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Atlant Moscow is a professional sports team based in Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast in Russia. It was founded in 1953 and is currently a member of the Bobrov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The team, nicknamed ‘Atlas’, makes it home in the Mytishchi Arena that has a capacity of around 9000 spectators. Team colors for Atlant Moscow are yellow and blue. Their teal mascot is a Sheep Dog.

The team was founded in 1953 in Voskresensk under the name Khimik Voskresensk. In 1955, the team changed their name in to the Khimik Moscow. They changed it back to Khimik Voskresensk in 1957 until 1998 before changing it to Khimik Moscow Oblast. The change to the title ‘Moscow Oblast’ represented an increase in the team’s status. They were no longer representing just Voskresensk, but the entire of Moscow region as well. Prior to them joining the Kontinental Hockey League, the name changed its name once again to ‘Atlant’.

The team was a member of the Russian Hockey League from 1996 to 1999 and they were a member of the Russian Superleague from 2001 to 2008. They stayed with the Superleague until it was converted into the KHL. They are presently a member of the Bobrov division of the KHL.

Atlant Moscow has won several bronze prizes with the USSR Championships. They won their first bronze price in 1965, another in 1970 and in 19894. They also won a bronze in 1990. In 1989, the team became runners-up for the USSR Championships. The 2007, the Atlant Moscow won the Pajulhati Cup.

In July 2008, the team managers signed Canadian goaltender Ray Emery. The deal with Emery was a reported $2 Million, not including bonuses. Defensemen for the team include Leonid Kanareikin and Andrei Zubarev. Forwards include Nokolai Pronin, Mikhail Gustov, Albert Leschev, and Sergei Mozyakin. Atlant Moscow includes Igor Larinov, who played for the team from 1978 to 1981. Another alumnus is Valeri Kanesky and German Titov.

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