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 Vladimir Potapov
Flag of Russia Sergei Golubovich
Flag of Russia Vladimir Filatov
Captain Vasili Podkolzin
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 November 2020, 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 #35 Artur Akhtyamov October 31, 2001 6ft 1in (185cm) 168lb (76kg) L
G #1 Yaroslav Askarov June 16, 2002 6ft 4in (192cm) 176lb (80kg) R
G #30 Vsevolod Skotnikov September 28, 2001 6ft 0in (184cm) 176lb (80kg) L
D #5 Daniil Chayka October 22, 2002 6ft 2in (188cm) 187lb (85kg) L
D #6 Semyon Chistyakov August 7, 2001 5ft 9in (176cm) 168lb (76kg) L
D #78 Kirill Kirsanov September 19, 2002 6ft 1in (185cm) 198lb (90kg) L
D #8 Artemi Knyazev January 4, 2001 5ft 11in (180cm) 183lb (83kg) L
D #16 Dmitri Kostenko September 25, 2002 6ft 0in (184cm) 168lb (76kg) R
D #85 Shakir Mukhamadullin January 10, 2002 6ft 4in (192cm) 179lb (81kg) L
D #7 Ivan Rogov April 30, 2001 6ft 0in (183cm) 179lb (81kg) L
D #27 Nikita Sedov May 5, 2001 6ft 1in (185cm) 192lb (87kg) L
D #41 Yegor Shekhovtsov April 16, 2001 6ft 1in (186cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #10 Yegor Afanasyev January 23, 2001 6ft 4in (193cm) 201lb (91kg) L
F #61 Danil Alalykin March 27, 2001 6ft 0in (183cm) 157lb (71kg) L
F #21 Rodion Amirov October 2, 2001 6ft 0in (183cm) 168lb (76kg) L
F #24 Zakhar Bardakov February 24, 2001 6ft 2in (189cm) 198lb (90kg) L
F #19 Danil Bashkirov May 15, 2001 6ft 2in (188cm) 163lb (74kg) L
F #72 Maxim Beryozkin October 12, 2001 6ft 4in (192cm) 216lb (98kg) R
F #59 Yegor Chinakhov February 1, 2001 5ft 11in (181cm) 179lb (81kg) L
F #81 Arseni Gritsyuk March 15, 2001 5ft 10in (178cm) 157lb (71kg) L
F #26 Maxim Groshev December 14, 2001 6ft 2in (187cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #22 Marat Khusnutdinov July 17, 2002 5ft 9in (176cm) 165lb (75kg) L
F #63 Takhir Mingachyov July 31, 2001 6ft 1in (185cm) 165lb (75kg) L
F #11 Vasili Podkolzin June 24, 2001 6ft 1in (185cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F #25 Ilya Safonov May 30, 2001 6ft 4in (193cm) 205lb (93kg) L
F #18 Yegor Spiridonov January 22, 2001 6ft 2in (188cm) 185lb (84kg) R
F #23 Dmitri Zlodeyev February 15, 2002 5ft 11in (180cm) 183lb (83kg) L

Team Staff[edit | edit source]

Role Name Born
General manager Roman Rotenberg April 7, 1981
Head coach Igor Larionov December 3, 1960
Coach Vladimir Potapov June 21, 1975
Coach Sergei Golubovich January 29, 1975
Coach Vladimir Filatov June 12, 1985
Goaltending coach Nikolai Khabibulin January 13, 1973
Conditioning coach Filipp Arzamasov March 19, 1985

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