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The Kontinental Hockey League
Kontinental Hockey League
(KHL) (Russian: Континентальная хоккейная лига (КХЛ), Kontinental'naya hokkeynaya liga) is an international professional ice hockey league founded in 2008. It comprises 25 member clubs based in Belarus, China, Finland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, and Slovakia
Slovakia
and it is planned to expand to more countries. It is widely considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in Europe
Europe
and Asia, and second in the world behind the NHL.[7][8] KHL has the third highest average attendance in Europe
Europe
with 6,121 spectators per game in the regular season,[9] and the highest total attendance in Europe
Europe
with 5.32 million spectators in the regular season.[10] The Gagarin Cup
Gagarin Cup
is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season. The title of Champion of Russia
Russia
is given to the highest ranked Russian team.[11]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Establishment 1.2 Team changes 1.3 2018 Winter Olympics

2 Season structure 3 Teams 4 Players

4.1 Nationalities of players

5 Trophies and awards

5.1 Seasons overview

6 Statistics

6.1 Single season records 6.2 Career records

7 KHL's longest match

7.1 All-time team records 7.2 Attendance statistics

8 All-Star Game 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

History[edit] Establishment[edit]

Ak Bars Kazan
Ak Bars Kazan
after winning the Gagarin Cup
Gagarin Cup
in 2009

The league formed from the Russian Superleague
Russian Superleague
(RSL) and the champion of the 2007–08 season of the second division, with 24 teams: 21 from Russia
Russia
and one each from Belarus, Latvia, and Kazakhstan. The teams were divided into four divisions, based on the performance in previous seasons.[citation needed] The start of the fourth season was overshadowed by the Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl
air disaster on 7 September 2011 in which almost all members of the team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
lost their lives shortly after take-off for their flight to their season opening game in Minsk. The Opening Cup game in Ufa, which was already under way when news of the disaster arrived, was suspended. In memory of the disaster, 7 September remains a day of mourning on which no KHL regular season games are held.[12] Team changes[edit] Main articles: Kontinental Hockey League team changes and Potential Kontinental Hockey League
Kontinental Hockey League
expansion In the 2009–10 season, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
joined the KHL and Khimik Voskresensk was transferred to a lower league. Next season, Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
joined the league. After several attempts by teams from Central Europe
Europe
and Scandinavia
Scandinavia
to join the KHL, expansion beyond the borders of the former Soviet Union was finally realized in 2011. Lev Poprad, a newly founded team based in Poprad, Slovakia
Slovakia
was admitted to the league. But after only one season, Lev was replaced by a team of the same name, Lev Praha, from Prague, Czech Republic, while Slovan Bratislava
Bratislava
from Bratislava, Slovakia
Slovakia
and Ukraine's Donbass from Donetsk
Donetsk
joined the KHL as expansion teams for the 2012–13 season.[13] Lev and Slovan qualified for the playoffs in their first KHL season.[citation needed]

Finnish team Jokerit
Jokerit
joined the league in 2014

In 2013, Medveščak from Zagreb, Croatia, previously playing in the Austrian Hockey League, and Russian expansion team Admiral Vladivostok joined the league, thus expanding the league even further.[14] The league comprised 28 teams during the 2013–14 season, of which 21 were based in Russia
Russia
and 7 located in the other countries. In 2014, Finnish team Jokerit
Jokerit
from Helsinki, Lada Togliatti (which previously played in the league), and newly created team HC Sochi joined the league.[15] However, HC Donbass
HC Donbass
did not play in the league for the 2014–15 season, due to the political instability in Ukraine, but had intended to rejoin later.[16] Two other teams, Lev Praha and Spartak Moscow, also withdrew from the 2014–15 season due to financial problems.[17][18] Prior to the 2015–16 season, Atlant Moscow Oblast
Atlant Moscow Oblast
withdrew from the KHL due to financial issues, while Spartak Moscow
Moscow
returned after a one-year hiatus.[19] The newly created Chinese club HC Kunlun Red Star
Kunlun Red Star
from Beijing
Beijing
was admitted for the 2016–17 season.[20] Prior to the 2017–18 season, Medveščak Zagreb
Zagreb
withdrew from the league to rejoin the Austrian league and Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Metallurg Novokuznetsk
was sent down to the VHL.[21] 2018 Winter Olympics[edit] Because the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
refused to release its players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics
2018 Winter Olympics
in Pyeongchang, South Korea,[22] 92 out of 300 total players participating at the Olympic hockey tournament were playing at the KHL. Season structure[edit]

