Continental hockey league

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Continental hockey league
Kontinental Hockey League Logo.svg

Full name Kontinentalnaja Chokkejnaja Liga ( Russian Континентальная хоккейная лига )
Current season KHL 2019/20
sport ice Hockey
abbreviation KHL
League foundation 2008
Teams 24
Country countries RussiaRussia Russia (19) People's Republic of China (1) Finland (1) Kazakhstan (1) Latvia (1) Belarus (1)
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China 
Title holder HK CSKA Moscow
Record champions Ak Bars Kazan (3)
TV partner Спорт-1, Rossija 2 Sportdigital

The Continental Hockey League ( KHL for short ; Russian Континентальная хоккейная лига / Kontinentalnaja Chokkejnaja Liga , Russian КХЛ for short ; internationally marketed under the English name Kontinental Hockey League ) is the top division in Russia , where ice hockey teams from other Asian and European countries also play take part. At the end of the season, the KHL winner will receive the Gagarin Cup , named after the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin .

The league's president has been Dmitri Chernyshenko , who previously organized the Winter Olympics in Sochi , since December 2014 . The first president was Alexander Medvedev , who is also deputy chairman of the Russian energy company Gazprom and general director of the export company Gazprom Export . The CEO of the KHL is the entrepreneur Gennady Timchenko .

The participants are divided into four divisions , which are named after the Soviet ice hockey greats Vsevolod Bobrov , Anatoly Tarasov , Valeri Kharlamov and Arkady Chernyshev . In the first season, the divisions were equally staffed, since 2009 they have been formed regionally and are organized in two conferences.

For the 2016/17 season , the league was increased to 29 teams. With Kunlun Red Star from Beijing , a franchise from the People's Republic of China was represented in the KHL for the first time .


The regular season begins with the opening game of the two previous year's finalists, known as the Locomotive Cup . By 2014, the 28 teams played twice against each of the 27 other teams, which meant that each team had to play 54 games. A new game plan was introduced for the 2014/15 season that takes regional aspects into account. In the regular season, the teams have since been divided into two conferences and four divisions of seven teams each. Each team has to play a total of 60 games:

  • 24 games against the other six teams in the division (two home and two away games)
  • 14 games (one home and one away game) against the teams in the other division of the conference
  • 14 games against the teams from the other conference (7 home and 7 away games each)
  • 4 further games against teams from the own conference and the other conference, taking regional and logistical aspects into account.

The team with the most points after the regular season wins the Continental Cup .

The play-offs follow after the regular season , for which the eight teams with the best points from both conferences qualify. The division winners take the first four positions on the seeding list. In the first two years, the first play-off round was played in best-of-five mode, the following three up to and including the final series then in best-of-seven mode . Since the 2010/11 season , all play-off rounds have been played in the best-of-seven mode. The winner of the final series wins the Gagarin Cup .

For the 2018/19 season, the two-point rule, comparable to the National Hockey League, was introduced to enable more interesting table constellations.


Foundation phase

International version of the KHL logo until 2016

The KHL replaced the Super League for the 2008/09 season and extends to the Eurasian continent with the previous participating countries Kazakhstan , Croatia , Latvia , Russia, Slovakia , the Czech Republic , Finland , Ukraine and Belarus . The league started its premiere season in 2008 with 24 teams from four different countries.

The 24 participants in the premiere season consisted of the previous 20 teams in the Superliga, as well as Chimik Voskressensk and Barys Astana , who last played in the Vysschaya League and took first and second place in the past season. There were also HK Dinamo Minsk and Dinamo Riga . Instead of Voskressensk , Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg should start in the KHL. Shortly before the start of training in July 2008, however, Yekaterinburg was excluded from the league due to ongoing financial problems and replaced by the second division champions Chimik Voskressensk. Since Woskressensk also suffered financial problems during the season and salary payments were still outstanding at the end of the season, Woskressensk was taken out of the league for the 2009/10 season. Awtomobilist Yekaterinburg had meanwhile set up new financing and replaced Chimik as the 24th team.

