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Ak Bars Kazan

 
Ak Bars Kazan is major league affiliate of: Bars Kazan
Ak Bars-2 Kazan
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Season 2017-2018

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This club in 2017-2018: KHL

 
Recent gamesseason 2017-2018
Nov. 15 17 | 19:30Vityaz Podolsk - Ak Bars Kazan1-4
Nov. 17 17 | 19:30CSKA Moskva - Ak Bars Kazan3-0
Nov. 20 17 | 19:00Ak Bars Kazan - Avangard Omsk-
Nov. 22 17 | 19:00Salavat Yulayev Ufa - Ak Bars Kazan-
Nov. 25 17 | 17:00Ak Bars Kazan - Barys Astana-
Current rosterseason 2017-2018
Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GTimur Bilyalov28.03.1995180 cm81 kgleft
GEmil Garipov15.08.1991188 cm87 kgleft
GVladislav Podyapolsky04.06.1995175 cm70 kgN/A
DRoman Abrosimov31.07.1994194 cm91 kgN/A
DRafael Batyrshin26.08.1986188 cm91 kgleft
DNikita Lyamkin06.02.1996190 cm74 kgN/A
LDAndrei Markov20.12.1978180 cm83 kgleft
DDamir Musin05.10.1994179 cm70 kgN/A
DAtte Ohtamaa06.11.1987188 cm88 kgleft
DMikhail Sidorov25.06.1997183 cm90 kgright
DVasily Tokranov02.08.1989184 cm87 kgleft
DAlbert Yarullin03.05.1993181 cm81 kgright
DStepan Zakharchuk30.11.1986195 cm85 kgleft
FDmitry Arkhipov02.02.1993190 cm94 kgN/A
CJustin Azevedo01.04.1988170 cm82 kgright
RWAndrei Chibisov26.02.1993191 cm97 kgleft
FStanislav Galiev17.01.1992185 cm77 kgright
FAnton Glinkin28.10.1988172 cm70 kgright
FMikhail Glukhov13.05.1988190 cm84 kgleft
FDenis Golubev11.07.1991181 cm86 kgright
CVladislav Kara20.04.1998184 cm81 kgN/A
FAndrei Karavayev12.03.1997174 cm72 kgN/A
LWRobert Klinkhammer12.08.1986190 cm95 kgleft
FYaroslav Kosov05.07.1993190 cm85 kgleft
FAnton Lander24.04.1991182 cm84 kgleft
FArtyom Lukoyanov31.01.1989179 cm72 kgleft
FFyodor Malykhin13.11.1990175 cm72 kgleft
FDmitry Obukhov09.07.1983182 cm84 kgleft
RWAndrei Popov15.07.1988186 cm85 kgleft
FJiri Sekac10.06.1992183 cm79 kgleft
CAlexander Svitov03.11.1982192 cm106 kgleft
FVladimir Tkachyov05.10.1993182 cm79 kgleft
FNikita Yazkov27.02.1996185 cm81 kgright
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Zinetula Bilyaletdinov13.03.1955Head Coach

* no longer in the club

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Originally founded as Mashstroy Kazan in 1956, the name was later changed to SC Uritskogo Kazan when it entered the Soviet league in 1958. It was promoted to the RSFSR championship, where it gained promotion to the top tier of Soviet hockey. Kazan's performance was respectable, starting the season by winning 6 out of 19 games against the best of the Soviet teams before falling away in the second half of the season and was demoted.

From this point onward, SC Uritskogo Kazan established a reputation as a consistently strong team in the second tier leagues of the USSR. Renowned as a high scoring team, Kazan averaged over four goals a game throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Twice they won the USSR League (lower tiers), being named Champion of Russia in 1962 and 1976.

SC Uritskogo Kazan's most successful period occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The team was led by Russia's Sergei Stolbun; scoring ace Gennady Maslov (current coach of Ak Bars-2 Kazan), who enjoyed a short stint with the Soviet Wings and set a club record of 140 points in 76 games in 1982-83; and Ravil Shavaleev, who was regarded as one of the finest defenseman to ever come out of Tatarstan. During this period, Kazan was consistently among the top teams in the league but failed year after year to gain promotion to the top flight of Soviet hockey.

Following the break up of the Soviet Union, Uritskogo Kazan became Itil Kazan in 1990 and participated in the IHL. Itil was only mildly successful, narrowly avoiding relegation to the Vysshaya Liga in 1991 and 1992.

It was following the establishment of the Russian Superleague (RSL) in 1996 that the golden age of hockey in Tatarstan began. Renamed Ak Bars Kazan after the traditional symbol of the Tatars, the snow leopard. Benefiting from the resources boom in the Urals, Ak Bars began its history in fine form, finishing first in their respective divisions in 1997 and 1998 along with winning the RSL in 1998. During this period, Kazan lacked the high scoring of their predecessors but regardless continued to be a dominant team in Russian hockey, finishing runners-up in 2000 and 2002. During this period, Kazan developed players such as Denis Arkhipov and Danis Zaripov.

