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Amur Khabarovsk
Амур Хабаровск
Amur Khabarovsk Logo.png
City Khabarovsk, Russia
League Kontinental Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Chernyshev
Founded 1966
Home arena Platinum Arena
(capacity: 7,100)
Colours               
Owner(s) Sukhoi
General manager Alexander Filippenko
Head coach Miskhat Fakhrutdinov
Captain Vitaly Atyushov
Affiliate(s) Sokol Krasnoyarsk (VHL)
Amurskie Tigry (MHL)
Website www.hcamur.ru
Franchise history
Hockey Club Amur

Hockey Club Amur (Russian: Хоккейный клуб Амур), commonly referred to as the Amur Khabarovsk,[1] is a Russian professional ice hockey team based in Khabarovsk. They are members of the Chernyshev Division of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Located in the Russian Far East, the team takes its name from the Amur River, and plays its home games at the Platinum Arena.

History[edit]

Amur Khabarovsk was founded in 1966 as SKA Khabarovsk; it only adopted its current name in 1996, a name that comes from the nearby river Amur. By its location in the Russian Far East, the team is pretty isolated from every other team in the KHL, making rivalries difficult; the nearest KHL team is Admiral Vladivostok. Still, the team is very popular among Khabarovsk citizens, and despite its usual poor results, the team keeps being highly successful at the gates.

For a long time a lower division dweller, Khabarovsk won the championship of the Soviet League Division 3 in 1989, earning promotion to the upper level. In 1996, Khabarovsk promoted to the Russian Superleague. A relegation to the Vysshaya Liga occurred in 2004 when the mining company that funds the club had financial difficulties. The Tigers could promote back to the top level in 2006. That same financial crisis forced the team's reserve squad, the Golden Amur Khabarovsk, to withdraw from the Asia League where it played for the 2004-05 season. The team could finish the season and take part in the playoffs, however; they finished third in regular season standings and failed to reach the playoffs finals.

In 2008, Khabarovsk was one of the 24 founding members of the Kontinental Hockey League. The team played the league's inaugural game on September 2 against Dinamo Riga at home in front of a sell-out crowd of 7,100 people. Unfortunately for the fans, their team lost 4-2 to the Latvian side. Riga and the Tigers were playing back-to-back games in Khabarovsk, however, and on the second match, Amur won 7-6 in a tied game that went to shootouts. But the 2008-09 didn't prove to be very successful for the Tigers. The team was plagued with injuries - in October only, 11 players were side-lined, including imports Kyle Wanvig and Bryce Lampman. The Tigers needed to strengthen their squad, and therefore offered a contract to Carolina Hurricanes's Matt Murley, which resulted in a controversy sometimes compared to Alexander Radulov's, even though there are many differences. Murley's signing didn't prove beneficial for Amur though, as he only contributed 8 points to a fairly impotent offence that scored only 111 goals. Veterans Oleg Belkin and Peter Nylander were Amur's top goal scorers with 11 goals each; Belkin was top scorer with a meager 24 points in 50 games. Amur's defence was better, with regular defencemen Vasily Turkovsky and Viktor Kostyuchenok even managing to finish the season with a +3 and +2 record, respectively. But overall, the season was disappointing for the Tigers, with a 20th place, 15 wins and 60 points.

HC Amur players in 2015-16 season

Things barely improved in 2009-10. Amur finished 21st, out of playoffs again, this time again with 60 points and only 12 wins in regular time (plus three in overtime and six in the shootouts). Former Montreal Canadiens' and Columbus Blue Jackets' David Ling did the best in offense with 32 points, while Alexei Kopeikin and Ruslan Khasanshin were the best goal scorers with respectively 16 and 14 goals. All in all, it's only 129 goals that the team scored, 18 better than the previous season, but still fourth worst in the league. Oleg Belkin had to miss the whole season, while Peter Nylander left the team after ten game to go back in Sweden, joining Timrå IK of the Elitserien. The defence was not as solid as the previous season, with Turkovsky retired and Kostyuchenok traded to HC Spartak Moscow after 14 games. The result was 187 goals against, 29 more than the previous season. Former NHL veteran and Stanley Cup winner Nolan Pratt ended up being the fourth defenceman on the team in icetime and finished the season with 11 points and a -14 +/- rating. Fortunately, despite playing a disappointing season, Khabarovsk could still count on the 4th highest average attendance in the league, with an average of 7,100 fans per game.

Honors[edit]

Runners-up[edit]

2nd, silver medalist(s) KHL Cup of Hope (1): 2013

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 OTW SOW SOL OTL L Pts GF GA Finish Top Scorer Playoffs
2008–09 56 15 2 2 6 1 30 60 111 158 6th, Kharlamov Div. Oleg Belkin (25 points: 11 G, 14 A; 50 GP) Did not qualify
2009–10 56 12 3 6 4 2 29 60 129 187 10th, East David Ling (32 points: 8 G, 24 A; 46 GP) Did not qualify
2010–11 54 13 1 1 3 4 32 50 112 173 11th, East Radik Zakiev (25 points: 12 G, 13 A; 54 GP) Did not qualify
2011–12 54 23 1 4 3 2 21 84 166 139 7th, East Jakub Petružálek (50 points: 22 G, 28 A; 54 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 4-0 (Avangard Omsk)
2012–13 52 11 1 4 1 0 35 44 115 167 13th, East Jakub Petružálek (33 points: 15 G, 18 A; 41 GP) Did not qualify
2013–14 54 8 1 4 10 1 30 45 106 182 14th, East Alexander Yunkov (29 points: 18 G, 11 A; 50 GP) Did not qualify
2014–15 60 11 0 3 4 2 40 45 117 207 14th, East Dmitri Tarasov (36 points: 13 G, 23 A; 59 GP) Did not qualify
2015–16 60 17 3 3 6 0 31 69 112 143 12th, East Vladislav Ushenin (25 points: 14 G, 11 A; 57 GP) Did not qualify
2016–17 60 20 1 4 4 2 29 76 110 130 12th, East Tomáš Zohorna (34 points: 13 G, 21 A; 59 GP) Did not qualify