Original logo in Latin script
Latin script
and Cyrillic script
Cyrillic script
until 2016

Since 2009, the league has been divided into East and West conferences. In the current season, the Western Conference includes 14 teams divided into two divisions, 7 teams per division. The Eastern Conference has 15 teams, divided into divisions of 7 and 8 respectively. In this season, each team played every other team once at home and once on the road, giving a total of 56 games (28 at home, 28 on the road), plus 4 additional games (2 at home, 2 on the road) played by each team against rival clubs from its own conference. Thus, each team played a total of 60 games in the regular season.[23] The eight top-ranked teams in each conference receive playoff berths. Within each conference quarterfinals, semifinals and finals are played before the conference winners play against each other for the Gagarin Cup. The division winners are seeded first and second in their conference, based on their regular season record. All playoff rounds are played as best-of-seven series. In each round, the top seeded remaining team is paired with the lowest seeded team etc.[24] In the 2012–13 season, the Nadezhda Cup
Nadezhda Cup
(Cup of Hope) was introduced, a consolation tournament for the teams who did not qualify for the playoffs. The winning team in the tournament wins the first overall pick in the KHL Junior Draft. The tournament is intended to extend the season and help maintain interest in hockey in the cities of these teams, and help players of national teams prepare for upcoming World Championships.[25] Teams[edit]

Yaroslavl

Cherepovets

Minsk

St.Petersburg

Riga

Bratislava

Helsinki

Sochi

Nizhny Novgorod

Moscow

Western conference teams (Divisions: : Bobrov, : Tarasov, : Moscow
Moscow
and Moscow
Moscow
Oblast: see separate Map)

Spartak

Podolsk

Dynamo

CSKA

Moscow
Moscow
Oblast teams (Divisions: : Bobrov, : Tarasov)

Kazan

Magnitogorsk

Chelyabinsk

Khanty‑Mansiysk

Nizhnekamsk

Tolyatti

Yekaterinburg

Vladivostok

Khabarovsk

Astana

Ufa

Novosibirsk

Omsk

Kunlun

Eastern conference teams (Divisions: :Kharlamov, : Chernyshev)

Division Team City Arena Capacity Founded Joined Head Coach Captain

Western Conference

Bobrov Dinamo Minsk Minsk Minsk-Arena 15,000 2004 2008 Ľubomír Pokovič Alexei Kalyuzhny

Dinamo Riga Riga Arena Riga 10,300 2008 Kari Heikkilä Lauris Dārziņš

Jokerit
Jokerit
Helsinki Helsinki Hartwall Arena 13,349 1967 2014 Erkka Westerlund Niko Kapanen

SKA Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg Ice Palace Saint Petersburg 12,300 1946 2008 Andrei Nazarov Ilya Kovalchuk

Slovan Bratislava Bratislava Ondrej Nepela Arena 10,115 1921 2012 Miloš Říha Milan Bartovič

Spartak Moscow Moscow Luzhniki Minor Arena 8,700 1946 2008 German Titov Maksim Potapov

Tarasov CSKA Moscow Moscow CSKA Ice Palace 5,600 1946 2008 Dmitri Kvartalnov Denis Denisov

Dynamo Moscow Moscow VTB Ice Palace 12,000 1946 2008 Harijs Vītoliņš Yuri Babenko

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Yaroslavl Arena 2000 9,000 1959 2008 Alexei Kudashov Ilya Gorokhov

Severstal Cherepovets Cherepovets Ice Palace 6,000 1956 2008 Václav Sikora Andrei Shefer

Sochi Sochi Bolshoy Ice Dome 12,000 2014 Sergei Zubov Andrei Pervyshin

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod Trade Union Sport Palace 5,500 1947 2008 Pētr Skudra Vadim Khomitsky

Vityaz Moscow
Moscow
Oblast Podolsk Vityaz Ice Palace 5,500 1998* 2008 Oleg Orekhovsky Slava Solodukhin

Eastern Conference

Kharlamov Ak Bars Kazan Kazan TatNeft Arena 10,000 1956 2008 Zinetula Bilyaletdinov Alexander Svitov

Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg Yekaterinburg KRK Uralets 5,500 2006 2009 Andrei Razin Sergey Gusev

Lada Togliatti Tolyatti Lada Arena 6,600 1976 2014 a Sergei Svetlov Andrei Nikitenko

