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2016–17 KHL season

The 2016–17 KHL season was the ninth season of the Kontinental Hockey League. The season started on 22 August 2016 and ended on 16 April 2017.[1][2] SKA Saint Petersburg defeated Metallurg Magnitogorsk four games to one to win their second Gagarin Cup Championship in three seasons.

2016–17 KHL season
LeagueKontinental Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Duration22 August 2016 – 16 April 2017
Number of games60
Number of teams29
Regular season
Continental Cup winnerRussia CSKA Moscow
Top scorerRussia Sergei Mozyakin
Playoffs
Western championsRussia SKA Saint Petersburg
  Western runners-upRussia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Eastern championsRussia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
  Eastern runners-upRussia Ak Bars Kazan
Gagarin Cup
ChampionsRussia SKA Saint Petersburg
  Runners-upRussia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
KHL seasons

The KHL had the third highest average attendance in Europe, averaging 6,121 spectators,[3] and the highest total attendance in Europe with 5.32 million spectators in the regular season.

Team changesEdit

The Chinese club HC Kunlun Red Star from Beijing, China joined the league, to become its 29th team.[4][5]

The Russian Club Metallurg Novokuznetsk was relegated due to debt.

Divisions and regular season formatEdit

In this season, like in 2015–16 season, each team will play every other team once at home and once on the road, giving a total of 56 games (28 at home, 28 on the road), plus 4 additional games (2 at home, 2 on the road) played by each team against rival clubs from its own conference. Thus, each team played a total of 60 games in the regular season.[2][6]

How the teams are divided into divisions and conferences is shown in the table below.[7][8][9][10]

Western Conference Eastern Conference
Bobrov Division Tarasov Division Kharlamov Division Chernyshev Division
  Dinamo Minsk   CSKA Moscow   Ak Bars Kazan   Admiral Vladivostok
  Dinamo Riga   Dynamo Moscow   Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg   Amur Khabarovsk
  Jokerit   HC Sochi   Lada Togliatti   Avangard Omsk
  Medveščak Zagreb   Lokomotiv Yaroslavl   Metallurg Magnitogorsk   Barys Astana
  SKA Saint Petersburg   Severstal Cherepovets   Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk   HC Kunlun Red Star
  Slovan Bratislava   Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod   Traktor Chelyabinsk   Metallurg Novokuznetsk
  Spartak Moscow   Vityaz Podolsk   Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk   Salavat Yulaev Ufa
  Sibir Novosibirsk

League standingsEdit

Western ConferenceEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 CSKA Moscow 60 41 3 8 8 183 110 +73 137 Advance to Gagarin Cup Playoffs[a]
2 SKA Saint Petersburg 60 39 7 6 8 249 114 +135 137
3 Dynamo Moscow 60 29 10 5 16 164 111 +53 112 Advance to Gagarin Cup Playoffs
4 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 60 32 4 6 18 163 130 +33 110
5 Dinamo Minsk 60 27 10 4 19 171 150 +21 105
6 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 60 27 8 7 18 145 124 +21 104
7 Vityaz Podolsk 60 26 7 5 22 162 158 +4 97
8 Jokerit 60 23 6 12 19 149 165 −16 93
9 HC Sochi 60 24 7 2 27 139 145 −6 88
10 Slovan Bratislava 60 22 7 5 26 144 166 −22 85
11 Severstal Cherepovets 60 18 5 10 27 133 163 −30 74
12 Medveščak Zagreb 60 19 4 4 33 138 186 −48 69
13 Spartak Moscow 60 18 3 6 33 125 168 −43 66
14 Dinamo Riga 60 11 10 5 34 116 158 −42 58
Updated to match(es) played on 18 February 2017. Source: KHL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) a higher number of wins in the regular time; 3) a higher number of wins in overtime and shootouts; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams leading a division hold one of the first two places of their conference.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Metallurg Magnitogorsk 60 36 5 6 13 197 135 +62 124 Advance to Gagarin Cup Playoffs[a]
2 Avangard Omsk 60 30 8 3 19 156 127 +29 109
3 Ak Bars Kazan 60 29 9 4 18 155 127 +28 109 Advance to Gagarin Cup Playoffs
4 Traktor Chelyabinsk 60 27 3 10 20 130 120 +10 97
5 Barys Astana 60 25 6 3 26 151 167 −16 90
6 Salavat Yulaev Ufa 60 21 6 13 20 169 174 −5 88
7 Admiral Vladivostok 60 24 3 8 25 147 153 −6 86
8 HC Kunlun Red Star 60 24 4 3 29 139 144 −5 83
9 Sibir Novosibirsk 60 20 8 7 25 133 138 −5 83
10 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 60 20 8 4 28 143 155 −12 80
11 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 60 19 6 10 25 139 165 −26 79
12 Amur Khabarovsk 60 20 5 6 29 110 130 −20 76
13 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk 60 18 4 4 34 112 148 −36 66
14 Lada Togliatti 60 16 5 7 32 146 180 −34 65
15 Metallurg Novokuznetsk 60 8 6 4 42 97 194 −97 40
Updated to match(es) played on 18 February 2017. Source: KHL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) a higher number of wins in the regular time; 3) a higher number of wins in overtime and shootouts; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams leading a division hold one of the first two places of its conference.

