|Salavat Yulaev Ufa|
|Home arena||Ufa Arena|
|Head coach||Tomi Lämsä|
|Affiliate(s)||Toros Neftekamsk (VHL)|
Tolpar Ufa (MHL)
Hockey Club Salavat Yulaev (Russian: Хоккейный клуб «Салават Юлаев», romanized: Hokkejnyj klub «Salavat Julajev»; Bashkir: «Салауат Юлаев» хоккей клубы, romanized: «Salawat Yulayev» xokkey klubı), commonly referred as Salavat Yulaev Ufa, is a professional ice hockey team based in Ufa in the Republic of Bashkortostan, a federal subject of the Russian Federation. They are members of the Chernyshev Division of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Established in 1961, Salavat Yulaev spent the Soviet era mainly in the lower divisions, only appearing in the top league for five seasons, though since the dissolution of the Soviet Union they have been in the top league in Russia.
They have won the Gagarin Cup as the KHL champion once, in 2011, and have won the regular season championship twice, in 2009 and 2010, winning the inaugural Continental Cup for the latter. They also won the final Russian Superleague title, in 2008.
Founded in 1961, the club is named after Salavat Yulaev, a national hero of Bashkortostan. After years of competing in the low-level divisions the team was invited to the second level of the Soviet League "Class A" in 1964, subsequently getting promotion to the elite group for the 1978-1979, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1985-1986 and 1986-1987 seasons. But it wasn't until the rise of pro hockey in post-Soviet Russia that Salavat became a recognizable major club.
Salavat Yulaev was one of the founding clubs of the International Hockey League and later the Russian Superleague, and normally advanced to the playoffs at that time. The club reached its first Russian championship semifinals in 1996-97 and eventually won its first Championship title in 2007-08, beating Lokomotiv Yaroslavl by three matches to two.
On July 11, 2008, Salavat signed NHL rising star Alexander Radulov. On June 9, 2009, a press release was issued, stating that Viktor Kozlov had signed a three-year contract to return to Russia. The club has also signed Norwegian forward Patrick Thoresen for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons.
Salavat Yulaev marked its first year in the KHL by winning its first two regular season titles and becoming the first club to be awarded the Continental Cup. The following season, the team advanced to the final against Atlant and won their first Gagarin Cup as champions. They remained a powerful club in the KHL over the following seasons, reaching the playoffs each year, though did not advance past the conference finals in any year.
Season-by-season KHL record
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime Wins, SOW = Penalty Shootout Wins, SOL = Penalty Shootout Losses, OTL = Overtime Losses, L = Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points
|2008–09||56||38||8||2||129||203||116||1st, Bobrov||Alexei Tereshchenko (58 points: 29 G, 29 A; 55 GP)||Lost in Preliminary Round, 1–3 (Avangard Omsk)|
|2009–10||56||37||8||1||129||215||116||1st, Chernyshev||Alexander Radulov (63 points: 24 G, 39 A; 54 GP)||Lost in Conference Finals, 2–4 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
|2010–11||54||29||12||0||109||210||144||2nd, Chernyshev||Alexander Radulov (80 points: 20 G, 60 A; 54 GP)||Gagarin Cup Champions, 4–1 (Atlant Moscow Oblast)|
|2011–12||54||23||18||1||89||173||152||2nd, Chernyshev||Alexander Radulov (63 points: 25 G, 38 A; 50 GP)||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
|2012–13||52||24||17||0||88||148||140||2nd, Chernyshev||Igor Mirnov (37 points: 21 G, 16 A; 49 GP)||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 3–4 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
|2013–14||54||25||16||3||94||140||155||2nd, Chernyshev||Dmitri Makarov (40 points: 11 G, 29 A; 54 GP)||Lost in Conference Finals, 1–4 (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)|
|2014–15||60||25||27||2||86||173||158||4th, Chernyshev||Kirill Koltsov (48 points: 18 G, 30 A; 60 GP)||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)|
|2015–16||60||29||22||3||101||179||156||3rd, Chernyshev||Linus Omark (57 points: 18 G, 39 A; 60 GP)||Lost in Conference Finals, 1–4 (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)|
|2016–17||60||27||20||13||88||169||174||3rd, Chernyshev||Linus Omark (56 points: 14 G, 42 A; 55 GP)||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
|2017–18||56||31||20||5||93||151||139||1st, Chernyshev||Linus Omark (55 points: 16 G, 39 A; 55 GP)||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 3–4 (Traktor Chelyabinsk)|
|2018–19||62||31||21||10||72||158||140||3rd, Chernyshev||Linus Omark (49 points: 10 G, 39 A; 56 GP)||Lost in Conference Finals, 2–4 (Avangard Omsk)|
|2019–20||62||29||23||10||68||153||144||3rd, Chernyshev||Linus Omark (54 points: 12 G, 42 A; 59 GP)||Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Avangard Omsk)|
Playoffs cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
|2020–21||60||28||17||5||81||181||151||2nd, Chernyshev||Teemu Hartikainen (64 points: 28 G, 36 A; 53 GP)||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 0–4 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
Franchise records and leaders
These are the top-ten point-scorers in KHL history. Figures are updated after each completed KHL regular season.
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;= current Salavat Yulaev Ufa player
Gagarin Cup (1): 2011
KHL Regular Season / Continental Cup (2): 2009, 2010
Opening Cup (2): 2008–09, 2011-12
Russian Superleague (1): 2008
Federation Cup (1): 1995
Soviet League Class A2 (5): 1978, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1992
Pajulahti Cup (1): 2003
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- Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL Scoring Leaders | QuantHockey.com Retrieved April 7, 2019