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Russian National Hockey Team
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Big Red Machine
Association Russian Hockey Federation
Head coach Russia Vyacheslav Bykov
Assistants Russia Igor Zakharkin
Captain Aleksey Morozov
Most games Maxim Sushinski (85)
Most points Maxim Sushinski (70)
IIHF ranking 1
Highest IIHF ranking 1 (2009)
Lowest IIHF ranking 7 (2004)
Team colours               
First international
 Russia 2–2 Sweden 
(St. Petersburg, Russia; April 12, 1992)
Biggest win
 Russia 12–3 Great Britain 
(Bolzano, Italy; April 26, 1994)
 Russia 10–1 Kazakhstan 
(Riga, Latvia; May 7, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 7–1 Russia 
(Helsinki, Finland; April 22, 1997)
 Czech Republic 7–1 Russia 
(Moscow, Russia; December 20, 1997)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 18 (first in 1992)
Best result 1st (1993, 2008, 2009)
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1994)
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver: 1998
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 2002
International record (W-L-T)
267-151-42


The Russian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Russia and are controlled Ice Hockey Federation of Russia. They are currently rated number one in IIHF World Rankings. The team has been competing internationally since 1993 and follows a long tradition of Soviet teams mostly composed 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.

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. Russia finished fourth at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Russia has a total of 77,702 players, about 0.05% of its population. As of August 2006, their head coach is Vyacheslav "Slava" Bykov.

The top three nominees for the 2009 Hart Memorial Trophy (the most valuable player award in the National Hockey League) all play for the Russian team: Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk, and Evgeni Malkin.

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Olympic record

The bronze medal winning Russian team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • 1994 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1998 - Won silver medal
  • 2002 - Won bronze medal
  • 2006 - Finished in 4th place

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.

World Cup record

  • 1996 - Lost semi-final
  • 2004 - Lost quarter-final
President Dmitry Medvedev meets with the national hockey team

World Championship record

Alexander Semin's first goal in IIHF World Championship 2008 Final
  • 1992 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1993 - Gold medal winner
  • 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 - Silver medal winner
  • 2003 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 10th place
  • 2005 - Bronze medal winner
  • 2006 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2007 - Bronze medal winner
  • 2008 - Gold medal winner
  • 2009 - Gold medal winner

2010 Olympics roster

Position
Name
Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
G Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 183 91 01975-07-25 25 July 1975 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR United States San Jose Sharks
G Bryzgalov, IlyaIlya Bryzgalov 191 90 01980-06-22 22 June 1980 Tolyatti, Russian SFSR United States Phoenix Coyotes
G Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 191 96 01988-04-27 27 April 1988 Kuybyshev, Russian SFSR United States Washington Capitals
D Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov 183 92 01978-12-20 20 December 1978 Voskresensk, Russian SFSR Canada Montreal Canadiens
D Nikulin, IlyaIlya Nikulin 191 100 01982-03-12 12 March 1982 Moscow, Russian SFSR Russia Ak Bars Kazan
D Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin 191 93 01980-07-22 22 July 1980 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
D Korneyev, KonstantinKonstantin Korneyev 180 82 01984-06-05 5 June 1984 Moscow, Russian SFSR Russia CSKA Moscow
D Grebeshkov, DenisDenis Grebeshkov 185 88 01983-10-11 11 October 1983 Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR Canada Edmonton Oilers
D Tyutin, FedorFedor Tyutin 188 95 01983-07-19 19 July 1983 Izhevsk, Russian SFSR United States Columbus Blue Jackets
D Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar 188 98 01974-04-13 13 April 1974 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR United States Pittsburgh Penguins
D Volchenkov, AntonAnton Volchenkov 185 107 01982-02-15 15 February 1982 Moscow, Russian SFSR Canada Ottawa Senators
C Datsyuk, PavelPavel Datsyuk 180 88 01978-07-20 20 July 1978 Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR United States Detroit Red Wings
C Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin 191 88 01986-07-31 31 July 1986 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR United States Pittsburgh Penguins
C Fedorov, SergeiSergei Fedorov 188 93 01969-12-13 13 December 1969 Pskov, Russian SFSR Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
LW Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya Kovalchuk 187 107 01983-04-15 15 April 1983 Kalinin, Russian SFSR United States Atlanta Thrashers
RW Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov 183 86 01979-09-04 4 September 1979 Moscow, Russian SFSR United States Atlanta Thrashers
LW Zaripov, DanisDanis Zaripov 185 84 01981-03-26 26 March 1981 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR Russia Ak Bars Kazan
LW Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin 188 93 01984-03-03 3 March 1984 Krasnoyarsk, Russian SFSR United States Washington Capitals
C Zinovjev, SergeiSergei Zinovjev 178 81 01980-03-04 4 March 1980 Prokopyevsk, Russian SFSR Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
RW Radulov, AlexanderAlexander Radulov 185 85 01986-07-05 5 July 1986 Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
RW Kozlov, ViktorViktor Kozlov 196 107 01975-02-14 14 February 1975 Tolyatti, Russian SFSR Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
LW Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin 188 108 01985-09-17 17 September 1985 Moscow, Russian SFSR United States Washington Capitals
RW Morozov, AlekseyAleksey Morozov 188 89 01977-02-16 16 February 1977 Moscow, Russian SFSR Russia Ak Bars Kazan

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