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2019–20 KHL season

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The 2019–20 KHL season was the twelfth season of the Kontinental Hockey League. There were 24 teams that competed in 62 regular season games.[1] The season began with the Opening Cup on 1 September 2019, and the regular championship ran until 27 February 2020. The playoffs were scheduled to take place from 1 March through until 30 April.[2] The All-Star Weekend took place over 18–19 January 2020.

Due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe, the season was prematurely ended on 25 March 2020, midway through the playoffs.[3][4]

Season changes[edit source | edit]

For the 2019–20 season, the KHL originally announced that all 25 teams from the 2018–19 would return and continue without any changes to Divisions realignments.[2] However the competition was reduced to 24 teams after Slovak based, HC Slovan Bratislava, announced that they would be withdrawing from the KHL to return to the Slovak Extraliga due to financial restrictions on 27 May 2019.[5] With Slovan Bratislava's exit, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod were moved from the Eastern Conference,[1] to the Western Conference, reversing the move of the previous season.[6] As a result, both Conferences consisted of 12 teams.

KHL World Games[edit source | edit]

The KHL announced the World Games project would continue for a second consecutive season with more information to be announced in July 2019.[2] With the release of the season's schedule, new destinations of Davos, Shenzhen and Almaty were scheduled to host games.[1]

Smart pucks[edit source | edit]

Smart puck technology, backed up with chips in players' jerseys, was used in all KHL games in the coming season. The new technology was trialled in the All-Star Game in Kazan last season and was also used in regular season games in Helsinki. Every arena in the league installed sensors capable of collecting information from the chips 100 times a second. That information was available to various users and coaches in real time, giving-up-to-the-second details of the players’ speed, the distance covered in each shift, the speed and location of each shot and much more.[7]

The KHL is the first league in the world to implement this technology across the board.[7]

Teams[edit source | edit]

The 24 teams were split into four divisions: the Bobrov Division and the Tarasov Division as part of the Western Conference, with the Kharlamov Division and the Chernyshev Division as part of the Eastern Conference.[8]

Western Conference Eastern Conference
Bobrov Division Tarasov Division Kharlamov Division Chernyshev Division
Template:Country data LAT Dinamo Riga Russia CSKA Moscow Russia Ak Bars Kazan Russia Admiral Vladivostok
Russia Dynamo Moscow Belarus Dinamo Minsk Russia Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg Russia Amur Khabarovsk
Template:Country data FIN Jokerit Russia HC Sochi Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia Avangard Omsk
Russia Severstal Cherepovets Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Template:Country data KAZ Barys Nur-Sultan
Russia SKA Saint Petersburg Russia Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Russia Sibir Novosibirsk China Kunlun Red Star
Russia Spartak Moscow Russia Vityaz Podolsk Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa

League standings[edit source | edit]

Each team played 62 games, playing their divisional opponents four times, non-divisional conference rivals three times, and non-conference opponents twice.

Points were awarded for each game, where two points were awarded for all victories, regardless of whether it was in regulation time, in overtime or after game-winning shots. One point was awarded for losing in overtime or game-winning shots, and zero points for losing in regulation time. At the end of the regular season, the team that finished with the most points was crowned the Continental Cup winner.

Western Conference[edit source | edit]

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Eastern Conference[edit source | edit]

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Gagarin Cup playoffs[edit source | edit]

Ak Bars Kazan were the Eastern Conference regular season winners with 93 points. It was determined following a 5–3 victory over closest challengers Avangard Omsk at TatNeft Arena.[9] CSKA Moscow were the Western Conference regular season winners, and winners of the Continental Cup with 94 points. It was determined following a 6–0 victory over HC Sochi at CSKA Arena.[10]

Template:2020 Gagarin Cup playoffs bracket

Final standings[edit source | edit]

Following the announcement that the season was prematurely ended on 25 March 2020, a decision of the final league standings will be made at a later date.[3]

Rank Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 Russia Avangard Omsk
10 Russia Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
11 Russia Spartak Moscow
12 Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
13 Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
14 Russia Vityaz Podolsk
15 Russia Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
16 Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
17 Russia Amur Khabarovsk
18 China Kunlun Red Star
19 Russia HC Sochi
20 Russia Severstal Cherepovets
21 Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk
22 Russia Admiral Vladivostok
23 Template:Country data LAT Dinamo Riga
24 Belarus Dinamo Minsk

Statistics[edit source | edit]

Scoring leaders[edit source | edit]

The following players led the league in points, at the conclusion of the regular season.[11] If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown.

