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SKA St. Petersburg
Full name SKA St. Petersburg
Nickname(s) "Soldiers"
Founded 1946
Based In St. Petersburg Flag of Saint Petersburg Russia.svg
Arena Ice Palace
(Capacity: 12,300)
League KHL 2008-present
Division Bobrov
Conference Western
Head Coach United States Barry Smith
Captain Russia Maxim Sushinsky

SKA Saint Petersburg (Russian: СКА Санкт-Петербург) is a Russian professional ice hockey team that plays in the Kontinental Hockey League.

SKA is an abbreviation for "Sports (K)Club of the Army". Originally, players and staff were actual army personnel, in later Soviet times - officers "on paper". This, in Soviet times, provided for both a significantly higher pay scale, since all military personnel received a hefty bonus based on rank, which was important since the Soviet Union lacked truly high salaries entirely (the highest military, government, and civilian positions received at best 5-10 times the minimum wage - even ministers, generals, and industrial CEOs), and the "amateur" status required for participation in the Olympics.






Current roster

Updated December 10, 2009. [1][2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
48 Russia Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin (A) C L 36 2008 Moscow, Russian SFSR
10 Russia But, AntonAnton But LW R 29 2009 Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR
16 Czech Republic Čajánek, PetrPetr Čajánek C L 34 2009 Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia
3 Sweden Ekman, NilsNils Ekman Injured Reserve LW L 33 2008 Stockholm, Sweden
31 United States Esche, RobertRobert Esche G L 31 2008 Whitesboro, New York, USA
5 Canada Giroux, RayRay Giroux D L 33 2008 North Bay, Ontario, Canada
18 Russia Gorovikov, KonstantinKonstantin Gorovikov C L 32 2008 Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR
2 Russia Gusev, SergeySergey Gusev D L 34 2006 Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR
11 Russia Kasparaitis, DariusDarius Kasparaitis Injured Reserve D L 37 2007 Elektrėnai, Lithuanian SSR
94 Russia Korolyuk, AlexanderAlexander Korolyuk LW L 34 2009 Moscow, Russian SFSR
7 Russia Kriukov, ArtemArtem Kriukov Injured Reserve C L 27 2007 Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR
15 Russia Kucheryavenko, AlexanderAlexander Kucheryavenko C R 22 Moscow, Russian SFSR
8 Canada Kwiatkowski, JoelJoel Kwiatkowski D L 32 2009 Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada
26 Russia Misko, IgorIgor Misko LW R 23 2005 St. Petersburg, Russian SFSR
38 Russia Peretyagin, SergeiSergei Peretyagin D L 25 Perm, Russian SFSR
47 Russia Petrov, AlekseyAleksey Petrov D L 26 2009 Vorkuta, Russian SFSR
39 Russia Rybin, MaximMaxim Rybin RW R 28 2009 Zhukovsky, Russian SFSR
44 Russia Safronov, KirillKirill Safronov D L 28 2005 St. Petersburg, Russian SFSR
81 Russia Saprykin, OlegOleg Saprykin LW L 28 2009 Moscow, Russian SFSR
37 Russia Sokolov, MaximMaxim Sokolov G L 37 2009 St. Petersburg, Russian SFSR
33 Russia Sushinsky, MaximMaxim Sushinsky (C) RW L 35 2006 St. Petersburg, Russian SFSR
54 Russia Trubachev, YuriYuri Trubachev RW L 26 2009 Cherepovets, Russian SFSR
40 Russia Yachanov, DmitriDmitri Yachanov G L 37 2007 Kazan, Russian SFSR
19 Russia Yashin, AlexeiAlexei Yashin LW R 36 2009 Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR
56 Russia Zubov, SergeiSergei Zubov (A) D R 39 2009 Moscow, Russian SFSR
27 Russia Zyuzin, AndreiAndrei Zyuzin D L 31 2008 Ufa, Russian SFSR

Note: Ivan Biechagokov was recently signed


  1. ^ "SKA Roster" (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-10-11.  
  2. ^ "SKA roster". Retrieved 2009-10-06.  

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