Even before the start of the KHL in 2008, an expansion of the league to 30 teams was planned for the 2009/10 season . The teams that had been offered to participate included the Swedish Elitserien clubs Färjestad BK and Frölunda HC , the Finnish club Kärpät Oulu , the HC Energie Karlovy Vary from the Czech Republic, the Ukrainian team HK Sokol Kiev and Eisbären Berlin from the German ice hockey club League . After the start of the 2008/09 season, however, KHL managing director Vladimir Schalajew put the various expansion rumors into perspective . According to Schalajew, the league should be gradually increased to 26, then to 30 and finally to a maximum of 32 participants.

In the summer of 2009 there were renewed statements that an extension was being considered. In the end, only the Russian club Awtomobilist Yekaterinburg , which had been excluded from the 2008/09 season due to financial difficulties, was included in the 2009/10 season . The second division champions HK Ugra Khanty-Mansiysk showed interest, but was not re-added until the 2010/11 season. For the 2010/11 season, the hockey departments of HK Dynamo Moscow and HK MWD Balaschicha merged and will now play under the new name OHK Dynamo . In addition, the HK Lada Tolyatti was excluded from the league due to financial problems. Second division champions HK Ugra Khanty-Mansiysk took over one of the vacant starting positions. The acceptance of HK Budiwelnik from the Ukrainian capital Kiev failed due to the lack of a KHL-compatible stadium.


In November 2009, the Swedish second division AIK Stockholm announced that they wanted to play in the KHL from the 2010/11 season, but received no approval from the Swedish association. However, announced or rumored foundations of KHL clubs in Leipzig (under the name Torpedo ), The Huttwil Falcons ( Helvetics ) and the Swedes ( Swedish Crowns ) did not materialize. The Italian second division Hockey Milano Rossoblu also expressed their intention in May 2011 to want to participate with a team in the KHL for the 2012/13 season. However, in the absence of sufficient finances, this plan was never implemented.

In 2010 the newly founded team HC Lev Hradec Králové from the Czech Republic should play in the KHL. After the team was not released by the Czech Association, she played the 2011/12 season as HC Lev Poprad in Slovakia Poprad . Lev was the first KHL club outside of the former Soviet Union. In 2012 the team moved to Prague in the Czech Republic and was dissolved again in 2014 for financial reasons.

Lokomotive Yaroslavl withdrew his team due to the plane crash near Yaroslavl for the 2011/12 season from the game, but started again in the KHL the following season.

The 2012 Slovak champions, HC Slovan Bratislava , and the Ukrainian club HK Donbass Donetsk took part in the competition from the 2012/13 season . For the 2013/14 season , the league was expanded to include KHL Medveščak Zagreb from Croatia and the newly founded Club Admiral Vladivostok to 28 teams.

KHL logo in Cyrillic until 2016

For the 2014/15 season , the KHL was expanded to include the six-time Finnish champion Jokerit from Helsinki, whose home stadium Hartwall Areena was partially taken over in June 2013 by the President of SKA Saint Petersburg , Gennadi Timtschenko , as well as Boris and Arkadi Rotenberg . In addition, with HK Sochi, a team was placed in the venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics and the former KHL team HK Lada Tolyatti returned to the KHL. In June 2014 HK Donbass Donetsk (due to the political situation in eastern Ukraine) and HK Spartak Moscow - for financial reasons - initially withdrew from gaming for one year.

In May 2015, Atlant Moskovskaya Oblast closed the game due to financial problems. HK Spartak Moscow returned to the KHL after a one-year break and resumed playing for the 2015/16 season . From the 2016/17 season , the KHL expanded to China. In Beijing went Red Star Kunlun to the start and already achieved in their first season, the play-offs.

Financial problems and downsizing

After the 2016/17 season, the KHL Medveščak Zagreb withdrew from the league and Metallurg Novokuznetsk was excluded from the league because of his financial problems. In addition, the KHL board planned to reduce the league strength to 24 participants from 2018, as the Russian participants would be financed to more than 50% by the Russian state and this situation "cannot be tolerated". The clubs are selected according to a point system in which, among other things, sporting performance, expenses, stadium utilization and funding from public bodies are included. The salary cap should be reduced to 600 million rubles by 2020/21 . Despite the downsizing, European and Asian clubs are to continue to be included, with up to two existing clubs being excluded per year according to the point system.

