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Russia
Nickname(s) Большая Красная Машина (Big Red Machine)
Association Russian Hockey Federation
GM Flag of Russia Flag of Finland Roman Rotenberg
Head coach Flag of Russia Alexei Kudashov
Assistants Flag of Russia Valery Bragin
Flag of Russia Alexei Zhamnov
Flag of Russia Alexander Boikov
Captain Bogdan Kiselevich
Most games Ilya Kovalchuk (156)
Top scorer Ilya Kovalchuk (62)
Most points Ilya Kovalchuk (137)
IIHF code RUS
IIHF ranking 2
Highest IIHF ranking 1 (2009, 2010-2012)
Lowest IIHF ranking 7 (2004)
Team colours               
First international
Flag of Russia 1991-1993 Russia 2–2 Sweden Flag of Sweden
(St. Petersburg, Russia; April 12, 1992)
Biggest win
Flag of Russia Russia 10–0 Italy Flag of Italy
(Bratislava, Slovakia; May 15, 2019)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 9–1 Russia Flag of Russia
(Chamonix, France; December 29, 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 28 (first in 1992)
Best result Gold medal with cup Gold: 5 - 1993, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
World Cup of Hockey
Appearances 3 (first in 1996)
Best result Finished in 4th place: 2 - 1996, 2016
Olympics
Appearances 6 (first in 1994)
Medals Silver medal Silver: 1 - 1998
Bronze medal Bronze: 1 - 2002
International record (W-L-T)
390-222-43
Olympic medal record
Olympic Games
Silver 1998 Nagano Ice hockey
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey
World Championships medal record
World Championship
Gold 1993 Germany Russia
Silver 2002 Sweden Russia
Bronze 2005 Austria Russia
Bronze 2007 Russia Russia
Gold 2008 Canada Russia
Gold 2009 Switzerland Russia
Silver 2010 Germany Russia
Gold 2012 Finland, Sweden Russia
Gold 2014 Belarus Russia
Silver 2015 Czechia Russia
Bronze 2016 Russia Russia
Bronze 2017 Germany, France Russia
Bronze 2019 Slovakia Russia
Alexander Semin first goal in final 2008 IIHF World Championship

Alexander Semin's first goal in IIHF World Championship 2008 Final

Dmitry Medvedev 20 May 2008-2

President Dmitry Medvedev meets with the national hockey team

The Russian men's national ice hockey team is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world, rated number two in IIHF world rankings. It has been competing internationally since 1992 and follows a long tradition of Soviet Union team mostly composed of Russian players. The Russian team replaces the Unified Team of 1992. In 1991 and earlier, players competed with the Soviet Union national ice hockey team.

The Russian team has not been as dominant as the Soviet team, winning the gold in the World Championships three times in 18 years but it remains one of the top teams in the world. The team is controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia. Russia has a total of 112,236 players, about 0.08% of its population. As of April 2020, their head coach is Alexei Kudashov.

Olympic RecordEdit

See also: Ice hockey at the Olympic Games
Russia men's hockey team 2002

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

  • 1920-1992 - Did not participate
  • 1994 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1998 - 2Silver medal icon Silver
  • 2002 - 3Bronze medal icon Bronze
  • 2006 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2010 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2014 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2018 - Did not participate (disqualified for systematic doping)

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. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Russian team cannot start due to doping punishment, but neutral team was made - Olympic Athletes from Russia. This team won the ice hockey olympic tournament.

World Cup of Hockey RecordEdit

See also: World Cup of Hockey
  • 1996 - Lost semi-final
  • 2004 - Lost quarter-final
  • 2016 - Finished in 4th place

World Championship RecordEdit

See also: List of IIHF World Championship tournaments
  • 1920-1991 - Did not participate
  • 1992 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1993 - 11 Gold
  • 1994 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1995 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1996 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1997 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1998 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1999 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2000 - Finished in 11th place
  • 2001 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2002 - 2Silver medal icon Silver
  • 2003 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 10th place
  • 2005 - 3Bronze medal icon Bronze
  • 2006 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2007 - 3Bronze medal icon Bronze
  • 2008 - 11 Gold
  • 2009 - 11 Gold
  • 2010 - 2Silver medal icon Silver
  • 2011 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2012 - 11 Gold
  • 2013 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2014 - 11 Gold
  • 2015 - 2Silver medal icon Silver
  • 2016 - 3Bronze medal icon Bronze
  • 2017 - 3Bronze medal icon Bronze
  • 2018 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2019 - 3Bronze medal icon Bronze
  • 2020 - canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Retired Numbers Edit

Actual Roster Edit

Position Number Name Born Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #30 Igor Bobkov January 2, 1991 6ft 5in (195cm) 231lb (105kg) L
G #31 Alexander Samonov August 23, 1995 5ft 11in (181cm) 168lb (76kg) L
G #82 Timur Bilyalov March 28, 1995 5ft 10in (179cm) 174lb (79kg) L
D #22 Andrei Mironov July 29, 1994 6ft 2in (189cm) 209lb (95kg) L
D #26 Alexander Romanov June 6, 2000 5ft 11in (181cm) 183lb (83kg) L
D #42 Grigory Dronov January 10, 1998 6ft 3in (190cm) 214lb (97kg) L
D #55 Bogdan Kiselevich February 14, 1990 6ft 0in (184cm) 207lb (94kg) L
D #69 Nikita Lyamkin February 6, 1996 6ft 5in (196cm) 214lb (97kg) L
D #79 Danila Galenyuk February 11, 2000 6ft 2in (187cm) 201lb (91kg) L
D #87 Rushan Rafikov May 15, 1995 6ft 2in (189cm) 196lb (89kg) L
D #93 Artyom Sergeyev April 20, 1993 6ft 1in (186cm) 207lb (94kg) R
F #8 Andrei Svetlakov April 6, 1994 6ft 0in (182cm) 207lb (94kg) L
F #9 Dmitry Voronkov September 10, 2000 6ft 4in (192cm) 190lb (86kg) L
F #10 Sergei Tolchinsky February 3, 1995 5ft 8in (173cm) 170lb (77kg) L
F #11 Vasily Podkolzin June 24, 2001 6ft 1in (185cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F #14 Grigory Denisenko June 24, 2000 5ft 11in (180cm) 181lb (82kg) R
F #15 Anatoly Golyshev February 14, 1995 5ft 8in (172cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F #16 Denis Zernov January 10, 1996 5ft 9in (176cm) 174lb (79kg) L
F #28 Artur Kayumov February 14, 1998 5ft 11in (181cm) 181lb (82kg) L
F #68 Kirill Marchenko July 21, 2000 6ft 2in (189cm) 163lb (74kg) R
F #71 Ivan Morozov May 5, 2000 6ft 1in (186cm) 179lb (81kg) R
F #84 Pavel Kudryavtsev September 5, 1997 6ft 0in (182cm) 190lb (86kg) R
F #86 Alexander Sharov November 5, 1995 6ft 1in (186cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F #95 Artyom Galimov September 8, 1999 5ft 11in (180cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #98 Maxim Mamin January 13, 1995 6ft 2in (188cm) 201lb (91kg) L

Team Staff Edit

Role Name Born
General director Roman Rotenberg April 7, 1981
Head coach Alexei Kudashov July 21, 1971
Senior coach Valery Bragin May 31, 1956
Senior coach Alexei Zhamnov October 1, 1970
Coach Alexander Boikov February 7, 1975
Goalkeeper coach Rashit Davydov June 14, 1969
Physical training coach Alexander Troshin January 2, 1953

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