The Continental Hockey League (KHL) is an open international hockey league uniting clubs from Russia , Belarus , Kazakhstan , China , Latvia and Finland , which annually fight for the league’s main trophy - the Gagarin Cup . The KHL was formed in 2008 and initially united 24 teams. Since the 2019/20 season , 24 teams from 22 cities of six countries have been playing in the league. Initially, it was planned to increase the league to 32 hockey clubs , but now the KHL leadership, on the contrary, is reducing the number of teams.
|Continental Hockey League|
|KHL in the season 2019/2020|
|A country|| Russia (19)|
|Number of teams||24|
|Most Titles||Ak Bars (3)|
- 1 History
- 1.1 Background
- 1.2 Getting Started
- 1.3 Extension
- 2 All-Star Game
- 3 Redraft
- 4 Junior draft
- 5 Players Union
- 6 Sports and Disciplinary Committee
- 7 Attendance
- 8 KHL Guide
- 8.1 Chairpersons of the KHL Board of Directors
- 8.2 KHL Presidents
- 9 KHL structure
- 10 Season structure
- 10.1 Regular season
- 10.2 Playoffs
- 10.3 Cup of Hope
- 10.4 Some consequences of the regulations
- 11 Teams
- 11.1 Western Conference
- 11.2 Eastern Conference
- 11.3 Season 2019—2020
- 12 League appearances
- 13 Refereeing
- 14 Trophies and awards
- 15 KHL in international tournaments
- 15.1 Spengler Cup
- 15.2 Continental Cup
- 15.3 Champions League
- 16 TV broadcasts
- 16.1 Channel List
- 16.2 YouTube Channel
- 17 KHL Partners and Sponsors
- 18 Prospects for expansion
- 19 Teams who left the league
- 20 facts
- 21 See also
- 22 Notes
- 23 Links
After the Interethnic Hockey League was disbanded in 1996, the best CIS clubs dispersed in their national championships. In October 2005, the head of the Federal Agency for Physical Culture and Sports, Vyacheslav Fetisov, proposed a single league project for clubs in Russia , Belarus , Kazakhstan , Latvia , Ukraine (and, in the future, Western Europe and the Far East ), now under the name Euro-Asian Hockey League (EAHL)  . League, independent of national federations, in particular from FHR , and independent of PHL (the organization conducting the championship of the Russian Super League )  . And a league primarily focused on a commercial model, like in the NHL . Nine Russian clubs have signed an agreement of intent. The start of a new league was scheduled for the 2006-2007 season with 12 clubs in the first season with the prospect of expanding to 20 or more clubs in subsequent seasons  . But the start of the project this season could not be implemented. In the next season of 2007-2008, this idea was discussed vigorously  , but it did not come to real action. Finally, in February 2008, despite opposition from the FHR, a decision was made to launch a league originally named the Open Russian Hockey League (ORHL), which eventually received the name of the Continental Hockey League (KHL). Alexander Medvedev became the president of the KHL, and Vyacheslav Fetisov became the chairman of the board of directors. Almost all the ideas proposed for the EAHL league were embodied in this project: participation initially from CIS clubs, and then from Western Europe; junior draft ; division into registered divisions and conferences; salary ceiling; name cup; stringent requirements for infrastructure clubs; “Long” playoff series to 4 wins  . The only major difference from the EACHL project was that it was originally planned to take the selected Super League clubs to the EACL , while the KHL included all the clubs represented in the Super League.
The KHL was created on the basis of the Russian Hockey Super League and included at that time 24 clubs. Of these, 21 are clubs from Russia , as well as one from Belarus , Kazakhstan , and Ukraine . Unlike the Super League, the Continental Hockey League independently organizes the championship. According to a three-year contract with FHR, the holder of the Gagarin Cup also receives the title of champion of Russia, regardless of the nationality of the club.
The first KHL championship was held in the 2008/09 season , which the organizers consider experimental. On September 2, 2008, the first goal in the tournament’s history was scored by 31-year-old Dynamo Riga hockey player Alexander Nizhivy against Amur . On September 4, 2008, the first hat-trick (at the gates of Riga Dynamo) was drawn up by player of the Novokuznetsk Metallurg Alexander Shinkar .
On April 12, 2009, the Ak Bars team from Kazan became the first owner of the Gagarin Cup and the KHL champion in the 2008/2009 season .
Since the 2009/10 season , other clubs have joined the league. The place of the Chemist who was expelled from the Championship was taken by Avtomobilist from Yekaterinburg .
In 2010, the Ugra club, the champion of the Premier League in the seasons 2008/2009 and 2009/2010, became a member of the KHL. Due to financial problems, the League was forced to leave the Lada club. After merging with the Moscow Dynamo, the HC MVD was dissolved.
On May 9, 2011, a special briefing took place in Bratislava , at which KHL President Alexander Medvedev officially announced his entry into the league of HC Lev starting from the 2011/12 season. In connection with the tragedy, the Lokomotiv hockey club refused to participate in the championship. The club spent the 2011/12 season in the Higher Hockey League (VHL) .
In the 2012/13 season , in addition to the resumption of participation of the Yaroslavl “ Locomotive ”, the league included the Bratislava “ Slovan ” and “ Donbass ” from Donetsk, who played in the major league last season. The Lion Club relocated from Poprad to Prague , the capital of the Czech Republic , but it is not a successor to the Slovak club.
In the 2013/14 season, two clubs entered the KHL: the Admiral from Vladivostok and the Croatian Medvescak .
