Today, the official website of the 2018 Week of Hockey Stars annouced the results of the fans' vote to select 16 players for the starting lines of the four teams which will contest the 2018 KHL All-Star Game.
Over the past ten days, thousands of fans had their say in selecting four players (two forwards and two defensemen) for each Division. The results are as follows:
Mark-Andre Gragnani (Dinamo Minsk) – 5,964 votes
Dmitry Kalinin (Spartak) – 4,153 votes
Eeli Tolvanen (Jokerit) – 5,819 votes
Ilya Kovalchuk (SKA) – 5,598 votes
Staffan Kronwall (Lokomotiv) – 3,453 votes
Nikita Nesterov (CSKA) - 1,988 votes
Kirill Kaprizov (CSKA) – 3,768 votes
Dmitry Kagarlitsky (Severstal) – 2,480 votes
Andrei Markov (Ak Bars) - 3,501 votes
Chris Lee (Metallurg Magnitogorsk) – 3,331 votes
Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk) – 4,238 votes
Vladimir Tkachyov (Ak Bars) – 2,614 votes
Kevin Dallman (Barys) – 2,995 votes
Philip Larsen (Salavat Yulaev) — 2,759 votes
Nigel Dawes (Barys) — 4,289 votes
Linus Omark (Salavat Yulaev) – 2,483 votes
This concludes the first stage of the selection process. The second stage is the journalists' vote, in which members of the media select the starting goaltender, plus one defenseman and one forward, for each Division.
We remind fans that tickets for the biggest show of the KHL season are already on general sale. Tickets for all the events which make up the 2018 Week of Hockey Stars, including the KHL All-Star Game, the YHL Challenge Cup, and the WHL All-Star Game, may be purchased via the event's official website and at the Barys Arena box office.