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Founded 1946
Arena Trade Union Sport Palace
(Capacity: 5,500)
League KHL 2008–present
Division Kharlamov
Conference Eastern
Owner(s) GAZ Group
GM Yan Golubovsky
Affiliates Torpedo-Gorky NN (VHL)
Chaika (MHL)
Website www.hctorpedo.ru


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.

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.

History[edit | edit source]

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.

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 record[edit | edit source]

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)

Players[edit | edit source]

Current roster[edit | edit source]

Updated September 16, 2010 [1][2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
30 Flag of Austria Brückler, BerndBernd Brückler

G L 39 2009 Graz, Austria
12 Flag of the Czech Republic Čermák, LeošLeoš Čermák

C L 42 2010 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
83 Flag of Canada Ellison, MattMatt Ellison

RW R 36 2010 Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
45 Flag of Russia Fomichev, AlexanderAlexander Fomichev

G 41 2009 Moscow, Russian SFSR
10 Flag of Russia Galuzin, VladimirVladimir Galuzin

LW 32 2008
20 Flag of Russia Grot, DenisDenis Grot

D 36 2010 Minsk, Byelorussian SSR
4 Flag of Canada Groulx, DannyDanny Groulx

D L 39 2010 LaSalle, Québec, Canada
70 Flag of Russia Korolev, EvgenyEvgeny Korolev

D L 42 2009 Moscow, Russian SFSR
17 Flag of Russia Krikunov, IlyaIlya Krikunov

RW L 36 2008 Elektrostal, Russian SFSR
2 Flag of Russia Krivov, StepanStepan Krivov

D 30 2010 Tolyatti, Russian SFSR
58 Flag of Russia Kuzmin, AndreiAndrei Kuzmin

LW L 39 2010 Penza, Russian SFSR
7 Flag of Canada Linglet, CharlesCharles Linglet

LW L 38 2010 Montréal, Québec, Canada
15 Flag of Russia Nikitenko, AndreiAndrei Nikitenko

RW L 41 2008 Tyumen, Russian SFSR
38 Flag of Russia Olkhovtsev, SergeiSergei Olkhovtsev

D 33 2010 Moscow, Russian SFSR
81 Flag of Russia Posnov, AndreiAndrei Posnov

C R 39 2010 Vorkuta, Russian SFSR
24 Flag of Russia Potapov, MaximMaxim Potapov

LW L 40 2003 Voronezh, Russian SFSR
48 Flag of Russia Rozin, SergeiSergei Rozin

D R 43 2010 Leningrad, Russian SFSR
33 Flag of Russia Shastin, EgorEgor Shastin

RW L 38 2006 Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
8 Flag of Russia Valuysky, SemyonSemyon Valuysky

C 29 2010 Tolyatti, Russian SFSR
18 Flag of Russia Varnakov, MikhailMikhail Varnakov

C 35 2001 Gorky, Russian SFSR
19 Flag of the United States Vesce, RyanRyan Vesce

RW R 38 2010 Lloyd Harbor, New York, USA
52 Flag of Russia Vyahirev, RomanRoman Vyahirev

 Injured Reserve

F 30 2010
34 Flag of Russia Vyshedkevich, SergeiSergei Vyshedkevich

 (C)

D L 45 2010 Dedovsk, Russian SFSR
77 Flag of Russia Yevseyenkov, AlexanderAlexander Yevseyenkov

D 35 2010 Malakhovka, Russian SFSR
5 Flag of Russia Zhukov, ValeriValeri Zhukov

 Injured Reserve

D L 32 2005 Gorky, Russian SFSR

NHL alumni[edit | edit source]

Yuri Butsayev, formerly of Torpedo

All-time records[edit | edit source]

Honours[edit | edit source]

Champions[edit | edit source]

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

Runners-up[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. www.hctorpedo.ru. Retrieved on 2010-09-16.
  2. Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod roster. www.khl.ru. Retrieved on 2010-09-16.

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