In the 2014/15 season, Lada from Togliatti, Yokerit from Helsinki and Sochi Hockey Club  joined the KHL. In the same season, Leo , Donbass and Spartak left the league.
In the 2015/16 season, Spartak returned to the KHL, the Atlant club left the league.
In the 2016/17 season , Kunlun Red Star joined the KHL.
In the 2017/18 season, the KHL left Medveshchak and Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) .
In the 2018/19 season, KHL left Lada and Ugra
In the 2019/20 season, the KHL left Slovan .
The Continental Hockey League stars match has been held annually since 2009. First, matches began to take place with the participation of teams in which the best foreign players and the best Russian players were assembled, the teams themselves were named Yagr-tim and Yashin-tim, according to the names of their captains Yaromir Yagr and Alexei Yashin, respectively. In the 2010-11 season, the format of the match was changed - “Yashin Team” was composed of players representing the Western Conference, and “Jagr Team” - from Eastern players. The best scorer of matches of all stars is Sergey Mozyakin , on whose account 30 points in 8 fights held.
An event that took place in the 2013/14 season, aimed at the formation of the composition for the club from Vladivostok. A club from Vladivostok had the right to choose one field player from five represented from each KHL club, except for foreign and Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl). It was allowed to select up to seven foreign players, including no more than one goalkeeper  .
The KHL Juniors Draft is an annual replenishment of the best Canadian, American and European juniors and older hockey players by clubs in their ranks. An amateur draft was first held in 2009 at the KHL office , and later in 2011, a draft was started on the ice arenas of hockey clubs. The KHL draft is held once a year, usually within two to three months after the end of the previous season. In 2015, it was renamed the KHL Junior Fair.
The KHL Players Union is a union that brings together KHL players to represent their interests in the Continental Hockey League.
- The chairman of the KHL players union is Andrey Nikolayevich Kovalenko (from 12.04.2008).
Sports Disciplinary Committee
- Valery Kamensky - Chairman
- Sergey Kozlov - Deputy
- Alexander Solntsev - Secretary
- Igor Tuzik - member of KFOR
- Mikhail Buturlin - member of KFOR
- Alexander Khavanov - member of KFOR
- Viktor Merkulov - member of KFOR
Below are tables of attendance at the regular KHL championships and separately the stage of the playoffs.
|Season||Clubs||Games||Total attendance||Average||The tallest||Team|
|2009/2010||24||672||3 720 247||5 536||9 868||SKA|
|2010/2011||23||621||3 597 102||5,793||11 639||Dynamo Mn|
|2011/2012||23||621||3 672 902||5,914||14 193||Dynamo Mn|
|2012/2013||26||676||4 126 725||6 105||14,299||Dynamo Mn|
|2013/2014||28||756||4 596 836||6,080||12 133||SKA|
|2014/2015||28||840||5 395 035||6,422||13 083||Dynamo Mn|
|2015/2016||28||840||5,249,322||6,300||10 451||Dynamo Mn|
|2016/2017||29th||870||5,286,921||6 124||11 256||Dynamo Mn|
|2017/2018||27||756||4 711 500||6,232||9 894||SKA|
|2018/2019||25||775||4 952 107||6 389||10 232||SKA|
|2011||16||86||696 169||8 095|
|2012||16||83||648 006||7 807|
|2013||16||84||648 361||7 719|
|2015||16||80||671 058||8 388|
|2016||16||80||626 323||7 829|
|2017||16||74||605 968||8 188|
|2019||16||80||692 697||8 658|
KHL Guide: 
- Naryshkin Sergey Evgenievich - Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the KHL, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation
- Timchenko Gennady Nikolaevich - Chairman of the Board of Directors of the KHL, Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of CJSC SKA Hockey Club
Members of the KHL Board of Directors:
- Timchenko Gennady Nikolaevich - Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Closed Joint-Stock Company SKA Hockey Club;
- Chernyshenko Dmitry Nikolaevich - Chairman of the Management Board - President of the KHL;
- Kamensky Valery Viktorovich - Vice-President for the Development of the KHL, Chairman of the Sports and Disciplinary Committee of the KHL, Olympic champion, three-time world champion, winner of the Stanley Cup;
- Vyacheslav Fetisov - member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; two-time Olympic champion, seven-time world champion, Stanley Cup winner
- Velichkin Gennady Ivanovich - Member of the Management Board of KHL LLC, Vice-President for Hockey Activities and Chairman of the Management Board of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Hockey Club Metallurg;
- Esmantovich Igor Vyacheslavovich - General Director of CSKA Professional Hockey Club LLC;
- King Boris Mikhailovich - Vice-President of Transneft, JSC;
- Maganov Nail Ulfatovich - General Director of OAO Tatneft named after V. D. Shashina, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TANECO OJSC;
- Morozov Aleksei Alekseevich - Director of the Department of Sports of Higher Achievements of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation;
- Rashnikov Viktor Filippovich - Chairman of the Board of Directors of OJSC MMK, President of MMK Management Company LLC;
- Rotenberg Arkady Romanovich - Chairman of the Board of Directors (until 2015 - President of ANO "OHC" Dynamo "), Chairman of the Board of Directors of OJSC" SMP Bank ";
- Rotenberg Roman Borisovich - Member of the Management Board of KHL LLC, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of KHL LLC on marketing issues, Member of the Board of Directors of SKA Hockey Club CJSC;
- Savitskis Yuris Yanovich - President of Itera Latvia LLC, Chairman of the Board of Dynamo Riga JSC;
- Fastovsky Kirill Valerievich - Member of the Management Board of KHL LLC, General Manager of the Nonprofit Partnership Novosibirsk Professional Hockey Club Sibir;
- Kurri Jari - General Manager of HC Jokerit, Member of the Board of Arena Events Oy.
