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Russia men's national ice hockey team

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General Manager  Andrei Safronov
Most points  Alexei Morozov (89)
Captain  Alexander Ovechkin
Head coach  Oleg Znarok
Most games  Maxim Sushinski (119)
IIHF code  RUS
Location  Russia
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Nickname(s)  Красная Машина (The Red Machine)
Assistants  Rashit Davydov Igor Nikitin Harijs Vītoliņš Ilya Vorobyov
Association  Ice Hockey Federation of Russia

The Russian men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Russia, overseen by the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia. As of May 2015, they are rated second in the IIHF World Rankings; with 3675 points. The team has been competing internationally since 1993, and is recognized by the IIHF as the successor to the Soviet Union Hockey Federation and have passed its ranking on to Russia. Today, it still follows a long tradition of Soviet hockey teams, composed mostly 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 and is a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden and the United States.

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The Soviets were the most dominant teams of all time in international play. The team won nearly every world championship and Olympic tournament between 1954 and 1991 held by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Russia won the 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014 World Ice Hockey Championships. Russia has a total of 84,270 players, about 0.05% of its population. As of May 2014, their head coach is Oleg Znarok.

Olympic Games

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 Championship

In recent years, starting in 2007, the Russian team has put a strong team on the ice for the World Championships. They had a record of 8–1–0 in the 2007 tournament, 9–0–0 in the 2008 tournament, 9–0–0 in 2009, 8–1–0 in 2010, and best of all 10–0–0 in 2012 and 2014.

World Cup

  • 1996 – Finished fourth place
  • 2004 – Finished fifth place
  • 2016 – Finished fourth place
  • Euro Hockey Tour

  • Karjala Tournament: 01 ! Gold medal (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016); 02 ! Silver medal (1998, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2010, 2013); 03 ! Bronze medal (1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Oddset Hockey Games: 01 ! Gold medal (2003, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2017); 02 ! Silver medal (2007, 2009, 2011); 03 ! Bronze medal (1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013)
  • Channel One Cup: 01 ! Gold medal (2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014); 02 ! Silver medal (1996, 1997, 2001, 2009, 2016); 03 ! Bronze medal (1998, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2013)
  • Czech Hockey Games: 01 ! Gold medal (2002, 2006, 2007, 2009 (April), 2011); 02 ! Silver medal (2001, 2005, 2009 (September), 2013 (August)); 03 ! Bronze medal (1997, 2000, 2003, 2012)
  • Other Tournaments

  • Deutschland Cup: 01 ! Gold medal (1992, 1993)
  • Nissan Cup: 02 ! Silver medal (1992, 1994)
  • Northern Lights Tournament: 03 ! Bronze medal (1993)
  • Current roster

    Roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

    Head coach: Oleg Znarok

    Slava Voynov was originally selected but was not allowed to participate. He was ruled ineligible because of his indefinite suspension from the NHL during the 2014–2015 season. He was replaced by Nikita Nesterov.

    Coaching history

    Olympics
  • 1994 Winter Olympics – Viktor Tikhonov
  • 1998 Winter Olympics – Vladimir Yurzinov (Pyotr Vorobyov, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov)
  • 2002 Winter Olympics – Viacheslav Fetisov (Vladimir Yurzinov, Vladislav Tretiak)
  • 2006 Winter Olympics – Vladimir Krikunov (Vladimir Yurzinov, Boris Mikhailov)
  • 2010 Winter Olympics – Vyacheslav Bykov (Igor Zakharkin)
  • 2014 Winter Olympics – Zinetula Bilyaletdinov (Valery Belov, Dmitry Yushkevich, Igor Nikitin, Valeri Belousov, Vladimir Myshkin)
  • World Championships
  • 1993 World Championships – Boris Mikhailov (Pyotr Vorobyov, Igor Tuzik, Gennady Tsygurov)
  • 1994 World Championships – Boris Mikhailov (Pyotr Vorobyov, Igor Tuzik, Gennady Tsygurov)
  • 1995 World Championships – Boris Mikhailov (Pyotr Vorobyov, Igor Tuzik, Gennady Tsygurov)
  • 1996 World Championships – Vladimir Vasiliev (Gennady Tsygurov, Viktor Tikhonov)
  • 1997 World Championships – Igor Dmitriev (Boris Mikhailov, Igor Tuzik)
  • 1998 World Championships – Vladimir Yurzinov (Pyotr Vorobyov, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov)
  • 1999 World Championships – Alexander Yakushev (Pyotr Vorobyov, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov)
  • 2000 World Championships – Alexander Yakushev (Pyotr Vorobyov, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov)
  • 2001 World Championships – Boris Mikhailov (Valeri Belousov, Vladimir Krikunov )
  • 2002 World Championships – Boris Mikhailov (Valeri Belousov, Vladimir Krikunov)
  • 2003 World Championships – Vladimir Plyushchev (Alexander Yakushev, Nikolai Tolstikov)
  • 2004 World Championships – Viktor Tikhonov
  • 2005 World Championships – Vladimir Krikunov (Vladimir Yurzinov, Boris Mikhailov)
  • 2006 World Championships – Vladimir Krikunov (Vladimir Yurzinov, Boris Mikhailov)
  • 2007 World Championships – Vyacheslav Bykov (Igor Zakharkin)
  • 2008 World Championships – Vyacheslav Bykov (Igor Zakharkin)
  • 2009 World Championships – Vyacheslav Bykov (Igor Zakharkin)
  • 2010 World Championships – Vyacheslav Bykov (Igor Zakharkin, Valeri Bragin, Andrei Nazarov)
  • 2011 World Championships – Vyacheslav Bykov (Igor Zakharkin)
  • 2012 World Championships – Zinetula Bilyaletdinov (Valery Belov, Dmitry Yushkevich, Igor Nikitin, Vladimir Myshkin)
  • 2013 World Championships – Zinetula Bilyaletdinov (Valery Belov, Dmitry Yushkevich, Igor Nikitin, Vladimir Myshkin)
  • 2014 World Championships – Oleg Znarok (Harijs Vītoliņš, Vladimir Fedosov, Igor Nikitin, Yuri Zhdanov, Rashit Davydov, Oleg Kupryanov)
  • 2015 World Championships – Oleg Znarok (Harijs Vītoliņš, Vladimir Fedosov, Igor Nikitin, Yuri Zhdanov, Rashit Davydov, Oleg Kupryanov)
  • World Cups
  • 1996 World Cup – Boris Mikhailov
  • 2004 World Cup – Zinetula Bilyaletdinov
  • 2016 World Cup – Oleg Znarok
  • References

    Russia men's national ice hockey team Wikipedia


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