Information about team Russia.
Number of registered players: 77,202
Coach of team: Jevgenij Popichyn
Achievements in WJC:
1st place in years 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1992 as USSR; 1999, 2002, 2003 as Russia.
2nd place in years 1988, 1990, 1991 as USSR; 1995, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007 as Russia.
3rd place in years 1981, 1985 as USSR; 1994, 1996, 1997 as Russia
Rank in the last world championship: 2nd place
Interesting facts: Team of Russia as successor of Soviet Union is largely considered the most successful team in entire history of world junior hockey championship. Total amount of medals is 11 gold medals, 9 silver and 5 bronze. Among the well known players who played in tournament are Pavel Bure, Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin, Alexei Morozov, Alexander Kovalev, Alexei Yashin and Alexander Mogilny. Last years team included highly touted Russian player Alexei Cherepanov.