07.05.2020 17:03|ХК Сочи

HC «Sochi» implements a new concept for the development of the club

In accordance with the development concept approved by the management of HC «Sochi», the Club’s sports activities will be primarily aimed at training and development of young Russian players in the upcoming seasons. The new concept provides several new approaches, among which an increase of attention to individual work with hockey players, similar requirements for the game model across all teams of the club system, usage of the best foreign experts’ experience, as well as modern methods of physical training, nutrition and recovery of hockey players. In this regard, the necessary personnel changes have been made.

Andrei Zyuzin was appointed as the sports director of the hockey club «Sochi» in the 2020/21 season.

Andrei was born on January 21, 1978, in Ufa. He graduated from Bashkir State Pedagogical University. As a defenseman, he is a three-time bronze medalist of the Russian championship, European junior champion, best defenseman of the European junior championship and , two-times bronze medalist of the youth world championship. In the 1996 NHL Draft, he was selected second in the first round by the San Jose Sharks. Across the ocean, he played over 500 games for a number of teams: the : San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, New Jersey Devils, Minnesota Wild, Calgary Flames and the Chicago Blackhawks. He also played for «Salavat Yulaev» (Ufa), «Bill» (Switzerland), SKA (St. Petersburg), «Atlant» (Mytishchi), «Severstal» (Cherepovets). Throughout his career, he appeared in 934 games, scored 92 goals and made 154 assists. As a coach of «Salavat Yulaev» (Ufa), he won bronze medal in the Russian Championship.

Andrei Zyuzin’s responsibilities will include the organization and management of HC «Sochi» sports activities, the selection and analytical service, and, the creation of the necessary conditions for the implementation of the new concept for the Club’s sports development, training and other processes.

In addition, changes in scouting and analytical departments are to be expected.

Previous Sports Director Sergey Gomolyako will continue to work for the Club as a professional scout in the upcoming season.

HC Sochi press service

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