In March 2018, the board of the KHL decided to exclude HK Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk and HK Lada Tolyatti (based on the points list) from the KHL. This step was justified primarily with a lack of sporting results, a high financing rate by the KHL itself, a lack of TV ratings and low audience numbers at home games. Both clubs were then included in the Wysschaja Hockey League . Severstal Tscherepowez escaped exclusion, as he was competitive in the 2017/18 season and showed significant increases in audience ratings.

After the 2018/19 season, HC Slovan Bratislava withdrew from the KHL for financial reasons. In April 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia , Admiral Vladivostok lost his two main donors - the regional government and the port of Vladivostok - and withdrew from the KHL for financial reasons. This reduced the number of participants to 23 clubs.

Participants of the 2020/21 season

East conference

Chernyshev Division
Surname Location Stadion capacity founded admission
Barys Nur-Sultan KazakhstanKazakhstan Nur-Sultan Barys Arena 12,000 1999 2008
Amur Khabarovsk RussiaRussia Khabarovsk Platinum Arena 07,100 1966 2008
HK Awangard Omsk RussiaRussia Omsk Balashikha Arena 5,525 1950 2008
Kunlun Red Star China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China Beijing Mytishchi Arena 7,000 2016 2016
Salawat Yulayev Ufa RussiaRussia Ufa Ufa arena 08,500 1957 2008
Kharlamov Division
Surname Location Stadion capacity founded admission
Awtomobilist Ekaterinburg RussiaRussia Ekaterinburg Yekaterinburg Sports Palace 05,500 2006 2009
Ak Bars Kazan RussiaRussia Kazan Tatneft arena 11,900 1956 2008
HK Metallurg Magnitogorsk RussiaRussia Magnitogorsk Arena Metallurg 07,500 1950 2008
Neftechimik Nizhnekamsk RussiaRussia Nizhnekamsk SKK Neftechimik 05,500 1968 2008
HK Sibir Novosibirsk RussiaRussia Novosibirsk Ice Sports Palace Sibir 07,500 1949 2008
HK tractor Chelyabinsk RussiaRussia Chelyabinsk Ice sports arena tractor 07,500 1947 2008

West conference

Tarasov Division
Surname Location Stadion capacity founded admission
Yaroslavl locomotive RussiaRussia Yaroslavl Arena 2000 09,070 1959 2008 1
HK Dinamo Minsk BelarusBelarus Minsk Minsk Arena 15,000 2004 2008
HK CSKA Moscow RussiaRussia Moscow CSKA arena 12,100 1946 2008
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod RussiaRussia Nizhny Novgorod KRK Nagorny 05,500 1948 2008
HK Sochi RussiaRussia Sochi Bolshoi Ice Palace 12,000 2014 2014
HK Vitjas RussiaRussia Podolsk Vityaz Ice Palace 05,500 1996 2008
Bobrow Division
Surname Location Stadion capacity founded admission
Jokerit Helsinki FinlandFinland Helsinki Hartwall Arena 13,349 1967 2014
HK Dynamo Moscow RussiaRussia Moscow VTB arena 10,800 1946 2008
HK Spartak Moscow RussiaRussia Moscow CSKA arena 12,100 1946 2008 2
Dinamo Riga LatviaLatvia Riga Riga Arena 11,000 2008 2008
SKA Saint Petersburg RussiaRussia St. Petersburg Ice Palace Saint Petersburg 12,300 1946 2008
Severstal Cherepovets RussiaRussia Cherepovets Cherepovets Ice Palace 06,046 1956 2008
1 no participation from 2011 to 2012
2 no participation from 2014 to 2015
Teams of the Continental Hockey League in the 2020/21 season
West conference with the Bobrov ( ButtonOrange.svg) and Tarasov ( ButtonRed.svg) divisions
East conference with the Kharlamov ( ButtonGreen.svg) and Chernyshov ( ButtonBlue.svg) divisions
Large map: Russia
Small map: China

