The Russian under 20 national team's roster for the 2018 World Junior Championship, a tournament which will take place between December 26 and January 5 in the USA, is now known.
Head coach Valery Bragin has picked these following players:
Goalkeepers: 1. Alexei Melnichuk (SKA-Neva), 20. Mikhail Berdin (Sioux Falls), Vladislav Sukhachyov (Chelmet).
Defensemen: 2. Nikita Makeev (CSKA Moscow), 4. Alexander Shepelev (Chelmet), 5. Artyom Minulin (Swift Current), 6. Yegor Zaitsev (Dynamo Moscow), 15. Anatoly Elizarov (Tolpar), 22. Nikolai Knyzhov (SKA-Neva), 25. Dmitry Samorukov (Guelph Storm), 26. Vladislav Syomin (SKA-Neva).
Forwards: 7. Dmitry Sokolov (Sudbury), 10. Artyom Manukyan (Avangard), 11. Vitaly Abramov (Victoriaville), 12. Georgy Ivanov (Lokomotiv), 13. Mikhail Maltsev (SKA-Neva), 14. Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts), 16. Andrei Altybarmakyan (SKA-Neva), 17. German Rubtsov (Acadie-Bathurst), 19. Marsel Sholokhov (Chelmet), 24. Klim Kostin (San-Antonio), 27. Alexei Polodyan (SKA-Neva), 28. Artur Kayumov (Lokomotiv).
As a result, defensemen Alexander Alexeev (Red Deer), Artyom Maltsev (HC Sochi) and forwards Vitaly Kravtsov (Traktor), Danil Veryaev (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod) and Alexei Lipanov (Barrie Colts) have left the team.
Russian Ice Hockey Federation