Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Russian: Металлург Магнитогорск) is a professional ice hockey team based in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia. They are members of the Kharlamov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League. They also competed in the Champions Hockey League, losing the 2008–09 season championship round to the ZSC Lions of the Swiss ice hockey league National League A.
|League||Kontinental Hockey League|
|Home arena||Arena Metallurg|
|General manager||Valery Postnikov|
|Head coach||Viktor Kozlov|
|Affiliate(s)||Zauralie Kurgan (VHL)|
Steel Foxes (MHL)
Metallurg was founded in 1955 by the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works as a Class B team that competed in the Chelyabinsk Oblast and the RSFSR championships. Since the 80s it joined the Second League (third by importance) of the Soviet Class A and won its championships twice, in 1988–89 and 1989–90 seasons. After two more seasons in the second level of the USSR hockey Magnitogorsk club became one of the founders of the International Hockey League, the first Post-Soviet major pro hockey association.
During the 1990s, the team worked up a reputation as one of the top Russian teams of the new era. Magnitogorsk advanced to the Russian Superleague finals six times becoming a three-time champion of Russia.
On 1 October 2008, Metallurg Magnitogorsk played against NHL's New York Rangers in the inaugural Victoria Cup at the PostFinance-Arena in Bern with an attendance of 13,794. Metallurg Magnitogorsk led most of the game, 3–0 at one point, but ultimately lost 4–3 by the Rangers' Ryan Callahan breakaway goal with 20 seconds remaining in the game. Denis Platonov, Vladimir Malenkikh and Nikolai Zavarukhin scored for Metallurg, and Dan Fritsche scored and Chris Drury scored twice for the Rangers. As a sign of respect, Russian Dmitri Kalinin and Ukrainian Nikolay Zherdev accepted the Victoria Cup trophy on behalf of the New York Rangers.  American analysts and broadcasters reported a rumor that team management was to reward all 22 the Metallurg Magnitogorsk players $100,000 USD for victory.
For the full season-by-season history, see List of Metallurg Magnitogorsk seasons.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTW = Overtime/Shootout Wins, OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|2008–09||56||25||15||13||3||104||174||148||2nd, Tarasov||Lost in Semifinals, 1–4 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)|
|2009–10||56||34||15||6||1||115||167||111||1st, Kharlamov||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
|2010–11||54||27||14||6||7||100||167||141||2nd, Kharlamov||Lost in Conference Finals, 3–4 (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)|
|2011–12||54||29||20||3||4||94||150||137||2nd, Kharlamov||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Avangard Omsk)|
|2012–13||52||27||13||0||12||93||167||121||3rd, Kharlamov||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)|
|2013–14||54||35||11||0||2||108||166||113||1st, Kharlamov||Gagarin Cup Champions, 4–3 (Lev Praha)|
|2014–15||60||32||15||8||5||117||174||129||2nd, Kharlamov||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Sibir Novosibirsk)|
|2015–16||60||25||20||13||2||103||180||138||1st, Kharlamov||Gagarin Cup Champions, 4–3 (CSKA Moscow)|
|2016–17||60||36||13||5||6||124||197||135||1st, Kharlamov||Lost in Gagarin Cup Finals, 1–4 (SKA Saint Petersburg)|
|2017–18||56||24||17||8||7||95||150||135||4th, Kharlamov||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
|2018–19||62||35||19||6||2||84||182||132||2nd, Kharlamov||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)|
|No.||Player||Position||Career||Date of retirement|
|15||Jan Marek||C||1997–2011||28 August 2012|
|34||Ravil Gusmanov||LW||1989–2010||19 November 2012|
Team and player honorsEdit
- Winners (3): 1998–99, 2000–01, 2006–07
- Runners-up (2): 1997–98, 2003–04
- 3rd place (4): 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08
- Runners-up (1): 2008–09
- Winners (1): 2005
- Runners-up (1): 2008
- Winners (3): 2005, 2006, 2008
Hockeyades (Vallé de Joux)
- Winners (1): 2009
Davos Hockey Summit
- Runners-up (1): 2018
- Scoring leaders
These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed KHL regular season.
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;
= current Metallurg player
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