The KHL's Kharlamov Division was formed in 2008 as part of the league's inauguration. It is one of four divisions and part of the Eastern Conference since the second season of the KHL when the conferences were established. It is named in honor of Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Valeri Kharlamov; Soviet Olympic gold medalist and former CSKA player.
|League||Kontinental Hockey League|
|No. of teams||6|
|Most recent Kharlamov Division champion(s)||Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (1st title)|
|Most Kharlamov Division titles||Ak Bars Kazan & Metallurg Magnitogorsk (4 titles)|
The Kharlamov Division is made up of the following teams:
Initial lineup (2008)Edit
In the first KHL season, the division alignment was determined by team strength and the Kharlamov Division consisted of: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, Amur Khabarovsk, Avangard Omsk, Dinamo Riga, Lada Togliatti and Sibir Novosibirsk.
Re-alignment in 2009Edit
With the geographical alignment of the divisions for the 2009–10 season, the composition of the Kharlamov Division was completely changed. Only Lada Togliatti remained and was joined by Ak Bars Kazan, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Traktor Chelyabinsk, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk and Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.
Yugra replaces Lada (2010)Edit
2013 Expansion and re-alignmentEdit
- 2019: Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (95 points)
- 2018: Ak Bars Kazan (100 points)
- 2017: Metallurg Magnitogorsk (124 points)
- 2016: Metallurg Magnitogorsk (103 points)
- 2015: Ak Bars Kazan (120 points)
- 2014: Metallurg Magnitogorsk (108 points)
- 2013: Ak Bars Kazan (104 points)
- 2012: Traktor Chelyabinsk (114 points – Continental Cup winner)
- 2011: Ak Bars Kazan (105 points)
- 2010: Metallurg Magnitogorsk (115 points)
- 2009: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (111 points)