Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod

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Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Торпедо Нижний Новгород
Nickname"Torpedo"
CityNizhny, Nizhny Novgorod
LeagueKHL 2008–present
ConferenceEastern
DivisionKharlamov
Founded1946
Home arenaTrade Union Sport Palace
(capacity: 5,500)
Colours              
Owner(s)RussiaGAZ Group
General managerAlexander Sukhov
Head coachDavid Nemirovsky
CaptainMikhail Varnakov
Affiliate(s)HC Sarov (VHL)
Chaika (MHL)
Websitewww.hctorpedo.ru
Franchise history
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 1991–present
Torpedo Gorky 1946–1991

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod is an 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.

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.

Honours[edit]

Champions[edit]

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
1st, gold medalist(s) Bodense Cup (1): 2017

Runners-up[edit]

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, 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, 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
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 Saint 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 Quaterfinals, 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)

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated January 22, 2019.[1][2]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
35 Russia Artyom Alyayev D L 24 2018 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
8 Russia Denis Barantsev (A) D L 27 2016 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
22 Canada Mat Bodie D L 29 2018 East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada
93 Canada Barry Brust G L 35 2018 Swan River, Manitoba, Canada
91 Canada Andrew Calof RW R 27 2018 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
40 Russia Stanislav Galimov G L 31 2017 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR
10 Russia Vladimir Galuzin (A) C L 30 2008 Gorky, Russian SFSR
52 Sweden Philip Holm D L 27 2018 Stockholm, Sweden
58 Russia Daniil Ilyin C L 23 2017 Penza, Russia
89 Belarus Dmitry Korobov D L 30 2018 Novopolotsk, Belorussian SSR
72 Russia Denis Kostin G L 23 2018 Omsk, Russia
9 Russia Pavel Makarenko LW L 24 2017 Moscow, Russia
70 Russia Pavel Medvedev D R 23 2017 Moscow, Russia
21 United States Andy Miele C L 31 2018 Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States
28 Russia Ilya Nazarevich D R 26 2018 Volnovakha, Ukraine
32 Russia Yegor Ogiyenko D R 23 2018 Moscow, Russia
74 Russia Mikhail Orlov D L 26 2018 Moscow, Russia
27 Russia Denis Parshin LW L 33 2017 Rybinsk, Russian SFSR
16 Russia Denis Pochivalov F L 17 2018 Pervomaysk, Russia
19 Russia Dmitri Rodionychev D R 20 2016 Balakhna, Russia
55 Slovakia Robert Sabolič LW L 30 2017 Jesenice, Yugoslavia
42 Russia Dmitri Semin C L 35 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR
12 Russia Anton Shenfeld LW L 25 2018 Magnitogorsk, Russia
55 Russia Denis Shurakov RW L 24 2015 Kirov , Russia
38 Russia Mikhail Smolin F L 21 2015 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
17 Russia Donat Stalnov C L 19 2018 Yaroslavl, Russia
90 Russia Andrei Tikhomirov G L 23 2015 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
83 Russia Kirill Urakov F L 21 2016 Izhevsk, Russia
18 Russia Mikhail Varnakov (C) RW L 34 2018 Nizhny Novgorod, Russian SFSR
24 Russia Anton Volchenkov D L 37 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR
98 Russia Danil Veryayev RW L 20 2016 Arzamas, Russia
88 Russia Damir Zhafyarov LW L 25 2018 Moscow, Russia


NHL alumni[edit]

Yuri Butsayev, formerly of Torpedo

All-time records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Team Roster" (in Russian). Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  2. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod team roster". Kontinental Hockey League. 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2019-01-22.

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