Gagarin Cup PlayoffsEdit

 
Gagarin Cup

The playoffs started on 21 February 2017, with the top eight teams from each of the conferences and end with the last game of the Gagarin Cup final on 16 April 2017.[2]

  Conference Quarter-Finals Conference Semi-Finals Conference Finals Gagarin Cup Finals
                                     
1   Metallurg Mg 4     1   Metallurg Mg 4  
8   Kunlun Red Star 1     5   Barys 0  


2   Avangard 4 Eastern Conference
7   Admiral 2  
    1   Metallurg Mg 4  
  3   Ak Bars 0  
3   Ak Bars 4  
6   Salavat Yulaev 1  
4   Traktor 2   2   Avangard 2
5   Barys 4     3   Ak Bars 4  


  1   Metallurg Mg 1
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  2   SKA 4
1   CSKA 4     1   CSKA 2
8   Jokerit 0     4   Lokomotiv 4  
2   SKA 4
7   Vityaz 0  
  4   Lokomotiv 0
  2   SKA 4  
3   Dynamo Msk 4  
6   Torpedo 1   Western Conference
4   Lokomotiv 4   2   SKA 4
5   Dinamo Mn 1     3   Dynamo Msk 1  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Final standingsEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

As of 18 February 2017

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
  Sergei Mozyakin Metallurg Magnitogorsk 60 48 37 85 +10 4
  Ilya Kovalchuk SKA Saint Petersburg 60 32 46 78 +28 47
  Vadim Shipachyov SKA Saint Petersburg 50 26 50 76 +33 22
  Nikita Gusev SKA Saint Petersburg 57 24 47 71 +33 8
  Evgenii Dadonov SKA Saint Petersburg 53 30 36 66 +33 39

Source: KHL

Leading goaltendersEdit

As of 18 February 2017

Player Team GP Min W L SOP GA SO SV% GAA
  Alexander Yeryomenko Dynamo Moscow 37 2092:48 24 4 5 45 9 .950 1.29
  Pavel Francouz Traktor Chelyabinsk 30 1718:50 14 9 3 41 5 .953 1.43
  Ilya Sorokin CSKA Moscow 39 2276:14 25 7 6 61 5 .929 1.61
  Igor Shestyorkin SKA Saint Petersburg 39 2190:49 27 4 6 60 8 .937 1.64
  Viktor Fasth CSKA Moscow 21 1169:05 15 2 2 33 4 .929 1.69

Source: KHL

AwardsEdit

Players of the MonthEdit

Best KHL players of each month.

Month Goaltender Defense Forward Rookie
September[11]   Ilya Proskuryakov (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod)   Mat Robinson (Dynamo Moscow)   Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)   Vladimir Tkachev (Admiral Vladivostok)
October[12]   Igor Shestyorkin (SKA Saint Petersburg)   Chris Lee (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)   Ilya Kovalchuk (SKA Saint Petersburg)   Artyom Zagidulin (Kunlun Red Star)
November[13]   Vasily Demchenko (Traktor Chelyabinsk)   Zakhar Arzamastsev (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)   Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)   Dmitry Shulenin (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod)
December[14]   Alexander Yeryomenko (Dynamo Moscow)   Yegor Martynov (Avangard Omsk)   Richard Gynge (Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk)   Vladimir Tkachev (Admiral Vladivostok)
January[15]   Alexander Yeryomenko (Dynamo Moscow)   Juuso Hietanen (Dynamo Moscow)   Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)   Artyom Ilenko (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
February[16]   Alexander Yeryomenko (Dynamo Moscow)   Jakub Nakládal (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)   Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)   Denis Alexeyev (Admiral Vladivostok)
March[17]   Vasily Koshechkin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)   Vladislav Gavrikov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)   Danis Zaripov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)   Grigori Dronov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)
April

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schedule for 2016/2017 season confirmed". 24 March 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Mark your Calendars! 2016-17 Season Schedule". 15 July 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  3. ^ "KHL is on the 3rd place by attendance". IIHF. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Enter the Dragon! Beijing club to join KHL". 25 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  5. ^ "It's Official! Kunlun Red Star joins the KHL". 25 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  6. ^ "League confirms format for 2015–16 season". 17 June 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Club-by-club – the Bobrov Division". 16 August 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Club-by-club – the Tarasov Division". 17 August 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Club-by-club – the Kharlamov Division". 18 August 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Club-by-club – the Chernyshev Division". 19 August 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  11. ^ "September's finest: Proskuryakov, Robinson, Mozyakin and Tkachyov". khl.ru. 2016-10-07.
  12. ^ "October's finest: Shestyorkin, Lee, Kovalchuk and Zagidulin". khl.ru. 2016-11-01.
  13. ^ "November's finest: Demchenko, Arzamastsev, Mozyakin and Shulenin". khl.ru. 2016-12-01.
  14. ^ "December's finest: Yeryomenko, Martynov, Gynge and Tkachev". khl.ru. 2017-01-02.
  15. ^ "January's finest: Yeryomenko, Hietanen, Mozyakin and Ilyenko". khl.ru. 2017-02-01.
  16. ^ "February's finest: Yeryomenko, Nakladal, Mozyakin and Alexeyev". khl.ru. 2017-03-01.
  17. ^ "March's finest: Koshechkin, Gavrikov, Zaripov and Dronov". khl.ru. 2017-04-01.

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