1 Avangard Omsk plays its home games in Balashikha , Moscow Oblast from
2 Kunlun Red Star plays its home games in the season 2020/21 in the Mytishchi Arena from


season 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Participation
Attendees 24 24 23 23 26th 28 28 28 29 27 25th 24 23
KazakhstanKazakhstan Barys Nur-Sultan Ts 13
RussiaRussia HK MWD Balashikha Ta - 2
SlovakiaSlovakia HC Slovan Bratislava - Bo Ta - 7th
RussiaRussia Amur Khabarovsk Ch Ts 13
RussiaRussia HK Ugra Khanty-Mansiysk - Ch - 8th
UkraineUkraine HK Donbass Donetsk - Bo Ta - 2
FinlandFinland Jokerit Helsinki - Bo 7th
RussiaRussia Yaroslavl locomotive Ch Ta - Ta 12
RussiaRussia Awtomobilist Ekaterinburg - Ch 12
RussiaRussia Ak Bars Kazan Ts Ch 13
RussiaRussia HK Metallurg Magnitogorsk Ta Ch 13
BelarusBelarus HK Dinamo Minsk Bo Ta Bo Ta 13
RussiaRussia HK Dynamo Moscow
2010-12 OHK Dynamo
Ts Bo Ta Bo 13
RussiaRussia HK Spartak Moscow Bo Ta - Bo 12
RussiaRussia HK CSKA Moscow Ta Bo Ta Bo Ta 13
RussiaRussia Atlant Moskovskaya Oblast Bo Ta Bo - 8th
RussiaRussia Neftechimik Nizhnekamsk Ts Ch 13
RussiaRussia Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Ts Ta Ch Ta Ch Ta 13
RussiaRussia Metallurg Novokuznetsk Bo Ts - 9
RussiaRussia HK Sibir Novosibirsk Ch Ts Ch 13
RussiaRussia HK Awangard Omsk Ch Ts 13
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China Kunlun Red Star - Ts 5
RussiaRussia SKA Saint Petersburg Ta Bo 13
SlovakiaSlovakia HC Lev Poprad - Bo - 1
Czech RepublicCzech Republic HC Lev Prague - Bo - 2
LatviaLatvia Dinamo Riga Ch Bo 13
RussiaRussia HK Sochi - Ta 7th
RussiaRussia HK Lada Tolyatti Ch - Ch - 6th
RussiaRussia HK Vitjas
2008-13 Vitjas Chekhov
Ts Ta Bo Ta 13
RussiaRussia HK tractor Chelyabinsk Ta Ch 13
RussiaRussia Severstal Cherepovets Bo Ta Bo 13
RussiaRussia Salawat Yulayev Ufa Bo Ts 13
RussiaRussia Admiral Vladivostok - Ts - 7th
RussiaRussia Chimik Voskressensk Ta - 1
CroatiaCroatia KHL Medveščak Zagreb - Bo - 4th


The KHL awards various trophies for the champion, the winner of the regular season and for the winner of the cup competition of the teams not qualified for the play-offs. In addition, a number of player trophies are awarded, including for the most valuable player .

Gagarin Cup

season Gagarin Cup Continental Cup Nadezhda Cup
2008/09 Ak Bars Kazan not forgiven not carried out
2009/10 Ak Bars Kazan Salawat Yulayev Ufa not carried out
2010/11 Salawat Yulayev Ufa HK Awangard Omsk not carried out
2011/12 OHK dynamo HK tractor Chelyabinsk not carried out
2012/13 HK Dynamo Moscow SKA Saint Petersburg Dinamo Riga
2013/14 HK Metallurg Magnitogorsk HK Dynamo Moscow HK Awangard Omsk
2014/15 SKA Saint Petersburg HK CSKA Moscow not carried out
2015/16 HK Metallurg Magnitogorsk HK CSKA Moscow not carried out
2016/17 SKA Saint Petersburg HK CSKA Moscow not carried out
2017/18 Ak Bars Kazan SKA Saint Petersburg not carried out
2018/19 HK CSKA Moscow HK CSKA Moscow not carried out

In the 2008/09 premiere season, Ak Bars Kazan was the first champion of the newly created KHL. With three championships won, the team is also a record winner. HK Dynamo Moscow , who competed as OHK Dynamo in the 2011/12 season, HK Metallurg Magnitogorsk and SKA Saint Petersburg are the other teams that have won the Gagarin Cup several times. The first non-Russian team to qualify for the Gagarin Cup final was HC Lev Prague in the 2013/14 season . They lost the final series 3: 4 against HK Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

Continental Cup

The Continental Cup has been awarded to the team with the highest points in the main round since the 2009/2010 season. In the first three years, teams from the Eastern Conference were able to win. Afterwards only western conference participants. The record winner of the Continental Cup is HK CSKA Moscow (4 wins).

