Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod

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Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Торпедо Нижний Новгород
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Full name

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 1991-present

  • Torpedo Gorky 1946-1991
Nickname(s) "Torpedo"
Founded 1946
Based in Nizhny, Nizhny Novgorod
Arena Trade Union Sport Palace
(capacity: 5500)

KHL 2008-present

Division Tarasov
Conference Western
Team colors               
Owner(s) RussiaGAZ Group
GM Russia Viktor Levitsky
Head coach Latvia Pēteris Skudra
Captain Russia Evgeny Varlamov
Affiliates HC Sarov (VHL)
Chaika (MHL)

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod are an ice hockey club in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. They are members of the Kharlamov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League.

They used to play their home games at Konovalenko Sports Palace, named after Viktor Konovalenko - one of the most famous Soviet goalkeepers, who played for Torpedo. They now play at Trade Union Sport Palace.


The first official ice hockey tournament in Gorky took place in early 1947, when the team was the winner of the first Cup of Avtozavodtsev. In the 1947–48 season, the team was in the national championships.

The 1960–61 season was the most significant in the history of Torpedo, with the team winning the Avtozavodtsev cup and the Soviet Sport Cup, reaching the final of the Cup of the Soviet Union, and finally winning the silver medal in the national championship. Torpedo was the first provincial team to place in the USSR championship in 1961. Gorkovchan's success that year is attributed, primarily, to head coach of Dmitry Boginova, who managed to create a strong and cohesive team in just a few years. Goalie Konovalenko Victor was later a two-time Olympic champion and eight-time world champion.

Twice the team fell just short of the bronze in 1982 and 1985. In the 1980s Gorky twice won the Thunderstorm Authority prize. The Torpedoes players in those years were constantly being called to different teams, with some seasons including the loss of up to ten players to other teams.

In the championships of the MHL, RHL and Russia, which have been held since the Soviet collapse, the Torpedoes have not achieved significant success, with the best year in 1995, when the team placed fourth in the playoffs of the MHL championship.



1st Vysshaya Liga (2): 2003, 2007


2nd Soviet League Championship (1): 1961
2nd USSR Cup (1): 1961
2nd Spengler Cup (1): 1972

Season-by-season KHL record[edit]

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

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Top Scorer Playoffs
2008–09 56 24 24 1 84 162 162 3rd, Chernyshev Pavel Brendl (50 points: 35 G, 15 A; 56 GP) Lost in preliminary round, 3-0 (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)
2009–10 56 22 27 4 75 154 163 4th, Tarasov Pavel Brendl (37 points: 27 G, 10 A; 51 GP) Did not qualify
2010–11 54 18 25 2 73 144 151 5th, Tarasov Matt Ellison (50 points: 21 G, 29 A; 53 GP) Did not qualify
2011–12 54 24 17 2 91 157 132 1st, Tarasov Martin Thörnberg (39 points: 20 G, 19 A; 49 GP) Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2-4 (Dynamo Moscow)
2012–13 52 19 23 4 69 142 146 6th, Tarasov Dmitri Makarov (43 points: 13 G, 30 A; 52 GP) Did not qualify


Current roster[edit]

Updated January 9, 2013.[1][2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
35 Russia Arkhipov, DenisDenis Arkhipov C L 35 2012 Kazan, Russian SFSR
15 Russia Badyukov, AlexeiAlexei Badyukov C R 37 2013 Moscow, Russian SFSR
57 Russia Bernatsky, SergeiSergei Bernatsky D L 33 2013 Voskresensk, Russian SFSR
55 Russia Bykov, DmitriDmitri Bykov Injured Reserve D L 38 2012 Izhevsk, Russian SFSR
10 Russia Galuzin, VladimirVladimir Galuzin (A) C L 26 2008 Gorky, Russian SFSR
20 Russia Gelashvili, GeorgiGeorgi Gelashvili G L 31 2013 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR
4 Russia Grigoryev, MikhailMikhail Grigoryev D R 24 2013 Tyumen, Russian SFSR
11 Finland Hietanen, JuusoJuuso Hietanen D R 29 2011 Hämeenlinna, Finland
26 Finland Immonen, JarkkoJarkko Immonen C R 33 2013 Rantasalmi, Finland
67 Russia Kazionov, DmitriDmitri Kazionov (A) C L 30 2011 Moscow, Russian SFSR
25 Russia Khomitsky, VadimVadim Khomitsky D L 31 2013 Voskresensk, Russian SFSR
75 Canada Kolanos, KrysKrys Kolanos C R 33 2014 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
31 Belarus Koval, VitaliVitali Koval G L 35 2011 Perm, Russian SFSR
95 Russia Kulemin, VyacheslavVyacheslav Kulemin LW L 24 2013 Moscow, Russian SFSR
22 Russia Lukin, PavelPavel Lukin D L 25 2013 Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR
48 Russia Kasutin, IvanIvan Kasutin G L 28 2014 Vologda, Russian SFSR
62 Kazakhstan Krasnoslobodtsev, VadimVadim Krasnoslobodtsev LW L 31 2013 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR
16 Russia Parshin, DenisDenis Parshin LW L 29 2013 Rybinsk, Russian SFSR
89 Russia Potapov, AlexeiAlexei Potapov (A) RW L 26 2005 Gorky, Russian SFSR
24 Russia Potapov, MaximMaxim Potapov LW L 34 2003 Voronezh, Russian SFSR
23 Finland Salminen, SakariSakari Salminen LW R 26 2013 Pori, Finland
74 Russia Sentyurin, SergeySergey Sentyurin F R 27 2011 Moscow, Russian SFSR
82 Russia Skachkov, EvgenyEvgeny Skachkov LW L 30 2014 Moscow, Russian SFSR
71 Russia Stolyarov, GennadyGennady Stolyarov RW L 28 2011 Moscow, Russian SFSR
7 Russia Valentenko, PavelPavel Valentenko D L 27 2013 Nizhnekamsk, Russian SFSR
77 Russia Yevseyenkov, AlexanderAlexander Yevseyenkov D L 29 2010 Malakhovka, Russian SFSR
8 Poland Wolski, WojtekWojtek Wolski (C) LW L 29 2013 Zabrze, Poland
17 Russia Zharkov, DaniilDaniil Zharkov LW L 21 2013 Saint Petersburg, Russian SFSR

NHL alumni[edit]

Yuri Butsayev, formerly of Torpedo

All-time records[edit]


  1. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Team Roster" (in Russian). Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod team roster". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 

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