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Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Logo.png
City Russia Yaroslavl, Russia
League Kontinental Hockey League
Conference Western
Founded 1949 (1949)
Home arena Arena 2000
Colors      White,      Blue,      Red
Head coach Finland Kari Heikkilä
Previous franchise history
1955-1956 Spartak Yaroslavl
1956-1957 Khimik Yaroslavl
1959-1963 HC YMZ
1963-1964 Trud Yaroslavl
1964-1965 Motor Yaroslavl
1965-2000 Torpedo Yaroslavl

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russian: Локомотив Яросла́вль) is a professional ice hockey team from Russia, playing in the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Facts

Founded: 1949
Formerly known as: Spartak Yaroslavl, Khimik Yaroslavl, HC YMZ, Trud Yaroslavl, Motor Yaroslavl, Torpedo Yaroslavl
Home arena: Lokomotiv Arena 2000 (capacity 9,046)
Former home arena: Avtodizel Arena (1959-2001)
Uniform colors: Red, white and blue
Russian Championships won: 3 (1997, 2002, 2003)

History

The team has been known previously by several different names, with the current name being the original, re-adopted in 2000:

  • Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (1949-1955)
  • Spartak Yaroslavl (1955-1956)
  • Khimik Yaroslavl (1956-1957)
  • HC YMZ (1959-1963)
  • Trud Yaroslavl (1963-1964)
  • Motor Yaroslavl (1964-1965)
  • Torpedo Yaroslavl (1965-2000)

The team played generally in the Second League of the Class "A" group during the Soviet era, being promoted to the First League of Class "A" for the 1983-1984 season. Known as Torpedo Yaroslavl at that time, the team enjoyed moderate success under head coach Sergei Alekseyevich Nikolaev. Never a powerful club during the Soviet era, the team became a consistent winner during the 1990s, and won their first league championship in 1997 under coach Petr Vorobev. The club moved from Avtodizel Arena to the new Arena 2000 early in the 2001-2002 season, and won consecutive league championships in 2002 and 2003 under Czech head coach Vladimir Vujtek, Sr. Vujtek left the club after the 2002-03 season for a lucrative contract offer from rival Ak Bars Kazan. Lokomotiv have not been able to replicate their success since that time, but remain a perennial contender in the Russian Super League.

On July 20, 2007, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl signed former NHL star Alexei Yashin.

On May 1, 2009, it was announced that former NHL player Richard Zednik had left the NHL to play for the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

On June 22, 2009, Radek Bonk agreed to play for the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

Roster

Updated November 13, 2009 [1][2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
10 Russia Afanasenkov, DmitryDmitry Afanasenkov LW R 29 2009 Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR
57 Russia Anikeyenko, VitaliVitali Anikeyenko D R 23 2005 Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
21 Russia Churilov, GennadyGennady Churilov C L 22 2005 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR
1 Russia Gaiduchenko, SergeiSergei Gaiduchenko G R 20 2008 Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
11 Russia Galimov, AlexanderAlexander Galimov RW L 24 2004 Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR
20 Russia Gelashvili, GeorgiGeorgi Gelashvili G R 26 2008 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR
7 Russia Guskov, AlexanderAlexander Guskov D L 33 2002 Gorky, Russian SFSR
22 Czech Republic Irgl, ZbyněkZbyněk Irgl RW R 29 2007 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
28 Russia Kalyanin, AlexanderAlexander Kalyanin RW L 22 2008 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR
38 Russia Kiryukhin, AndreiAndrei Kiryukhin RW L 22 2005 Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR
23 Russia Klyukin, NikitaNikita Klyukin C L 20 2005 Rybinsk, Russian SFSR
72 Russia Konkov, SergeiSergei Konkov LW L 27 2007 Moscow, Russian SFSR
37 Russia Korolev, IgorIgor Korolev RW L 39 2009 Moscow, Russian SFSR
47 Russia Lukin, PavelPavel Lukin D L 19 2005 Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR
8 Russia Mikhnov, AlexeiAlexei Mikhnov LW L 27 2004 Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
3 Russia Nourislamov, EvgueniEvgueni Nourislamov D L 27 2008 Ufa, Russian SFSR
24 Russia Ostapchuk, SergeiSergei Ostapchuk LW L 19 2007 Novopolotsk, Belorussian SSR
29 Sweden Tjärnqvist, DanielDaniel Tjärnqvist D L 33 2009 Umeå, Sweden
17 Russia Tkachenko, IvanIvan Tkachenko (C) LW L 30 2001 Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR
63 Czech Republic Vašíček, JosefJosef Vašíček C L 29 2008 Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia
41 Russia Vasiliev, AlexeiAlexei Vasiliev (A) D L 32 2001 Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR
5 Russia Vishnevski, VitalyVitaly Vishnevski (A) D L 29 2008 Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR
9 Slovakia Zedník, RichardRichard Zedník RW L 34 2009 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
27 Russia Zhukov, SergeiSergei Zhukov D L 34 1994 Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR

References

  1. ^ "Lokomotiv Yaroslavl". hclokomotiv.ru. http://hclokomotiv.ru/lokomotiv/players/. Retrieved 2009-10-08.  
  2. ^ "Lokomotiv roster". www.khl.ru. http://www.khl.ru/clubs/lokomotiv. Retrieved 2009-10-08.  

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