Dinamo Riga has announced the appointment of Kari Heikkilä as head coach of the Latvian club. 

Dinamo is the fifth KHL team to find itself under the guidance of the 55-year-old Finnish specialist, following his spells at Lokomotiv (2008-10), Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2010-11), Dinamo Minsk (2012) and Neftekhimik (2013-14). 

Heikkilä’s most impressive season to date came back in 2009, when he led Lokomotiv to the first ever Gagarin Cup Final.

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