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HC Spartak Moscow (Russian: ХК Спартак Москва, English: Spartak Moskva) is a professional ice hockey team based in Moscow, Russia. They played in the Tarasov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League during the 2013–14 season. However, the team did not participate in the KHL league for the 2014–15 season because of financial issues,[1][2] but rejoined the league prior to the 2015–16 season as members of the Bobrov Division.

Spartak Moscow
Спартак Москва
HC Spartak Moscow logo.svg
Nickname"Gladiators"
"Red & Whites"
"The Meat"
"The People's Team"
CityMoscow, Russia
LeagueKHL 2008–2014, 2015–
ConferenceWestern
DivisionBobrov
Founded1946
Home arenaVTB Ice Palace
(capacity: 12,100)
Colours         
Owner(s)Investbank
General managerAlexei Zhamnov
Head coachAlexei Zhamnov
CaptainDmitri Kalinin
Affiliate(s)Khimik Voskresensk (VHL)
JHC Spartak (MHL)
Websitewww.spartak.ru
KHL Jersey 2008–09KHL Jersey 2008–09
Franchise history
Spartak Moscow
Current season

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HistoryEdit

One of the sections of the Spartak Moscow sports club, HC Spartak Moscow was established in 1946. They have won the Soviet Championship four times, and have also had European-level success in the Spengler Cup, which they have won five times.

The financial state of the team became worse and worse since the beginning of 2006. After the season, a Russian businessman and huge Spartak fan, Vadim Melkov, volunteered to find suitable sponsorship for his favorite team. After negotiations, the Government of Moscow agreed to cover all of team debts. Some preliminary agreements about team sale were achieved as well. However, Melkov died during the S7 Airlines plane crash of July 9, 2006. All the deal proposals were cancelled. After a month of struggling to improve the financial situation, it was decided by Spartak management to disband the team for a year.[3]

ControversyEdit

On 13 January 2016, Russian fans threw two bananas on the ice after HC Spartak Moscow lost 4:1 in a KHL match at home to Medveščak Zagreb, for which the apparent target, Edwin Hedberg, played.[4][5] Hedberg himself admitted he encountered it for the first time, adding that "things like this shouldn't happen but unfortunately they do",[4] while Medveščak's head coach, Gordie Dwyer, said that he was upset with the fans' behavior, and "this obviously has no place in sport".[6] Later on, Spartak Moscow had issued an official apology to both Medveščak and Hedberg, affirming that video cameras at Sokolniki Arena had helped identify two offenders who will now be banned from attending hockey games.[5][6] The cameras also recorded the hooting from the stands during an episode with Hedberg on 35th minute of the match.[6] The Kontinental Hockey League had fined Spartak Moscow 700,000 rubles ($9,135) for the racist incident and "seriously warned" about the future conduct of their fans, adding that "breaches linked to the incitement of racial, ethnic, or international discord are unacceptable".[5][7]

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

  Soviet League Championship (4): 1961–62, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1975–76

  USSR Cup (2): 1970, 1971

  Vysshaya Liga Championship (1): 2001

EuropeEdit

  European Cup (2): 1969–70, 1976–77

  Spengler Cup (5): 1980, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1990

  Ahearne Cup (3): 1971, 1972, 1973

  Moscow Mayor Cup (2): 2009, 2015

Season-by-season KHL recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Top Scorer Playoffs
2008–09 56 26 21 1 93 173 158 3rd, Bobrov Branko Radivojevič (43 points: 17 G, 26 A; 49 GP) Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–3 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2009–10 56 24 20 0 92 178 168 3rd, Bobrov Branko Radivojevič (55 points: 18 G, 37 A; 56 GP) Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2010–11 54 24 22 3 82 129 142 3rd, Bobrov Štefan Ružička (32 points: 17 G, 15 A; 47 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (SKA Saint Petersburg)
2011–12 54 17 27 2 64 124 163 5th, Bobrov Štefan Ružička (39 points: 22 G, 17 A; 53 GP) Did not qualify
2012–13 52 11 28 2 52 106 151 7th, Tarasov Branko Radivojevič (21 points: 4 G, 17 A; 50 GP) Did not qualify
2013–14 54 12 28 2 58 105 147 7th, Tarasov Vyacheslav Kozlov (27 points: 8 G, 19 A; 54 GP) Did not qualify
2014–15 Did not participate
2015–16 60 25 33 2 77 139 172 6th, Bobrov Lukáš Radil (32 points: 13 G, 19 A; 57 GP) Did not qualify
2016–17 60 21 33 6 66 125 168 6th, Bobrov Matt Gilroy (38 points: 7 G, 31 A; 57 GP) Did not qualify
2017–18 56 29 23 4 85 153 146 3rd, Bobrov Alexander Khokhlachev (50 points: 19 G, 31 A; 52 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (CSKA Moscow)
2018–19 62 28 26 8 64 156 158 4th, Bobrov Alexander Khokhlachev (37 points: 18 G, 19 A; 54 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (SKA Saint Petersburg)

