Kazakhstan
Association Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Flag of Belarus Andrei Skabelka
Assistants Flag of Belarus Vladimir Kopat
Flag of Belarus Igor Matushkin
Captain Talgat Zhailauov
Most games Alexander Koreshkov, Talgat Zhailauov (68)
Top scorer Talgat Zhailauov, Yevgeni Koreshkov (29)
Most points Talgat Zhailauov (67)
IIHF code KAZ
IIHF ranking 16
Highest IIHF ranking 11 (2006 (O)-2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 21 (2003)
Team colours               
First international
Flag of Kazakh SSR.png Kazakhstan 5-1 Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png
(St. Petersburg, Russia; April 14, 1992)
Biggest win
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 52-1 Thailand Flag of Thailand.png
(Changchun, China; January 29, 2007)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 10-0 Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png
(Cologne, Germany; May 15, 2010)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 9 (first in 1998)
Best result Finished in 12th place: 1 - 2005
Olympics
Appearances 2 (first in 1998)
Medals none
International record (W-L-T)
150-106-14

The Kazakhstani men's national ice hockey team is controlled by Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation. Kazakhstan is currently ranked 16th in the world by the IIHF World Ranking. In their first Olympic Games in 1998, the Kazakhs were able to win their preliminary group, surprising many, and would finish the tournament in 8th place. Kazakhstan has 6,915 current players registered in the country (0.04% of its population). Their head coach is Andrei Skabelka.

Olympic Record[edit | edit source]

Olympic medal record
Olympic Games
  • 1920-1992 - Did not participate
  • 1994 - Did not qualify
  • 1998 - Finished in 8th place
  • 2002 - Did not qualify
  • 2006 - Finished in 9th place
  • 2010-2022 - Did not qualify

World Championship Record[edit | edit source]

World Championships medal record
World Championship
  • 1920-1992 - Did not participate
  • 1993 - Finished in 23rd place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1994 - Finished in 24th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1995 - Finished in 22nd place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1996 - Finished in 21st place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1997 - Finished in 14th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1998 - Finished in 16th place
  • 1999 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 2000 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 2001 - Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2002 - Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2003 - Finished in 17th place (1st in Division I, Group A)
  • 2004 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2005 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2006 - Finished in 15th place
  • 2007 - Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2008 - Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2009 - Finished in 17th place (1st in Division I, Group A)
  • 2010 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2011 - Finished in 17th place (1st in Division I, Group B)
  • 2012 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2013 - Finished in 17th place (1st in Division IA)
  • 2014 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2015 - Finished in 17th place (1st in Division IA)
  • 2016 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2017 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in Division IA)
  • 2018 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in Division IA)
  • 2019 - Finished in 17th place (1st in Division IA)
  • 2020 - canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Actual Roster[edit | edit source]

Position Number Name Born Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #1 Henrik Karlsson November 27, 1983 6ft 6in (199cm) 218lb (99kg) L
G #20 Sergei Kudryavtsev April 5, 1995 6ft 0in (184cm) 192lb (87kg) L
D #49 Jesse Blacker April 19, 1991 6ft 2in (188cm) 183lb (83kg) R
D #44 Darren Dietz July 17, 1993 6ft 2in (187cm) 201lb (91kg) R
D #69 Nikita Kleshchenko December 15, 1996 6ft 6in (198cm) 201lb (91kg) R
D #85 Alexei Maklyukov September 19, 1993 6ft 2in (188cm) 179lb (81kg) L
D #6 Leonid Metalnikov April 25, 1990 5ft 11in (181cm) 187lb (85kg) L
D #28 Valeri Orekhov July 17, 1999 6ft 1in (186cm) 190lb (86kg) L
D #4 Yegor Shalapov January 27, 1995 5ft 10in (179cm) 196lb (89kg) R
F #18 Pavel Akolzin November 25, 1990 6ft 5in (195cm) 227lb (103kg) L
F #41 Dustin Boyd July 16, 1986 6ft 1in (185cm) 190lb (86kg) L
F #9 Nigel Dawes February 9, 1985 5ft 8in (173cm) 201lb (91kg) L
F #68 Dmitri Gurkov June 3, 1996 5ft 11in (181cm) 172lb (78kg) L
F #10 Nikita Mikhailis June 18, 1995 5ft 9in (175cm) 159lb (72kg) R
F #15 Yegor Petukhov February 28, 1994 5ft 10in (177cm) 170lb (77kg) L
F #88 Yevgeni Rymarev September 9, 1988 5ft 9in (175cm) 172lb (78kg) L
F #89 Anton Sagadeyev September 6, 1993 5ft 11in (180cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F #64 Arkadi Shestakov March 24, 1995 6ft 0in (182cm) 181lb (82kg) L
F #95 Dmitri Shevchenko December 15, 1995 6ft 5in (195cm) 223lb (101kg) L
F #48 Roman Starchenko May 12, 1986 5ft 10in (178cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F #14 Curtis Valk February 8, 1993 5ft 9in (175cm) 170lb (77kg) L
F #8 Talgat Zhailauov July 7, 1985 5ft 9in (175cm) 176lb (80kg) R

Team Staff[edit | edit source]

Role Name Born
Head coach Andrei Skabelka January 20, 1971
Assistant coach Vladimir Kopat April 23, 1971
Assistant coach Igor Matushkin January 27, 1965
Goaltending coach Alexander Shimin January 2, 1970
Physical therapist Baurzhan Zhetdikbayev October 25, 1986
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