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Russia Vadim Shipachyov Dynamo Moscow 61 17 48 65 +34 28
Template:Country data CZE Dmitrij Jaškin Dynamo Moscow 58 31 32 63 +34 75
Russia Kirill Kaprizov CSKA Moscow 57 33 29 62 +32 10
Template:Country data SWE Linus Omark Salavat Yulaev Ufa 59 12 42 54 –1 36
Template:Country data KAZ Nigel Dawes Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 59 20 30 50 –5 13
Template:Country data FIN Mikko Lehtonen Jokerit 60 17 32 49 +26 20
Russia Nikita Soshnikov Salavat Yulaev Ufa 58 27 21 48 –2 28
United States Brian O'Neill Jokerit 56 19 29 48 +17 18
Canada Linden Vey CSKA Moscow 52 13 35 48 +22 47
Germany Brooks Macek Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 61 24 22 46 -3 22

Leading goaltenders[edit source | edit]

The following goaltenders led the league in goals against average, at the conclusion of the regular season.[12]

Player Team(s) GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Template:Country data SWE Lars Johansson CSKA Moscow 23 1370:30 17 6 32 6 93.25% 1.40
Russia Timur Bilyalov Ak Bars Kazan 32 1652:14 19 4 40 8 94.34% 1.45
Russia Ilya Sorokin CSKA Moscow 40 2364:49 26 10 59 9 93.50% 1.50
Russia Alexander Samonov 25 1428:32 19 1 36 4 94.66% 1.51
Template:Country data SWE Magnus Hellberg SKA Saint Petersburg 26 1443:15 14 7 41 3 92.65% 1.70
Russia Igor Bobkov Avangard Omsk 48 2815:51 25 16 81 5 93.24% 1.73
Russia Vasily Koshechkin Metallurg Magnitogorsk 49 2687:12 18 20 87 6 93.31% 1.94
Russia Ivan Bocharov Dynamo Moscow 49 2638:43 26 13 87 6 93.47% 1.98
Russia Alexei Krasikov Sibir Novosibirsk 30 1403:56 10 11 47 2 93.52% 2.01
Russia Evgeny Alikin Amur Khabarovsk 40 2246:36 15 13 76 7 93.65% 2.03

Awards[edit source | edit]

Players of the Month[edit source | edit]

Best KHL players of each month.

Month Goaltender Defence Forward Rookie
September[13] Russia Alexei Melnichuk (SKA Saint Petersburg) Template:Country data SWE Mikael Wikstrand (Ak Bars Kazan) Russia Damir Zhafyarov (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod) Russia Danila Zhuravlyov (Ak Bars Kazan)
October[14] Template:Country data FIN Harri Säteri (Sibir Novosibirsk) Russia Albert Yarullin (Ak Bars Kazan) Russia Vadim Shipachyov (Dynamo Moscow) Russia Artyom Galimov (Ak Bars Kazan)
November[15] Russia Timur Bilyalov (Ak Bars Kazan) Template:Country data FIN Mikko Lehtonen (Jokerit) Template:Country data CZE Dmitrij Jaškin (Dynamo Moscow) Russia Kirill Marchenko (SKA Saint Petersburg)
December[16] Template:Country data CZE Jakub Kovář (Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg) Template:Country data FIN Mikko Lehtonen (Jokerit) Template:Country data KAZ Roman Starchenko (Barys Nur-Sultan) Russia Akim Trishin (Spartak Moscow)
January[17] Russia Ilya Sorokin (CSKA Moscow) Template:Country data FIN Mikko Lehtonen (Jokerit) Russia Anton Slepyshev (CSKA Moscow) Russia Ivan Morozov (CSKA Moscow)
February[18] Russia Ivan Fedotov (Traktor Chelyabinsk) Russia Vasili Tokranov (SKA Saint Petersburg) Russia Kirill Kaprizov (CSKA Moscow) Russia Dmitri Voronkov (Ak Bars Kazan)
March Not awarded
April

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External links[edit source | edit]

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