|Full name||Metallurg Novokuznetsk|
|Based in||Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Oblast|
|Arena||Kuznetsk Metallurgists Sports Palace
|Team colors||‹See Tfm› ‹See Tfm› ‹See Tfm› ‹See Tfm›|
|Head coach||Alexander Kitov|
|Affiliates||Ariada-Akpars Volzhsk (VHL)
Kuznetskie Medvedi (MHL)
Metallurg Novokuznetsk (Russian: Металлург Новокузнецк, English: Novokuznetsk Metallurg) is a professional ice hockey team from Siberia based in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. They are members of the Chernyshev Division in the Kontinental Hockey League.
The team was founded in 1949 in Novokuznetsk (then Stalinsk) to compete in lower divisions of the Soviet ice hockey championship. During the 60s Metallurg managed to advance to the elite group for several seasons, but did not establish itself as a major club until the 90s when the International Hockey League was formed.
During the first years of the post-Soviet era Novokuznetsk significantly improved its roster with players from the Ust-Kamenogorsk school. Led by Sergei Nikolaev during the late 90s - early 00s Metallurg became one of the top teams of the Russian Superleague. In 1999 Novokuznetsk hosted the first ever RSL All-Star game.
The team's downfall began in 2004 when its managerial staff moved to SKA Saint Petersburg signing the best players from Novokuznetsk. Despite that the team was able to rebuild itself and years later proved its place among the top Russian clubs joining the Kontinental Hockey League in 2008.
Russian Superleague Championship (1): 2000
Season-by-season KHL record
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime Wins, SOW = Penalty Shootout Wins, SOL = Penalty Shootout Losses, L = Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points
|2008–09||56||12||31||3||54||127||157||5th, Bobrov||Did not qualify|
|2009–10||56||13||33||5||52||105||159||6th, Chernyshev||Did not qualify|
|2010–11||54||8||33||5||41||105||186||6th, Chernyshev||Did not qualify|
|2011–12||54||18||21||0||75||108||130||5th, Chernyshev||Did not qualify|
|2012–13||52||15||28||2||58||132||177||5th, Chernyshev||Did not qualify|
- Sergei Zinovjev (1998-2000)
- Maxim Galanov (2004–2009)
- Sergei Krivokrasov (2007–2008)
- Sergei Bobrovsky (2006–10)
- Dmitri Orlov (2007-2011)
- Igor Radulov (2006-2007)
- Maxim Balmochnykh (2007-2008)
- Andrei Nazarov (2004-2005)
- Dmitri Nabokov (ice hockey) (2001-2003)
- Sergei Brylin (2011-2012)
- Scott Langkow (2007-2008)
- Randy Robitaille (2011-2013)
- Chris Simon (2011-2013)
- Brent Sopel (2011-2013)
- Pēteris Skudra (2006-2007)
- Václav Nedorost (2010-2011)
All-time KHL scoring leaders
'Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes, PPG = Powerplay Goals, SHG = Shorthanded Goals, GWG = Game Winning Goals'
- "HC "Metallurg" (Novokuznetsk) players" (in Russian). www.metallurg-nk.ru. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
- "Metallurg Novokuznetsk team roster". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
- Metallurg Novokuznetsk KHL Points Leaders | QuantHockey.com Retrieved March 26, 2011
- (Russian) Metallurg Novokuznetsk official website