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Dynamo Moscow
Динамо Москва
OHK Dynamo logo.svg
Nickname "Blue-Whites", "Cops"
City Moscow, Russia
League

KHL 2008–present

Conference Western
Division Bobrov
Founded 22 December 1946; 71 years ago (1946-12-22)
Home arena VTB Ice Palace
(capacity: 12,100)
Colours          
General manager Valery Shantsev
Head coach Vladimir Vorobiev
Captain Ilya Nikulin
Affiliate(s) Buran (VHL)
MHC Dynamo (MHL)
Website www.dynamo.ru
Jerseys for 2012/2013 season
Franchise history
HC Dynamo Moscow 1946-present

HC Dynamo Moscow (Russian: ХК Дина́мо Москва́) is a Russian professional ice hockey club based in Moscow. It is a member of the Bobrov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League.

Dynamo has won the Gagarin Cup twice, in 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, and have won the regular season championship once, in 2013-14, winning the Continental Cup.

The club is one of the most successful teams in Russia, as well as former Soviet Union.

History

The team was founded in 1946 and belonged the Dynamo Moscow sports club, a part of Dynamo sports society sponsored by the Soviet Ministry of Interior and the national security structures including the KGB. It won the first Soviet hockey championship in 1946–47, beating Spartak Moscow in the finals. Helmed by Arkady Chernyshev during the first decades of its history, Dynamo established itself as one of the top teams of the Soviet hockey league. Throughout the Soviet era, Dynamo was among the top three teams almost every season, winning five championships and three USSR Cups. The last years of the Soviet hockey championship and the beginning of the IHL period were marked with Dynamo winning fours seasons in a row and ending CSKA Moscow's dominance that had lasted for decades.

Merger with HC MVD

In 2010, Dynamo Moscow merged with HC MVD, a KHL team from Balashikha owned by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD). The team continued the history of the Dynamo club, with the majority of its roster and executives from HC MVD. The new club was officially called United Hockey Club (UHC) Dynamo Moscow, and for one season the new club was referred to as UHC Dynamo, then for a couple years as UHC Dynamo Moscow, but in 2012 the official name of the club was reverted back to Hockey Club Dynamo Moscow.[1]

In 2013 Dynamo Moscow had tried to recruit Alexander Ovechkin who played for them from 2001 to 2005, but switched to Washington Capitals soon after.[2]

Debt problems/KHL sanctions

Under the guidance of directer and president, Andrei Safronov, HC Dynamo was reported to have amassed a debt of $2 billion rubles (US$33 million) following the 2016–17 season.[3] With concerns from the governing body of the KHL, Dynamo were ordered to give a presentation as to how they would be funded in the following season on May 24, 2017.[4]

As a branch of the Dynamo Moscow sporting club, the parent company board opted to remove Safronov, citing a breach of trust with sponsors and took control of the hockey club.[3] Dynamo then refused to pay back the debt, citing it wasn't their responsibility, putting the onus on former CEO Safronov to repay the debt due to his mismanagement. With allegations of embezzlement, HC Dynamo's offices were raided by police in order to retrieve accounting documentation on June 2, 2017.[5] With the players having not been paid in three months, former HC Dynamo board led by Safronov declared bankruptcy in order to escape the debt.[6]

On July 4, 2017, at a KHL board meeting, the Disciplinary Committee took action with Dynamo's failure to meet contractual obligations by declaring all 42 players under contract with Dynamo as free agents.[7][8]

Honours

Domestic competitions

1st, gold medalist(s) Soviet League Championship (5): 1946–47, 1953-54, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92

1st, gold medalist(s) USSR Cup (3): 1953, 1972, 1976

1st, gold medalist(s) IHL Championship (2): 1992-93, 1994-95

1st, gold medalist(s) IHL Cup (3): 1993, 1995, 1996

1st, gold medalist(s) Russian Superleague (2): 1999-00, 2004-05

Kontinental Hockey League

1st, gold medalist(s) Gagarin Cup (2): 2011–12, 2012–13

1st, gold medalist(s) Continental Cup (1): 2013–14

1st, gold medalist(s) Opening Cup (3): 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14

Europe

1st, gold medalist(s) IIHF European Champions Cup (1): 2006

2nd, silver medalist(s) IIHF Continental Cup (1): 2004-05

1st, gold medalist(s) Spengler Cup (2): 1983, 2008

1st, gold medalist(s) Ahearne Cup (2): 1975, 1976

1st, gold medalist(s) Tampere Cup (2): 1991, 1992

1st, gold medalist(s) Moscow Mayor Cup (4): 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016

