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  • League status: Active
  • English name: Континентальная Хоккейная Лига
  • Administered by: Kontinental Hockey League
  • Head manager: Aleksandr Medvedev
  • Year of start: 2008
  • WWW: http://www.khl.ru/, http://www.facebook.com/KHL.ru

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Recent transfersShow all transfers»
28 Sep 2020 | Nikita Shchitov  (D) HC Sochiarrowretired as player
28 Sep 2020 | Nikolai Stasenko  (D) Vityaz PodolskarrowDinamo Maladzyechna
19 Sep 2020 | Sebastian Repo  (F) HC SochiarrowVityaz Podolsk
19 Sep 2020 | Danila Kvartalnov  (F) Vityaz PodolskarrowHC Sochi
League leaders |  season 2020-2021 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.Teemu HartikainenFSalavat Yulayev Ufa9771424
2.Alexei MakeyevLWAvtomobilist Yekaterinburg107512257
3.Markus GranlundFSalavat Yulayev Ufa8661286
4.Sakari ManninenFSalavat Yulayev Ufa11391244
5.Pavel DatsyukCAvtomobilist Yekaterinburg10391209
6.Nikita SoshnikovFSalavat Yulayev Ufa72101241
7.Robert KlinkhammerLWDinamo Minsk96511103
8.Vadim ShipachyovCDynamo Moskva9471143
9.Kaspars DaugavinsFVityaz Podolsk94711101
10.Ryan SpoonerCDinamo Minsk91101161
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League standings stage:


# Club G W W-OTDL-OTL Score P
1CSKA Moskva105211128:14 17 (+1)
2Dinamo Minsk104310236:28 16 (+1)
3SKA St. Petersburg106002229:24 14
4Dynamo Moskva94101329:23 12 (+1)
5Severstal Cherepovets93201319:25 11
6Lokomotiv Yaroslavl84011221:16 9 (-1)
7Spartak Moskva103101522:30 9
8Vityaz Podolsk92200528:26 8
9Jokerit63011118:10 7 (-1)
10HC Sochi91101614:30 5
11Dinamo Riga61011311:15 2 (-2)


# Club G W W-OTDL-OTL Score P
1Avangard Omsk128102135:19 20
2Ak Bars Kazan114401233:26 17
3Salavat Yulayev Ufa117100338:30 16
4Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg105102239:27 14
5Metallurg Magnitogorsk105200324:18 14
6Traktor Chelyabinsk115002424:20 12
7Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod113102532:36 10
8Sibir Novosibirsk113101632:35 9
9Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk103100622:36 8
10Barys Nur-Sultan62003116:19 7
11Amur Khabarovsk111101818:42 5
12HC Red Star Kunlun100011816:35 3 (+1)
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020, 22:06

During the regular season, each team plays 56 games: four games against each of the teams in their own division (for a total of 20 games) and two games against each of the other teams (for a total of 36 games).

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. This playoff structure is very similar to the current format of the NHL playoffs. In the playoffs, overtime periods last 20 minutes (or until a goal is scored). The number of overtime periods is not limited.

This playoff format does not allow the strongest teams to take the topmost positions in the KHL final standings when these teams are from the same conference. This is because the format makes the conferences equally represented in top two, four, eight and sixteen spots of the final standings, regardless of the relative strength of the conferences.

No automatic promotion/relegation. New applicants are examined by KHL board

The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is an international professional ice hockey league in Eurasia founded in 2008. As of 2009, it is ranked as the strongest hockey league in Europe

The title of Champion of Russia, regardless of which nation the club represents, and the Gagarin Cup, named after the first man to reach space and orbit the Earth, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, are awarded annually to the league champion, following a 16-team playoff at the end of the regular season. Two teams from the KHL were guaranteed qualification into the Champions Hockey League season.

The league was formed in 2008, from a predecessor organization, the Russian Superleague (RSL). The RSL, in turn, was a successor to the Soviet Championship League, which was founded in 1946 with only five teams. The KHL began its operations with 24 teams. After minor changes in the composition of the Russian teams and even a reduction to 23 teams in the 2010-11 season, the league will be back to 24 teams in the 2011-12 season. Of these teams, 20 are based in the Russian Federation and 4 more are located in Belarus, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Slovakia.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Barys Nur-Sultan

The KHL regular championship match between Barys and Dinamo Riga, scheduled for September 18, will be postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the Kazakh team.
The team was quarantined, and the KHL postponed six matches involving the team to a later date.

