Admiral Vladivostok

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Admiral Vladivostok
Адмирал Владивосток
Admiral Vladivostok Logo.svg
Nickname Sailors
City Vladivostok, Russia
League Kontinental Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Chernyshev
Founded 2013
Home arena Fetisov Arena
(capacity: 7,500)
Owner(s) Ziyavudin Magomedov
President Alexander Mogilny
General manager Alexander Filippenko
Jerseys for 2013/2014 season
Franchise history
Hockey Club Admiral

Hockey Club Admiral (Russian: Хоккейный клуб Адмирал), commonly referred to as the Admiral Vladivostok, is a professional ice hockey team based in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia. They are members of the Chernyshev Division of the Eastern Conference of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Admiral play their home games at Fetisov Arena, which has a capacity of 7,500.

Admiral joined the league in 2013 as an expansion team, which made them one of only two teams in the Russian Far East.[1]


At the request of the governor of Primorsky Krai, Vladimir Miklushevsky, the creation of the club was honored upon a member of the Federation Council of the Territory, Vyacheslav Fetisov. On 21 April 2013, it was decided that Admirals would join the Kontinental Hockey League in the 2013–14 season. [3] At a meeting with the editors of the coastal media in December 2013, Vladimir Miklushevsky said that the idea of a club was born on the birthday of Vyacheslav Fetisov, 20 April 2013.

Admiral's name and logo were determined by the public. The names of Admiral, Orca and "Outpost" were offered for vote, where Admiral won with 72.2% of the vote.[2] Located in the Maritime Province, its logo features a blue anchor supported by Cyrillic white letter 'Admiral'.

On 17 June 2013, the KHL held its first ever league expansion draft to form the Admiral roster. The Admirals had the right to choose one of five skaters submitted by each KHL club, except foreign clubs and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, who were rebuilding from the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash. Under the terms of the draft, Admiral were allowed to select up to 7 foreign players, including no more than one goaltender. Admiral would initially select 19 players, including a goaltender.[3]

On 27 July 2013, Rubin Tyumen and Admiral signed a co-operation affiliation agreement, between the KHL and the secondary tier VHL. On 1 August 2013, a vote on uniforms of the team was completed: the number 1 option won out with the public, a dark blue uniform decorated with the image of an anchor.[4]

On 6 September 2013, Admiral Vladivostok played their first match in the KHL championship against provincial rivals Amur Khabarovsk. The first goal scored in the club's history was scored by Swedish forward Nicklas Bergfors, and the match ended in Admiral's first shootout victory with a score of 4-3. On 2 December 2013 Vladivostok fired its inaugural coach Hannu Jortikka due to a conflict with club management. Three days later Admiral announced that Sergei Svetlov, Olympic champion in 1988 in the composition of the USSR national hockey team, would assume the head coaching responsibilities.

On 7 January 2014, in a match with Severstal Cherepovets, Justin Hodgman scored the 100th goal in the club's history. In a fourth-place finish in the Chernyshev division, Admiral made the playoffs in their first season, losing in the first round for the Gagarin Cup 2-4 to Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

In the off-season, on 21 May 2014, it was announced that Dusan Gregor would become the third coach in club history.[5]

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime/Shootout Wins, OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses, L = Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W OTW OTL L Pts GF GA Finish Top Scorer Playoffs
2013–14 54 21 5 5 23 78 135 129 4th, Chernyshev Felix Schutz (38 points: 16 G, 22 A; 54 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)
2014–15 60 20 8 4 28 80 162 172 5th, Chernyshev Nicklas Bergfors (44 points: 21 G, 23 A; 60 GP) Did not Qualify
2015–16 60 25 8 4 23 95 157 163 4th, Chernyshev Konstantin Makarov (35 points: 18 G, 17 A; 55 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Sibir Novosibirsk)
2016–17 60 24 3 8 25 86 147 153 4th, Chernyshev Robert Sabolič (44 points: 19 G, 25 A; 58 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Avangard Omsk)
2017–18 56 16 5 5 30 63 120 145 6th, Chernyshev Vladimir Tkachev (30 points: 14 G, 16 A; 36 GP) Did not Qualify


Current roster

Updated September 5, 2018.[6][7]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
85 Russia Egor Antropov D R 26 2018 Moscow, Russia
71 Russia Vladimir Butuzov LW R 24 2017 Prokopyevsk, Russia
22 Russia Alexander Chernikov LW L 34 2018 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
44 Russia Kirill Dyakov D L 25 2018 Nizhny Tagil, Russia
96 Belarus Nikita Feoktistov F L 28 2017 Grodno, Belarus
95 Russia Nazir Gichibekov F R 24 2017 Moscow, Russia
75 Russia Konstantin Glazachev (C) RW R 33 2017 Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR
76 Russia Ilya Ivanov F R 23 2014 Podolsk, Russia
72 Russia Sergei Konkov (A) LW R 36 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR
7 Russia Yuri Kozlovsky D L 24 2018 Moscow, Russia
33 Russia Anton Krasotkin G L 21 2018 Yaroslavl, Russia
25 Russia Alexander Mereskin C L 30 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR
47 Russia Ivan Mischenko D L 23 2017 Omsk, Russia
2 Russia Mikhail Patrikeyev D L 23 2018 Moscow, Russia
31 Russia Nikita Serebryakov G L 23 2016 Moscow, Russia
73 Russia Nikita Sirotkin F L 24 2018 Moscow, Russia
23 Russia Alexander Streltsov F L 28 2018 Nizhnevartovsk, Russian SFSR
32 Russia Vasily Streltsov C L 28 2018 Nizhnevartovsk, Russian SFSR
8 Russia Timur Taratunin D L 22 2018 Orenburg, Russia
65 Russia Roman Tatalin D R 25 2018 Novosibirsk, Russia
13 Russia Alexander Ugolnikov (A) D R 29 2018 Perm, Russian SFSR
19 Russia Semyon Valuysky LW R 27 2018 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
21 Russia Denis Vikharev C L 26 2017 Cherepovets, Russia
41 Russia Kirill Voronin LW L 24 2017 Yaroslavl, Russia
29 Russia Yegor Yakovlev RW L 22 2017 Omsk, Russia
51 Russia Gleb Zaitsev F L 19 2018 Moscow, Russia

Team captains

Head coaches


  1. ^ "Vladivostok club ready for KHL". Kontinental Hockey League. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Voters Choose Name for New Vladivostok Hockey Team". Ria Novosti. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Admiral has chosen it's new players in KHL draft" (in Russian). 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  4. ^ "Admirals announce uniforms from fan vote" (in Russian). 2013-08-01. Archived from the original on 10 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  5. ^ "Admiral announce Dusan Gregor new coach". Admiral Vladivostok. 2014-05-21. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  6. ^ "Admiral Vladivostok roster". Admiral Vladivostok. Retrieved 2014-12-28.
  7. ^ "Admiral Vladivostok roster". Kontinental Hockey League. Retrieved 2014-12-28.

External links

  • Admiral Vladivostok Official Website
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