Salavat Yulaev Ufa
|2013–14 Salavat Yulaev Ufa season|
|Full name||Salavat Yulaev Ufa|
|Based in||Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia|
|Head coach||Vladimir Yurzinov Jr.|
|Affiliates||Toros Neftekamsk (VHL)
Tolpar Ufa (MHL)
Salavat Yulaev (Russian: Салават Юлаев, Bashkir: Салават Юлаев) is a professional ice hockey team based in Ufa in the Republic of Bashkortostan, a federal subject of the Russian Federation. They are members of the Chernyshev Division of the Kontinental Hockey League, and were part of Group C of the 2008–09 Champions Hockey League.
The club is named after Salavat Yulaev, a national hero of Bashkortostan. After years of competing in the low-level divisions the team was invited to the second level of the Soviet League "Class A" in 1964 subsequently getting promotion to the elite group for the 1978-1979, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1985-1986 and 1986-1987 seasons. But it wasn't until the rise of pro hockey in post-Soviet Russia that Salavat became a recognizable major club.
Salavat Yulaev was one of the founding clubs of the International Hockey League and later the Russian Superleague normally advancing to playoff stages since the first seasons. The club reached its first Russian championship semifinals in 1996-97 and eventually won its first Champion title in 2007-08 beating Lokomotiv Yaroslavl by three matches to two.
Salavat Yulaev Ufa has played in 77 international games against clubs from Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Finland, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Sweden (with a record of 67 victories, 5 ties and 5 defeats). Its first international game was played on December 30, 1961 in Ufa with Wismuth (GDR).
On July 11, 2008, Salavat signed NHL rising star Alexander Radulov. On June 9, 2009, a press release was issued, stating that Viktor Kozlov had signed a three-year contract to return to Russia. The club has also signed Norwegian forward Patrick Thoresen for 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons.
Salavat Yulaev marked its first years in the KHL by winning first two regular seasons and becoming the first club to be awarded with the Continental Cup. Next season the team advanced to the final with Atlant winning their first Gagarin Cup.
Gagarin Cup (1): 2011
KHL Regular Season / Continental Cup (2): 2009, 2010
Russian Superleague (1): 2008
Russian Superleague Regular Season (1): 2008
Federation Cup (1): 1995
Soviet League Class A2 (5): 1978, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1992
Pajulahti Cup (2): 2000, 2003
Season-by-season KHL record
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime Wins, SOW = Penalty Shootout Wins, SOL = Penalty Shootout Losses, L = Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points
|2008–09||56||38||8||2||129||203||116||1st, Bobrov||Alexei Tereshchenko (58 points: 29 G, 29 A; 55 GP)||Lost in Preliminary Round, 1–3 (Avangard Omsk)|
|2009–10||56||37||8||1||129||215||116||1st, Chernyshev||Alexander Radulov (63 points: 24 G, 39 A; 54 GP)||Lost in Conference Finals, 2-4 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
|2010–11||54||29||12||0||109||210||144||2nd, Chernyshev||Alexander Radulov (80 points: 20 G, 60 A; 54 GP)||Gagarin Cup Champions, 4-1 (Atlant Moscow Oblast)|
|2011–12||54||23||18||1||89||173||152||2nd, Chernyshev||Alexander Radulov (63 points: 25 G, 38 A; 50 GP)||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 4-2 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
|2012–13||52||24||17||0||88||148||140||2nd, Chernyshev||Igor Mirnov (37 points: 21 G, 16 A; 49 GP)||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 4-3 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
All-time KHL scoring leaders
'Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes, PPG = Powerplay Goals, SHG = Shorthanded Goals, GWG = Game Winning Goals'
- "Виктор Козлов продолжит карьеру в Уфе". HC Salavat Yulaev Ufa. 2009-06-09.
- "Salavat Yulaev Ufa Team Roster" (in Russian). www.hcsalavat.ru. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
- "Salavat Yulaev Ufa team roster". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL Scoring Leaders | QuantHockey.com Retrieved March 26, 2011