- Shunevich Igor Anatolyevich - Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HC Dynamo Minsk CJSC.
- Chernyshenko Dmitry Nikolaevich - Chairman of the Management Board - President of the KHL;
- Rotenberg Roman Borisovich (HC SKA) - Representative for interaction with KHL clubs;
- Beskibalov Viktor Ivanovich - KHL Finance Director;
- Berezhkov Vladimir Petrovich (HC Dynamo Minsk) - Representative for interaction with KHL clubs;
- Velichkin Gennady Ivanovich (HC Metallurg) - Representative for interaction with KHL clubs;
- Dobrokhvalov Sergey Andreevich - General Director of KHL-Marketing LLC;
- Kiknadze Alexander Vasilievich - Director of the Legal Department;
- Kobylyansky Georgy Viktorovich - Vice-President for Hockey Operations;
- Krasnov Alexey Valerievich - Vice-President of the KHL;
- Kursin Vasily Anatolyevich - Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the KHL;
- Morozov Aleksei Alekseevich - Managing Director of NP "MHL";
- Anisimov Alexey Vladimirovich - Chief Referee of the KHL;
- Pridee Sigmars (HC Dynamo, Riga) - Representative for interaction with KHL clubs;
- Skoropupov German Viktorovich - Managing Director of NP "VHL";
- Fastovsky Kirill Valerievich (HC Sibir) - Representative for interaction with KHL clubs;
- Khusnutdinov Shamil Nurislamovich (HC "Ak Bars") - Representative for interaction with KHL clubs.
KHL Board of Directors Chairmen
- Naryshkin Sergey Evgenievich (01.24.2008 - 10.21.2008)
- Vyacheslav Fetisov (10.21.2008 - 01.21.2012)
- Medvedev Alexander Ivanovich (acting on January 21, 2012 - July 10, 2012)
- Timchenko Gennady Nikolaevich (from 10.07.2012)
- Medvedev Alexander Ivanovich (April 9, 2008 - November 28, 2014)
- Chernyshenko Dmitry Nikolaevich (from 11.28.2014)
The KHL includes a number of organizations, including KHL-Marketing, KHL-TV , departments and three leagues:
The league consists of two conferences, on a geographical basis: the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference . Each conference includes two divisions. Western Conference: Bobrov Division and Tarasov Division , Eastern Conference: Kharlamov Division and Chernyshev Division . Each division has 6 teams, except for the Chernyshev division. In the 2016/2017 season, due to the joining of the Kunlun Red Star team, the seventh team appeared in the Chernyshev division.
At the first stage, each team holds two matches with each opponent (a total of 48) and fourteen additional games  .
The team receives two points for the victory, the team receives one point for losing in overtime or for shootings , and not a single point for losing in regular time. At the end of the regular season, the team with the most points in their division becomes the champion of the division (points from games with all teams are taken into account, and not just with the teams in their division).
Thus, at the first stage, the teams will play 62 matches, determining:
- Winner of the Regular Championship of the Continental Hockey League;
- Division Winners;
- The order of the places occupied by clubs in the Conferences to determine the pairs of teams participating in the games of the playoff series at the Second stage of the Championship.
The team with the most points becomes the winner of the regular season, which is awarded the Continent Cup   .
Начиная с сезона 2018/2019 изменился формат подсчета очков — теперь за победу в матчах регулярного чемпионата будет присуждаться два очка. Сейчас общая система начисления очков выглядит так:
- Любая победа — 2 очка
- Поражение в овертайме или в серии послематчевых бросков — 1 очко
- Поражение в основное время — 0 очков
Команды, занявшие по итогам первого этапа места с 1-го по 8-е в своих конференциях, участвуют во втором этапе чемпионата, при этом первые два места занимают команды-победители дивизионов, в порядке убывания спортивных результатов.
На втором этапе по 8 команд в каждой из конференций (всего 16 команд) по системе плей-офф определяют победителей в конференциях Запад и Восток, которым будут вручены кубки «Победителю конференции „Запад“» и «Победителю конференции „Восток“»  . Победители в конференциях выявляют в серии матчей между собой чемпиона Континентальной хоккейной лиги, которому будет вручён Кубок Гагарина.
Вместе с этим по соглашению с ФХР определяются чемпион России, серебряный и бронзовый призёры открытого чемпионата России по хоккею, независимо от того, какую страну представляют эти команды. При этом третье место занимает клуб, проигравший в финале плей-офф своей конференции и занявший более высокое место по итогам регулярного чемпионата.
В Конференциях проводятся серии матчей 1/4 финала, 1/2 финала и финал. В финале Кубка Гагарина принимают участие победители конференций. Серии плей-офф проводятся до четырёх побед  .
С сезона 2012/2013 Континентальная хоккейная лига проводила турнир «Надежда» (на Кубок Надежды) для команд, занявших по итогам первого этапа Чемпионата места с 9-го и ниже в своих конференциях.