The press secretary of the club Yevgeny Akmanov told all the team members are asymptomatic, therefore, during the quarantine, everyone was sent home, but at the same time are under constant supervision of the medical headquarters.

The club hopes that everyone will soon get better, the team will continue to play in the KHL and this situation will not happen again, and the postponed matches, in agreement with the rivals, will be able to be held at a later date.

Relocation of the club to Russia is not currently being discussed, although it was considered before the start of the season.

(17 Sep 2020)

Dinamo Minsk - Jokerit not to be played today

The KHL game between Dinamo Minsk of Belarus and Jokerit of Finland will not be played today.
Players of the Finnish team had received death threats so they decided not to travel to Belarus.

(03 Sep 2020)

KHL season started

Ak Bars Kazan won the opening game of the 2020-21 KHL season against CSKA Moscow. Dmitri Voronkov scored the winning 3-2 goal early in the overtime period.

(02 Sep 2020)

All 23 KHL clubs have applied for next season

KHL President Alexei Morozov said all 23 clubs have already submitted financial documents in accordance with the regulations. Now the league will analyze the financial documents sent by the clubs and will present its opinion to the KHL Board of Directors for the final approvation.

(15 Jun 2020)

KHL suspended playoffs until April 10

The KHL decided to suspend the playoffs after a recommendation by the authorities and taking into account the epidemiological situation. If restrictive measures are reduced or lifted after April 10, the league will be ready for the second stage of the championship. The format and dates will be announced later.

(17 Mar 2020)

Fasel: "KHL should suspend playoffs"

President of the International Hockey Federation Rene Fasel called on the KHL to suspend the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Would it be fair to stop the season in the KHL? Yes.In other championships, games are suspended or cancelled. There are two clubs in Switzerland, including Lugano, which are located near the border of Italy. They were not allowed to play. And the Swiss League decided to suspend the championship. Once again, it is very important to protect the population, the people.We will be realistic." said Fasel to Ria Novosti Agency after Finnish club Jokerit Helsinki announced the withdrawal from the KHL playoffs.

(15 Mar 2020)

Omsk will have a new arena in 2022

A new ice palace for Avangard Omsk will be built by 2022, after the current Omsk Arena was declared unfit and set for demolition just 12 years after it opened, due to safety concerns. In September 2018, an evaluation of Omsk Arena's structure determined the building was in emergency condition, with specialists finding structural defects in 90 percent of surveyed areas, including large cracks in its columns.

"The deadline for completion of the build is 2022, the arena will have a capacity of about 12 thousand spectators and five floors" said Vadim Marygin, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities of the Omsk Region.

(09 Aug 2019)

Geoff Platt named Player of the Year in Belarus

Forward Geoff Platt, recently signed with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg from Jokerit, was named Player of the Year by Belarusian journalists. The Canadian born Platt, who had Belarusian citizenship since 2013, received 367 votes, finishing ahead of Dinamo Minsk defender Kristian Khenkel (190) and Yunost Minsk forward Mikhail Stefanovich (115)

(15 Jul 2019)

Alexander Titov disqualified for 4 years

Russian defender Alexander Titov, 28,  was suspended for four years for violating anti-doping rules, as reported by the official website of Russian Anti Doping Agency RUSADA.
Titov lastly played for Dizel Penza in 2017-2018 season.

(09 Jul 2019)

KHL canceled the status of foreign for the Belarusian players

Belarusian players have officially ceased to be considered imports in the KHL.

KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko said the decision were made last September. But on November 14, Sibir Novosibirsk Belarusian defender Pavel Vorobey was still registered as import in the official gamesheet of the game against Red Star Kunlun

"Belarusian players are not considered imports, but it is necessary to make appropriate changes veru urgently to the regulations to allow them playing without limitations" said earlier this week former KHL President Alexander Medvedev

Yesterday the KHL Board of Directors officially adopted the amend to the regulament

(22 Nov 2018)
29 Sep 2020HC Sochi - Traktor Chelyabinsk2-4
29 Sep 2020Dinamo Riga - CSKA Moskva0-0 TECH
29 Sep 2020HC Red Star Kunlun - Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk3-4
29 Sep 2020Lokomotiv Yaroslavl - Metallurg Magnitogorsk3-4 SO
29 Sep 2020Severstal Cherepovets - Dinamo Minsk1-4
29 Sep 2020Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod - Ak Bars Kazan4-2
29 Sep 2020Avangard Omsk - Jokerit3-2 OT
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