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Metallurg Magnitogorsk ( , ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Magnitogorskmarker, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russiamarker. They are members of the Tarasov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and are currently participating in the Champions Hockey League (CHL) for the 2008-09 season.


Victoria Cup

On October 1, 2008 Metallurg Magnitogorsk played against NHL's New York Rangers in the inaugural Victoria Cup at the PostFinance Arenamarker in Bernemarker. Metallurg Magnitogorsk led most of the game, 3-0 at one point, but ultimately lost 4-3 by the Rangers' Ryan Callahan breakaway goal with 20 seconds remaining in the game. Denis Platonov, Vladimir Malenkikh, and Nikolai Zavarukhin scored for Metallurg, and Dan Fritsche scored and Chris Drury scored twice for the Rangers. As a sign of respect, Russian Dimitri Kalinin and Ukrainian Nikolai Zherdev accepted the Victoria Cup trophy on the behalf of the New York Rangers[261581]. American analysts and broadcasters reported a rumor that team management was to reward all 22 the Metallurg Magnitogorsk players $100,000 USD for victory.





Current roster

NHL Alumni

 Alexei Kaigorodov (2001-07),   Evgeni Malkin (2003-06),   Nikolai Kulemin (2005-08)


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