Турнир состоял из четырёх стадий и начинался с квалификационного раунда. Четыре команды играли по два матча за выход в 1/4 финала. В квалификационном раунде результаты фиксировались по итогам основного времени матча, а овертайм в ответной игре игрался в случае если команды одержали по одной победе или сыграли оба матча вничью. В дальнейшем все серии, включая финальную, проходили в обычном формате до трёх побед. При этом команды играли неограниченное количество овертаймов до первой заброшенной шайбы. Если по итогам четырёх матчей серии счёт побед оставался равным, назначалась серия послематчевых бросков.
29 октября 2014 года состоялось заседание Правления Континентальной хоккейной лиги, в ходе которого были обсуждены вопросы, касающиеся оперативной и перспективной деятельности лиги. Правление проработало рекомендацию Совета Директоров об оптимизации программы проведения Кубка Надежды. В результате обсуждения члены Правления пришли к выводу о нецелесообразности проведения розыгрыша Кубка Надежды в существующей экономической обстановке.
Некоторые следствия из регламента
- Сильнейшие команды КХЛ принципиально не могут занять наивысшие места по итогам Чемпионата КХЛ, если эти команды относятся к одной конференции — из-за условия обязательного участия равного числа команд из разных конференций в каждой стадии плей-офф  .
- Сравнительно лучшие результаты по итогам регулярной части Чемпионата не дают преимущество своей площадки в финальной серии плей-офф на Кубок Гагарина, если команда имеет менее высокий номер посева в своей конференции, чем её соперник из другой конференции  . Например, в финале чемпионата КХЛ 2011/12 омский « Авангард », занявший пятое место по итогам регулярного первенства, получил преимущество домашнего льда перед московским « Динамо », занявшим третье место в регулярной части чемпионата.
- Команда со сравнительно лучшим выступлением в Чемпионате занимает худшее место по его итогам, чем некоторые другие команды, если после регулярной части Чемпионата не попадает в плей-офф в своей конференции, в то время как эти команды попадают в плей-офф в другой конференции  .
- Различные статьи Спортивного регламента КХЛ указывают на различное число главных судей, назначаемых на матчи Чемпионата. Так, статья 81 указывает на два главных судьи, в то время как пункт 2 статьи 83 говорит об одном главном судье. При этом в публикуемом на официальном сайте КХЛ списке назначаемых судей и инспекторов на предстоящие матчи указывается по три главных судьи на каждый матч   .
В феврале 2019 года Юрий Новиков предложил реформировать КХЛ, уменьшив количество участников, создав Суперлигу и перевести туда более слабые команды. [fifteen]
|Дивизион||Team||City||Арена (вместимость)||Founded||в КХЛ||Main coach||Captain||Последняя победа в Кубке Гагарина|
|Дивизион Боброва||Dynamo||Moscow||« ВТБ Арена » (13 000)||1946||2008||Владимир Крикунов||Вадим Шипачев||2013|
|Dynamo||Riga||« Арена Рига » (10 300)||2008||Гиртс Анкипанс||Лаурис Дарзиньш|
|Jokerit||Хельсинки||« Хартвалл Арена » (13 349)||1967||2014||Лаури Марьямяки||Петер Регин|
|Северсталь||Cherepovets||« Ледовый дворец » (5 583)||1956||2008||Андрей Разин||Трубачев Юрий|
|СКА||St. Petersburg||« Ледовый дворец » (12 000)||1946||2008||Алексей Кудашов||Плотников Сергей||2017|
|Спартак||Moscow||« ЦСКА Арена » (12 100)||1946||2008||Олег Знарок||Андрей Кутейкин|
|Дивизион Тарасова||Витязь||Podolsk||ЛД «Витязь» (5 500)||1996||2008||Михаил Кравец||Александр Семин|
|Dynamo||Minsk||« Минск-Арена » (15 086)||1976||2008||Крэйг Вудкрофт||Сергей Костицын|
|Locomotive||Yaroslavl||« Арена-2000. Локомотив » (9 070)||1959||2008||Александр Ардашев (и.о)||Стеффан Кронваль|
|Sochi||Sochi||ЛД «Большой» (12 000)||2014||Сергей Зубов||Никита Щитов|
|Торпедо||Нижний Новгород||КРК «Нагорный» (5 500)||1946||2008||Дэвид Немировски||Денис Баранцев|
|ЦСКА||Moscow||« ЦСКА Арена » (12 100)||1946||2008||Игорь Никитин||Сергей Андронов||2019|
|Дивизион Харламова||Автомобилист||Yekaterinburg||КРК «Уралец» (5 545)||2006||2009||Андрей Мартемьянов||Найджел Доус|
|AK Bars||Kazan||« Татнефть-Арена » (8 500)||1956||2008||Дмитрий Квартальнов||Данис Зарипов||2018|
|Металлург||Magnitogorsk||« Арена-Металлург » (7 700)||1955||2008||Илья Воробьев||Сергей Мозякин||2016|
|Petrochemist||Нижнекамск||СКК «Нефтехимик» (6 000)||1968||2008||Вячеслав Буцаев||Степан Захарчук|
|Сибирь||Novosibirsk||ЛДС «Сибирь» (7 420)||1962||2008||Николай Заварухин||Alexander Loginov|
|Трактор||Chelyabinsk||Ледовая арена «Трактор» (7 500)||1947||2008||Петерис Скудра||Дмитрий Калинин|
|Дивизион Чернышёва||Vanguard||Omsk||Арена «Балашиха» (5 525)||1950||2008||Боб Хартли||Алексей Емелин|
|Адмирал||Vladivostok||« Фетисов-Арена » (5 500)||2013||Сергей Светлов||Константин Глазачев|
|Амур||Khabarovsk||« Платинум Арена » (7 100)||1957||2008||Александр Гулявцев||Кондратьев Максим|
|Барыс||Nur Sultan||« Барыс Арена » (11 626)||1999||2008||Андрей Скабелка||Даррен Диц|
|Куньлунь Ред Стар||Пекин||ЛД «Фэйян» (4 800)||2016||Курт Фрэйзер||Брэндон Ип|
|Салават Юлаев||Ufa||« Уфа-Арена » (8 070)||1961||2008||Николай Цулыгин||Григорий Панин||2011|
Выступление команд в лиге
С момента основания лиги в 2008 году в чемпионатах КХЛ приняло участие 35 команд. Из них 32 команды выходили в плей-офф хотя бы в одном из сезонов.