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated 17 July, 2019.[8][9]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
  Ilya Arkalov LW L 25 2019 Moscow, Russia
31   Nikita Bespalov G L 31 2016 Moscow, Russian SFSR
13   Dmitri Chernykh C L 34 2017 Voskresensk, Russian SFSR
16   Kaspars Daugavins LW L 31 2018 Riga, Latvian SSR
97   Artyom Fyodorov LW R 26 2018 Elektrostal, Russia
57   Maxim Goncharov D R 30 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR
78   Robin Hanzl C L 30 2018 Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
  Patrik Hersley D R 33 2019 Malmö, Sweden
33   Julius Hudacek G R 31 2018 Spišská Nová Ves, Czechoslovakia
15   Martins Karsums RW R 33 2018 Riga, Latvian SSR
93   Alexander Khokhlachev C L 26 2017 Moscow, Russia
94   Pavel Khomchenko G L 24 2018 Saratov, Russia
  Denis Kokarev LW L 34 2019 Tver, Russian SFSR
53   Mikhail Kotlyarevsky LW R 22 2018 Chita, Russia
29   Yegor Kruzhenkov F L 20 2018 Voskresensk, Russia
44   Yevgeni Kulik D L 26 2017 Moscow, Russia
45   Andrei Kuteikin (A) D L 34 2018 Volsk, Russian SFSR
  Alexander Kutuzov D R 33 2019 Dobryanka, Russian SFSR
27   Vyacheslav Leshchenko RW L 24 2015 Elektrostal, Russia
12   Anatoli Nikontsev RW L 29 2016 Yekaterinburg, Russian SFSR
25   Ruslan Pedan D L 24 2019 Kaunas, Lithuania
  Yakov Rylov D L 34 2019 Kirovo-Chepetsk, Russian SFSR
76   Gleb Shashkov F L 23 2016 Moscow, Russia
  Gennady Stolyarov LW L 33 2019 Moscow, Russian SFSR
21   Ilya Talaluyev F R 21 2017 Voronezh, Russia
  Akim Trishin D L 20 2019 Moscow, Russia
28   Alexander Trushkov G L 23 2015 Moscow, Russia
9   Maxim Tsyplakov LW L 20 2017 Moscow, Russia
5   Dmitri Vishnevsky D R 29 2018 Bogatischevo, Russian SFSR
2   Artyom Volkov D L 20 2018 Moscow, Russia
19   Mikhail Yunkov C L 33 2019 Voskresensk, Russian SFSR
92   Anton Zlobin RW R 26 2018 Moscow, Russia
38   Ilya Zubov C L 32 2018 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR


NHL alumniEdit

All-time KHL scoring leadersEdit

'Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes, PPG = Powerplay Goals, SHG = Shorthanded Goals, GWG = Game Winning Goals;      = current Spartak player[10]

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
  Štefan Ružička 247 81 83 164 332 21 29 4 20
  Branko Radivojevič 209 46 103 149 275 14 10 4 8
  Lukáš Radil 164 41 62 103 92 16 16 1 6
  Alexander Khokhlachev 132 39 55 94 102 8 14 0 8
  Roman Lyuduchin 182 46 44 90 142 8 12 1 9
  Mikhail Yunkov 233 31 50 81 153 −52 14 3 5
  Ivan Baranka 199 25 55 80 194 2 16 1 2
  Vyacheslav Leshchenko 218 35 44 79 89 −15 4 1 9
  Anatoli Nikontsev 241 46 31 77 96 −4 9 4 5
  Kirill Knyazev 162 40 26 66 95 −10 11 2 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "У министра конструктивная позиция по легионерам". 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  2. ^ "Regular Season Format Unveiled". 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-08-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "Sovetski Sport" newspaper, August 11th, 2006.
  4. ^ a b "KHL in racism probe after banana throwing at Spartak game". Associated Press. January 14, 2016. Archived from the original on February 23, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ a b c Rogovitskiy, Dmitriy (January 15, 2016). "Spartak Moscow fined for banana-throwing incident". Reuters. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c ""Spartak" will ban bananas thrown on the ice fan to go to the KHL". LatestNewsResource. Lenta.ru. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Russian ice hockey club Spartak Moscow fined for fan racism". theguardian.com. January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  8. ^ "Spartak Team Players" (in Russian). Spartak Moscow. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  9. ^ "Spartak Moscow team roster". Kontinental Hockey League. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  10. ^ HC Spartak Moscow KHL Scoring Leaders | QuantHockey.com Retrieved March 26, 2011

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