Metallurg Magnitogorsk Magnitogorsk Arena Metallurg 7,700 1950 2008 Mike Keenan Sergei Mozyakin

Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Nizhnekamsk SCC Arena 5,500 1968 2008 Vladimir Krikunov Maxim Rybin

Traktor Chelyabinsk Chelyabinsk Traktor Sport Palace 7,500 1947 2008 Andrei Nikolishin Stanislav Chistov

Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk Khanty-Mansiysk Arena Ugra 5,500 2006 2010 Pavel Yezovskikh Andrei Ivanov

Chernyshev Admiral Vladivostok Vladivostok Fetisov Arena 7,500 2013 Alexander Andrievsky Oskars Bārtulis

Amur Khabarovsk Khabarovsk Platinum Arena 7,100 1966 2008 Sergei Shepelev Dmitri Tarasov

Avangard Omsk Omsk Omsk
Omsk
Arena 10,318 1950 2008 Evgeny Kornoukhov Denis Kulyash

Barys Astana Astana Barys Arena 12,000 1999 2008 Yerlan Sagymbayev Brandon Bochenski

Salavat Yulaev Ufa Ufa Ufa
Ufa
Arena 8,400 1957 2008 Igor Zakharkin Igor Grigorenko

Sibir Novosibirsk Novosibirsk Ice Sports Palace Sibir 7,400 1962 2008 Andrei Skabelka Alexei Kopeikin

Red Star Kunlun Beijing Cadillac Arena 14,000 2016 Vladimir Yurzinov Jr. Janne Jalasvaara

a Lada Togliatti formerly played in Kontinental Hockey League
Kontinental Hockey League
from 2008/09 to 2009/10.

Kontinental Hockey League
Kontinental Hockey League
on Google Maps

An asterisk (*) denotes a franchise relocation. See the respective team articles for more information.

Players[edit]

KHL match Lev Praha vs. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
in O2 Arena, Prague

Though now not as restrictive in maintaining an exclusively Russian composition of players and teams, Russian teams are still not allowed to sign more than five foreign players, while non-Russian teams must have at least five players from their respective country. Foreign goaltenders on Russian teams have a limit regarding total seasonal ice time.[26] Prior to the inaugural season, several KHL teams signed several players from the NHL.[27] A dispute between the two leagues over some of these signings was supposed to have been resolved by an agreement signed on July 10, 2008, whereby each league would honor the contracts of the other, but the signing of Alexander Radulov
Alexander Radulov
was made public one day after the agreement (though it was actually signed two days prior to the agreement taking effect),[28] leading to an investigation by the International Ice Hockey Federation.[29] On 4 October 2010, the conflict between the leagues was settled when both signed a new agreement to honor one another's contracts.[30] The league set up rules for the NHL lockout which lasted from 16 September 2012 to 12 January 2013. According to the special regulations, each KHL team was allowed to add up to three NHL players to its roster, among them at most one foreign player.[31] More than 40 NHL players, the majority of them Russians, played in the KHL during the lockout. KHL players are represented by the Kontinental Hockey League
Kontinental Hockey League
Players' Trade Union.[32] Nationalities of players[edit]

This article needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (November 2017)

During the current season, players representing 16 nations have played at least one game in the KHL.[33] A player's nationality is for various reasons sometimes ambiguous. For the table presented below, the nationality "is determined based on the last country that the player represented in international competition. If a player has never played for a national team, usually the country of birth is chosen as the player nationality, unless there is strong evidence indicating otherwise".[34] For players born in former Soviet republics, the situation is often more complex due to dual citizenship and naturalization. Therefore, a list of players born in Ukraine
Ukraine
gives case-by-case details for some of those players. In some cases, players can change their nationality registration with the league on a year-by-year basis, and their nationality with the league may not match that of their International Ice Hockey Federation
International Ice Hockey Federation
registration. Non-Russians represent about 40% of the KHL players, and are mostly Central European, Nordic, and North American. In 2015–16, more than 950 players played in the league (see table below).[citation needed]

Country (current number of teams) Players active (2012–13)[35] Players active (2013–14)[36] Players active (2014–15)[37] Players active (2015–16)[38]

