Atlant Moscow Oblast

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Atlant Moscow Oblast
2013–14 Atlant Moscow Oblast season
Atlant Moscow Oblast.svg
Full name Atlant Moscow Oblast
2008–present
Khimik Moscow Oblast
2005–2008
Khimik Voskresensk
1953–2005
Founded 2005
Based in Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast
Arena Mytishchi Arena
(capacity: 7,000)
League Kontinental Hockey League
(2008–present)
Russian Superleague
(2005–2008)
Division Tarasov
Conference Western
Team colors ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›    
Head coach Russia Alexei Kudashov
Captain Russia Alexei Petrov
Affiliates Mytishchinskie Atlanty (MHL)
Website www.atlant-mo.ru

Hockey Club Atlant Moscow Oblast (Russian: ХК Атлант Московская область, English: Atlas Hockey Club Moscow Region) is a Russian professional ice hockey team based in Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast. They are members of the Bobrov division of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

History[edit]

Overview[edit]

Atlant was founded in 2005 when a team Khimik based in Voskresensk was relocated to Mytishchi. The old team traced its history back to 1953. Immediate success allowed Khimik to play in the Championship of the Soviet Union. Leading the team was playing-coach Nikolai Epstein. In three years, Khimik was graduated to the top league of the Soviet Union. Three bronze medal results between 1965 and 1984 were capitulated in 1989 when the team achieved silver under prestigious head coach Vladimir Vasiliyev, a major accomplishment for a team from a small town. More impressive is how much successful homegrown talent has come out of the Khimik system, withs names including future Stanley Cup winners such as Igor Larionov and Valeri Kamensky.

In the spring of 1998, the status of the team changed, representing not only the city of Voskresensk but also the entire Moscow Oblast. This event took place on their 45th anniversary. During the 2005–06 season, the team relocated within the Moscow Oblast, from Voskresensk to Mytishchi. Following this, the team changed its name to Atlant, prior to its inclusion in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Their new team logo features a Central Asian Shepherd Dog.[1]

Khimik Moscow Logo 2005–2008
Alabai, secondary team logo used in 2008–2010
Atlant Moscow Oblast Logo 2008–2013

Recent history[edit]

Atlant signed NHL goaltender Ray Emery to a single year contract on July 9, 2008. The deal was reportedly worth in excess of $2 million, plus bonuses.[2]

Atlant and Emery had several issues, including Emery attacking the team trainer[3] and his temporary refusal to return to the team after the KHL break over a contract dispute. Emery was upset that his pay was in rubles that were not inflation protected.[4] He returned to the team shortly after [5] to play the remainder of the season.

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

1st Pajulahti Cup (1): 2007

Runners-up[edit]

2nd Gagarin Cup (1): 2011

Season-by-season KHL records[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTW = Overtime/Shootout Wins, OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W OTW L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Top Scorer Playoffs
2008–09 56 35 7 11 3 122 189 111 2nd, Bobrov Sergei Mozyakin (76 points: 34 G, 42 A; 56 GP) Lost in Quarterfinals, 1-3 (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)
2009–10 56 24 13 16 3 101 173 137 2nd, Tarasov Sergei Mozyakin (66 points: 27 G, 39 A; 56 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-3 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2010–11 54 21 11 16 6 91 138 115 2nd, Tarasov Sergei Mozyakin (61 points: 31 G, 27 A; 34 GP) Lost in Finals, 4-1 (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
2011–12 54 20 11 19 4 86 130 134 2nd, Tarasov Nikolay Zherdev (40 points: 16 G, 24 A; 53 GP) Lost in Conference Semifinals, 4-2 (SKA Saint Petersburg)
2012–13 52 23 4 21 8 73 137 141 4th, Tarasov Nikolay Zherdev (37 points: 13 G, 24 A; 39 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 4-1 (SKA Saint Petersburg)
2013–14 54 19 8 22 5 78 123 120 4th, Tarasov Alexander Kadeikin (23 points: 8 G, 15 A; 54 GP) Did not qualify
2014–15 60 23 4 25 8 85 158 161 4th, Bobrov Sergei Shmelyov (37 points: 9 G, 28 A; 55 GP) Did not qualify

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Hall-of-Famers[edit]

Players

Triple Gold Cup[edit]

Players

Scoring Champions[edit]

First round draft picks[edit]

  • 2009: Yevgeny Molotilov (11th overall), Stefan Stepanov (20th overall) and Alexander Shevchenko (21st overall)
  • 2010: none
  • 2011: Arseni Khatsey (9th overall) and Artur Gavrus (18th overall)

List of Khimik/Atlant players selected in the NHL Entry Draft[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Алабай (in Russian). Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "404". TSN. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "404: Page Not Found - Sportsnet.ca". Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sunday roundup: Latest on Hawks, Hossa, Emery and Bruins' run". ESPN.com. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "404: Page Not Found - Sportsnet.ca". Retrieved 13 May 2015. 

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