HC Spartak Moscow

HC Spartak Moscow (Russian: ХК Спартак Москва, English: Spartak Moskva) is a professional ice hockey team based in Moscow, Russia. They played in the Tarasov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League during the 2013–14 season. However, the team did not participate in the KHL league for the 2014–15 season because of financial issues,[1][2] but rejoined the league prior to the 2015–16 season as members of the Bobrov Division.

Spartak Moscow
Спартак Москва
"Red & Whites"
"The Meat"
"The People's Team"
CityMoscow, Russia
LeagueKHL 2008–2014, 2015–
Home arenaVTB Ice Palace
(capacity: 12,100)
General managerAlexei Zhamnov
Head coachAlexei Zhamnov
CaptainDmitri Kalinin
Affiliate(s)Khimik Voskresensk (VHL)
JHC Spartak (MHL)
Franchise history
Spartak Moscow
Current season


One of the sections of the Spartak Moscow sports club, HC Spartak Moscow was established in 1946. They have won the Soviet Championship four times, and have also had European-level success in the Spengler Cup, which they have won five times.

The financial state of the team became worse and worse since the beginning of 2006. After the season, a Russian businessman and huge Spartak fan, Vadim Melkov, volunteered to find suitable sponsorship for his favorite team. After negotiations, the Government of Moscow agreed to cover all of team debts. Some preliminary agreements about team sale were achieved as well. However, Melkov died during the S7 Airlines plane crash of July 9, 2006. All the deal proposals were cancelled. After a month of struggling to improve the financial situation, it was decided by Spartak management to disband the team for a year.[3]


On 13 January 2016, Russian fans threw two bananas on the ice after HC Spartak Moscow lost 4:1 in a KHL match at home to Medveščak Zagreb, for which the apparent target, Edwin Hedberg, played.[4][5] Hedberg himself admitted he encountered it for the first time, adding that "things like this shouldn't happen but unfortunately they do",[4] while Medveščak's head coach, Gordie Dwyer, said that he was upset with the fans' behavior, and "this obviously has no place in sport".[6] Later on, Spartak Moscow had issued an official apology to both Medveščak and Hedberg, affirming that video cameras at Sokolniki Arena had helped identify two offenders who will now be banned from attending hockey games.[5][6] The cameras also recorded the hooting from the stands during an episode with Hedberg on 35th minute of the match.[6] The Kontinental Hockey League had fined Spartak Moscow 700,000 rubles ($9,135) for the racist incident and "seriously warned" about the future conduct of their fans, adding that "breaches linked to the incitement of racial, ethnic, or international discord are unacceptable".[5][7]


Domestic competitions

Soviet League Championship (4): 1961–62, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1975–76

USSR Cup (2): 1970, 1971

Vysshaya Liga Championship (1): 2001


European Cup (2): 1969–70, 1976–77

Spengler Cup (5): 1980, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1990

Ahearne Cup (3): 1971, 1972, 1973

Mountfield Cup (1): 2019

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

SeasonGPWLOTLPtsGFGAFinishTop ScorerPlayoffs
2008–095626211931731583rd, BobrovBranko Radivojevič (43 points: 17 G, 26 A; 49 GP)Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–3 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2009–105624200921781683rd, BobrovBranko Radivojevič (55 points: 18 G, 37 A; 56 GP)Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2010–115424223821291423rd, BobrovŠtefan Ružička (32 points: 17 G, 15 A; 47 GP)Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (SKA Saint Petersburg)
2011–125417272641241635th, BobrovŠtefan Ružička (39 points: 22 G, 17 A; 53 GP)Did not qualify
2012–135211282521061517th, TarasovBranko Radivojevič (21 points: 4 G, 17 A; 50 GP)Did not qualify
2013–145412282581051477th, TarasovVyacheslav Kozlov (27 points: 8 G, 19 A; 54 GP)Did not qualify
2014–15Did not participate
2015–166025332771391726th, BobrovLukáš Radil (32 points: 13 G, 19 A; 57 GP)Did not qualify
2016–176021336661251686th, BobrovMatt Gilroy (38 points: 7 G, 31 A; 57 GP)Did not qualify
2017–185629234851531463rd, BobrovAlexander Khokhlachev (50 points: 19 G, 31 A; 52 GP)Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (CSKA Moscow)
2018–196228268641561584th, BobrovAlexander Khokhlachev (37 points: 18 G, 19 A; 54 GP)Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (SKA Saint Petersburg)


Current roster

Updated 17 July, 2019.[8][9]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
Ilya Arkalov LW L 26 2019 Moscow, Russia
31 Nikita Bespalov G L 31 2016 Moscow, Russian SFSR
13 Dmitri Chernykh C L 34 2017 Voskresensk, Russian SFSR
16 Kaspars Daugavins LW L 31 2018 Riga, Latvian SSR
97 Artyom Fyodorov LW R 26 2018 Elektrostal, Russia
57 Maxim Goncharov D R 30 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR
78 Robin Hanzl C L 30 2018 Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
Patrik Hersley D R 33 2019 Malmö, Sweden
33 Julius Hudacek G R 31 2018 Spišská Nová Ves, Czechoslovakia
15 Martins Karsums RW R 33 2018 Riga, Latvian SSR
93 Alexander Khokhlachev C L 26 2017 Moscow, Russia
94 Pavel Khomchenko G L 25 2018 Saratov, Russia
Denis Kokarev LW L 34 2019 Tver, Russian SFSR
53 Mikhail Kotlyarevsky LW R 22 2018 Chita, Russia
29 Yegor Kruzhenkov F L 20 2018 Voskresensk, Russia
44 Yevgeni Kulik D L 26 2017 Moscow, Russia
45 Andrei Kuteikin (A) D L 35 2018 Volsk, Russian SFSR
Alexander Kutuzov D R 34 2019 Dobryanka, Russian SFSR
5 Damir Musin D L 25 2019 Kazan, Russia
12 Anatoli Nikontsev RW L 29 2016 Yekaterinburg, Russian SFSR
25 Ruslan Pedan D L 25 2019 Kaunas, Lithuania
Yakov Rylov D L 34 2019 Kirovo-Chepetsk, Russian SFSR
76 Gleb Shashkov F L 23 2016 Moscow, Russia
Gennady Stolyarov LW L 33 2019 Moscow, Russian SFSR
21 Ilya Talaluyev F R 21 2017 Voronezh, Russia
Akim Trishin D L 20 2019 Moscow, Russia
28 Alexander Trushkov G L 23 2015 Moscow, Russia
9 Maxim Tsyplakov LW L 21 2017 Moscow, Russia
5 Dmitri Vishnevsky D R 29 2018 Bogatischevo, Russian SFSR
2 Artyom Volkov D L 20 2018 Moscow, Russia
19 Mikhail Yunkov C L 33 2019 Voskresensk, Russian SFSR
92 Anton Zlobin RW R 26 2018 Moscow, Russia
38 Ilya Zubov C L 32 2018 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR

NHL alumni

All-time KHL scoring leaders

'Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes, PPG = Powerplay Goals, SHG = Shorthanded Goals, GWG = Game Winning Goals;      = current Spartak player[10]

Player GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Štefan Ružička24781831643322129420
Branko Radivojevič20946103149275141048
Lukáš Radil164416210392161616
Alexander Khokhlachev13239559410281408
Roman Lyuduchin18246449014281219
Mikhail Yunkov233315081153−521435
Ivan Baranka19925558019421612
Vyacheslav Leshchenko21835447989−15419
Anatoli Nikontsev24146317796−4945
Kirill Knyazev16240266695−101125


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