Rustem Altafovich Kashapov
Born: 16 May 1955
Rustem Kashapov has been a part of the team since 1988. He played as a defenseman for Avtomobilist and Spartak in Kazan, Neftyanik (Leninogorsk), SKA (Khabarovsk), Sokol (Novocheboksarsk).
Kashapov is an Honoured Worker of Physical Culture and Sport.
During his work within the club, the team has become the five-time Champion of Russia (1998, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2018), the three-time KHL Champion and the three-time winner of Gagarin Cup (2009, 2010, 2018), the four-time silver medalist of Russian championships (2000, 2002, 2007, 2020), the bronze medalist of Russian championship (2004), the winner of the European Champions Cup (2007), and Continental Cup (2008).