The official preliminary roster of Russia’s WJC squad

By Eugene Belashchenko

The official preliminary roster of the Russian National Team that will compete at the U20 WJC in Finland. Five players and
one goalie from this roster will not make the squad.

Goalies
Denis Khudyakov – Severstal Cherpovets (undrafted)
Rustem Sidikov – CSKA Moscow (Nashville Predators)
Kosntantin Barulin – Gazovik Tyumen (St. Louis Blues)

Defensemen
Konstantin Korneev – Ak Bars Kazan (Montreal Canadiens)
Sergei Gimayev – Severstal Cherpovets (Ottawa Senators)
Dmitri Vorobiev – Lada Togliatti (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Grigori Panin – Lada Togliatti (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Dmitri Kosmachev – CSKA Moscow (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Denis Ezhov – Metallurg Nk. (Buffalo Sabres)
Andrei Spiridonov – SKA St. Petersburg (Undrafted)
Sergei Karpov – Dynamo Moscow (undrafted)
Denis Grot – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Vancouver Canucks)
Mikhail Tulyapkin – Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod (Minnesota Wild)

Forwards:
Sergei Anshakov – CSKA Moscow (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Alexei Shkotov – Quebec Rermarts QMJHL (St. Louis Blues)
Alexander Kozhevnikov – Val D’or WHL (Chicago Blackhawks)
Vladislav Evseev – Dynamo Moscow (Boston Bruins)
Evgenii Issakov – Severstal Cherpovets (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Konstantin Glazachev – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Nashville Predators)
Dmitri Kazionov – Lada Togliatti (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Ilya Krikunov – Khimik Voskresensk (Vancouver Canucks)
Evgenii Malkin – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Alexander Ovechkin – Dynamo Moscow (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Pestunov – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Phoenix Coyotes)
Alexander Semin -Washington Capitals*
Grigori Shafigullin -Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Nashville Predators)
Evgenii Tunik – SKA St. Petersburg (New York Islanders)
Alexei Krutov – Soviet Wings (undrafted)
Yuri Yermolin – Avangard Omsk (2004 NHL Entry Draft)
Marat Vailulin – Ak Bars Kazan (2004 NHL Entry Draft)

* If the player receives permission to leave the NHL club.