Magnitka's winning beginning; Admiral blockades Barys. August 12 preseason round-up14 August 2017, 15:00
The Expansion Draft ceremony was conducted by the League’s new Hockey Operations Vice-President, Dmitry Kurbatov. Representing HC Sochi was the club’s Sporting Director, Nikolai Vakurov, while HC Lada General Director Vladimir Vdovin and Sporting Director Vadim Makarov made up the Togliatti delegation.
HC Sochi, which had been granted the first four choices in each of the five rounds, limited themselves to three acquisitions: two defensemen, Artyom Sedunov from Amur and Yefim Gurkin of Salavat Yulaev, and one forward, Admiral’s Alexander Shevchenko.
Lada opted for just the one reinforcement: Severstal attacker Alexander Gogolev.
In exchange for their new personnel, Sochi and Lada are required to pay the players’ previous clubs compensation amounting to thirty percent of the relevant player’s salary for the 2014-15 season.