Ice hockey player
| October 3, 1964 (age 51)
Ufa, Soviet Union (1964-10-03) |
Salavat Yulaev Ufa, HC Lada Togliatti
Anatoly Emelin Wikipedia
Anatoly Emelin (Russian: Анатолий Емелин, Anatoliy Yemelin) (born October 3, 1964 in Ufa) is a former Soviet/Russian Ice hockey player. He played right winger and scored 229 goals in 596 official games. After 1997-98 season, Emelin finished his player career and became a coach in HC Lada Togliatti. In 2006, he was promoted to head coach of the team.
Emelin's player career started in 1982 in the team of his home region capital, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, where he was playing until 1990 (with a two-season break in SKA Sverdlovsk). After that, Anatoly accepted the invitation of newly hired Lada coach Gennadiy Tsigurov, and helped to lead his new team to the highest division of Soviet hockey. During the 1992–93 season, Emelin tried himself in Sweden, but decided to return to Lada. Emelin retired in 1998.
Despite the fact that Anatoly's team became Russian Champions twice and won European Cup during his career, he was invited to the national team only once. In 1994, he participated in World Championship, where he scored 2 goals in six games.
As for now (2006), Anatoly Emelin is the youngest head coach of Russian Hockey Super League. Despite of that, he won his first games against former Lada coaches, Gennadiy Tsigurov and Petr Vorobiev, with the same score - 3:1.