On Tuesday, the 24th of May, Moscow hosts the official KHL Closing Ceremony, a grand event held each year to celebrate and reward the finest achievements witnessed over the course of the season.
There will be team and individual prizes for the best players, coaches, referees, managers, club employees and members of the public who have made significant contributions to the quality and development of the League.
A variety of prestigious prizes and trophies are presented at the event, including the Golden Stick (for the regular season MVP), the Best Goaltender, the Alexei Cherepanov award (for the best rookie), and the Golden Helmet – given to the elite band of players selected in the Team of the Season.
Over the years, the names of many famous players have been added to the honors roll: Sergei Fedorov, Sergei Zubov, Alexei Morozov, Alexander Radulov, Sergei Mozyakin, Danis Zaripov and more.
On the list of legendary specialists to be named Best Coach we find Oleg Znarok (three times), Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, Milos Riha, Mike Keenan and Vyacheslav Bykov.
Your hosts for the gala evening will be Dmitry Guberniev, Sofia Tartakov, Natalia Clark and Denis Kazansky, and you can watch live coverage of the ceremony on the KHL-TV channel (starting at 19.15, Moscow Time), while Match TV will cover the event at 21.00.