В таблице указаны места команд по итогам регулярной части чемпионатов КХЛ, а также достигнутые раунды плей-офф в каждом сезоне КХЛ (обозначено цветом). Команды упорядочены с учётом наилучших занятых мест по итогам их выступления в чемпионатах КХЛ.
* Including the history of the performance of Dynamo Moscow time before merging with the HC MVD in 2010.
The refereeing department and the main referee of the KHL are responsible for refereeing in the KHL.
Trophies and awards
|Dynamo (Moscow time)||2|
Each year, the league determines the best participants in the championship by voting among the leaders of the KHL, general managers, club coaches, players and sports journalists. Nominees and winners are announced at the end of the season, after the final game at a special evening dedicated to honoring the best teams, players, coaches, referees, team leaders, the media , as well as summing up the season. The most prestigious team award is the Gagarin Cup, awarded to the winner at the end of the Gagarin Cup Playoffs. The team that finishes the regular season with the most points receives the Continent Cup. Teams that are not in the playoffs are playing the Cup of Hope among themselves. There are also many awards awarded to players based on their statistics for the regular season. In addition to the regular season prizes, trophies are awarded based on the results of the playoffs and the entire season. Among them is the Second Prize , awarded to two players - for the fastest and latest goal of the championship; Trophy named after Alexei Cherepanov - the best player among those who play the first full season; Golden Stick prize - the most valuable player in the regular season; Prize "Master of the playoffs" - the most valuable player in the playoffs. In addition, the best head of the Continental Hockey League club receives a Valentine Sych Prize . In addition to the teams and club leaders, the League chooses the best referee and rewards him with a special trophy .
KHL in international tournaments
KHL teams also take part in major international hockey tournaments.
Every year, some invited KHL clubs take part in the Spengler Cup .
|2012||Salavat Yulaev||1/4 finals|
|2016||Dynamo Minsk||1/2 finals|
|2017||Dynamo Riga||1/4 finals|
|2018||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||1/4 finals|
Two times the KHL club took part in the Continental Cup .
KHL clubs took part in the only hockey Champions League .
The rights to broadcast matches belong to the KHL channel, which broadcasts in the CIS, the Baltic countries, the USA and Canada. Also, some matches broadcast federal channels of the participating countries, as well as regional partners in Russia. Among the federal channels, the broadcasts are: Match TV (Russia), Belarus-5 (Belarus), LTV7 (Latvia), Kazsport (Kazakhstan).
The KHL also organizes live broadcasts every day from the league's website. Paid broadcasts (including in HD format) and free broadcasts on the official KHL channel on YouTube
|KHL-TV and KHL-TV HD||Main broadcaster||Yuri Rozanov, Dmitry Fedorov, Oleg Mosalev, Denis Kazansky, Alexey Badyukov, Sergey Fedotov, Oleg Vlasov, Andrei Yurtayev, Boris Mayorov, Vitaly Magranov, Vladimir Guchek|
|Match tv||Broadcast matches KHL||Alexander Tkachev, Roman Skvortsov, Alexander Khavanov|
|12 channel (Omsk)||Matches HC Avangard||Maxim Grechanin|
|First Yaroslavl (Yaroslavl)||Matches HC Lokomotiv||Dmitry Zhdanyuk, Ivan Kostyaev, Alexander Sakhanov|
|TNV (Kazan)||Matches HC "Ak Bars"||Alexander Norden, Oleg Pshenichny, Airat Nigmatullin, Airat Shamilov|
|Province (Khabarovsk)||Matches HC Amur||Alexander Kim, Dmitry Tarasov. (Sometimes Alexander Yunkov, Sergey Shcherbakov|
|OTV (Ekaterinburg)||Matches HC Avtomobilist||Ivan Vedenin|
|NNTV (Nizhny Novgorod)||Matches HC Torpedo||Valery Shaposhnikov, Dmitry Syrov, Vitaliy Koval (1 time), Dmitry Zimin|
|OTV (Chelyabinsk)||Matches HC "Tractor"||Alexander Magdenko, Konstantin Ustyantsev, Evgeny Mikhailov|
|78 (St. Petersburg)||Matches HC SKA||Andrey Shestakov, Artem Tikhomirov, Rinat Khuramshin, Konstantin Gusak|
|OTS (Novosibirsk)||Matches HC "Siberia"||Mikhail Doroshenko, Dmitry Erykalov|
|Channel 12 (Cherepovets)||Matches HC Severstal||Vladimir Sentyabrev|
|VTS-Neftekhim (Nizhnekamsk)||Matches HC "Neftekhimik"||Dmitry Belousov, Airat Yagfarov|
|TV-In (Magnitogorsk)||Matches HC Metallurg Magnitogorsk||Pavel Zaitsev|
|TRC Yugra (Khanty-Mansiysk)||Matches HC "Ugra"||Vadim Vlasov, Alexander Kalachev|
|BST (Ufa), Kurai TV (Ufa)||Matches HC "Salavat Yulaev"||Azamat Muratov, Artem Kocheshev, Dmitry Karetko, Ramil Urmanshin, Faroaz Rafikov|
|Belarus-2 (Formerly)||Matches HC Dynamo Minsk||Vladimir Novitsky, Alexander Dmitriev, Alexander Tsvechkovsky|
|Qazsport (Kazakhstan)||Matches HC "Barys"||Samat Kanagatov, Alexander Oleinik|
|TV5 Latvia||Matches HC Dynamo Riga||Anatoly Kreipans, Vladimir Ivanov|
|TV6 Latvia||Matches HC Dynamo Riga||Oleg Sorokin, Aivars Zakharov, Janis Vuguls|
|Viasat Sport Baltic||Broadcast matches Dynamo Riga HC ||Maxim Voevodin, Aivars Zakharovs, Janis Vugulis|