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated September 24, 2017.[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
52 Russia Alikin, EvgenyEvgeny Alikin G L 23 2015 Perm, Russia
27 Russia Atyushov, VitalyVitaly Atyushov (C) D L 38 2015 Penza, Russian SFSR
61 Russia Averin, NikolaiNikolai Averin D L 21 2017 Yaroslavl, Russia
84 Russia Berdyukov, GeorgyGeorgy Berdyukov D R 26 2017 Khabarovsk, Russia
28 Russia Byvaltsev, AlexeiAlexei Byvaltsev C L 23 2016 Magnitogorsk , Russia
25 Russia Dedunov, PavelPavel Dedunov RW L 27 2015 Bolshoy Kamen, Russian SFSR
24 Russia Frolov, AlexanderAlexander Frolov (A) LW R 35 2017 Moscow, Russian SFSR
17 Russia Gorshkov, AlexanderAlexander Gorshkov RW R 26 2017 Surgut, Russian SFSR
22 Russia Gubin, OlegOleg Gubin RW R 36 2017 Voskresensk, Russian SFSR
47 Czech Republic Jordan, MichalMichal Jordan D L 27 2017 Zlin, Czechoslovakia
88 Russia Kamalov, NikitaNikita Kamalov D L 22 2016 Novokuznetsk, Russia
91 Russia Katsuba, StanislavStanislav Katsuba C L 26 2014 Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR
41 Russia Kirillov, DmitriDmitri Kirillov F R 27 2016 Novocheboksarsk, Russian SFSR
8 Russia Klopov, DmitriDmitri Klopov LW L 28 2017 Nizhny Novgorod, Russian SFSR
29 Czech Republic Kolář, JanJan Kolář (A) D L 31 2015 Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
63 Russia Kondratyev, MaximMaxim Kondratyev D L 34 2016 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
68 Russia Kuzmin, DenisDenis Kuzmin D L 28 2017 Nizhnekamsk, Russian SFSR
96 Czech Republic Kvapil, MarekMarek Kvapil RW R 32 2017 Ilava, Czechoslovakia
90 Russia Li, OlegOleg Li RW L 26 2015 Volgograd, Russian SFSR
51 Russia Litovchenko, VyacheslavVyacheslav Litovchenko C L 27 2005 Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR
45 Russia Lyutov, DmitriDmitri Lyutov D L 29 2016 St. Petersburg, Russia
77 Finland Metsola, JuhaJuha Metsola G L 28 2015 Tampere, Finland
34 Russia Pechurskiy, AlexanderAlexander Pechurskiy G L 27 2014 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR
92 Russia Potekhin, BogdanBogdan Potekhin LW L 25 2017 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR
46 Russia Rudenkov, IgorIgor Rudenkov LW L 22 2016 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
7 Russia Shvidenko, DmitriDmitri Shvidenko D L 25 2017 Lubny, Russia
5 Russia Stalnov, DaniilDaniil Stalnov D L 23 2015 Rybinsk, Russia
34 Russia Turbin, PavelPavel Turbin D R 27 2017 Omsk, Russian SFSR
71 Russia Ushenin, VladislavVladislav Ushenin F R 25 2015 Magnitogorsk, Russia
79 Russia Ushenin, VyacheslavVyacheslav Ushenin C R 25 2015 Magnitogorsk, Russia
14 Russia Velichkin, IgorIgor Velichkin LW L 30 2017 Magnitogorsk, Russia
48 Russia Zaseda, MatveiMatvei Zaseda LW R 18 2016 Khabarovsk, Russia
80 Czech Republic Zohorna, TomášTomáš Zohorna F L 29 2015 Chotebor, Czechoslovakia


Franchise scoring leaders[edit]

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history in the KHL.Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; bold = current Amur player [4]

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Russia Dmitri Tarasov 249 47 63 110 140 -45 10 0 4
Czech Republic Jakub Petruzalek 133 50 54 104 60 -2 18 4 11
Russia Alexei Kopeikin 183 32 50 82 68 -43 13 1 4
Russia Alexander Yunkov 186 38 38 76 104 -23 11 1 2
Russia Dmitri Lugin 207 31 39 70 77 -45 7 0 3
Russia Igor Ignatushkin 172 34 24 58 76 -10 7 4 2
Czech Republic Tomas Zohorna 114 22 36 58 76 -10 2 0 2
Russia Vyacheslav Litovchenko 274 24 33 57 77 -38 7 1 3
Russia Vitali Shulakov 179 16 37 53 120 -31 4 0 4
Russia Alexander Nikulin 103 12 38 50 18 -17 4 1 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amur Khabarovsk's profile". Kontinental Hockey League. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Amur Khabarovsk Roster" (in Russian). www.hcamur.ru. Retrieved 2014-12-30. 
  3. ^ "Amur Khabarovsk team roster". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2014-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Amur Khabarovsk All-Time leaders". quanthockey.com. 2016-05-06. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 

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