Nadezhda Cup

The Nadezhda Cup was played in 2013 and 2014 between the teams that did not qualify for the play-offs.

Best scorer

Regular season

Abbreviations: S = playing times, Sp = games, T = goals, A = assists , pts = points, +/- = plus / minus , SM = penalty minutes; Bold: current team

player Teams S. Sp T A. Pt +/- SM
RussiaRussia Sergei Mosjakin Atlant, Metallurgist Mg 8th 427 236 276 512 +150 116
RussiaRussia Alexander Radulov Salawat Yulayev, CSKA 8th 391 169 323 492 +149 678
RussiaRussia Danis Saripov Ak Bars, Metallurg Mg 8th 420 183 223 406 +144 262
RussiaRussia Vadim Schipachev Severstal, SKA 8th 395 111 225 336 +61 195
United StatesUnited States Brandon Bochenski Barys Astana 6th 311 137 182 319 +74 247
CanadaCanada Kevin Dallman Barys Astana , SKA 8th 402 114 198 312 +55 360
RussiaRussia Alexei Morozov Ak Bars, CSKA 6th 294 125 162 287 +71 144
CanadaCanada Matt Ellison Dinamo Riga, MWD, Torpedo, Medveščak, Dinamo Minsk 8th 368 123 162 285 −25 358
RussiaRussia Alexander Pereshogin Salawat Yulayev, Avangard 8th 429 143 140 283 +116 289
NorwayNorway Patrick Thoresen Salawat Yulayev, SKA 6th 292 117 165 282 +132 256

Status: end of the 2015/16 season


Abbreviations: S = playoff series played, Sp = games, T = goals, V = assists , pts = points, +/− = plus / minus , SM = penalty minutes; Bold: current team

player Teams S. Sp T A. Pt +/- SM
RussiaRussia Sergei Mosjakin Atlant, Metallurgist Mg 8th 107 51 67 118 +22 12
RussiaRussia Danis Saripov Ak Bars, Metallurg Mg 8th 109 40 52 92 +39 74
RussiaRussia Alexander Radulov Salawat Yulayev, CSKA 7th 92 24 65 89 +26 104
NorwayNorway Patrick Thoresen Salawat Yulayev, SKA 6th 98 27 56 83 +38 87
FinlandFinland Niko Kapanen Ak Bars, Lev, Jokerit 8th 111 20th 44 64 +15 75
RussiaRussia Alexei Morozov Ak Bars, CSKA 6th 75 28 33 61 +20 30th
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Jan Kovář Metallurgist Mg 3 54 18th 40 58 +26 42
RussiaRussia Igor Grigorenko Salawat Yulayev , CSKA 8th 88 34 24 58 +25 44
SwedenSweden Tony Mårtensson Ak Bars, SKA 6th 94 21st 35 56 +33 51
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Roman Červenka Awangard, SKA 4th 64 24 30th 54 +12 26th

Status: end of the 2015/16 season

Salary cap

As in the last two seasons of the Superliga, the 24 KHL teams must adhere to the salary cap . The limit in the first season is 562.5 million rubles (about 15.3 million euros ) and is divided as follows:

  • 400.0 million rubles (about 10.9 million euros) for 21 players
  • 162.5 million rubles (about 4.4 million euros) for four outstanding players

The teams each have a squad of 25 players, five of which are non-Russian citizens. For the teams from Kazakhstan, Latvia and Belarus, the same rules apply to their respective home countries, but they may sign and use an unlimited number of foreign players in the first season.

Each team can choose three of the four outstanding players from the 25 players. The fourth player is automatically determined if he meets the following requirements:

  • Completed more than 40 games (20 games for goalkeepers) in the last season of the National Hockey League
  • Junior players with Canadian or American origin, younger than 20 years and in the first three rounds of the NHL Entry Draft selected
  • Players from a European league, which at the last World Cup or the last Winter Olympics took part

Contract system

The KHL is also introducing a new contract system that is divided into three different types.

