Russian national team roster for the 2020 Channel One Cup

The management group of the senior Russian national team has named the roster for the upcoming Channel One Cup, the second stage of the 2020/2021 Euro Hockey Tour which will take place at the Legends Park in Moscow, Russia between the 17th and 20th of December.

Goalkeepers: Alexander Samonov, Mikhail Berdin (both SKA), Ivan Fedotov (Traktor).

Defensemen: Rushan Rafikov, Alexei Marchenko (both Lokomotiv), Danila Galenyuk, Igor Ozhiganov, Viktor Antipin (all SKA), Nikita Lyamkin, Dmitry Yudin (both Ak Bars), Dmitry Samorukov (CSKA), Yegor Yakovlev, Artyom Minulin (both Metallurg Magnitogorsk).

Forwards: Vladimir Tkachyov, Andrei Kuzmenko, Vladislav Kamenev, Anton Burdasov, Kirill Marchenko, Ivan Morozov (all SKA), Vadim Shipachyov (Dynamo Moscow), Andrei Chibisov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Sergei Tolchinsky, Denis Zernov (both Avangard), Yegor Korshkov (Lokomotiv), Maxim Mamin, Pavel Karnaukhov, Nikita Soshnikov (all CSKA), Dmitry Voronkov (Ak Bars).

Management group:

General manager: Roman Rotenberg;
Head coach: Valeri Bragin;
Coaches: Alexei Zhamnov, Albert Leshchev, Alexander Titov, Alexander Boykov;
Goalkeeping coach: Rashit Davydov;
Physical training coach: Alexander Troshin.

National team general manager Roman Rotenberg:

- We traditionally summon the strongest players competing in Russia for the Channel One Cup. When forming the squad, we took club lines, age and individual statistics into account. The average age of this team is 25 years. The players, coaches and the Russian Ice Hockey Federation will do everything possible in order for the fans to feel a celebratory atmosphere at home.

National team head coach Valeri Bragin:

- Three goalkeepers and five lines of skaters have been called up, and all of them will receive the opportunity to showcase their ability. We have a good balance between experience and youth; four players in this team were born in 2000. Vadim Shipachyov is the most experienced player, and he is the captain. Unfortunately, a few leading players weren't available because of injury, but the guys in this team and the system we have should allow us to make up for those absences.

Russian national team schedule for the Channel One Cup:

Thursday 17 December

Sweden - Russia, 19:30*

Saturday 19 December

Russia - Czech Republic, 15:30

Sunday 20 December

Russia - Finland, 15:30

*All times are in accordance with Moscow time

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