HC Spartak Moscow

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Spartak Moscow
2015–16 KHL season
HC Spartak Moscow Logo.svg
Full name Spartak Moscow
Nickname(s) "Gladiators"
"Red & Whites"
"The Meat"
"The People's Team"
Founded 1946
Arena LDS Sokolniki
(capacity: 5,530)
League

KHL 2008-2014

Division Tarasov
Conference Western
Uniform KHL Jersey 2008-09KHL Jersey 2008-09
Team colors          
Owner(s) Investbank
Head coach Russia German Titov
Captain Russia Denis Bodrov
Affiliates Sokol Krasnoyarsk (VHL)
MHK Spartak (MHL)
Website www.spartak.ru

HC Spartak (Russian: ХК Спартак Москва, English: Spartak Moskva) is a professional ice hockey team based in Moscow, Russia. They played in the Tarasov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League during the 2013–14 season. However, the team did not participate in the KHL league the 2014–15 season because of financial issues.[1][2]

History[edit]

One of the sections of the Spartak Moscow sports club, HC Spartak Moscow was established in 1946. They have won the Soviet Championship four times, and have also had European-level success in the Spengler Cup, which they have won five times.

Unfortunately for its fans, the financial state of the team was becoming worse and worse since the beginning of 2006. After the season, a Russian businessman and huge Spartak fan, Vadim Melkov, volunteered to find suitable sponsorship for his favorite team. After negotiations, the Government of Moscow agreed to cover all of team debts. Some preliminary agreements about team sale were achieved as well. However, Melkov died during the S7 Airlines plane crash of July 9, 2006. All the deal proposals were cancelled. After a month of struggling to improve the financial situation, it was decided by Spartak management to disband the team for a year.[3]

On 13 January 2016, Russian fans threw two bananas on the ice after HC Spartak Moscow lost 4:1 in a KHL match at home to Medveščak Zagreb, for which the apparent target, Edwin Hedberg, played.[4][5] Hedberg himself admitted he encountered it for the first time, adding that "things like this shouldn't happen but unfortunately they do",[4] while Medveščak's head coach, Gordie Dwyer, said that he was upset with the fans' behavior, and "this obviously has no place in sport".[6] Later on, Spartak Moscow had issued an official apology to both Medveščak and Hedberg, affirming that video cameras at Sokolniki Arena had helped identify two offenders who will now be banned from attending hockey games.[5][6] The cameras also recorded the hooting from the stands during an episode with Hedberg on 35th minute of the match.[6] The Kontinental Hockey League had fined Spartak Moscow 700,000 rubles ($9,135) for the racist incident and "seriously warned" about the future conduct of their fans, adding that "breaches linked to the incitement of racial, ethnic, or international discord are unacceptable".[5][7]

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

1st Soviet League Championship (4): 1962, 1967, 1969, 1976
1st USSR Cup (2): 1970, 1971
1st Vysshaya Liga Championship (1): 2001
1st Spengler Cup (5): 1980, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1990
1st Ahearne Cup (3): 1971, 1972, 1973

Runners-up[edit]

2nd Soviet League Championship (11): 1948, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1991
3rd Soviet League Championship (9): 1947, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1992
2nd USSR Cup (2): 1967, 1977
2nd European Cup (2): 1970, 1977
2nd Spengler Cup (1): 1982
3rd Spengler Cup (1): 1978
2nd Ahearne Cup (1): 1970

Season-by-season KHL record[edit]

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

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Top Scorer Playoffs
2008–09 56 26 21 1 93 173 158 3rd Bobrov Branko Radivojevič (43 points: 17 G, 26 A; 49 GP) Lost in Quarterfinals, 3-0 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2009–10 56 24 20 0 92 178 168 3rd, Bobrov Branko Radivojevič (55 points: 18 G, 37 A; 56 GP) Lost in Conference Semifinals, 4-2 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2010–11 54 24 22 3 82 129 142 3rd, Bobrov Štefan Ružička (32 points: 17 G, 15 A; 47 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 4-0 (SKA Saint Petersburg)
2011–12 54 17 27 2 64 124 163 5th, Bobrov Štefan Ružička (39 points: 22 G, 17 A; 53 GP) Did not qualify
2012–13 52 11 28 2 52 106 151 7th, Tarasov Branko Radivojevič (21 points: 4 G, 17 A; 50 GP) Did not qualify
2013–14 54 12 28 2 58 105 147 7th, Tarasov Vyacheslav Kozlov (27 points: 8 G, 19 A; 54 GP) Did not qualify
2014–15 Did not participate
2015–16 TBD

