Team Facts

2012-2013 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#1 Nikita Bespalov (G) 32 1987 Moskva, RUS 6'1" 183 L
#31
Vitali Koval (G) 40 1980 Perm, RUS 6'2" 214 L
#50 Sergei Mashkovtsev (G) 27 1992 Kazan, RUS 6'4" 181 L
#30 Andrei Maslakov (G) 29 1991 Khabarovsk, RUS 6'4" 190 L
DEFENSEMEN
#55 Dmitri Bykov (D) 42 1977 Izhevsk, RUS 6'1" 207 L
#4 Ilya Davydov (D) 31 1989 Yaroslavl, RUS 6'0" 203 L
#11 Juuso Hietanen (D) 34 1985 Hämeenlinna, FIN 5'10" 183 R
#22 Mikko Kousa (D) 31 1988 Lahti, FIN 5'10" 196 R
#14 Vladimir Malenkikh (D) 39 1980 Togliatti, RUS 6'2" 205 L
#5 Daniil Stalnov (D) 25 1994 Rybinsk, RUS 6'0" 192 L
#3 Mikhail Tyulyapkin (D) 35 1984 Nizhny Novgorod, RUS 6'2" 240 L
#36
Yevgeni Varlamov (D) 43 1976 Staraya Russa, RUS 6'0" 209 R
#41 Alexei S. Vasilyev (D) 42 1977 Yaroslavl, RUS 6'0" 207 L
#28 Anton Volchenkov (D) 38 1982 Moskva, RUS 6'0" 236 L
#77 Alexander Yevseyenkov (D) 34 1985 Malakhovka, RUS 5'9" 185 L
FORWARDS
#21 Jonas Andersson (RW) 39 1981 Lidingö, SWE 6'3" 205 L
#35 Denis Arkhipov (C) 40 1979 Kazan, RUS 6'3" 216 L
#72 Artyom Chernov (LW/RW) 37 1982 Novokuznetsk, RUS 5'11" 207 L
#83 Matt Ellison (C/W) 36 1983 Duncan, BC, CAN 5'11" 207 R
#10 Vladimir Galuzin (C) 31 1988 Nizhny Novgorod, RUS 5'11" 179 L
#16 Vladimir Gorbunov (C) 37 1982 Moskva, RUS 6'1" 198 L
#33 Maxim Kitsyn (LW) 28 1991 Novokuznetsk, RUS 6'3" 209 R
#17 Ilya Krikunov (LW) 36 1984 Elektrostal, RUS 5'11" 179 L
#23 Dmitri Makarov (C) 36 1983 Ufa, RUS 6'1" 223 L
#71
Grigori Mishchenko (LW) 28 1992 Kanibadam, TJK 6'0" 190 R
#26
Robert Nilsson (LW) 35 1985 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'10" 183 L
#89 Alexei Potapov (C/W) 31 1989 Nizhny Novgorod, RUS 6'1" 198 L
#24 Maxim Potapov (C/W) 39 1980 Voronezh, RUS 5'11" 187 L
#32 Alexander Romanovsky (LW/RW) 32 1987 Moskva, RUS 6'2" 209 L
#27 Pyotr Schastlivy (C) 40 1979 Vikhorevka, RUS 6'0" 209 L
#70 Radek Smolenak (LW) 33 1986 Praha, CZE 6'3" 216 L
#32 Alexander Syomin (RW/LW) 36 1984 Krasnoyarsk, RUS 6'2" 216 R
#67 Martin Thörnberg (LW/RW) 36 1983 Jönköping, SWE 5'11" 196 L
#98
Alexei Ugarov (LW) 35 1985 Nizhnekamsk, RUS 5'9" 205 L
#8 Semyon Valuisky (LW) 29 1991 Togliatti, RUS 5'10" 198 R
#18 Mikhail Varnakov (RW) 35 1985 Nizhny Novgorod, RUS 5'9" 201 L
#25 Ruslan Zainullin (RW) 38 1982 Kazan, RUS 6'2" 225 L
Position: G:4 D:11 F:21 | Av Age: 27.84 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 202 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Nagorny
  • Location Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
  • Capacity 5 600
  • Construction Year 1965
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
02/21/2020
02/21/2020 Extension Donat Stalnov (F)
02/15/2020
02/15/2020 Doubtful Leaving Chay Genoway (D) Leaving for Frölunda HC
01/17/2020
01/17/2020 Extension Mikhail Varnakov (F)
12/24/2019
12/24/2019 Confirmed Joining Nikita Serebryakov (G) Joining from No team
12/24/2019 Confirmed Joining Drew Shore (F) Joining from Dinamo Minsk
12/23/2019
12/23/2019 Confirmed Leaving Quinton Howden (F) Leaving for Vityaz Podolsk
11/11/2019
11/11/2019 Confirmed Joining Yan Sinkevich (G) Joining from Metallurg Novokuznetsk
11/06/2019
11/06/2019 Confirmed Leaving Vladislav Mikhalchuk (F) Leaving for Prince George Cougars