In the 2004-05 season, Kazan signed 11 National Hockey League players, including Russian superstars Alexei Kovalev and Ilya Kovalchuk and Canadians Vincent Lecavalier and Dany Heatley, in an attempt to celebrate Kazan's 100th anniversary with a championship. They did not succeed, however, as a lack of continuity and chemistry saw them finish in fourth place and were upset in the first round of the playoffs by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

Since then, Ak Bars Kazan dominated the RSL, winning the league in 2006 on the back of a brilliant performance from Aleksey Morozov. In 2007, Kazan paced the league with 35 wins and 214 goals in 54 games before falling at the final hurdle to Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

Ak Bars has been led in recent years by the dominant "ZZM" line of Sergei Zinovjev, Danis Zaripov, and Aleksey Morozov, who have established themselves as one of the most dominant lines in recent history. Combined with veterans such as Vitaly Proshkin and Vladimir Vorobiev, and imports, such as Ray Giroux, Petr Čajánek, and Jukka Hentunen, Kazan has remained one of the top teams in the league

Notable players:
  • from 1956 to 1958: Mashstroy Kazan
  • from 1958 to 1990: SC Uritskogo Kazan
  • from 1990 to 1995: Itil Kazan
  • from 1995 to present: Ak Bars Kazan

Russian Open Championship (4): 1997-1998, 2005-2006, 2008-09, 2009-10
KHL Gagarin Cup (2): 2008-09, 2009-10
Russian Super League Championship (2): 1997-1998, 2005-2006
KHL Eastern Conference Cup (1): 2009-10
KHL Opening Cup (1): 2009-10
IIHF European Champions Cup (1): 2007
IIHF Continental Cup (1): 2008
Super League East Championships (1): 1998
Super League West Championships (1): 1997
Soviet Class A2 (3): 1962, 1988 (West), 1989 (West)
Soviet Class B (1): 1976

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Gennady Tsygurov passed away

Former Russian coach Gennady Tsygurov passed away at 75. Known for winning titles of second division - with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in 2003, MVD in 2005 and Traktor Chelyabinsk in 2006 - Tsygurov coached Traktor, Avangard Omsk, Kazan and Lada during the career. In 1995-1996 and from 1998 to 2000 was assistant coach of Russia National Team. In 1999 he lead Russia U20 to the victory in WJC defeating Canada 3-2 at overtime in Winnipeg, in front of 13.000 spectators. He was also assistant coach of Kazakhstan in 3 World Championships and at Olympics in Turin 2006

(15 Dec 2016)
 

Guvernor’s Cup

Guvernor's Cup involving six KHL teams started today in Nizhny Novgorod. Lada beat Neftekhimik 3-2 (OT), Lokomotiv beat Ak Bars 3-0 and the home team Torpedo lost 2-4 to Salavat Yulaev.

(01 Aug 2015)
 

KHL schedule announced

The KHL schedule for 2015-16 can now be found in our games database.

(30 Jun 2015)
 

Medvedev goes to Philadelphia

Ak Bars Kazan d-man Evgeny Medvedev terminated his contract with KHL side in order to sign with Philadelphia Flyers. Medvedev, 32 years old, won two Gagarin Cups in the KHL. He was a UFA in the NHL.

(20 May 2015)
 

Bilyaletdinov new Ak Bars vice president and GM

Zinetula Bilyaletdinov returns to his former club Ak Bars Kazan. The 2009 and 2010 Gagarin Cup champions announced that the veteran hockey coach signs a contract as the new vice president and general manager of the KHL team. This comes after Bilyaletdinov served as the head coach of Team Russia during the last three years, winning the World Championship in 2012 with the team. His contract was not extended after a disappoiting quarterfinal loss against Finland during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

(07 Mar 2014)
 

Ak Bars has released a promotional video of the season 2013/14

Ak Bars produced club promo for the sixth KHL season.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgyy0ie98QU

(10 Sep 2013)
 

Alexander Svilin moved to Kazan

Sary Arka Karaganda assistant coach Alexander Svilin accepted a similar position at Ak Bars Kazan. "I am grateful to the leadership of Sary-Arka, that gave me the opportunity to work in Karaganda club. And I hope everyone will understand that work in my native city and club - it's an opportunity that I can't miss" said Svilin

(01 Nov 2012)
 

Five games suspension for Khomitsky

Ak Bars Kazan defender Vadim Khomitsky was punished with five-games suspension for hit on the head of Atlant Moscow Oblast forward Igor Ignatushkin

(30 Oct 2012)
 

Alexei Morozov reaches 1.000 points in career

AK Bars captain Alexei Morozov notched his career 1.000th point scoring the winning goal in today´s 2-1 victory against Metallurg Novokuznetsk

(23 Oct 2012)
 

Morozov will be 2013 Universiade ambassador

Ak Bars captain Alexei Morozov will be the ambassador of the 2013 Universiade to be held in Kazan from July 6 to 17.

"I am very pleased to enter into the Universiade family. This will give an enormous development of sport in Russia. In Kazan there are now many sports facilities that have changed the city" said Morozov.

(06 Jul 2012)
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