|Viasat sport||Broadcast matches KHL |
|Sport 1, Sport 2||Broadcast matches KHL |
|LAOLA1.tv||Broadcast matches KHL|
|Sportitalia 2||Broadcast matches KHL||Matteo Spinelli, Andrea Krovari |
|MSG Network||Broadcast matches KHL |
|ViaNetTV||Signal propagation of the KHL-TV channel in the United States and Canada |
Since the 4th season of the KHL, the league has its own channel on the popular video hosting YouTube , watching videos for fans from Russia is forbidden for some reason.
The channel includes:
- Archives of broadcasts on KHL-TV
- KHL match reviews, best goals, saves, match highlights.
- Video of the best goals, saves, power tricks of the week.
- Archive of videos of past KHL matches.
- Live free streaming of interesting KHL matches
KHL Partners and Sponsors
|ERIELL Group||Oilfield Services|
|Haer||Electronics, household appliances|
|Hankook tire||Tire manufacturer|
In addition to television contracts, KHL collaborates with many companies and organizations that present their products for use on and off the site. On January 23, 2016 during a press conference in the framework of the KHL Stars Match 2016 Coca-Cola Russia entered into a partnership agreement with the Continental Hockey League. The partnership agreement between Coca-Cola Russia and the KHL is designed for three seasons and provides for the integration of the Coca-Cola brand in the framework of the Continental Hockey League Championship. Under the Coca-Cola agreement, Russia receives KHL Partner status, Coca-Cola becomes the official KHL drink, and Powerade becomes the official KHL sports drink. The company logo will be placed on the sides of all hockey venues where KHL matches are held, at post-match press conferences, official sites of the KHL and participating clubs, as well as in all League information materials. Coca-Cola commercials will be broadcast in arenas during matches, as well as during television broadcasts on the KHL TV and Match TV channels. On March 28, 2019, SAP became the technology partner of the Continental Hockey League. The contract is designed for 4.5 years. The project will deploy a modern system based on SAP Marketing Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud solutions, which will be supplemented by the capabilities of the SAP Cloud Platform using a single SAP HANA database. By the season 2021/2022, as part of the KHL and SAP partnership, it is planned to launch new tools for working with statistics. The system, developed on the basis of the SAP Cloud Platform, will allow you to aggregate huge amounts of information and carry out instant data output on complex statistical queries. The accumulated seasonal data will be processed by the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, and then visualized in the form of clear graphs, tables and reports. Fans, the media, coaches, sports analysts and experts, sponsors will be able to get detailed analytical reports using several statistical indicators at the same time.
The SAP HANA platform will also be used by the League to automate the season calendar. The process of forming the calendar of matches will be significantly accelerated and will be able to take into account a greater number of factors and their ranking. And in case of unforeseen circumstances, it will be possible to get an updated calendar in a short time.
Rumors periodically arise about the possibility of joining the league teams from East Asia (Japan and Korea)  and the Middle East ( Qatar , UAE ). Since 2012, KHL-TV is expected to begin broadcasting for residents of China and Korea  . In an interview, Alexander Medvedev said that plans to create a Pacific Division (4-6 teams), and also said that the Winter Olympic Games in Korea could become the reason for this expansion  . A message appeared on the website of the Turkish Hockey Federation that Gazprom would sponsor the development of hockey in Turkey  . In this connection, there were rumors about the imminent appearance in the KHL club from Turkey  .
Director of the Danish Hockey Union Enver Hansen believes that Danish players should be invited to join the best hockey league in the world, however, this should not be done by an existing club, but by a newly created team based on players playing in other European hockey leagues  .
On December 17, 2011 the Protocol of Intent was signed between the Continental Hockey League and the Swiss hockey club Helvetix  .
In February 2013, representatives of Poland met with the leadership of the KHL and expressed their intention to create an Olivia club to perform in the KHL, which would include all the best Polish players  .
In September 2013, the KHL President Alexander Medvedev announced that clubs from Norway, Switzerland and Germany could join the KHL  .
In October 2017, sports media reported that in the coming seasons (probably from the season 2018/2019) the Uzbek club Binokor from Tashkent could start participating in the KHL. According to them, the data was obtained from serious sources. Also, the club’s director and co-founder of Binokor      announced the club’s desire.
