Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod

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Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Торпедо Нижний Новгород
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Logo.svg
Nickname "Torpedo"
City Nizhny, Nizhny Novgorod

KHL 2008–present

Conference Western
Division Tarasov
Founded 1946
Home arena Trade Union Sport Palace
(Capacity: 5600)
Owner(s) RussiaGAZ Group
General manager Russia Viktor Levitsky
Head coach Latvia Pēteris Skudra
Captain Russia Evgeny Varlamov
Affiliate(s) HC Sarov (VHL)
Chaika (MHL)
Franchise history

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 1991–present

  • Torpedo Gorky 1946–1991

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod are an ice hockey club in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. They are members of the Tarasov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League.

They used to play their home games at Konovalenko Sports Palace, named after Viktor Konovalenko – one of the most famous Soviet goalkeepers, who played for Torpedo. They now play at Trade Union Sport Palace.


The first official ice hockey tournament in Gorky (the Communist era name of Nizhny Novgorod) took place in early 1947, when the team was the winner of the first Cup of Avtozavodtsev. In the 1947–48 season, the team was in the national championships.

The 1960–61 season was the most significant in the history of Torpedo, with the team winning the Avtozavodtsev cup and the Soviet Sport Cup, reaching the final of the Cup of the Soviet Union, and finally winning the silver medal in the national championship. Torpedo was the first provincial team to place in the USSR championship in 1961. Gorkovchan's success that year is attributed, primarily, to head coach of Dmitry Boginova, who managed to create a strong and cohesive team in just a few years. Goalie Konovalenko Victor was later a two-time Olympic champion and eight-time world champion.

Twice the team fell just short of the bronze in 1982 and 1985. In the 1980s Gorky twice won the Thunderstorm Authority prize. The Torpedoes players in those years were constantly being called to different teams, with some seasons including the loss of up to ten players to other teams.

In the championships of the MHL, RHL and Russia, which have been held since the Soviet collapse, the Torpedoes have not achieved significant success, with the best year in 1995, when the team placed fourth in the playoffs of the MHL championship.



1st, gold medalist(s) Vysshaya Liga (2): 2003, 2007
1st, gold medalist(s) Steel Cup (1): 2015
1st, gold medalist(s) Dukla Cup (1): 2016


2nd, silver medalist(s) Soviet League Championship (1): 1961
2nd, silver medalist(s) USSR Cup (1): 1961
2nd, silver medalist(s) Spengler Cup (1): 1972

Season-by-season KHL record[edit]

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

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Top Scorer Playoffs
2008–09 56 24 24 1 84 162 162 3rd, Chernyshev Pavel Brendl (50 points: 35 G, 15 A; 56 GP) Lost in preliminary round, 3-0 (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)
2009–10 56 22 27 4 75 154 163 4th, Tarasov Pavel Brendl (37 points: 27 G, 10 A; 51 GP) Did not qualify
2010–11 54 18 25 2 73 144 151 5th, Tarasov Matt Ellison (50 points: 21 G, 29 A; 53 GP) Did not qualify
2011–12 54 24 17 2 91 157 132 1st, Tarasov Martin Thörnberg (39 points: 20 G, 19 A; 49 GP) Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2-4 (Dynamo Moscow)
2012–13 52 19 23 4 69 142 146 6th, Tarasov Dmitri Makarov (43 points: 13 G, 30 A; 52 GP) Did not qualify


Current roster[edit]

Updated July 27, 2015.[1][2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
31 Russia Alyapkin, MikhailMikhail Alyapkin G L 24 2015 Podolsk, Russian SFSR
45 Russia Alyayev, ArtyomArtyom Alyayev D L 22 2015 Nizhny Novgorod, Russian SFSR
37 Canada Ashton, CarterCarter Ashton C L 25 2015 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
13 Russia Belopashentsev, MaximMaxim Belopashentsev D L 21 2015 Yekaterinburg, Russia
23 Russia Bogoslovsky, VladislavVladislav Bogoslovsky LW L 22 2015 Moscow, Russia
8 Russia Budkin, AlexanderAlexander Budkin D R 30 2015 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR
16 Latvia Daugavins, KasparsKaspars Daugavins LW L 28 2016 Riga, Latvian SSR
33 Russia Dvurechensky, NikitaNikita Dvurechensky LW L 25 2015 Lipetsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
24 Russia Frolov, AlexanderAlexander Frolov LW R 34 2015 Moscow, Russia
10 Russia Galuzin, VladimirVladimir Galuzin C L 28 2008 Gorky, Russian SFSR
87 Russia Grachev, EvgenyEvgeny Grachev C L 27 2016 Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
58 Russia Ilyn, DaniilDaniil Ilyn C L 21 2015 Penza, Russia
37 Russia Kasutin, IvanIvan Kasutin G L 30 2016 Vologda, Russian SFSR
48 Sweden Klingberg, CarlCarl Klingberg RW R 26 2015 Gothenburg, Sweden
19 Russia Konkov, RomanRoman Konkov LW L 24 2015 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
95 Russia Kulemin, VyacheslavVyacheslav Kulemin LW L 26 2013 Moscow, Russian SFSR
44 Russia Makarov, AlexanderAlexander Makarov D L 27 2012 Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR
30 Russia Molkov, NikolaiNikolai Molkov G L 21 2015 Kstovo, Russia
11 Russia Mozer, EvgenyEvgeny Mozer W R 23 2015 Omsk, Russia
21 Russia Osipov, MaximMaxim Osipov D R 23 2014 Yaroslavl, Russia
7 Russia Pepelyaev, AlexeiAlexei Pepelyaev (A) D L 32 2014 Barnaul, Russian SFSR
77 Russia Piganovich, OlegOleg Piganovich D L 31 2015 Yaroslavl, Russia
89 Russia Potapov, AlexeiAlexei Potapov (A) RW L 28 2005 Gorky, Russian SFSR
73 Russia Proskuryakov, IlyaIlya Proskuryakov G L 30 2015 Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union
62 Russia Rybnitsky, EvgenyEvgeny Rybnitsky D L 27 2015 Chelyabinsk, Russia
42 Russia Semin, DmitriDmitri Semin C L 33 2015 Moscow, USSR
63 Russia Shulenin, DmitriDmitri Shulenin D R 21 2015 Moscow, Russia
55 Russia Shurakov, DenisDenis Shurakov RW L 22 2015 Kirov , Russia
38 Russia Smolin, MikhailMikhail Smolin F L 19 2015 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
26 Sweden Videll, LinusLinus Videll LW L 31 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
9 Russia Vishnevskiy, IvanIvan Vishnevskiy D L 29 2016 Barnaul, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
2 Russia Yegorshev, StanislavStanislav Yegorshev D R 29 2014 Cherepovets, Russia
52 Russia Zherdev, NikolaiNikolai Zherdev RW R 32 2015 Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR

NHL alumni[edit]

Yuri Butsayev, formerly of Torpedo

All-time records[edit]


  1. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Team Roster" (in Russian). Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod team roster". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 

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