Belarus
Belarus
(1 team) 33 40 45 38

Canada 36 69 56 41

Croatia
Croatia
(1 team) – 3 2 2

Czech Republic 46 47 29 35

Denmark – 1 2 4

Finland
Finland
(1 team) 40 37 50 47

France – – 1 1

Germany 1 3 3 1

Italy – – – 1

Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
(1 team) 30 29 28 36

Latvia
Latvia
(1 team)a 35 32 29 33

Norway 3 3 3 1

Russia
Russia
(22 teams) 540 573 594 634

Slovakia
Slovakia
(1 team) 51 43 32 27

Slovenia – 2 4 4

Sweden 24 22 28 27

Ukraineb 11 12 3 3

United States 13 20 27 21

Total 863 909 936 956

a – For further information, see: List of Latvians in the KHL b – For further information, see: List of Ukrainians in the KHL

Trophies and awards[edit]

Gagarin Cup

The winner of the playoff is awarded the Gagarin Cup, the KHL Champion title and the Russian Champion title, regardless of the country the club represents. The team ranked first in the standings after the regular season, i.e. the winner of the regular season, is awarded the Continental Cup[39] (Russian: Кубок Континента, Kubok Kontinenta). The winners of the conference finals are awarded the Eastern Conference Champion Cup (Russian: Кубок Победителю конференции Восток, Kubok Pobeditelyu konferentsii Vostok) and the Western Conference Champion Cup (Russian: Кубок Победителю конференции Запад, Kubok Pobeditelyu konferentsii Zapad).[40] The KHL presents annual awards to its most successful players. The KHL also awards the Opening Cup annually to the winner of the first game between the Gagarin Cup
Gagarin Cup
winner and the runner-up of the previous season. On September 10, 2011, three days after the 2011 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl
air disaster, the KHL head office decided to honor the deceased in the 2011 Opening Cup.[41] Seasons overview[edit]

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Season Gagarin Cup
Gagarin Cup
Winner Gagarin Cup
Gagarin Cup
finalist Final score Continental Cup Winner Top scorer

2008–09 Ak Bars Kazan Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 4–3 Salavat Yulaev Ufa* (129 points) Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(76 points: 34 G, 42 A)

2009–10 Ak Bars Kazan HC MVD 4–3 Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Ufa
(129 points) Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(66 points: 27 G, 39 A)

2010–11 Salavat Yulaev Ufa Atlant Moscow
Moscow
Oblast 4–1 Avangard Omsk
Avangard Omsk
(118 points) Alexander Radulov
Alexander Radulov
(80 points: 20 G, 60 A)

2011–12 Dynamo Moscow Avangard Omsk 4–3 Traktor Chelyabinsk
Traktor Chelyabinsk
(114 points) Alexander Radulov
Alexander Radulov
(63 points: 25 G, 38 A)

2012–13 Dynamo Moscow Traktor Chelyabinsk 4–2 SKA Saint Petersburg
SKA Saint Petersburg
(115 points) Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(76 points: 35 G, 41 A)

2013–14 Metallurg Magnitogorsk HC Lev Praha 4–3 Dynamo Moscow
Moscow
(115 points) Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(73 points: 34 G, 39 A)

2014–15 SKA Saint Petersburg Ak Bars Kazan 4–1 CSKA Moscow
Moscow
(139 points) Alexander Radulov
Alexander Radulov
(71 points: 24 G, 47 A)

2015–16 Metallurg Magnitogorsk CSKA Moscow 4–3 CSKA Moscow
Moscow
(127 points) Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(67 points: 32 G, 35 A)

2016–17 SKA Saint Petersburg Metallurg Magnitogorsk 4–1 CSKA Moscow
Moscow
(137 points) Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(85 points: 48 G, 37 A)

2017–18 TBD TBD 0–0 SKA Saint Petersburg
SKA Saint Petersburg
(138 points) Ilya Kovalchuk
Ilya Kovalchuk
(63 points: 31 G, 32 A)

*: In the first season, Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Ufa
was the winner of the regular season, but the Continental Cup was not yet awarded.