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated Dec 12, 2015.[8][9]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
89 Russia Ablayev, KirillKirill Ablayev D L 19 2015 Protva, Russia
14 Russia Baldayev, ViktorViktor Baldayev D L 20 2015 Elektrostal, Russia
12 Russia Belov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Belov D R 32 2015 Perm, Russian SFSR
10 Russia Bodrov, EvgenyEvgeny Bodrov C L 28 2015 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
28 Russia Dyblenko, YaroslavYaroslav Dyblenko D L 22 2015 Surgut, Russia
35 Finland Engren, AtteAtte Engren G L 27 2015 Rauma, Finland
5 Canada Genoway, ChayChay Genoway D L 29 2015 Morden, MB, CAN
97 United States Gilroy, MattMatt Gilroy D R 31 2015 North Bellmore, New York, USA
47 Russia Glazachev, KonstantinKonstantin Glazachev RW R 30 2015 Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR
93 Russia Grishin, AlexeiAlexei Grishin D L 27 2015 Chekhov, Russia
44 Russia Ipatov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Ipatov W L 20 2015 Moscow, Russia
34 Russia Ivannikov, EvgenyEvgeny Ivannikov G L 24 2015 St. Petersburg, Russian SFSR
13 Russia Klimenko, GlebGleb Klimenko LW R 32 2015 Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR
24 Belarus Korobov, DmitryDmitry Korobov D L 26 2015 Novopolotsk, Belorussian SSR
60 Russia Krutov, AlexeiAlexei Krutov LW L 32 2015 Moscow, Russian SFSR
27 Russia Leshchenko, VyacheslavVyacheslav Leshchenko RW L 20 2015 Elektrostal, Russia
80 Russia Levitsky, IgorIgor Levitsky W L 22 2015 Moscow, Russia
15 Russia Potapov, MaximMaxim Potapov C/LW L 35 2015 Voronezh, Russian SFSR
69 Czech Republic Radil, LukasLukas Radil W R 25 2015 Čáslav, Czech Republic
19 Russia Radulov, IgorIgor Radulov LW L 33 2015 Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR
51 Russia Shafigulin, GrigoryGrigory Shafigulin C L 31 2015 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR
96 Russia Shmelyov, SergeiSergei Shmelyov LW L 22 2015 Nizhnekamsk, Russia
40 Russia Sorokin, VsevolodVsevolod Sorokin D L 22 2015 Moscow, Russian SFSR
55 Russia Tatalin, RomanRoman Tatalin D R 23 2015 Novosibirsk, Russia
99 Russia Trushkov, AlexanderAlexander Trushkov G L 19 2015 Moscow, Russia
17 Russia Voronin, ArtemArtem Voronin C L 24 2009 Vidnoye, Russian SFSR
7 United States Wellman, CaseyCasey Wellman C R 28 2015 Castro Valley, CA, USA
3 Russia Yermakov, AndreiAndrei Yermakov D R 21 2015 Moscow, Russia


NHL alumni[edit]

All-time KHL scoring leaders[edit]

'Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes, PPG = Powerplay Goals, SHG = Shorthanded Goals, GWG = Game Winning Goals'

Player[10] GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Slovakia Branko Radivojevic 159 42 86 128 252 24 9 4 6
Slovakia Stefan Ruzicka 158 51 54 105 200 21 17 3 13
Russia Kirill Knyazev 162 40 26 66 95 -10 11 2 5
Russia Roman Lyuduchin 145 31 35 66 102 8 7 1 7
Slovakia Ivan Baranka 152 20 39 59 154 5 11 1 1
Germany Eduard Lewandowski 93 20 35 55 90 8 7 3 3
Kazakhstan Dmitri Upper 103 29 25 54 64 3 15 0 4
Russia Mikhail Yunkov 101 13 21 34 52 -17 4 2 1
Russia Nikita Shchitov 110 6 27 33 116 -6 2 0 1
Slovakia Martin Cibak 54 17 15 32 101 1 6 1 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "У министра конструктивная позиция по легионерам". 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Regular Season Format Unveiled". 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  3. ^ [1] "Sovetski Sport" newspaper, August 11th, 2006.
  4. ^ a b "KHL in racism probe after banana throwing at Spartak game". Associated Press. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Rogovitskiy, Dmitriy (January 15, 2016). "Spartak Moscow fined for banana-throwing incident". Reuters. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c ""Spartak" will ban bananas thrown on the ice fan to go to the KHL". LatestNewsResource. Lenta.ru. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Russian ice hockey club Spartak Moscow fined for fan racism". theguardian.com. January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Spartak Team Players" (in Russian). www.spartak.ru. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  9. ^ "Spartak Moscow team roster". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  10. ^ HC Spartak Moscow KHL Scoring Leaders | QuantHockey.com Retrieved March 26, 2011

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