Andrei Taratukhin

Andrei Sergeyevich Taratuchin (Russian: Андрей Сергеевич Таратухин; born February 22, 1983 in Omsk, Russian SFSR ) is a Russian ice hockey player who is since September 2013 in Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in the Kontinental Hockey League contract.


Taratuchin began his career in the second team Avangard Omsk of HK in the third-class Perwaja League, for whom he played until 2001. During the NHL Entry Draft in 2001 he was selected by the Calgary Flames in the second round by a total of 41 point. It then he moved to the second division Mostowik Kurgan, which he left after one season. He went back to Omsk and ran there for the first time in the Super League before the links gunman was transferred to HK Mechel Chelyabinsk. 2004 graduated from the Center a season Salavat Yulaev Ufa in and went to the end of the season for league rivals Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

For the 2006/07 season Taratuchin changed for the first time in the North American American Hockey League, when he accepted an offer from the Omaha Ak -Sar - Ben Knights. This left after a year, and was again obliged by Salavat. With the club he became Champion of Russia in 2008 and completed by 2012 over 250 appearances for the club in the Super League and Kontinental Hockey League.

In July 2012, he returned to his hometown club to Omsk and completed in the following 56 KHL games for Omsk, before he was taken in September 2013 by Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk for a year under contract.

Awards and achievements

  • 2001 Gold medal at the U18 World Youth Championship
  • 2002 Gold medal at the U20 World Junior Championships
  • 2003 Gold medal at the U20 World Junior Championships
  • 2008 Champion of Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa with
  • 2011 Gagarin Cup win with Salavat Yulaev Ufa

KHL stats

(End of season 2010/11)