Season Opening Cup Winner Nadezhda Cup
Nadezhda Cup
Winner Gold Stick Award (MVP)

2008–09 Salavat Yulaev Ufa Nadezhda Cup
Nadezhda Cup
not yet introduced Danis Zaripov

2009–10 Ak Bars Kazan Alexander Radulov

2010–11 Dynamo Moscow Alexander Radulov

2011–12 Salavat Yulaev Ufa Alexander Radulov

2012–13 Dynamo Moscow Dinamo Riga Sergei Mozyakin

2013–14 Dynamo Moscow Avangard Omsk Sergei Mozyakin

2014–15 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Cancelled due to economic reasons Alexander Radulov

2015–16 CSKA Moscow Not contested Sergei Mozyakin

2016–17 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Sergei Mozyakin

2017–18 SKA Saint Petersburg TBA

Statistics[edit] Single season records[edit]

Regular season[42]

Record

Name Season

Points 85 Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(Magnitogorsk) 2016–17

Goals 48 Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(Magnitogorsk) 2016–17

Assists 60 Alexander Radulov
Alexander Radulov
(Ufa) 2010–11

Shots on goal 251 Geoff Platt
Geoff Platt
(Minsk) 2013–14

Plus/minus +46 Jan Kovář
Jan Kovář
(Magnitogorsk) 2013–14

Penalty minutes 374 Darcy Verot (Chekhov) 2009–10

Wins 33 Karri Rämö
Karri Rämö
(Omsk) 2010–11

Shutouts 13 Alexei Murygin
Alexei Murygin
(Yaroslavl) 2015–16

Playoffs[42]

Record

Name Season

Points 33 Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(Magnitogorsk) 2013–14

Goals 15 Evgenii Dadonov
Evgenii Dadonov
(SKA St. Petersburg) 2014–15

Assists 20 Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(Magnitogorsk) 2013–14

Shots on goal 82 Evgeny Kuznetsov
Evgeny Kuznetsov
(Chelyabinsk) 2012–13

Plus/minus +16 Dominik Graňák (Dynamo Moscow) 2012–13

Penalty minutes 69 Grigori Panin (Kazan) 2008–09

Wins 16 Alexander Eremenko
Alexander Eremenko
(Dynamo Moscow) Vasily Koshechkin
Vasily Koshechkin
(Magnitogorsk) Mikko Koskinen
Mikko Koskinen
(SKA St. Petersburg) 2011–12 2013–14 2014–15

Shutouts 6 Anders Nilsson (Kazan) 2014–15

Career records[edit]

Regular season[42]

Record

Name Years

Points 597 Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(Atlant, Magnitogorsk) 2008–2017

Goals 284 Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(Atlant, Magnitogorsk) 2008–2017

Assists 323 Alexander Radulov
Alexander Radulov
(Ufa, CSKA) 2008–2016

Games played 491 Anton Glinkin
Anton Glinkin
(Chelyabinsk, Kazan) Dmitri Semin
Dmitri Semin
(Yaroslavl, Atlant, Omsk, Ufa, N. Novgorod) 2008–2017

Plus/minus +194 Alexander Radulov
Alexander Radulov
(Ufa, CSKA) 2008–2016

Penalty minutes 900 Evgeny Artyukhin
Evgeny Artyukhin
(SKA St. Petersburg, Atlant, CSKA Moscow, Novosibirsk) 2010–2017

Wins 199 Vasily Koshechkin
Vasily Koshechkin
(Togliatti, Magnitogorsk, Cherepovets) 2008–2017

Shutouts 56 Vasily Koshechkin
Vasily Koshechkin
(Togliatti, Magnitogorsk, Cherepovets) 2008–2017

Playoffs[42]

Record

Name Years

Points 93 Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(Atlant, Magnitogorsk) 2008–2015

Goals 40 Sergei Mozyakin
Sergei Mozyakin
(Atlant, Magnitogorsk) 2008–2015

Assists 56 Patrick Thoresen
Patrick Thoresen
(Ufa, SKA St. Petersburg) 2009–2015

Games played 108 Ilya Gorokhov
Ilya Gorokhov
(Yaroslavl, Ufa, Atlant, Dynamo Moscow) 2008–2015

Plus/minus +40 Ilya Gorokhov
Ilya Gorokhov
(Yaroslavl, Ufa, Atlant, Dynamo Moscow) 2008–2015

Penalty minutes 182 Fedor Fedorov (Nizhnekamsk, Magnitogorsk, Atlant, SKA St. Petersburg) 2008–2013

Wins 44 Alexander Eremenko
Alexander Eremenko
(Ufa, Dynamo Moscow) 2008–2014

Shutouts 9 Petri Vehanen
Petri Vehanen
(Kazan, Prague) Alexander Eremenko
Alexander Eremenko
(Ufa, Dynamo Moscow) 2009–2014 2008–2014

KHL's longest match[edit]

Match time Date Match Home Visitor Result Overtime goal scorer

142.09 22.3.2018 5. Conference Semi-Finals CSKA Jokerit 1-2 Mika Niemi

All-time team records[edit] Since its foundation in 2008, 35 different clubs have played in the KHL, and 32 of them have at least once qualified for the playoffs. Of the 24 founding teams, only Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Metallurg Novokuznetsk
and Khimik Voskresensk had never qualified for the playoffs (both are no longer in the league). The table gives the final regular-season ranks for all teams, with the playoff performance encoded in colors. The teams are ordered by their best championship results.

