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Avangard Omsk
(Авангард Омск)
Avangard Omsk(Авангард Омск)
Division Kharlamov
Founded 1950
Home Arena Sports-Concerts Complex Viktora Ledova
City Omsk
Colors black, red and white
Head Coach Igor Nikitin (interim)

Avangard Omsk (in Russian: Авангард Омск, Omsk Vanguard) (founded in 1950 in Omsk, Russia) is a professional ice hockey team of the Kontinental Hockey League. They play their home games at the Sports-Concerts Complex Viktora Blinova.

The team won the Russian Superleague Championship once (2004) and the IIHF European Champions Cup once (2005).

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History

The club has changed names several times, with previous names including Spartak Omsk, Aeroflot Omsk, Kauchuk Omsk, Khimik Omsk, and Shinnik Omsk.

In 2004, the team won its first and to date only RSL championship, thus qualifying for the inaugural edition of the IIHF European Champions Cup in 2005. They became the first winners of the Cup, after defeating Kärpät Oulu in the Finals.

On July 2008, Avangard stunned the hockey world by signing superstar forward Jaromir Jagr to a two years contract worth the equivalent of $5 million US per season. The signing of the Czech player was among the biggest done by teams of the upstart Continental Hockey League. However, the team had a disappointing start of season. Six games into it, Avangard laid 21st out of 24 in the standings with a mere six points; head coach Sergei Gersonsky was fired on September 16th. They appointed Calgary Flames' assistant coach Wayne Fleming a few days later.

On October 13, 2008, forward and New York Rangers prospect Alexei Cherepanov collapsed and was rushed to an intensive care unit. The ambulance that is normally at all games had already departed and had to be called back, taking approximately 15-20 minutes to get him to a hospital. He died later that day.

Current squad

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
45 Flag of Russia Fomichev, AlexanderAlexander Fomichev

G 30
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
47 Flag of the United States Graham, JohnJohn Graham

G 34 2008
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
2 Flag of Russia Lyubushin, MikhailMikhail Lyubushin

D L 26
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
3 Flag of Russia Nikitin, NikitaNikita Nikitin

D L 23
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
8 Flag of Russia Kurbatov, EvgeniEvgeni Kurbatov

D L 21
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
11 Flag of Russia Ryabykin, DmitriDmitri Ryabykin

D R 33
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
22 Flag of Russia Ezhov, DenisDenis Ezhov

D L 24
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
27 Flag of Russia Belov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Belov

D 26
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
30 Flag of Russia Poleschuk, AntonAnton Poleschuk

D L 22
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
58 Flag of Russia Bondarev, AlexeiAlexei Bondarev

D 27
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
77 Flag of Russia Belov, AntonAnton Belov

D L 23
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
12 Flag of Russia Pestukov, DmitriDmitri Pestukov

F 25 2005
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
14 Flag of Russia Khasanshin, RuslanRuslan Khasanshin

F 24 2004
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
15 Flag of Russia Svitov, AlexanderAlexander Svitov

F 27
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
17 Flag of Russia Pervushin, VladimirVladimir Pervushin

F 23
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
19 Flag of Russia Kuryanov, AntonAnton Kuryanov

F 26
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
20 Flag of the Czech Republic Klepis, JakubJakub Klepis

F 25
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
23 Flag of Kazakhstan Alexandrov, ViktorViktor Alexandrov

F 24
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
24 Flag of Russia Popov, AlexanderAlexander Popov

F 29
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
25 Flag of Russia Kopeykin, AlexeiAlexei Kopeykin

F 26
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
28 Flag of Russia Yakutsenya, MaximMaxim Yakutsenya

F 28
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
29 Flag of Russia Averin, EgorEgor Averin

F 20
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
33 Flag of Russia Gladskikh, EvgeniEvgeni Gladskikh

F 27
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
35 Flag of Russia Malyshev, AntonAnton Malyshev

F 24
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
39 Flag of the Czech Republic Rosa, PavelPavel Rosa

F 32
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
51 Flag of Russia Volkov, IgorIgor Volkov

F 27
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
68 Flag of the Czech Republic Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr

F 37
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Place of Birth
79 Flag of Russia Golovin, AlexanderAlexander Golovin

F 26

Last updated September 18, 2008

Avangard Greats

Jaromír Jágr

External Links

  • Avangard's official site
  • Avangard's informal site (RUS/ENG versions)


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