Anatoly Emelin

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Anatoly Emelin
Born (1964-10-03) October 3, 1964 (age 49)
Ufa, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Lada Togliatti
National team  Russia
Playing career 1982–1998

Anatoly Emelin (Russian: Анатолий Емелин, Anatoliy Yemelin) (born October 3, 1964 in Ufa) is a former Soviet/Russian Ice hockey player. He played right winger and scored 229 goals in 596 official games. After 1997-98 season, Emelin finished his player career and became a coach in HC Lada Togliatti. In 2006, he was promoted to head coach of the team.

Playing career[edit]

Emelin's player career started in 1982 in the team of his home region capital, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, where he was playing until 1990 (with a two-season break in SKA Sverdlovsk). After that, Anatoly accepted the invitation of newly hired Lada coach Gennadiy Tsigurov, and helped to lead his new team to the highest division of Soviet hockey. During the 1992–93 season, Emelin tried himself in Sweden, but decided to return to Lada. Emelin retired in 1998.

Despite the fact that Anatoly's team became Russian Champions twice and won European Cup during his career, he was invited to the national team only once. In 1994, he participated in World Championship, where he scored 2 goals in six games.

Trivia[edit]

As for now (2006), Anatoly Emelin is the youngest head coach of Russian Hockey Super League. Despite of that, he won his first games against former Lada coaches, Gennadiy Tsigurov and Petr Vorobiev, with the same score - 3:1.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 Salavat Yulaev Ufa USSR 39 6 1 7 8
1983–84 Salavat Yulaev Ufa USSR-2 58 36  ?  ?  ?
1984–85 Salavat Yulaev Ufa USSR-2 57 29 15 44 74
1985–86 Salavat Yulaev Ufa USSR 22 5 5 10 18
1986–87 Salavat Yulaev Ufa USSR 21 4 1 5 20
1987–88 SKA Sverdlovsk USSR-2 62 23 14 37 64
1988–89 SKA Sverdlovsk USSR-2 7 1 0 1 0
1988–89 Salavat Yulaev Ufa USSR-2 31 11 9 20 16
1989–90 Salavat Yulaev Ufa USSR-2  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1990–91 Lada Togliatti USSR 33 13 17 30 20
1991–92 Lada Togliatti CIS 23 8 6 14 16
1992–93 Avesta BK SWE-2 30 17 15 32 40
1993–94 Lada Togliatti IHL 38 19 13 32 44 9 5 5 10 2
1994–95 Lada Togliatti IHL 51 19 16 35 22 12 6 3 9 4
1995–96 Lada Togliatti IHL 52 24 17 41 30 7 1 4 5 20
1996–97 Lada Togliatti RSL 38 15 18 33 24 11 2 2 4 10
1997–98 Lada Togliatti RSL 45 2 6 8 16

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Russia WC 5th 6 2 0 2 8

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