|Alexander Maltsev: 321|
|Alexander Maltsev: 213|
|Sergei Makarov: 248|
| Soviet Union 23 - 2 East Germany
(East Berlin, East Germany; April 22, 1951)
| Soviet Union 3 - 1 Canada
(Méribel, France; February 23, 1992)
| Soviet Union 28 - 2 Italy
(Colorado Springs, United States; December 26, 1967)
| Canada 8 - 2 Soviet Union
(Ottawa, Canada; January 9, 1968) </br>
|Winners: 1 - 1981|
|Gold medalists: 19 - 1954, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990|
|Current record: (W-L-T) 738-110-65|
|Olympic medal record|
|Men’s ice hockey|
The Soviets were the most dominant team of all time in international play. The team won nearly every world championships and Olympic tournament between 1954 and 1991 held by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
Due to the questionable nature of the amateur status of the Soviet players, their participation in the Olympics was questioned. The controversy was about the IIHF's definition of amateurs and professionals. However, the Soviets were generally dominant in amateur and professional tournaments alike.
After 1991, the Soviet team competed as the Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics and as the Commonwealth of Independent States at the 1992 World Championships. In 1993, it was replaced by national teams for Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine. The IIHF recognized the Russian as the successor to the Soviet Union team and passed its ranking on Russia. The other national hockey teams were considered new and sent to compete in Pool C.
The IIHF Team of the Century included four Soviet-Russian players out of a team of six. Goalie Vladislav Tretiak, defenseman Vyacheslav Fetisov and forwards Valeri Kharlamov and Sergei Makarov who played for the Soviet teams in the 1970s and the 1980s were voted on to the IIHF Centennial All-Star Team in a poll conducted by a group of 56 experts from 16 countries.
At the 1984 Canada Cup the Soviets sent a team whose players all shot with left-handed sticks.
Leading scorers (Olympics, World Championships, Canada Cups, 1972 Summit Series)
Note: Maltsev has at least 213 points from his goals, and possibly more, but an accurate number for his assists cannot be found.