Metallurg Magnitogorsk

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 Swiss club, the ZSC Lions.

Metallurg Magnitogorsk
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CityMagnitogorsk, Russia
LeagueKontinental Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionKharlamov
Founded1955
Home arenaArena Metallurg
(capacity: 7,704)
Colours       
Owner(s)Viktor Rashnikov
General managerSergei Laskov
Head coachIlya Vorobiev
CaptainEgor Yakovlev
Affiliate(s)Zauralie Kurgan (VHL)
Yermak Angarsk (VHL)
Steel Foxes (MHL)
Websitewww.metallurg.ru
Jerseys for 2013/2014 season
Current season

Metallurg Magnitogorsk won the Gagarin Cup in the 2013–14 KHL season and the 2015–16 KHL season.

HistoryEdit

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.

 
Variant of team logo used 1999-2013

Magnitogorsk advanced to the Russian Superleague finals six times becoming a three-time champion of Russia.[citation needed]

Victoria CupEdit

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

2022Edit

After the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Juho Olkinuora elected to leave the team.[4][5]

Season-by-season recordEdit

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

Season GP W L OTW OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1997–98 46 31 5 - - 72 173 82 2nd, all league Russian Cup Champions, 3–1 (HC Dynamo Moscow)
1998–99 42 34 2 - - 74 180 80 1st, all league Champions of Russia, 4–2 (HC Dynamo Moscow)
1999–2000 38 24 9 1 1 78 132 96 3rd, all league Lost in Semifinals, 2–3 (Ak Bars Kazan)
2000–01 54 24 9 6 2 87 153 96 1st, Group A Champions of Russia, 4–2 (Avangard Omsk)
2001–02 51 28 15 3 3 95 152 125 5th, all league Lost in Semifinals, 0–3 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2002–03 51 23 14 2 4 85 121 101 6th, all league Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–3 (Severstal Cherepovets)
2003–04 60 35 18 2 1 114 176 129 1st, all league Lost in Finals, 2–3 (Avangard Omsk)
2004–05 60 34 15 2 4 115 193 124 3rd, all league Lost in Quarterfinals, 2–3 (Avangard Omsk)
2005–06 51 38 4 4 4 127 175 75 1st, all league Lost in Semifinals, 1–3 (Avangard Omsk)
2006–07 54 30 14 2 1 102 146 99 4th, all league Champions of Russia, 3–2 (Ak Bars Kazan)
2007–08 57 31 12 4 3 115 175 113 2nd, all league Lost in Semifinals, 0–3 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
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)
2019–20 62 20 25 8 9 65 138 145 4th, Kharlamov Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Barys Nur-Sultan)
2020–21 60 31 16 6 7 81 165 138 2nd, Kharlamov Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Avangard Omsk)
2021–22 48 26 11 8 3 71 164 120 1st, Kharlamov Lost in Gagarin Cup Finals, 3–4 (CSKA Moscow)

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated 23 June 2022.[6][7]

No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
18   Pavel Akolzin RW L 31 2021 Moscow, Russian SFSR
76   Andrei Chibisov LW L 29 2020 Prokopyevsk, Russia
6   Josh Currie RW R 29 2021 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
2   Grigori Dronov D L 24 2016 Magnitogorsk, Russia
87   Nikolay Goldobin RW L 26 2020 Moscow, Russia
5   Mikhail Grigoryev D R 31 2021 Tyumen, Russian SFSR
91   Maxim Karpov RW L 30 2020 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR
78   Yaroslav Khabarov D L 33 2021 Magnitogorsk, Russia
  Ilya Khokhlov D L 27 2022 Moscow, Russia
94   Yegor Korobkin F L 23 2017 Magnitogorsk, Russia
35   Nikita Korostelev RW R 25 2021 Moscow, Russia
83   Vasily Koshechkin G L 39 2013 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
21   Semyon Koshelyov LW L 26 2020 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
81   Brendan Leipsic LW L 28 2021 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
61   Philippe Maillet C L 29 2021 Lachenaie, Quebec, Canada
85   Alexei Maklyukov D L 25 2021 Voskresensk, Russia
72   Artyom Minulin D R 23 2019 Tyumen, Russia
1   Ivan Nalimov G L 28 2021 Novokuznetsk, Russia
12   Arkhip Nekolenko RW R 26 2018 Maryino, Russia
77   Ilya Nikolayev D L 20 2020 Chelyabinsk, Russia
15   Anatoli Nikontsev (A) RW L 32 2021 Yekaterinburg, Russian SFSR
  Valeri Orekhov D R 22 2022 Satpaev, Kazakhstan
80   Eddie Pasquale G L 31 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
44   Egor Yakovlev (C) D L 30 2019 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR
  Vladislav Yeryomenko D R 23 2022 Mishutki, Belarus
22   Danila Yurov F L 18 2020 Chelyabinsk, Russia
8   Artyom Zemchyonok D R 31 2020 Moscow, Russian SFSR
16   Denis Zernov C L 26 2021 Chelyabinsk, Russia


Team captainsEdit

Head coachesEdit

Retired numbersEdit

Metallurg Magnitogorsk retired numbers
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

Franchise leadersEdit

All-time KHL scoring leadersEdit

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed KHL regular season.[8]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;   = current Metallurg player;

Awards and trophiesEdit

Gagarin Cup

Opening Cup

Russian Superleague

Silver Stone Trophy

IIHF Super Cup

  •   Winners (1): 2000
  •   Runners-up (1): 1999

Champions Hockey League

Spengler Cup

  •   Winners (1): 2005

Victoria Cup

  •   Runners-up (1): 2008

Tampere Cup

  •   Winners (3): 2005, 2006, 2008

Davos Hockey Summit

  •   Runners-up (1): 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IIHF Top 100 Hockey Stories of All Time, Szymon Szemberg and Andrew Podnieks, p. 167, Fenn Publishing, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2008, ISBN 978-1-55168-358-4.
  2. ^ IIHF Top 100 Hockey Stories of All Time, Szymon Szemberg and Andrew Podnieks, p. 173, Fenn Publishing, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2008, ISBN 978-1-55168-358-4.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". www.iihf.com. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "NHL Suspends Dealings with KHL as Russia's Ukraine Invasion Impacts Hockey World". Forbes.
  5. ^ "Snapshots: KHL Departures, AHL Signings, NHL Trade Market".
  6. ^ "Team: Metallurg Mg". www.metallurg.ru. Retrieved 2022-06-23.
  7. ^ "Metallurg Magnitogorsk team roster". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2022-06-23.
  8. ^ "Franchise All-Time Stats for Metallurg Magnitogorsk". quanthockey.com. 2019-08-31. Retrieved 2019-08-31.

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