Vyacheslav Butsayev's coaching staff with «Neftekhimik» now complete with hiring of 2 new assistants


«Neftekhimik» Announce Changes to Coaching Staff:

Alexander Zavyalov and Robert Kharisov have been hired as assistant coaches.

Boris Mironov, leaved the «Neftekhimik».


Alexander Zavyalov

Alexander, 50 (Born on October 28, 1969 in Krasnoyarsk). As a player, Alexander competed in 570 games. He spent the majority of his career in Kazan «Itil» / «Ak Bars» but also suited up for the «Sokol» (Novocheboksarsk), «SKA» (Sverdlovsk), «Tan» (Kazan), «SKA» (St. Petersburg), «Torpedo» (Nizhny Novgorod), «Ugra» (Khanty-Mansiysk), HC «Dmitrov» (Dmitrov) and «Ariada-Akpars» (Volzhsk).

As a coach, he worked in Nizhny Novgorod «Torpedo» and «Ak Bars». Alexander helped lead the «Ak Bars» to the Conference Final and, in 2017-2018 season won the Gagarin Cup.

Robert Kharisov

Robert, 49 (born on January 11, 1971 in Izhevsk) comes from the «Neftekhimik» hockey school, where he was an assistant coach (2018-2019) and head coach (2019-2020).

In his professional career, Robert spent 15 seasons in Izhevsk «Izhstal». He also suited up for the «CSK VVS» (Samara), «Toros» (Neftekamsk), «Yermak» (Angarsk), «Nosta» (Novotroitsk), Yuzhny Ural (Orsk), Beibarys (Atyrau, Kazakhstan).

 As a coach, he worked in Izhevsk «Izhstal», in China and in the Republic of Macedonia.

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