KHL Junior Draft
The KHL Junior Draft was an event of the Continental Hockey League (KHL), at which the teams were able to acquire the rights to available amateur and youth players based on the model of the NHL Entry Draft ( to draft = convene, move in). It was introduced in 2009 and abolished in 2017. The main point of criticism was that the draft eliminated the incentive to continue training junior players at the highest level, since the most successful junior programs in the country (in contrast to the system in North America) are maintained by the KHL teams themselves.
The order of the draft corresponded to the reverse table of the previous season. Teams newly admitted to the league were allowed to vote last. The first event in 2009 held a total of four rounds. The participating teams were allowed to choose all players between the ages of 17 and 21 who had not been protected by other teams at the time of the event or were already under contract with another KHL team. Graduates from schools that do not cooperate with a KHL team could be selected, as well as graduates from schools that cooperate with a KHL team but were not part of a junior team of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation . The other teams were allowed to "protect" 15 players who could not be selected in the draft.
|year||place||Top pick||team||chosen players|
|2009||Moscow||Mikhail Paschnin||HK CSKA Moscow||91|
|2010||Moscow||Dmitrij Jaškin||HK Sibir Novosibirsk||188|
|2011||Mytishchi||Anton Slepyschew||HK Metallurg Magnitogorsk||134|
|2012||Chelyabinsk||Denis Alexandrov||SKA Saint Petersburg||166|
|2013||Donetsk||Dmitry Osipov||Amur Khabarovsk||174|
|2014||St. Petersburg||Kirill Kaprisow||Metallurg Novokuznetsk||208|
|2015||Moscow||Artyom Malzew||HK Sochi||133|
|2016||Moscow||Wenijamin Baranov||Admiral Vladivostok||147|
- Overview on eliteprospects.com
- КХЛ не будет проводить драфт, начиная с этого года: КХЛ не будет проводить дра & #. In: sports.ru. April 26, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2018 (Russian).