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SKA's coaching staff has been formed

Ilya VorobyovAlexei KudashovAnvar Gatiyatulin
HC SKA press-service

Ilya Vorobyov will be SKA's new head coach. The agreement runs for two years. His assistants will be Alexei Kudashov and Anvar Gatiyatulin, while goalkeeping coach Rashit Davydov and individual goalkeeping coach Marko Torenius continue working with SKA. The same goes for physical coach Yury Zhdanov and individual physical coach Denis Korotyshev. Lars Johansson becomes the methodical coach.

Ilya Vorobyov

16.03.1975.

Played as a forward for Dynamo Moscow, Frankfurt (1993-1999, 2007-2010), Krefeld (1991-2001), Adler (2001-2003), Lada (2003-2006), Metallurg Mg (2006-2007), Khimik (2007). Russian championship silver (2005) and bronze (2006) medalist, 1995 World Junior Championship silver medalist (1995). Began his coaching career in 2011 with MHL club Loko. Worked at Metallurg Mg as an assistant coach (2012-2015) before becoming the head coach between 2015 and 2017. Assistant coach with the Russian national team since 2015. On 12 April, 2018 he was named the interim head coach. KHL Gagarin Cup winner as assistant coach (2014), KHL Gagarin Cup winner as head coach (2016), World Championship bronze medalist (2016, 2017), Olympic champion (2018) as head coach's assistant.

SKA's coaching staff has been formed

Alexei Kudashov

21.07.1971.

Played as a forward for Kristall (1986-1989, 1992), Krylya Sovetov (1989-1994), Toronto (1994), St Johns (1993-1995), Carolina Monarchs (1995-1996), Dusseldorf (1995-1997), TPS (1997-1998), Ak Bars (1998-1999), Dynamo Moscow (1999-2005, 2010-2012), CSKA (2005-2006), Lokomotiv (2006-2009), Khimik (2006-2007), HC MVD (2009-2010). Two time World Junior Championship silver medalist, Russian champion (2000), Gagarin Cup winner (2012), German champion (1996). Started his coaching career in 2012. Worked as an assistant to the head coach with Atlant (2012-2013) and as a head coach with the same club (2013-2015) and Lokomotiv (2015-2017). Worked in the Russian national team since April 2018.

Anvar Gatiyatulin

21.03.1976.

Played as a defenseman for Traktor (1994-1999), Lada (1997), CSKA (1999), Avangard (2000), Torpedo (2000-2002), Krylya Sovetov (2002-2003), Mechel (2003-2005), Gazovik (2005-2006), Zauralye (2006-2007), Molot (2007). 1995 World Junior Championship silver medalist. Started his coaching career in 2011 with Belie Medvedi in the MHL. Worked as a head coach with Belie Medvedi (2011-2016), Traktor (2016-2018). 2015 World Junior Championship silver medalist, 2018 Russian championship bronze medalist. Worked with the national team since April 2018

Rashit Davydov

14.06.1969.

Played as a goalkeeper for SK Uritsky (1987-1988), SKA MVO (1988-1989, 1989-1990), Dizelist (1991-1992, 1993-1994, 1996-1999), Itil (1993-1994), TSSK VVS (1994-1996), Neftekhimik (1995-1996). Worked as a goalkeeping coach for HC MVD (2005-2010), Dynamo Moscow (2010-2016), SKA (2016-present) and the Russian national team (2014-present). KHL Gagarin Cup winner (2012, 2013, 2017), Olympic champion (2018), world champion (2014), World Championship silver medalist (2015), World Championship bronze medalist (2016, 2017).

Marko Torenius

10.02.1977.

Previously worked as a goalkeeping coach with the Espoo Blues and Sibir Novosibirsk. Has been SKA's individual goalkeeping coach since 2014, winning the 2015 and 2017 KHL Gagarin Cup with the club.

Yury Zhdanov

01.06.1961.

Worked in the ice hockey industry since 2010. HC MVD (2008-2010), Dynamo Moscow (2010-2016), SKA (2016-present) and the Russian national team (2014-present). KHL Gagarin Cup winner (2012, 2013, 2017), Olympic champion (2018), world champion (2014), World Championship silver medalist (2015), World Championship bronze medalist (2016, 2017).

Denis Korotyshev

24.09.1982.

Educated from the Saint Petersburg military physical culture institute and the Ural academy of state service (Yekaterinburg). Honoured Master of Sport. Teacher at the Pavel Datsyuk Academy, has been a coach since 2004. Denis won the 2017 KHL Gagarin Cup in SKA's coaching staff and the 2018 Olympic Games with the Russian national team.

Lars Johansson

12.04.1970

Head coach of the Skelleftea youth team (2007-2008), general manager of Skelleftea (2008-2016). General manager of Zurich (2016-2018). Swedish champion (2013, 2014), Swedish championship bronze medalist (2011, 2015, 2016)

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