Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod

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

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
CityNizhny, Nizhny Novgorod
LeagueKHL 2008–present
ConferenceWestern
DivisionBobrov
Founded1946
Home arenaTrade Union Sport Palace
(capacity: 5,500)
Colours     
Owner(s)GAZ Group
General managerMaxim Gafurov
Head coachIgor Larionov
CaptainAlexei Kruchinin
AffiliatesDizel Penza (VHL)
Chaika (MHL)
Websitehctorpedo.ru
Franchise history
1946–1991Torpedo Gorky
1991–presentTorpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Current season

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 the Torpedoes.

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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.[1] 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.[citation needed]

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)
2021–22 47 21 19 7 49 117 113 4th, Kharlamov Damir Zhafyarov (45 points: 18 G, 27 A; 47 GP) Did not qualify
2022–23 68 42 20 6 90 204 172 2nd, Bobrov Nikolai Kovalenko (54 points: 21 G, 33 A; 56 GP) Lost in Conference Semifinals, 0-4 (SKA St. Petersburg)
2023–24 68 34 27 7 75 189 180 3rd, Bobrov Maxim Letunov (48 points: 25 G, 23 A; 66 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-4 (SKA St. Petersburg)

Players edit

Current roster edit

Updated 21 March 2024.[2][3]
No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
79   Nikita Artamonov RW L 18 2022 Nizhnekamsk, Russia
16   Vasili Atanasov C L 21 2022 Nizhny Tagil, Russia
93   Andrei Belevich C L 26 2019 Grodno, Belarus
72   Daniil Bokun D L 27 2022 Minsk, Belarus
4   Madison Bowey D R 28 2023 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
27   Sergei Goncharuk F L 24 2019 Tolyatti, Russia
32   Adam Húska G L 26 2022 Zvolen, Slovakia
39   Nikolai Khabibulin G L 51 2023 Yekaterinburg, Russian SFSR
19   Kirill Kirsanov D L 21 2023 Tver, Russia
6   Bogdan Konyushkov D R 21 2022 Penza, Russia
78   Alexei Kruchinin (C) LW R 32 2022 Kostomuksha, Russian SFSR
35   Ivan Kulbakov G L 27 2022 Gomel, Belarus
69   Igor Larionov C L 25 2022 Detroit, Michigan, United States
7   Maxim Letunov C L 28 2022 Moscow, Russia
90   Oleg Li RW L 33 2023 Volgograd, Russian SFSR
49   Bobby Lynch RW R 25 2023 Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
96   Mark Marin D L 27 2020 Tolyatti, Russia
74   Mikhail Orlov D L 31 2018 Moscow, Russia
80   Nikita Shavin F L 22 2021 Knyaginino, Russia
21   Anton Silayev D L 18 2022 Sarov, Russia
36   Anton Sizov (A) D L 28 2022 Mozhaisk, Russia
43   Kirill Svishchyov C L 18 2023 Nizhnevartovsk, Russia
81   Arseni Varlakov D L 20 2023 Miass, Russia
98   Danil Veryayev RW L 25 2016 Arzamas, Russia
92   Yegor Vinogradov C L 20 2021 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
41   Kirill Voronin RW L 30 2022 Yaroslavl, Russia
77   Dennis Yan LW L 27 2022 Portland, Oregon, United States

NHL alumni edit

 
Yuri Butsayev, formerly of Torpedo

All-time records edit

Honours edit

Champions edit

  Vysshaya Liga (2): 2003, 2007
  Steel Cup (1): 2015
  Dukla Cup (1): 2016
  Bodense Cup (1): 2017

Runners-up edit

  Soviet League Championship (1): 1961
  USSR Cup (1): 1961
  Spengler Cup (1): 1972

References edit

  1. ^ "Новым капитаном «Торпедо» стал защитник Михаил Орлов" (in Russian). 2022-08-27. Retrieved 2022-12-21.
  2. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Team Roster" (in Russian). Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. Retrieved 2024-03-21.
  3. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod team roster". Kontinental Hockey League. 2024-03-21. Retrieved 2024-03-21.

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