The following table shows the teams that left the KHL clubs. Two Russian clubs also left the KHL, including Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (in the 2011/12 season), Moscow Spartak (in the 2014/15 season), but later returned to the league.
|Team||City||Stadium||Last season of performances||Note|
|Chemist||Voskresensk||LDS "Moscow Region"||2008/09||The team is not allowed to participate in the 2009/10 season  . He plays in the VHL .|
|HC MVD||Balashikha||Balashikha Arena||2009/10||The club was dissolved after merging with the Moscow Dynamo  .|
|a lion||Poprad||Tatravagonka Arena||2011/12||Moving the club to Czech Prague.|
|Donbass||Donetsk||DS "Friendship"||2013/14||Does not appear in the KHL due to hostilities in the region.|
|a lion||Prague||Tipsport Arena||2013/14||Suspended participation since the 2014/15 season due to financial problems.|
|Atlant||Mytishchi||Mytishchi Arena||2014/15||In 2015, due to the lack of a sponsor, the club was disbanded. The youth team continues to play in the MHL .|
|Medvescak||Zagreb||House of Sport||2016/17||Return to the Austrian league due to financial problems.|
|Metallurgist||Novokuznetsk||Palace of Sports of Kuznetsk Metallurgists||2016/17||The team showed the worst results among all the teams. Moved to the VHL .|
|Lada||Tolyatti||Lada Arena||2017/18||The team showed the worst results among all the teams. Moved to the VHL .|
|Ugra||Khanty-Mansiysk||KRK Arena-Ugra||2017/18||The team showed the worst results among all the teams. Moved to the VHL .|
|Slovan||Bratislava||Slovnaft Arena||2018/19||The team was expelled from the KHL due to the lack of financial support from the state and management inefficiency  .|
- In English, the league was named K ontinental . This is done so as not to confuse the KHL with other leagues (for example, with the Canadian CHL ).
- Ilya Proskuryakov , Edgars Masalskis , Vitaliy Yeremeyev and Yoni Ortio are the four goalkeepers on whose account the abandoned puck was recorded.
- In the 2009/2010 season, the team that won the first match of this series won in all fifteen playoff series.
- Record for the duration of the match. The fourth game of the 1/2 finals of the West conference in the season 2017/2018 , held March 22, 2018 (ended at 23:03 local time) in Moscow in the “ Ice Sports Complex of CSKA named after V.M. Bobrov ” between Moscow CSKA and the Helsinki “ Yokerit ”, was a record and lasted 142 minutes and 9 seconds. The Helsinki club became the winner of the match, and Mika Niemi scored the decisive goal at the beginning of the fifth overtime  .
- The longest winning streak of the KHL team in the regular season has 20 matches. In the 2017/2018 season, SKA reached this mark.
- In the regular season 2018/2019 season, the goalkeeper of the Yekaterinburg Avtomobilist Yakub Kovarzh won 38 matches, which is a record in the KHL.
- In 2017, the fastest goal in KHL history was scored - at the 5th second of the match “Salavat Yulaev” - “Lokomotiv”, which took place on December 10 in Ufa, this was done by the defender of Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Alexander Elesin, thereby breaking the previous record that belonged to Alexander Radulov.
- In December 2011/2012 season , Tractor defender Alexander Ryazantsev became the first defender in the KHL history to score in seven games in a row   .
- Defender of the Barys Astana club Kevin Dallman in the first season of the KHL broke a record among the defender-scorers, owned by Vyacheslav Fetisov (in the 1983/84 season, Fetisov scored 19 goals and gave 30 assists); Dallman scored 28 goals and gave 31 assists (the record was also broken among sniper defenders owned by Oleg Piganovich - 22 goals for Tractor ).
- Goalkeeper of Astana Barys Vitaly Yeremeyev played the 68th match “to zero” in the domestic championships. Not a single goalkeeper had such a number of “dry” matches either in the championships of the USSR , or in the MHL championships, or in the championships of Russia.
- The record for the longest shoot-out in the Continental Hockey League belongs to the Dynamo (Riga) - Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) match held on October 6, 2016 in Riga. The main time of the match and overtime ended with a score of 2: 2. According to the rules of the tournament, the winner was determined by a series of shootouts. Teams made 18 attempts (total 36 shots). As a result, the owners of Dynamo (Riga) 3: 2B won. This match was blocked by the number of shootings of the previous achievement set in the match on October 03, 2012 SKA (St. Petersburg) - Neftekhimik 2: 3 B, in which the teams made 15 attempts (30 shots).  .
- December 22, 2018 set a record for attendance of the KHL and European club hockey. The match between SKA and CSKA in St. Petersburg, which took place at the stadium of the Zenit football club, attracted 67770 spectators to the stands. 
- The record of the “dry series” belongs to Alexei Murygin , who plays for the Yaroslavl “ Locomotive ”. In the 2015/16 season, he did not miss for 302 minutes and 11 seconds. Only 3 minutes 46 seconds was not enough for the goalkeeper to break the absolute record of the championships of Russia in the duration of the dry series, which belongs to Jiri Trivay. The Czech goalkeeper, who played for Lada in the 2003/2004 season, did not miss for 56 seconds for 305 minutes. The previous record also belonged to Lokomotiv goalkeeper Curtis Sanford , who kept his goal intact for 237 minutes 33 seconds  .
- The record of the dry time in the playoffs belongs to the goalkeeper of the Chelyabinsk Tractor Michael Garnett - he stood 211 minutes and 41 seconds in the playoffs of the 2012/13 season, then losing a goal from Sergei Kalinin from Omsk Avangard .