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1992-1993 Russia 42 13 8 21 - - 96 115 34 8 First round loss
1993-1994 Russia 46 17 11 18 - - 116 125 45 15 First round loss
1994-1995 Russia 52 26 10 16 - - 137 111 62 4 First round loss
1995-1996 Russia 26 13 0 13 - - 72 61 26 9 -
Russia 26 17 4 5 - - 74 43 44 16 Eight final loss
1996-1997 Russia 24 6 4 14 - - 47 64 19 11 Saved in relegation
1997-1998 Russia 26 9 4 13 - - 48 57 22 11 Relegated
1998-1999 Russia2 - - - - - - - - - - -
1999-2000 Russia 38 15 3 18 2 0 86 98 52 13 Eight final loss
2000-2001 Russia 34 12 6 13 2 1 75 78 47 11 -
Russia 10 2 1 5 1 0 25 36 9 6 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 Russia 51 7 6 31 1 6 85 169 35 18 Relegated
2002-2003 Russia2 - - - - - - - - - - -
2003-2004 Russia 60 12 5 38 3 2 95 171 49 16 Relegated
2004-2005 Russia2 - - - - - - - - - - -
2005-2006 Russia2 - - - - - - - - - - -
2006-2007 Russia2 - - - - - - - - - - -
2007-2008 Russia 57 13 - 34 6 4 125 166 55 20 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 KHL 56 24 - 24 4 4 162 162 84 11 Conference QF Loss
2009-2010 KHL 56 22 - 27 2 5 154 163 75 15 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 KHL 54 18 - 25 8 3 144 151 73 17 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 KHL 54 24 - 17 6 7 157 132 91 7 Conference SF loss
2012-2013 KHL 52 19 - 23 2 8 142 146 69 20 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 KHL 54 25 - 17 7 5 153 121 94 9 Conference QF loss
2014-2015 KHL 60 22 - 22 8 8 153 144 90 12 Conference QF loss
2015-2016 KHL 60 23 - 16 10 11 163 137 100 11 Conference SF loss
2016-2017 KHL 60 27 - 18 8 7 145 124 104 9 Conference QF loss
2017-2018 KHL 56 23 - 19 6 8 116 127 89 11 Conference QF loss
2018-2019 KHL 62 20 - 25 7 10 176 193 64 14 Conference QF loss
2019-2020 KHL 62 22 - 27 7 6 165 167 64 4 Conference QF loss
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1971-1972 Expolaris Cup 6 5 1 0 - - 35 14 11 1 -
SovSport Cup 4 2 2 0 - - 20 13 6 2 Did not make playoffs
1972-1973 Spengler Cup 4 3 0 1 - - 21 9 6 2 No playoffs held
SovSport Cup 4 3 0 1 - - 18 7 6 1 -
1973-1974 Expolaris Cup 5 5 0 0 - - 36 13 10 -
1974-1975 Expolaris Cup 4 3 0 1 - - 26 11 6 2 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Maxim Kitsyn (F) 2019-2020 Metallurg Novokuznetsk VHL 53 39 30 69 32
2. Jaroslav Bednar (F) 2019-2020 HC Vrchlabi Czech3 32 24 44 68 20
3. Andy Miele (F) 2019-2020 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 58 15 33 48 46
4. Jarkko Immonen (F) 2019-2020 JYP Liiga 59 21 23 44 14
5. Sergei Tverdokhlebov (F) 2019-2020 Arlan Kokshetau Kazakhstan 60 22 21 43 18
6. Albert Vishnyakov (F) 2019-2020 Beibarys Atyrau Kazakhstan 60 22 21 43 64
7. Kaspars Daugavins (F) 2019-2020 Spartak Moskva KHL 59 19 21 40 22
8. Yevgeni Skachkov (F) 2019-2020 Dunarea Galati Romania 13 18 21 39 8
9. Joakim Lindström (F) 2019-2020 Skellefteå AIK SHL 47 16 23 39 45
10. Alexander Syomin (F) 2019-2020 Vityaz Podolsk KHL 50 18 20 38 69
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Alexander Skvortsov (F) 559 233 196 429
2. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 545 215 193 408
3. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 573 180 134 314
4. Vladimir Kovin (F) 536 171 142 313
