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KHL

  • 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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30 Jun 2014 | Tuomas Kiiskinen  (F) Donbas DonetskarrowVäxjö Lakers
30 Jun 2014 | Oleg Piganovich  (D) Donbas DonetskarrowTraktor Chelyabinsk
30 Jun 2014 | Jan Laco  (G) Donbas DonetskarrowBarys Astana
30 Jun 2014 | Artyom Pugolovkin  (F) Spartak MoskvaarrowAtlant Moscow Oblast
League leaders |  season 2013-2014 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.Sergei MozyakinFMetallurg Magnitogorsk54343973843
2.Jan KovářFMetallurg Magnitogorsk542345684646
3.Danis ZaripovFMetallurg Magnitogorsk532539643242
4.Brandon BochenskiRWBarys Astana542830585517
5.Nigel DawesLWBarys Astana54262349187
6.Sakari SalminenFTorpedo Nizhny Novgorod54182947168
7.Fyodor MalykhinFAvtomobilist Yekaterinburg542222442614
8.Kyle WilsonCDinamo Riga49172744269
9.Jori LehteräCSibir Novosibirsk481232442214
10.Marcel HossaLWDinamo Riga50221941339
Show all stats for season 2013-2014
League standings stage:

GROUP: Western Conference

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Dynamo Moskva54344511171:113 115
2SKA St. Petersburg54305514175:115 105
3HC LEV Praha542312613149:107 99
4Donbas Donetsk54277218135:99 97
5Dinamo Riga542211516141:122 93
6KHL Medvescak Zagreb542441214138:126 92
7CSKA Moskva54257220130:118 91
8Lokomotiv Yaroslavl54235521109:103 84
9Atlant Moscow Oblast54198522123:120 78
10Severstal Cherepovets54205722128:135 77
11HC Slovan Bratislava54159426120:160 67
12Spartak Moskva54128628105:147 58
13Vityaz Podolsk541261026110:147 58
14Dinamo Minsk54134631102:161 53

GROUP: Eastern Conference

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Metallurg Magnitogorsk54305811166:113 108
2Barys Astana54266418182:157 94
3Ak Bars Kazan54268614139:108 100
4Salavat Yulayev Ufa54256716155:140 94
5Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod54257517153:121 94
6Sibir Novosibirsk54227718125:117 87
7Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg54227619134:125 86
8HC Admiral Vladivostok54215523135:129 78
9Traktor Chelyabinsk54187722126:148 75
10Avangard Omsk54176625136:162 69
11Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk54164826128:166 64
12Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk54154431127:152 57
13Metallurg Novokuznetsk541221030115:170 50
14Amur Khabarovsk54851130106:182 45
Last updated: 31 Aug 2014, 18:42

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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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)
 

Dinamo Minsk changes coaching staff

Dinamo Minsk, last in Western Conference, fired Canadian coach Gordie Dwyer and all the staff:
assistants Sergey Stas, Konstantin Koltsov , goalkeeper coach Andrei Kudin and physical training coach Gennady Lyango.
Current Belarus National Team coach Andrei Sidorenko was appointed as new coach, with Andrei Sidorenko , Andrei Kovalev and Dmitry Kravchenko to complete the coaching staff

(11 Nov 2018)
 

Ziga Jeglich suspended 8 months

The IIHF issued a verdict on the case of Slovenian national team player Ziga Jeglic. He receives an eight-month suspension, until October 20, 2018.

During the Olympics 2018, a fenoterol drug was found in the hockey player's test. The hockey player recognized the violation of the anti-doping rules, and was suspended from the remaining matches of the Slovenian national team. In Korea Jeglich scored one goal. He accepted a voluntary suspension until the date of the final decision
Jeglic played in the KHL last season for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod and Neftekhimik. After reporting a positive doping test, he left the Nizhnekamsk club.

(13 Aug 2018)
 

Yevgeny Rymarev is the Kazakhstan Player of the Year

Kazzin Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk captain Yevgeny Rymarev was named Kazakhstan Player of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. Rymarev preceded Avangard Omsk left-winger Semyon Koshelev - who plays with Russian passport - Barys Astana duo Roman Starchenko (winner in 2013 and 2015) and the KHL Top-Scorer Nigel Dawes and the winner of last season, Nomad and Barys forward Nikita Mikhailis

(29 Jun 2018)
 

Sergei Ogorodnikov passed away

Former Russian national team player Sergei Ogorodnikov passed away at 32, as a result of injuries after an accident on a water scooter.
Drafted by New York Islanders in 2004, Ogorodnikov played in US in 2006-07 season for Bridgeport Sound Tigers and defunct Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL), appearing in 127 games of KHL for CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Lada Togliatti, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg and Metallurg Novokuznetsk with experiences abroad in Belarus (Gomel and Zhlobin), Kazakhstan (Sary Arka)and Poland (Podhale Nowy Targ) last season.
With Russia national team won the gold medal at WJC 18 in 2004 in Belarus, beating 3-2 USA, playing along with Anton Khudobin, Alexander Radulov and Evgeny Malkin and the silver medal at WJC U20 2006

(25 Jun 2018)
 

Kazakhstan named new coach

Belarussian Andrei Skabelka, 47, was appointed as new coach of Kazakhstan national team, following his sign as new coach of Barys Astana. Last season Skabelka coached Avangard Omsk

(06 Jun 2018)
 

Yunost and Shakhtar become farm clubs of Dinamo Minsk

Yunost Minsk and Shakhtar Soligorsk will be both farm-clubs of Dinamo Minsk. The agreement was signed by the General Director of Dinamo Anatoly Kurilets, and the equal role Alexei Torbin (Yunost) and Yuri Budko (Shakhtar).

"Today we have made logical steps that will help further progress of all three teams. We ended the cooperation with Dinamo Maladzyechna that now is becoming an indipendent club.
Now we should give an opportunity to young Belarusian players to prove themselves. Cooperation with the leading clubs of our national championship will allow it to be done with the greatest efficiency" said Kurilets

(21 May 2018)
 

Longest KHL game ever

Jokerit beat CSKA in Moscow in the 8th period to stay in the KHL playoffs. Mika Niemi scored the winner at 142:09 but CSKA still leads the series 3-2.

(22 Mar 2018)
 

Barys Astana fired coach

Barys Astana fired headcoach Yevgeny Koreshkov, promoted last May after three seasons as assistant coach.
Galym Mambetaliev was appointed as interim coach

(01 Jan 2018)
 

Damir Ryspaev can go back in KHL

According to portal shaiba.kz, the KHL terminated the suspension of Damir Ryspaev imposed after player started a brawl on 08 August 2016 during the a game between his club Barys Astana and the Red Star Kunlun for the Cup of the President of Kazakhstan in Astana. A week later Ryspaev received a lifetime ban from the league. He started the season playing for Nomad Astana, the Barys' satellite club playing in Kazakh League, before to receive the permission to play in VHL, moving to Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk where played 7 games

(25 Dec 2017)
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