Season-by-season KHL record

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

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Top Scorer Playoffs
2008–09 56 27 17 2 100 184 143 2nd, Chernyshev Dmitry Afanasenkov (35 points: 19 G, 16 A; 56 GP) Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (Ak Bars Kazan)
2009–10 56 28 16 3 101 166 151 2nd, Bobrov Mattias Weinhandl (60 points: 26 G, 34 A; 56 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1–3 (Spartak Moscow)
2010–11 54 28 16 4 96 149 131 1st, Bobrov Konstantin Gorovikov (38 points: 11 G, 27 A; 54 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Dinamo Riga)
2011–12 54 35 15 4 105 144 115 2nd, Bobrov Marek Kvapil (29 points: 12 G, 17 A; 53 GP) Gagarin Cup Champions, 4–3 (Avangard Omsk)
2012–13 52 36 14 2 101 150 115 2nd, Bobrov Alexander Ovechkin (40 points: 19 G, 21 A; 31 GP) Gagarin Cup Champions, 4–2 (Traktor Chelyabinsk)
2013–14 54 38 11 5 115 171 113 1st, Tarasov Maksim Karpov (34 points: 11 G, 23 A; 48 GP)
Leo Komarov (34 points: 12 G, 22 A; 54 GP)
Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2014–15 60 41 13 6 123 172 120 2nd, Tarasov Kaspars Daugaviņš (37 points: 22 G, 15 A; 56 GP) Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (SKA Saint Petersburg)
2015–16 60 35 17 8 105 167 126 4th, Tarasov Alexei Tsvetkov (39 points: 7 G, 32 A; 58 GP) Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (SKA Saint Petersburg)
2016–17 60 39 16 5 112 164 111 2nd, Tarasov Mārtiņš Karsums (34 points: 16 G, 18 A; 52 GP) Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (SKA Saint Petersburg)
2017–18 56 28 23 5 80 134 139 6th, Tarasov Ilya Nikulin (27 points: 12 G, 15 A; 56 GP) Did not qualify

Players

Klim Kostin

IIHF Hall-of-Famers

Players

Builders

Honoured members

Previous team logo

Dynamo Moscow has honoured 25 players and one coach in its history.

HC Dynamo Moscow honoured members
# 1 Player Position Career
Coach Arkady Chernyshev N/A 1946–74
1 Boris Zaitsev G 1957–70
1 Vladimir Myshkin G 1980–90
2 Oleg Tolmachev D 1987–04
2 Pavel Zhiburtovich D 1955–62
3 Vitaly Davydov RW 1957–73
5 Stanislav Petukhov RW 1956–68
5 Vasily Pervukhin D 1976–89
6 Valery Vasiliev D 1967–84
6 Alexander Karpovtsev D 1987–94
8 Valentin Kuzin LW 1950–61
8 Aleksandr Golikov F 1976–83
9 Nikolay Postavnin F 1946–51
9 Alexander Uvarov C 1948–60
9 Anatoli Semenov C 1979–90
10 Yuri Krylov RW 1951–65
10 Vladimir Golikov C 1977–85
11 Yuri Volkov LW 1996–99
11 Alexander Maltsev C 1967–84
12 Igor Korolev C 1988–92
14 Sergei Svetlov F 1978–89
17 Vladimir Yurzinov C 1957–72
17 Zinetula Bilyaletdinov D 1973–88
26 Alexei Zhamnov C 1988–92
29 Mikhail Shtalenkov G 1986–92
30 Sergei Yashin F 1980–90

Notes

  • 1 Russian clubs tend to hang a banner of honour with a player's jersey number (sometimes multiple players per number), while still keeping the number in circulation.[citation needed]

Head coaches

Franchise records

See also

References

  1. ^ Контактная информация (in Russian). dynamo.ru. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Руководство "Динамо" намерено обсудить с Александром Овечкиным возможность возвращения в команду". TASS. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Wyshynski, Greg (29 June 2017). "Dynamo Moscow and a really bizarre KHL controversy". Sovetsky Sport (in Russian). Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  4. ^ Spirin, Dmitry (2 June 2017). КХЛ: Лига весьма обеспокоена событиями, происходящими в ХК «Динамо» [The league is very concerned about events with HC Dynamo]. Sovetsky Sport (in Russian). Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "The office of Dynamo Moscow searched". Sovetsky Sport. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  6. ^ «Динамо» на распутье. Кто из игроков бело-голубых останется в родном клубе [Dinamo at a crossroads]. Sovetsky Sport. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  7. ^ Wyshynski, Greg (4 July 2017). "KHL team fails to honor contracts, all players free agents". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  8. ^ "42 Dynamo players become free agents". Kontinental Hockey League. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 

External links

  • Official website (in Russian)
  • History of HC Dynamo Moscow (in Russian)
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