5. Anatoli Vodopyanov (F) 616 146 117 263
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Alexander Skvortsov (F) 559 233 196 429
2. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 545 215 193 408
3. Alexei Mishin (F) 471 182 72 215
4. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 573 180 134 314
5. Vladimir Kovin (F) 536 171 142 313
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Alexander Skvortsov (F) 559 233 196 429
2. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 545 215 193 408
3. Maxim Potapov (F) 576 86 144 230
4. Vladimir Kovin (F) 536 171 142 313
5. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 573 180 134 314
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Vladimir Kovin (F) 536 171 313 570
2. Vadim Galikhmanov (D) 387 17 53 520
3. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 573 180 314 440
4. Anatoli Vodopyanov (F) 616 146 263 406
5. Mikhail Presnyakov (D) 608 49 135 398
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Anatoli Vodopyanov (F) 616 146 117 263
2. Mikhail Presnyakov (D) 608 49 86 135
3. Oleg Namestnikov (D) 608 29 61 90
4. Yuri Fyodorov (D) 577 102 90 192
5. Maxim Potapov (F) 576 86 144 230
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Leonids Tambijevs (F) 41 30 57 1.390
2. Andrei Samokhvalov (F) 49 18 45 0.918
3. Alexander Syomin (F) 20 7 17 0.850
4. Charles Linglet (F) 53 20 45 0.849
5. Ryan Vesce (F) 69 29 58 0.841
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Leonids Tambijevs (F) 2002-2003 Russia2 41 30 27 57 1.39 28
2. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 1982-1983 Soviet 53 30 23 53 1.00 41
3. Pavel Brendl (F) 2008-2009 KHL 56 35 15 50 0.89 48
4. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 1979-1980 Soviet 44 30 20 50 1.14 27
5. Matt Ellison (F) 2010-2011 KHL 53 21 29 50 0.94 28
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Robert Sakharovsky (F) 1959-1960 Soviet - 36 - - - -
2. Pavel Brendl (F) 2008-2009 KHL 56 35 15 50 0.89 48
3. Leonids Tambijevs (F) 2002-2003 Russia2 41 30 27 57 1.39 28
4. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 1982-1983 Soviet 53 30 23 53 1.00 41
5. Mikhail Varnakov (F) 1979-1980 Soviet 44 30 20 50 1.14 27
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Aleksandrs Nizivijs (F) 2006-2007 Russia2 39 14 32 46 1.18 24
2. Peter Podhradský (D) 2008-2009 KHL 56 6 32 38 0.68 46
3. Sakari Salminen (F) 2013-2014 KHL 54 18 30 48 0.89 16
4. Konstantin Shafranov (F) 2004-2005 Russia2 50 17 30 47 0.94 24
5. Igor Melyakov (F) 2004-2005 Russia2 52 14 30 44 0.85 32
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Vladimir Galuzin (F) 2015-2016 KHL 42 10 18 28 0.67 95
2. Vadim Galikhmanov (D) 1994-1995 Russia 52 4 5 9 0.17 90
3. Maxim Ovchinnikov (F) 2002-2003 Russia2 46 12 20 32 0.70 89
4. Yegor Shastin (F) 2009-2010 KHL 46 11 10 21 0.46 88
5. Maxim Ovchinnikov (F) 2003-2004 Russia 57 6 10 16 0.28 88
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2019-2020 6'0" 193 lbs 26.58
2018-2019 5'11" 194 lbs 26.18
2017-2018 6'1" 198 lbs 27.00
2016-2017 6'1" 199 lbs 26.03
2015-2016 6'1" 201 lbs 27.03
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Team names:

- Torpedo Gorky (1946-1991)
- Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (1991-)