HC Budivelnyk
(ХК Будивельник)
2010-11 HC Budivelnyk season
HC Budivelnyk (ХК Будивельник)
Founded 2010
Home Arena Kiev Palace of Sports
(cap.: 7,200)
City Kyiv, Ukraine
Owner(s) Flag of Israel Igor Kolomoisky
General Manager Flag of Russia Oleg Kupriyanov
Head Coach Flag of the Czech Republic Josef Jandač

HC Budivelnyk (Ukrainian: ХК Будівельник, Constructor Hockey Club) is a professional ice hockey team to be based in Kiev, Ukraine. The team is scheduled to join the Kontinental Hockey League for the 2010-11 KHL season, along with Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk. HC Budivelnyk is operated by the same president as the likewise named BC Budivelnyk Kyiv, a professional basketball club.

The team announced on June 24, 2010, that its debut in the KHL will be delayed until the 2011-12 season.

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HC Budivelnyk was first created on March 16, 2010 when the KHL announced to the public that a letter of intent had been signed between the league and team president Bogdan Gulyamov.[1] The agreement stipulates that financial terms and requirements must be made clear by April 1. A formal press conference was held March 24, at which they announced a logo design contest, the upcoming website, and explained the fundamentals of the project to create the team.[2] As April passes, the chances for Budivelnyk's entry in the KHL keep increasing, as financially-plagued Lada Togliatti is said would be sent to the Vysshaya Liga for a couple seasons, until it can straighten its economy. Budivelnyk would take its place in a 24 teams KHL. The league is reportedly eager to experiment with an NHL-sized rink like that Budivelnyk would use[3]

On April 18, Budivelnyk announced it hired Oleg Kupriyanov as first general manager in the franchise's history.

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