st in Division 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
  • 2015 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2016 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2017 - Finished in 9th place
  • 2018 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2019 - Finished in 15th place
  • 2020 - canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2021 - canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Actual Roster[]

Position Number Name Born Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #35 Henri-Corentin Buysse March 18, 1988 6ft 1in (185cm) 190lb (86kg) L
G #49 Florian Hardy February 8, 1985 6ft 0in (183cm) 183lb (83kg) L
D #62 Florian Chakiachvili March 18, 1992 6ft 1in (186cm) 190lb (86kg) L
D #47 Loïc Farnier April 28, 1996 6ft 0in (182cm) 159lb (72kg) L
D #8 Hugo Gallet June 20, 1997 6ft 4in (192cm) 209lb (95kg) L
D #84 Kévin Hecquefeuille November 20, 1984 5ft 11in (181cm) 185lb (84kg) R
D #4 Antonin Manavian April 26, 1987 6ft 3in (191cm) 225lb (102kg) R
D #90 Maxime Moisand June 11, 1990 5ft 9in (176cm) 181lb (82kg) R
D #74 Thomas Thiry September 9, 1997 6ft 3in (191cm) 216lb (98kg) R
D #57 Teddy Trabichet March 10, 1987 5ft 10in (179cm) 196lb (89kg) L
F #20 Eliot Berthon April 27, 1992 5ft 7in (171cm) 183lb (83kg) L
F #12 Valentin Claireaux April 5, 1991 5ft 11in (180cm) 198lb (90kg) R
F #61 Cédric Di Dio Balsamo March 27, 1994 5ft 10in (179cm) 165lb (75kg) L
F #29 Floran Douay February 7, 1995 6ft 3in (190cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #9 Damien Fleury February 1, 1986 5ft 11in (181cm) 185lb (84kg) R
F #64 Robin Gaborit January 10, 1991 6ft 0in (182cm) 203lb (92kg) R
F #71 Anthony Guttig October 30, 1988 6ft 1in (186cm) 181lb (82kg) L
F #22 Guillaume Leclerc February 20, 1996 5ft 8in (173cm) 181lb (82kg) L
F #83 Rudy Matima March 8, 1997 6ft 1in (185cm) 185lb (84kg) L
F #81 Anthony Rech July 9, 1992 5ft 11in (180cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #77 Sacha Treille November 6, 1987 6ft 4in (193cm) 218lb (99kg) L
F #13 Peter Valier July 27, 1992 5ft 11in (180cm) 181lb (82kg) R

Team Staff[]

Role Name Born
Head coach Philippe Bozon November 30, 1966
Assistant coach René Matte June 8, 1972
Assistant coach Yorick Treille July 15, 1980
Team manager Renaud Jacquin February 16, 1973
Goaltending coach Sébastien Beaulieu February 15, 1976
Video coach Bertrand Pousse July 3, 1970
Media manager Romain Viciot
Media manager Valérie Thibault
Doctor Benoît Messin
Doctor Pierre-Eric Favre
Physiotherapist Frédéric Robach
Fitness coach Adrien Valvo December 9, 1978
Equipment manager Boris Gellé November 14, 1988

External links[]

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