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

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
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Nickname"Torpedo"
CityNizhny, Nizhny Novgorod
LeagueKHL 2008–present
ConferenceEastern
DivisionKharlamov
Founded1946
Home arenaTrade Union Sport Palace
(capacity: 5,500)
Colours              
Owner(s)GAZ Group
General managerAlexander Sukhov
Head coachDavid Nemirovsky
CaptainMikhail Varnakov
Affiliate(s)Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod-2 (VHL)
Chaika (MHL)
Websitewww.hctorpedo.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 Torpedo.

HistoryEdit

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.

Season-by-season KHL recordEdit

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 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)

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated 1 August 2019.[1][2]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
45   Artyom Alyayev D L 24 2018 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
8   Denis Barantsev (A) D L 27 2016 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
93   Andrei Belevich C L 22 2019 Grodno, Belarus
71   Stanislav Bocharov LW L 28 2019 Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR
5   Chay Genoway D L 32 2019 Morden, Manitoba, Canada
13   Alexander Gomolyako LW L 22 2019 Magnitogorsk, Russia
58   Daniil Ilyin C L 24 2017 Penza, Russia
39   Anders Lindbäck G L 31 2019 Gävle, Sweden
3   Kirill Melyakov D R 21 2017 Yaroslavl, Russia
70   Pavel Medvedev D R 24 2017 Moscow, Russia
51   Maxim Mineyev D L 22 2019 Omsk, Russia
30   Nikolai Molkov G R 24 2016 Kstovo, Russia
32   Yegor Ogiyenko D R 23 2018 Moscow, Russia
74   Mikhail Orlov D L 27 2018 Moscow, Russia
9   Gera Poddubnyi LW L 20 2019 Sarov, Russia
19   Dmitri Rodionychev D R 20 2016 Balakhna, Russia
10   Jordan Schroeder C R 29 2019 Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
33   Viktor Shakhvorostov LW R 24 2019 Kazan, Russia
12   Anton Shenfeld LW L 26 2018 Magnitogorsk, Russia
38   Mikhail Smolin F L 22 2015 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
89   Donat Stalnov C L 20 2018 Yaroslavl, Russia
21   Paul Szczechura C R 33 2019 Brantford, Ontario, Canada
90   Andrei Tikhomirov G L 24 2015 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
83   Kirill Urakov F L 21 2016 Izhevsk, Russia
66   Pavel Varfolomeyev LW R 24 2019 Magnitogorsk, Russia
18   Mikhail Varnakov (C) RW L 34 2018 Nizhny Novgorod, Russian SFSR
98   Danil Veryayev RW L 21 2016 Arzamas, Russia
24   Anton Volchenkov D L 37 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR
67   Mikhail Yesayan RW L 22 2018 Yaroslavl, Russia
2   Sergei Zborovsky D R 22 2019 Moscow, Russia
88   Damir Zhafyarov LW L 25 2018 Moscow, Russia


NHL alumniEdit

 
Yuri Butsayev, formerly of Torpedo

All-time recordsEdit

HonoursEdit

ChampionsEdit

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

Runners-upEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Team Roster" (in Russian). Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. Retrieved 2019-07-29. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod team roster". Kontinental Hockey League. 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2019-01-22. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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