Metallurg Magnitogorsk

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Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Metallurg Magnitogorsk Logo.svg
Full name Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Nickname(s) Magnitka, Foxes
Founded 1955
Based in Magnitogorsk, Russia
Arena Arena Metallurg
(capacity: 7,500)
League Kontinental Hockey League
Division Kharlamov
Conference Eastern
Uniform Jerseys for 2013/2014 season
Team colors               
Owner(s) Viktor Rashnikov
GM Valery Postnikov
Head coach Ilya Vorobyov
Captain Sergei Mozyakin
Affiliates Yuzhny Ural Orsk (VHL)
Steel Foxes (MHL)

Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Russian: Металлург Магнитогорск) is a professional ice hockey team based in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia. They are members of the Kharlamov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League. They also competed in the Champions Hockey League (2008–09), losing the 2008–09 season championship round to ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League A.

Metallurg Magnitogorsk won the Gagarin Cup in the 2013–14 KHL season.


Metallurg was founded in 1955 by the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works as a Class B team that competed in the Chelyabinsk Oblast and the RSFSR championships. Since the 80s it joined the Second League (third by importance) of the Soviet Class A and won its championships twice, in 1988–89 and 1989–90 seasons. After two more seasons in the second level of the USSR hockey Magnitogorsk club became one of the founders of the International Hockey League, the first Post-Soviet major pro hockey association.

Variant of team logo used 1999-2013

During the 1990s the team worked up a reputation as one of the top Russian teams of the new era. Magnitogorsk advanced to the Russian Superleague finals six times becoming a three time champion of Russia.

Victoria Cup[edit]

On 1 October 2008, Metallurg Magnitogorsk played against NHL's New York Rangers in the inaugural Victoria Cup at the PostFinance Arena in Bern with an attendance of 13,794.[1] Metallurg Magnitogorsk led most of the game, 3–0 at one point, but ultimately lost 4–3 by the Rangers' Ryan Callahan breakaway goal with 20 seconds remaining in the game.[2] Denis Platonov, Vladimir Malenkikh and Nikolai Zavarukhin scored for Metallurg, and Dan Fritsche scored and Chris Drury scored twice for the Rangers. As a sign of respect, Russian Dimitri Kalinin and Ukrainian Nikolai Zherdev accepted the Victoria Cup trophy on behalf of the New York Rangers. [1] American analysts and broadcasters reported a rumor that team management was to reward all 22 the Metallurg Magnitogorsk players $100,000 USD for victory.

Season-by-season record[edit]

For the full season-by-season history, see List of Metallurg Magnitogorsk seasons.

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 L OTW OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2008–09 56 25 15 13 3 104 174 148 2nd, Tarasov Lost in Semifinals, 4–1 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2009–10 56 34 15 6 1 115 167 111 1st, Kharlamov Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Ak Bars Kazan)
2010–11 54 27 14 6 7 100 167 141 2nd, Kharlamov Lost in Conference Finals, 4–3 (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
2011–12 54 29 20 3 4 94 150 137 2nd, Kharlamov Lost in Conference Semifinals, 4–1 (Avangard Omsk)
2012–13 52 27 13 0 12 93 167 121 3rd, Kharlamov Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
2013–14 54 35 11 0 2 108 166 113 1st, Kharlamov Won Gagarin Cup, 4–3 (HC Lev Praha)


Current roster[edit]

Updated July 27, 2015.[3][4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
9 Russia Antipin, ViktorViktor Antipin D L 22 2009 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
17 Russia Arsenyuk, DmitriDmitri Arsenyuk C L 20 2014 Magnitogorsk, Russia
32 Russia Batyrshin, RafaelRafael Batyrshin D L 29 2014 Moscow, Russian SFSR
51 Russia Bereglazov, AlexeiAlexei Bereglazov D L 21 2014 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR
48 Russia Biryukov, YevgenyYevgeny Biryukov (A) D L 29 2005 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR
41 Czech Republic Filippi, TomášTomáš Filippi W L 23 2015 Rychnov nad Kneznou, Czechoslovakia
13 Russia Kaletnik, VladislavVladislav Kaletnik F L 22 2014 Angarsk, Russia
78 Russia Khabarov, YaroslavYaroslav Khabarov D L 26 2005 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR
33 Russia Kharytinsky, SergeiSergei Kharytinsky C L 18 2015 Surgut , Russia
83 Russia Koshechkin, VasilyVasily Koshechkin G L 32 2013 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
68 Russia Kosov, YaroslavYaroslav Kosov RW L 22 2010 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR
43 Czech Republic Kovář, JanJan Kovář C R 25 2013 Písek, Czechoslovakia
4 Canada Lee, ChrisChris Lee D L 35 2013 MacTier, Ontario, Canada
10 Russia Mozyakin, SergeiSergei Mozyakin (C) LW R 34 2011 Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR
62 Finland Osala, OskarOskar Osala LW L 27 2013 Vaasa, Finland
39 Russia Platonov, DenisDenis Platonov C L 34 2012 Saratov, Russian SFSR
92 Russia Potekhin, BogdanBogdan Potekhin F L 23 2009 Magnitogorsk, Russia
30 Russia Samsonov, IlyaIlya Samsonov G L 18 2014 Magnitogorsk, Russia
52 Russia Tereshchenko, SergeiSergei Tereshchenko D R 23 2013 Magnitogorsk, Russia
23 Russia Timkin, YevgenyYevgeny Timkin RW L 25 2013 Murmansk, Russian SFSR
8 Poland Wolski, WojtekWojtek Wolski LW L 29 2013 Zabrze, Poland
40 Russia Zakharov, VladilenVladilen Zakharov F R 21 2014 Voskresensk, Russian SFSR
25 Russia Zaripov, DanisDanis Zaripov (A) LW L 34 2013 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR
47 Russia Zhloba, NikitaNikita Zhloba D L 20 2014 Magnitogorsk, Russia

Retired numbers[edit]

Metallurg Magnitogorsk retired numbers
No. Player Position Career Date of retirement
15 Czech Republic Jan Marek C 1997–2011 28 August 2012
34 Russia Ravil Gusmanov LW 1989–2010 19 November 2012

NHL alumni[edit]

Russia Alexei Kaigorodov (2001–07)
Russia Evgeni Malkin (2003–06)
Russia Nikolai Kulemin (2005–08)

Team and player honors[edit]

Gagarin Cup

  • 1st Winners (1): 2014

Russian Superleague

Silver Stone Trophy

Champions Hockey League (2008–09)

Spengler Cup

  • 1st Winners (1): 2005

Victoria Cup

  • 2nd Runners-up (1): 2008

Tampere Cup

Franchise records[edit]

Scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed KHL regular season.[5]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;

     = current Metallurg player


Team captains[edit]

Head coaches[edit]


  1. ^ IIHF Top 100 Hockey Stories of All Time, Szymon Szemberg and Andrew Podnieks, p. 167, Fenn Publishing, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2008, ISBN 978-1-55168-358-4.
  2. ^ IIHF Top 100 Hockey Stories of All Time, Szymon Szemberg and Andrew Podnieks, p. 173, Fenn Publishing, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2008, ISBN 978-1-55168-358-4.
  3. ^ "Team: Metallurg Mg.". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  4. ^ "Metallurg Magnitogorsk team roster". Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Franchise All-Time Stats for Metallurg Magnitogorsk". Retrieved 2014-08-31. 

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