- Maxim Kitsyn is the youngest player in the league who scored a goal in the KHL. He distinguished himself at the age of 16 years 254 days 03.09.2008 in the match against Dynamo Minsk.
- On October 6, 2014, Nizhny Novgorod forward Torpedo Wojtek Wolski set a KHL record by making a hat-trick in a match with Sibir in 1 minute 46 seconds.
- The biggest dry victory in the playoffs of the Gagarin Cup was won by Ak Bars over Salavat Yulaev with a score of 8: 0 (03.03.2016). The biggest victory in the playoffs also belongs to Ak Bars - 11: 1 over Omsk Avangard (03/14/2009).
- On December 2, 2017, the first match in the KHL was held in the open air (not indoors), when “Jokerit” and St. Petersburg SKA  met in Finland, defeated SKA with a score of 4: 3  .
- Since the National Hockey League refused to release its players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea , 92 of the 300 players participating in the hockey tournament played in the KHL.
- Table of the total number of medals in all championships
- Hockey clubs from Russia agreed to play in the Fetisov League . Tape.Ru (October 18, 2005). Date of treatment October 26, 2013.
- Super League clubs signed a declaration on the creation of the Euro-Asian Hockey League . NEWSru.com (October 25, 2005). Date of treatment October 26, 2013.
- Dmitry Ponomarenko. EAHL: how it will be (inaccessible link) . Soviet Sport (October 27, 2005). Date of treatment October 26, 2013. Archived October 29, 2013.
- Elena Vaytsekhovskaya . The wreckage of the "Red Machine" . Sport Express (May 27, 2007). Date of treatment October 26, 2013.
- Roman Landel; Yaroslav Korobatov. Schedule of matches "Vanguard" in the KHL . Komsomolskaya Pravda (September 9, 2008). Date of treatment October 26, 2013.
- Future KHL participant Finnish Jokerit is in talks with Swedish striker Umark . ITAR-TASS (March 20, 2014). Date of treatment March 19, 2014. Archived March 21, 2014.
- Terms of the draft expansion of HC Vladivostok (inaccessible link)
- KHL Manual (inaccessible link) . Continental Hockey League. Date of treatment July 13, 2018. Archived October 15, 2018.
- General information about the League .
- “Continent Cup” - a reward to the winner of the regular season
- New League trophies
- The structure and dates of the matches of the second stage of the Continental Hockey League Championship - the Russian Open Hockey Championship of the 2011-2012 season
- Sports regulations of the KHL. Seasons 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014 (new edition)
- Calendar of the Continental Hockey League Championship - Russian Hockey Championship with the appointment of judges and inspectors for the period from March 11 to 13, 2013
- Novikov proposes to reform the KHL .
- Schedule of broadcasts of the 2012 KHL playoffs
- KHL OPÄŤ NA SPORT1 A SPORT2 HD
- Broadcasts of KHL matches on Sportitalia 2
- KHL matches show MSG Network
- Distribution network (inaccessible link) . Date of treatment October 2, 2012. Archived November 9, 2011.
- Alexander Medvedev: There will still be a KHL club in Kiev
- Newspaper SPORT-EXPRESS. KHL. Playoffs. 1/4 finals. Today is the first matches • Ilya KOCHEVRIN: “In the next season, KHL-TV will come to China and Korea”
- Alexander Medvedev on plans to expand the KHL
- Gazprom offered sponsorship of the Federal Chemical Industry (Inaccessible link) . Date of treatment October 26, 2011. Archived on September 16, 2011.
- KHL plays the Turkish gambit
- In the future, a team from Denmark may join the KHL (unavailable link) . Date of treatment November 5, 2011. Archived January 18, 2012.
- - Swiss liaison
- Polish club applied for joining the KHL
- Medvedev: Clubs from Norway, Switzerland and Germany may join the KHL
- KHL club from Uzbekistan is a good joke. Or not?
- IA TASS: Uzbekistan Binocor intends to submit an application for participation in the KHL by 2020
- Vesti.ru: A club from Uzbekistan will appear in the KHL
- Championship: KHL Club from Uzbekistan is a good joke. Or not?
- Soviet sport: Uzbek Binokor plans to enter the KHL in the 2018/19 season
- Chemist will not perform in the KHL in the 2009/10 season
- Two new teams appeared in the KHL - Hockey: Sport / infox.ru
- Slovan expelled from the KHL due to management inefficiency and lack of country support
- Midnight Madness: “Jokerit” squeezed CSKA in the fifth (!) Overtime : [ arch. 03/23/2018 ]. - Continental Hockey League, 2018 .-- March 23. - Date of appeal: 03.24.2018.
- Alexander Ryazantsev became the first defender in the history of the KHL to score in seven games in a row
- Ryazantsev became the first defender to score in 7 games in a row (inaccessible link) . Date of treatment December 8, 2011. Archived January 19, 2012.
- magnificent Maxim Sokolov. Match Summary October 3
- Statistical results of 2018: 762 matches and attendance records . www.khl.ru. Date of treatment February 1, 2019.
- Murygin's record and the dismissal of a commentator on the air . www.championat.com. Date of treatment October 18, 2015.
- Jokerit will host SKA in the open air
- SKA WINS “YOKERIT” IN THE FIRST KHL MATCH OUTDOOR unopened (inaccessible link) . Date of treatment December 3, 2017. Archived December 4, 2017.