Club 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Metallurg Magnitogorsk 6 3 5 4 7 2 6 8 3 8

Ak Bars Kazan 2 8 4 6 2 4 4 12 7 4

SKA Saint Petersburg 8 2 7 2 1 3 2 10 2 1

Dynamo Moscow[a] 7 5 6 3 4 1 3 6 4 18

Salavat Yulaev Ufa 1 1 2 8 9 8 14 9 15 10

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl[b] 3 7 3

8 15 10 2 5 5

CSKA Moscow 4 12 19 18 6 12 1 1 1 2

Traktor Chelyabinsk 12 18 18 1 5 19 15 19 10 6

Avangard Omsk 16 11 1 5 3 20 8 5 6 12

Atlant Moscow
Moscow
Oblast 5 6 8 9 17 17 16

Lev Praha

15 5

HC MVD
HC MVD
Balashikha 18 4

Sibir Novosibirsk 19 20 11 20 12 13 7 7 19 14

Jokerit
Jokerit
Helsinki

5 3 12 3

Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 14 9 15 17 14 25 22 16 20 9

Donbass Donetsk

18 6

Spartak Moscow 9 10 12 19 23 23

21 26 16

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 11 15 17 7 20 9 12 11 9 11

Barys Astana 15 14 14 10 10 7 11 17 13 19

Dinamo Riga 10 13 13 15 24 10 21 22 28 26

Severstal Cherepovets 17 16 9 11 11 18 17 27 23 17

Dinamo Minsk 22 17 16 13 19 26 9 18 8 20

Sochi

13 4 14 15

Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk

10 14 16 22 25 23 25 27

Amur Khabarovsk 20 21 22 12 25 28 28 25 22 13

Vityaz Podolsk 23 23 21 23 22 24 20 24 11 21

Admiral Vladivostok

16 19 13 16 22

Slovan Bratislava

13 21 26 15 17 24

Medveščak Zagreb

11 23 20 24

Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg

19 20 22 26 14 18 14 21 7

Lada Togliatti 13 22

24 26 27 25

Kunlun Red Star
Kunlun Red Star
Beijing

18 23

Metallurg Novokuznetsk 21 24 23 16 21 27 27 28 29

Lev Poprad

21

Khimik Voskresensk 24

Color Result

Red Gagarin Cup
Gagarin Cup
Winner

Yellow Runner-up

Green Conference finalist

Light Blue Conference semifinalist

Blue Qualified for playoffs

Purple Nadezhda Cup
Nadezhda Cup
Winner

Light Gray Not qualified for playoffs

Gray Did not play in the season

 [a]: Includes record of Dynamo Moscow
Moscow
before the merger with HC MVD in 2010  [b]: Did not participate in the 2011–12 season due to the deadly air disaster on September 7, 2011, that killed the entire team Attendance statistics[edit]

Jokerit
Jokerit
- SKA in Helsinki
Helsinki
Ice Challenge 2017, with KHL record attendance (17,645)[43]

Total and average attendance in seasons, including play-off.[44]

Season Total Attendance Average Attendance

2008–09 3,670,393 5,007

2009–10 4,211,836 5,661

2010–11 4,287,279 6,064

2011–12 4,313,455 6,127

2012–13 4,776,792 6,285

2013–14 5,195,762 6,192

2014–15 6,064,892 6,592

2015–16 5,914,666 6,429

2016–17 5,952,426 6,305

All-Star Game[edit] Main article: Kontinental Hockey League
Kontinental Hockey League
All-Star Game The Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game
Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game
is an exhibition game held annually in the midway point (usually January or February) of the season, with the league's star players playing against each other. Previously played Russian players versus the "rest of the world", now it is Eastern versus Western Conference. See also[edit]

Ice Hockey Federation of Russia List of Soviet and Russian ice hockey scoring champions List of Soviet and Russian ice hockey goal scoring champions List of current KHL team rosters

Preceded by Russian Superleague Kontinental Hockey League 2008—present Succeeded by none

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