1998 Russian Olympic roster

Russia's Olympic history:
Second time competing as an independent nation. Previously part of Unified Team which won gold in 1992, and Soviet Union which won gold in 1988, 1984, 1976, 1972, 1968, 1964, 1956, and silver in 1980, 1960.

Offense lead by Pavel Bure is fast and skillfull.

Defense is suspect. Overall, this is a small team.

Can cause major damage if small forwards can take a beating and defense steps up.

"The Russians are a very talented group," U.S. left wing John LeClair said. "They'll be very dangerous. They grew up playing on the bigger ice surface and they're used to it."

Pavel BureVancouver
Valeri BureCalgary
Sergei FedorovDetroit
Valeri KamenskyColorado
Andrei KovalenkoEdmonton
Sergei KrivokrasovChicago
Alexei MorozovPittsburgh
Sergei NemchinovNY Islanders
German TitovCalgary
Alexei YashinOttawa
Valeri ZelepukinNew Jersey
Alexei ZhamnovChicago
Sergei GoncharWashington
Alexei GusarovColorado
Darius KasparaitisPittsburgh
Igor KravchukOttawa
Boris MironovEdmonton
Dmitri MironovAnaheim
Dimitri YushkevichToronto
Alexei ZhitnikBuffalo
Egor Podomatski(Russia)
Mikhail ShtalenkovAnaheim
Andrei TrefilovChicago
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