  • Standard one-way contracts (exclusively for the KHL)
  • Two-way contracts (for the KHL and the farm team )
  • Junior contracts

The standard one-way contracts can be signed by any player older than 17 years. However, for young players who sign their first professional contract, the rule applies that the contract must have a term of four years. The two-way contracts, which also apply to the farm teams, can only be signed from the age of 16. The rookie salary is a maximum of 500,000 rubles (about 13,700 euros). If the player was selected in the first round of the draft, the maximum salary in the first year is 300,000 rubles (about 8,200 euros), but increases in the following three years of the contract initially by 20, then by 30 and finally by 50 percent of the basic salary.

One major difference between KHL and NHL, however, is the treatment of so-called restricted free agents . While a restricted free agent without a contract can leave the NHL without problems, this is not possible in the KHL. The transfer rights of an NHL restricted free agent only apply to the league, whereas those of the KHL, which interprets this more strictly, apply worldwide. Thus it is not possible for a restricted free agent from the KHL to leave the league.

The farm teams will play in a separate league organized by the Russian Ice Hockey Federation FHR .

Draft and transfers

The first draft was held in Moscow on June 1, 2009 , after the 2008-09 season ended . In the so-called Junior Draft , the teams have the opportunity to acquire the rights to European and North American talent. Each team can choose up to three players from their own junior team. The teams that select a player from a competitor's junior pool during the draft must pay compensation to them. For a player in the first round, the amount of compensation is 3.0 million rubles (about 82,200 euros), for a player in the second round it is 2.0 million rubles (about 54,800 euros), etc.

In addition, there is a waiver draft before the start of the season , against which each team can protect 18 field players and two goalkeepers. The unprotected players can then be selected by the other teams without compensation. Players with two-way contracts are excluded from selection. The order of the draft results from the reverse order of the final ranking of the previous season, whereby the weakest team can vote first.

The transfer market is also following the example of the NHL. In contrast to the European modalities of handling transfers with transfer fees, the players should primarily be exchanged between the teams, which means that their current contracts also remain in place. The last day on which the teams can swap players for the current season is January 15, 2009.

Transfer agreement with the National Hockey League

In the run-up to the start of the KHL league , the participants had repeatedly threatened to try to poach top players from the 30 National Hockey League franchises due to their great financial strength, as this had also been a common practice of the NHL compared to the Super League in previous years was, both leagues and the National Hockey League Players' Association NHLPA reached a transfer agreement at a congress of the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF in Zurich on July 10, 2008.

In it, the NHL, KHL and other European leagues guaranteed mutual respect for valid player contracts. First of all, another meeting was scheduled in New York for September 4, 2008 , in which more concrete plans are to be made, after Russia had declared the old agreement null and void in 2005 and a further six European leagues had taken this step in June 2008.

Just over a week after the drafting of a new agreement became known, the IIHF announced on July 18, 2008 that they were reviewing the contractual status of six players, namely Alexander Radulow , Nikita Filatow , Tomáš Mojžíš , Jason Krog , Wiktor Tichonow and Fjodor Fjodorow will, since contracts or commitments for both leagues on the part of the players existed. For the time of the investigation, the players were suspended from international transfers and competitions. In the period up to September 2008, other players who had a valid KHL contract signed contracts with various NHL franchises. At a meeting of several national associations and the IIHF, the KHL waived their complaints to the IIHF for some players, whereupon the suspensions were lifted. In the cases of Alexander Radulow, Vyacheslav Woinow , Maxim Majorow and Andrei Loktionow , however, no agreement could be reached, so that they were decided before an arbitration tribunal.

The problem continued in the summer of 2009, although both leagues had promised to respect existing contracts. However, there were different views on the treatment of so-called restricted free agents on both sides . After Jiří Hudler had turned down an offer from his club Detroit Red Wings and went to the court of arbitration , he had signed a contract with HK Dynamo Moscow on July 8, 2009 , which guaranteed him more salary than he could have earned in the NHL. The NHL then intervened with the IIHF regarding the legality of the contract. The KHL then postponed contract registration until the end of July.

Other players who were not allowed to change by the KHL were Yevgeni Dadonow from HK Traktor Chelyabinsk and Denis Parschin and Sergei Schirokow from HK CSKA Moscow .

Dress code

  • Following the example of the NHL and in contrast to the Super League, the home team must compete in dark jerseys, the away team in white or light jerseys.
  • The coaching staff must also dress in accordance with the statutes of the league regulations and wear suit combinations.

Web links

Commons : Kontinental Hockey League  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

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