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 Igor Larionov
Assistants Flag of Russia Albert Leshchev
Flag of Russia Vladimir Filatov
Flag of Russia Rashit Davydov
Flag of Canada Kevin Chapman
Captain Damir Zhafyarov
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.png Russia 2-2 Sweden Flag of Sweden.png
(St. Petersburg, Russia; April 12, 1992)
Biggest win
Flag of Russia.png Russia 10-0 Italy Flag of Italy.png
(Bratislava, Slovakia; May 15, 2019)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 9-1 Russia Flag of Russia.png
(Chamonix, France; December 29, 1993)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 28 (first in 1992)
Best result Gold medal with cup.png 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.png Silver: 1 - 1998
Bronze medal.png 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's first goal in IIHF World Championship 2008 Final

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 five times in 28 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 February 2021, their head coach is Igor Larionov.

Olympic Record[edit | edit source]

See also: Ice hockey at the Olympic Games

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.svg Silver
  • 2002 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg 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 Record[edit | edit source]

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

World Championship Record[edit | edit source]

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.svg Silver
  • 2003 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 10th place
  • 2005 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 2006 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2007 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 2008 - 11 Gold
  • 2009 - 11 Gold
  • 2010 - 2Silver medal icon.svg Silver
  • 2011 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2012 - 11 Gold
  • 2013 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2014 - 11 Gold
  • 2015 - 2Silver medal icon.svg Silver
  • 2016 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 2017 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 2018 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2019 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 2020 - canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Retired Numbers[edit | edit source]

Actual Roster[edit | edit source]

Position Number Name Born Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #30 Yaroslav Askarov June 16, 2002 6ft 4in (192cm) 176lb (80kg) R
G #31 Alexander Samonov August 23, 1995 6ft 0in (182cm) 168lb (76kg) L
G #40 Daniil Tarasov March 27, 1999 6ft 5in (196cm) 185lb (84kg) L
D #56 Alexander Alexeyev November 15, 1999 6ft 4in (193cm) 201lb (91kg) L
D #66 Semyon Chistyakov August 7, 2001 5ft 11in (180cm) 179lb (81kg) L
D #28 Marsel Ibragimov August 4, 1997 6ft 3in (190cm) 203lb (92kg) R
D #78 Kirill Kirsanov September 19, 2002 6ft 1in (185cm) 198lb (90kg) L
D #72 Artyom Minulin October 1, 1998 6ft 3in (190cm) 192lb (87kg) R
D #39 Daniil Misyul October 20, 2000 6ft 3in (191cm) 187lb (85kg) L
D #85 Shakir Mukhamadullin January 10, 2002 6ft 2in (189cm) 170lb (77kg) L
D #45 Daniil Pylenkov September 26, 2000 6ft 1in (186cm) 194lb (88kg) L
D #2 Sergei Zborovsky February 21, 1997 6ft 4in (193cm) 209lb (95kg) R
D #4 Daniil Zhuravlyov April 8, 2000 6ft 0in (183cm) 163lb (74kg) L
F #70 Zakhar Bardakov February 24, 2001 6ft 2in (189cm) 198lb (90kg) L
F #94 Vladimir Butuzov May 27, 1994 6ft 2in (187cm) 196lb (89kg) R
F #82 Ivan Chekhovich January 4, 1999 5ft 11in (180cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F #9 Nikita Chibrikov February 16, 2003 5ft 10in (177cm) 161lb (73kg) L
F #95 Artyom Galimov September 8, 1999 5ft 11in (180cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #90 Maxim Groshev December 14, 2001 6ft 1in (186cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F #22 Marat Khusnutdinov July 17, 2002 5ft 9in (176cm) 165lb (75kg) L
F #51 Nikolai Kovalenko October 17, 1999 5ft 10in (178cm) 185lb (84kg) L
F #63 Pavel Kraskovsky September 11, 1996 6ft 4in (194cm) 216lb (98kg) L
F #74 Vitali Kravtsov December 23, 1999 6ft 2in (189cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F #92 Vasili Podkolzin June 24, 2001 6ft 4in (192cm) 203lb (92kg) L
F #16 German Rubtsov June 27, 1998 6ft 0in (184cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F #93 Sergei Shmelyov August 28, 1993 5ft 10in (178cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #27 Maxim Sorkin April 19, 2000 6ft 2in (189cm) 190lb (86kg) L
F #88 Damir Zhafyarov March 17, 1994 5ft 9in (174cm) 170lb (77kg) L

Team Staff[edit | edit source]

Role Name Born
General manager and first vice-president Roman Rotenberg April 7, 1981
Head coach Igor Larionov December 3, 1960
Coach Vladimir Filatov June 12, 1985
Coach Albert Leshchev September 27, 1971
Coach Rashit Davydov June 14, 1969
Coach Kevin Chapman June 11, 1985
Sport director Oleg Kupriyanov May 26, 1965
Coordinator Daniil Kupriyanov August 1, 1989
Manager Stanislav Tolstov December 8, 1988
Administrator Alexei Nikolayev January 6, 1979
Doctor Valeri Yegorov April 12, 1979
Doctor Alexander Molev
Masseur Yan Vorobyev
Masseur Artyom Timofeyev January 24, 1994
Serviceman Alexei Milov March 29, 1988
Head analyst Vasili Kazanov November 14, 1984
Analyst Roman Barinov August 24, 1994
Press-attache Marat Safin
Team media Andrei Bulagin
Team media Yuri Kuzmin April 14, 1989
Marketing specialist Nikolai Dulev
Flight manager Denis Orlov
Team media Zukhra Urazbakhtina
Team media Mikhail Baranchikov

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