Vityaz Chekhov is a professional ice hockey team based in Chekhov, Moscow. As of the 2008-2009 season, the team is a member of the Chernyshev division of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Team colors are red and White. The team logo depicts a stylized letter done in the team colors. The Vityaz Chekhov team has been nicknamed the ‘Knights’.
Founded in 1998, the Vityaz Chekhov is based in Chekhov in Moscow. When they were founded in 1998 up to 2004, they were known as Vityaz Podolsk until they were renamed to Vityaz Chekhov. The renaming occurred when the team moved top Chekhov. The Ice Hockey Center 2004 serves as home ice for the team. The Center has the capacity to seat 1370 people.
The team became a part of the Russian High League during the 1998-1999 Season. By the 1999-2000 Season, they were already a member of the Russian Supreme League. They briefly joined the Russian Superleague during the 2000-2001 Season, but they later rejoined the Supreme League and stayed a member until 2005. After 2005, they were again a member of the Russian Superleague, when the KHL was formed in 2008, Vityaz Chekhov applied for a post and was chosen as one of the first 24 teams to make up the league. The team won the Vysshaya Liga in 2005.
As of the 2008-2009 season, Canadian Mike Krushelnyski served as the head coach for Vityaz Chekhov. Alexei Zhamnov is the general manager and defenseman Dimitru Megalinsky serves as the team captain.
Most of the players in Vityaz Chekhov are from Russia. They also have imports from Canada and Kazakhstan. A former player for the Vityaz Chekhov ice hockey team is Evgeny Artyukhin the NHL team of the Tampa Bay Lightings.
The HC Vityaz-2 serves as an affiliate team for Vityaz Chekhov.