Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team

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Kazakhstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Emblem of Kazakhstan is the badge used on the players' jerseys.
Association Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Alexander Koreshkov
Head coach Andrei Nazarov
Assistants Igor Kalyanin
Yevgeni Koreshkov
Andrei Shayanov
Captain Roman Starchenko
Most games Alexander Koreshkov (78)
Most points Alexander Koreshkov (83)
IIHF code KAZ
IIHF ranking 16 Increase1
Highest IIHF ranking 11 (2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 21 (2003)
Team colors               
IIHF-Uniform-KAZ.png
First international
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakhstan 5–1 Ukraine 
(St. Petersburg, Russia; 14 April 1992)
Biggest win
 Kazakhstan 52–1 Thailand 
(Changchun, China; 29 January 2007)
Biggest defeat
 United States 10–0 Kazakhstan 
(Cologne, Germany; 15 May 2010)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 18 (first in 1993)
Best result 12th (2005)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 5 (first in 1996)
Best result Gold medal.svg Gold (1996, 1999, 2011)
Olympics
Appearances 2 (first in 1998)
International record (W–L–T)
150–106–14
Medal record
Asian Winter Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Harbin Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Kangwon Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Astana-Almaty Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Aomori Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Changchun Team

The Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team is controlled by Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation. Kazakhstan is currently ranked 16th in the world. In their first Olympic Games in 1998, the Kazakhs were able to win their preliminary group, surprising many, and would finish the tournament in 8th place. Their head coach is Andrei Nazarov. Unlike most European countries, the national team officially began competing against other nations as a member of the IIHF in the 1993 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, one year after being admitted into the federation.[1]

Since the country's independence in 1992, a total of 27 players have been drafted into the NHL.[2] (note: link does not include Evgeni Nabokov, Anton Khudobin, Maxim Kuznetsov, Maxim Birbraer, Konstantin Barulin, Alexander Perezhogin, Dimitri Pätzold and Pavel Vorobiev.[3] These players play internationally elsewhere). However Vitali Kolesnik, who was never drafted, had a brief stint with the Colorado Avalanche.[4]

The national team has played at the Championship level 7 times (1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016).

The hockey system of Kazakhstan is ranked 12th best in Europe.[5]

The team is the most successful team at the Asian Games, winning it three times, and are the current highest ranked Asian team.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1998 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 9th place

World Championships[edit]

  • 1993 – Finished in 23rd place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1994 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1995 – Finished in 22nd place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1996 – Finished in 21st place (1st in Pool C)
  • 1997 – Finished in 14th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1998 – Finished in 16th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 2000 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 2001 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2002 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2003 – Finished in 17th place (1st in Division I, Group A)
  • 2004 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2008 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2009 – Finished in 17th place (1st in Division I, Group A)
  • 2010 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 17th place (1st Division I, Group B)
  • 2012 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 17th place (1st Division I, Group A)
  • 2014 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 17th place (1st Division I, Group A)
  • 2016 – Finished in 16th place

Asian Winter Games[edit]

  • 19961st 1st place
  • 19991st 1st place
  • 20032nd 2nd place
  • 20072nd 2nd place
  • 20111st 1st place

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship:[6]

Head coach: Andrei Nazarov

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Poluektov, PavelPavel Poluektov 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-01-20) January 20, 1992 (age 24) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
2 D Savchenko, RomanRoman Savchenko 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1988-07-28) July 28, 1988 (age 27) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
3 D Tryasunov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Tryasunov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1985-06-24) June 24, 1985 (age 31) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
5 D Korabeinikov, AndreiAndrei Korabeinikov 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-04-01) April 1, 1987 (age 29) Russia Toros Neftekamsk
7 D Semyonov, MaximMaxim Semyonov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1984-02-09) February 9, 1984 (age 32) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
9 F Dawes, NigelNigel DawesA 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1985-02-09) February 9, 1985 (age 31) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
15 F Khudyakov, MaximMaxim Khudyakov 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1986-08-18) August 18, 1986 (age 29) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
17 F Panshin, MikhailMikhail Panshin 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1983-05-02) May 2, 1983 (age 33) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
20 G Kolesnik, VitaliVitali Kolesnik 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1979-08-20) August 20, 1979 (age 36) Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
22 F Starchenko, RomanRoman StarchenkoC 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1986-05-12) May 12, 1986 (age 30) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
27 F Bochenski, BrandonBrandon BochenskiA 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1982-04-04) April 4, 1982 (age 34) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
29 F Grents, DmitriDmitri Grents 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1996-06-10) June 10, 1996 (age 20) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
32 G Malgin, DmitriDmitri Malgin 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1987-07-28) July 28, 1987 (age 28) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
41 F Boyd, DustinDustin Boyd 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1986-07-16) July 16, 1986 (age 30) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
46 D Lipin, AlexanderAlexander Lipin 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1985-12-19) December 19, 1985 (age 30) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
49 F Shin, AlexanderAlexander Shin 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 74 kg (163 lb) (1985-11-21) November 21, 1985 (age 30) Kazakhstan Kazzinc-Torpedo
52 F Solaryov, IlyaIlya Solaryov 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1982-08-02) August 2, 1982 (age 33) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
53 F Markelov, VladimirVladimir Markelov 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-08-31) August 31, 1987 (age 28) Kazakhstan Arlan Kokshetau
62 F Krasnoslobodtsev, VadimVadim Krasnoslobodtsev 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1983-08-16) August 16, 1983 (age 32) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
69 D Lobanov, IlyaIlya Lobanov 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1996-12-01) December 1, 1996 (age 19) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
81 F Pushkaryov, KonstantinKonstantin Pushkaryov 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1985-02-12) February 12, 1985 (age 31) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
87 D Lakiza, ArtemiArtemi Lakiza 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-07-02) July 2, 1987 (age 29) Kazakhstan Barys Astana
88 F Rymarev, EvgeniEvgeni Rymarev 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1988-09-09) September 9, 1988 (age 27) Kazakhstan Kazzinc-Torpedo
91 F Ivanov, NikitaNikita Ivanov 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1989-03-31) March 31, 1989 (age 27) Kazakhstan Saryarka Karagandy
94 D Kairov, DaniyarDaniyar Kairov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1994-04-05) April 5, 1994 (age 22) Kazakhstan Barys Astana

List of head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KAZ - Kazakhstan". International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Bill Meltzer (31 December 2008). "Young Kazakhs gaining international experience". National Hockey League (NHL). Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Ty Dilello (3 April 2013). "From Ust-Kamenogorsk to NHL". International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Vitali Kolesnik's career statistics". Eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Russian league tops first CHL ranking". International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). 8 March 2007. Retrieved 8 March 2007. 
  6. ^ Kazakhstan roster

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