Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod

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Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
TorpedoNizhnylogo.png
CityNizhny, Nizhny Novgorod
LeagueKHL 2008–present
ConferenceEastern
DivisionKharlamov
Founded1946
Home arenaTrade Union Sport Palace
(capacity: 5,500)
Colours     
Owner(s)GAZ Group
General managerYan Golubovsky
Head coachDavid Nemirovsky
Affiliate(s)Torpedo-Gorky NN (VHL)
Chaika (MHL)
Websitewww.hctorpedo.ru
Franchise history
1946–1991Torpedo Gorky
1991–presentTorpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Current season

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Торпедо Нижний Новгород) is a professional ice hockey club in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. It is a member of the Kharlamov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League.

The team's home arena is Trade Union Sport Palace. The team used to play its home games at Konovalenko Sports Palace, named after Viktor Konovalenko – one of the most famous Soviet goaltenders, who played for Torpedo.

History[edit]

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 Avtozavodtsev Cup. In the 1947–48 season, the team was in the national championship. It was the official sports club of the submarine service of the Soviet Navy.

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 Dmitry Boginova, who managed to create a strong and cohesive team in just a few years. Goalie Konovalenko 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 Torpedo 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, Torpedo has not achieved significant success, with the best year in 1995, when the team placed fourth in the playoffs of the MHL championship.

Season-by-season KHL record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime Wins, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOW = Shootout Wins, SOL = 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, 0-3 (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
2013–14 54 32 17 5 91 153 121 3rd, Kharlamov Sakari Salminen (48 points: 18 G, 30 A; 54 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3-4 (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
2014–15 60 30 22 8 90 153 144 4th, Tarasov Sakari Salminen (47 points: 18 G, 29 A; 60 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-4 (SKA St. Petersburg)
2015–16 60 33 16 11 100 163 137 5th, Tarasov Kaspars Daugaviņš (35 points: 14 G, 21 A; 44 GP) Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1-4 (CSKA Moscow)
2016–17 60 32 18 7 104 145 124 4th, Tarasov Dmitri Semin (32 points: 14 G, 18 A; 60 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Dynamo Moscow)
2017–18 56 29 19 8 89 116 127 3rd, Tarasov Egor Dugin (29 points: 12 G, 17 A; 52 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2018–19 62 27 25 10 64 176 193 4th, Kharlamov Andrew Calof (41 points: 22 G, 19 A; 58 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3-4 (Barys Astana)
2019–20 62 29 27 6 64 165 167 4th, Tarasov Jordan Schroeder (41 points: 19 G, 22 A; 60 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0-4 (CSKA Moscow)
2020–21 60 29 22 9 67 170 168 5th, Kharlamov Damir Zhafyarov (61 points: 21 G, 40 A; 58 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Ak Bars Kazan)

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated 27 March 2021.[1][2]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
45 Russia Artyom Alyayev D L 26 2018 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
57 Canada Brady Austin D L 27 2020 Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada
93 Belarus Andrei Belevich C L 23 2019 Grodno, Belarus
48 Russia Nikita Bobryashov D L 25 2020 Orenburg, Russia
14 Russia Alexei Drobin C L 20 2020 Chelyabinsk, Russia
27 Russia Sergei Goncharuk F L 21 2019 Tolyatti, Russia
97 Russia Semyon Kizimov RW L 21 2020 Tolyatti, Russia
25 United States Justin Kloos C R 27 2020 Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
50 Russia Pyotr Kochetkov G L 21 2020 Penza, Russia
96 Russia Mark Marin D L 24 2020 Tolyatti, Russia
51 United States Andy Miele C L 33 2020 Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States
60 Russia Artem Mikheyev C L 25 2020 Kazan, Russia
15 Russia Georgi Misharin D L 35 2019 Yekaterinburg, Russian SFSR
79 Russia Andrei Nikonov F L 18 2019 Cheboksary, Russia
74 Russia Mikhail Orlov D L 28 2018 Moscow, Russia
75 Russia Ziyat Paigin D L 26 2020 Tolyatti, Russia
86 Russia Vadim Pereskokov C L 27 2020 Uralsk, Kazakhstan
95 Russia Denis Pochivalov F L 19 2018 Pervomaysk, Russia
13 Russia Semyon Ruchkin D L 24 2020 Omsk, Russia
31 Russia Nikita Serebryakov G L 25 2020 Moscow, Russia
12 Russia Anton Shenfeld (C) LW L 27 2018 Magnitogorsk, Russia
37 Canada Jordan Szwarz RW R 29 2020 Burlington, Ontario, Canada
22 Canada Chris Terry LW L 32 2020 Brampton, Ontario, Canada
90 Russia Andrei Tikhomirov G L 25 2015 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
83 Russia Kirill Urakov F L 23 2016 Izhevsk, Russia
18 Russia Mikhail Varnakov RW L 36 2018 Nizhny Novgorod, Russian SFSR
73 Russia Denis Vengryzhanovsky F R 19 2020 Gremyachevo, Russia
98 Russia Danil Veryayev RW L 22 2016 Arzamas, Russia
53 Russia Danil Voyevodin F L 23 2020 Salekhard, Russia
6 United States Chris Wideman D R 31 2020 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
88 Russia Damir Zhafyarov (A) LW L 27 2018 Moscow, Russia


NHL alumni[edit]

Yuri Butsayev, formerly of Torpedo

All-time records[edit]

Honours[edit]

Champions[edit]

1st place, gold medalist(s) Vysshaya Liga (2): 2003, 2007
1st place, gold medalist(s) Steel Cup (1): 2015
1st place, gold medalist(s) Dukla Cup (1): 2016
1st place, gold medalist(s) Bodense Cup (1): 2017

Runners-up[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Team Roster" (in Russian). Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  2. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod team roster". Kontinental Hockey League. 2021-03-27. Retrieved 2021-03-27.

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