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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 2020-2021

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This club in 2020-2021: KHL | Russian League U18 | Russian League U16

Recent gamesseason 2020-2021
Apr. 11 21 | 17:00Ak Bars Kazan - Avangard Omsk2-3 OT
Apr. 13 21 | 19:00Avangard Omsk - Ak Bars Kazan0-2
Apr. 15 21 | 19:00Ak Bars Kazan - Avangard Omsk3-4 OT
Current rosterseason 2020-2021
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GArtur Akhtyamov31.10.2001188 cm77 kgleft
GTimur Bilyalov28.03.1995180 cm81 kgleft
GIlya Golubev19.03.1996183 cm88 kgleft
GAmir Miftakhov26.04.2000185 cm75 kgleft
GAdam Reideborn18.01.1992184 cm81 kgleft
DNikolai Averin16.09.1996181 cm89 kgleft
26DNikolai Bogatov02.04.1998185 cm84 kgleft
85DKamil Fazylzyanov31.10.1997186 cm100 kgleft
18DKristian Khenkel07.11.1995186 cm90 kgleft
65DKonstantin Luchevnikov12.07.1995189 cm87 kgleft
52DAlexander Lyakhov24.04.1999191 cm82 kgright
96DNikita Lyamkin06.02.1996196 cm97 kgleft
56DAlexander Lyubchich02.07.2002181 cm75 kgright
88DTrevor Murphy17.07.1995179 cm82 kgleft
3DAndrei Pedan03.07.1993196 cm103 kgleft
5DRoman Rukavishnikov20.07.1992189 cm105 kgleft
6DMikael Wikstrand05.11.1993188 cm89 kgleft
33DAlbert Yarullin03.05.1993182 cm94 kgright
44DDmitry Yudin31.07.1995183 cm90 kgleft
2DDanil Zhuravlyov08.04.2000184 cm74 kgleft
58D/FDmitri Muzhikov05.08.1998190 cm90 kgleft
51CJustin Azevedo01.04.1988173 cm82 kgright
75FArtur Brovkin08.05.2001192 cm78 kgleft
69CAlexander Burmistrov21.10.1991185 cm85 kgleft
28CPatrice Cormier14.01.1990188 cm98 kgleft
77CStéphane Da Costa11.07.1989180 cm81 kgright
9LWNigel Dawes09.02.1985173 cm91 kgleft
LWNikita Dynyak06.08.1997182 cm83 kgright
11CMikhail Fisenko01.06.1990187 cm94 kgleft
22LWStanislav Galiev17.01.1992186 cm88 kgright
95CArtyom Galimov08.09.1999183 cm80 kgleft
47FRuslan Galimzyanov01.08.2000180 cm66 kgleft
12LWMikhail Glukhov13.05.1988189 cm92 kgleft
92FDmitry Katelevsky17.01.2003182 cm79 kgleft
7CAlexander Khovanov12.04.2000180 cm90 kgleft
50FDenis Komkov31.07.2001180 cm72 kgleft
37FSavely Kuvardin07.11.2001187 cm87 kgleft
89LWArtyom Lukoyanov31.01.1989182 cm92 kgleft
13LWRoman Lyubimov01.06.1992190 cm99 kgright
94CMaxim Marushev01.01.1999185 cm80 kgright
LWHarri Pesonen06.08.1988180 cm88 kgleft
27RWKirill Petrov13.04.1990191 cm106 kgleft
24CIlya Safonov30.05.2001193 cm93 kgleft
14LWViktor Tikhonov12.05.1988187 cm87 kgright
10CDmitri Voronkov10.09.2000192 cm86 kgleft
8RWIvan Yemets05.07.1997180 cm75 kgright
25RWDanis Zaripov (C)26.03.1981184 cm89 kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Sergei Abramov15.09.1959Goalie coach
Jaakko Valkama14.05.1982Goalie coach
Yevgeni Perov17.04.1976Assistant Coach
Rafik Yakubov14.09.1966GM
Pavel Zubov06.01.1973Assistant Coach
Dmitri Kvartalnov25.03.1966Head Coach
Airat Kadeykin07.07.1970Team Staff
Igor Gorbenko06.11.1971Assistant Coach
Marat Valiullin11.02.1984Other

* 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

League winners:

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KHL season started

Ak Bars Kazan won the opening game of the 2020-21 KHL season against CSKA Moscow. Dmitri Voronkov scored the winning 3-2 goal early in the overtime period.

(02 Sep 2020)

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.

(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)
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Fast factsseason 2020-2021

Ak Bars Kazan participates in season 2020-2021: KHL, Russian League U18, Russian League U16


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