Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team

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Kazakhstan
Shirt badge/Association crest
The badge used on the players jerseys.
Association Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation
General Manager Vacant
Head coach Ari-Pekka Selin
Assistants Alexander Achziger
Andrei Shayanov
Yerlan Sagymbayev
Raimo Helminen
Captain Alexei Troschinsky
Most games Alexander Koreshkov (78)
Most points Alexander Koreshkov (83)
IIHF code KAZ
IIHF ranking 17 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 11 (2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 21 (2003)
Team colours                    
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Home colours
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Team colours
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Away colours
First international
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakhstan 5–1 Ukraine 
(St. Petersburg, Russia; 14 April 1992)
Biggest win
 Kazakhstan 52–1 Thailand 
(Changchun, China; 29 January 2007)
Biggest defeat
 United States 10–0 Kazakhstan 
(Cologne, Germany; 15 May 2010)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 18 (first in 1993)
Best result 12th (2005)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 5 (first in 1996)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 1996, 1999, 2011
Olympics
Appearances 2 (first in 1998)
International record (W–L–T)
122–79–14
Medal record
Asian Winter Games
Gold 1996 Harbin Team
Gold 1999 Kangwon Team
Gold 2011 Astana-Almaty Team
Silver 2003 Aomori Team
Silver 2007 Changchun Team

The Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team is controlled by Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation. Kazakhstan is currently ranked 16th in the world. In their first Olympic Games in 1998, the Kazakhs were able to win their preliminary group, surprising many, and would finish the tournament in 8th place. Their head coach is Ari-Pekka Selin. Unlike most European countries, the national team officially began competing against other nations as a member of the IIHF in the 1993 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, one year after being admitted into the federation.1

Since the country's independence in 1992, a total of 27 players have been drafted into the NHL.2 (note: link does not include Evgeni Nabokov, Anton Khudobin, Maxim Kuznetsov, Maxim Birbraer, Konstantin Barulin, Alexander Perezhogin, Dimitri Pätzold and Pavel Vorobiev.3 These players play internationally elsewhere). However Vitali Kolesnik, who was never drafted, had a brief stint with the Colorado Avalanche.4

The national team has played at the Championship level 6 times (1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2014 (qualified)).

The hockey system of Kazakhstan is ranked 12th best in Europe.5

Olympic record

  • 1994 – Did not qualify
  • 1998 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2002 – Did not qualify
  • 2006 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2010 – Did not qualify
  • 2014 – Did not qualify

World Championships record

  • 1993 – Finished in 23rd place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1994 – Finished in 24th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1995 – Finished in 22nd place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1996 – Finished in 21st place (1st in Pool C)
  • 1997 – Finished in 14th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1998 – Finished in 16th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 2000 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 2001 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2002 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2003 – Finished in 17th place (1st in Division I, Group A)
  • 2004 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2008 – Finished in 20th place (2nd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2009 – Finished in 17th place (1st in Division I, Group A)
  • 2010 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 17th place (1st Division I, Group B)
  • 2012 – Finished in 16th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 17th place (1st Division I, Group A)

Asian Winter Games record

List of head coaches

Current roster

The following players were selected for the Olympic qualification tournament from 7 to 10 February 2013:6

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of Birth Team
31 Vitali Yeremeyev L 183 cm 80 kg September 23, 1975 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
20 Vitali Kolesnik L 188 cm 90 kg August 20, 1979 Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
1 Pavel Poluektov L 180 cm 85 kg January 10, 1992 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Team
4 Vitali Novopashin R 178 cm 84 kg September 28, 1978 Russia Atlant Moscow Oblast
55 Alexei Troschinsky (C) L 183 cm 93 kg October 9, 1973 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
5 Evgeni Blokhin R 188 cm 92 kg May 29, 1979 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
2 Roman Savchenko L 191 cm 85 kg July 28, 1988 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
38 Kevin Dallman R 180 cm 88 kg February 26, 1981 Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
37 Evgeni Fadeyev L 176 cm 82 kg July 9, 1982 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Team
79 Maxim Belyaev L 183 cm 83 kg August 24, 1979 Kazakhstan Kazzinc-Torpedo
8 Talgat Zhailauov (A) R 173 cm 88 kg July 7, 1985 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
23 Viktor Alexandrov L 183 cm 80 kg December 28, 1985 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
18 Vadim Krasnoslobodtsev L 188 cm 92 kg August 16, 1983 Russia Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
48 Roman Starchenko L 175 cm 82 kg May 12, 1986 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
36 Dmitri Upper (A) R 187 cm 92 kg July 27, 1978 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
25 Ilya Solaryov L 192 cm 91 kg August 2, 1982 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
81 Konstantin Pushkaryov L 183 cm 82 kg February 12, 1985 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
85 Konstantin Romanov L 183 cm 82 kg March 14, 1985 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
26 Konstantin Savenkov L 182 cm 79 kg August 24, 1979 Kazakhstan Kazzinc-Torpedo
18 Fedor Polishchuk L 173 cm 75 kg July 4, 1979 Kazakhstan Barys Astana

References

  1. ^ "KAZ - Kazakhstan". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Bill Meltzer (December 31, 2008). "Young Kazakhs gaining international experience". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ty Dilello (April 3, 2013). "From Ust-Kamenogorsk to NHL". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Vitali Kolesnik's career statistics". Eliteprospects.com. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Russian league tops first CHL ranking". International Ice Hockey Federation. March 8, 2007. Retrieved March 8, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Team Roster: KAZ - Kazakhstan" (PDF). Ice Hockey Final Olympic Qualification Tournament. International Ice Hockey Federation. February 8, 2013. 

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