About the League
Junior Hockey League media relations department continues the series of jubilee season reviews for all teams. Ladiya Togliatti battled for a playoff spot hard late in the regular season, which traditionally turned out to be a helter-skelter for them, but still ended up with no post-season.
12th place in the Eastern Conference, 59 points in 60 games. 167 goals for, 188 goals
Togliatti was one of the last teams to lose the race for the playoffs. Ladiya struggled on the ice throughout the season. December was a catastrophe for Alexei Alexyev’s men as they lost a number of games to their main competition. Thus, Ladiya missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. The franchise has never made it past second round.
Defensemen Yegor Dobrodum and Dmitry Kostenko stood out the most among all players on Ladiya this season. Andrei Grishakov had returned from the Western Hockey League and once again played the first fiddle up front. He also competed for JHL Challenge cup and played his first games for VHL’s Lada Togliatti. Semyon Zhuravlyov didn’t make his VHL debut, although there’s a chance he will next year. Not only the 19-year-old forward enjoyed his career-season, hitting 40-point plateau. Former Khanty-Mansiysk netminder Artyom Zabrodin got the starting position in Togliatti this year. Gleb Bannikov played 15 games, while Arseny Nikonorov and Ruslan Yalbuyev had six appearances each.
Top-scorer: Andrei Grishakov – 48 (22 goals, 26 assists) points
Top goal-scorer: Andrei Grishakov – 22 goals
Most assists: Andrei Grishakov – 26 assists
Top defenseman: Yegor Dobrodum – 16 (4 goals, 12 assists) points, plus-3
Starting goaltendr: Artyom Zabrodin – 45 games, 20 wins, Goals Against Average – 2.80, Save Percentage – 0.912 on average per game