KHL.ru unveils records hit in the first two months of the regular season according to the data gathered by microchips and smart pucks.

From Sep. 1 through Nov. 4, the new system gathered data from 302 out of 744 regular-season games. All the games played under the attentive eye of the new system, which allows recording detailed stats and information about the players in real-time.

This time, we present each club's best defenseman and forward in six categories: distance and time with the puck, total distance run, average and top speed, and passing accuracy.

Tkachyov: a leader in playing the puck

SKA's Vladimir Tkachyov is leading the way regarding the puck control stats - he leads the League with 54 minutes and 34 seconds spent with the disk. His closest pursuer, Chey Genoway, trails by 4 minutes and 31 seconds. Both players also compete in the "distance with the puck" category, where Tkachoyv's advantage is just at 180 meters - he amassed 18,527 meters so far. However, Genoway leads the League in total distance with a whopping 137,1 km.

Leaders in time with a puck, distance with a puck and total covered distance

Club

Defensemen

Forwards

Admiral

Almquist – 27:07

Almquist – 10,4 km

Almquist – 101,9 km

Bakos – 22:55

Bakos – 7,8 km

Butuzov – 101,9 km

Ak Bars

Wikstrand – 22:07

Wikstrand – 7,6 km

Wikstrand – 91,3 km

Azevedo – 24:48

Azevedo – 8,6 km

Azevedo – 108 km

Amur

Jordan – 38:10

Jordan – 13,5 km

Jordan – 120,9 km

T. Zohorna – 30:19

T. Zohorna – 11,5 km

T. Zohorna – 118,5 km

Avangard

Voynov – 38:52

Voynov – 13,1 km

Voynov – 126,6 km

Beck – 32:55

Andrighetto – 11,1 km

Semyonov – 128,8 km

Avtomobilist

Tryamkin – 27:25

Tryamkin – 9,6 km

Tryamkin – 92,9 km

Sexton – 26:52

Sexton – 10,0 km

Dawes – 104,7 km

Barys

Diets – 34:40

Diets – 12 km

Blacker – 108,3 km

Starchenko – 21:18

Starchenko – 8 km

Knight – 114,7 km

CSKA

Nesterov – 35:02

Nesterov – 11,3 km

Nesterov – 110 km

Vey – 28:39

Okulov – 10,3 km

Vey – 108,6 km

Dinamo Minsk

Gragnani – 46:12

Gragnani – 15 km

Gragnani – 117,7 km

Shore – 30:12

Shore – 10,4 km

Shore – 131,6 km

Dinamo Riga

Marshall – 32:41

Marshall – 9,7 km

Sotnieks – 100,9 km

Darzins – 24:04

Ashton – 8,4 km

Ashton – 119,5 km

Dynamo Moscow

Hietanen – 25:55

Hietanen – 8,9 km

Mironov – 107,3 km

Shipachyov – 34:09

Shipachyov – 11,2 km

Shipachyov – 117,8 km

HC Sochi

Ellis – 33:38

Ellis – 12,3 km

Ellis – 112,6 km

Stromwall – 23:22

Stronwall – 8,7 km

Rosen – 105,8 km

Jokerit

Lehtonen – 45:46

Lehtonen – 14,6 km

Lehtonen – 113,7 km

O’Neill – 22:12

O’Neill – 8 km

Norman – 99,5 km

Kunlun Red Star

Murphy – 31:08

Murphy – 10,8 km

Sustr – 114,4 km

Miller – 22:49

Miller – 9,2 km

Cracknell – 104 km

Lokomotiv

Nakladal – 27:11

Nakladal – 9,4 km

Nakladal – 109,8 km

Да Коста – 28:04

Да Коста – 9,3 km

Да Коста – 103,8 km

Metallurg

Antipin – 37:59

Antipin – 12,3 km

Antipin – 120,1 km

Mozyakin – 30:43

Mozyakin – 10,6 km

Rasmussen – 120 km

Neftekhimik

Murphy – 32:17

Murphy – 11,3 km

Murphy – 102,7 km

Poryadin – 24:40

Poryadin – 10,3 km

White – 118,9 km

Salavat Yulaev

Larsen – 32:57

Larsen – 12,2 km

Larsen – 120,2 km

Omark – 48:04

Omark – 15,5 km

Manninen – 116,7 km

Severstal

Provolnev – 25:47

Provolnev – 8,8 km

Provolnev – 92,5 km

Vovchenko – 29:07

Vovchenko – 9,7 km

Geraskin – 105,5 km

Sibir

Jokipakka – 33:22

Jokipakka – 10,8 km

Jokipakka – 104 km

Ruohomaa – 33:18

Ruohomaa – 12 km

Ruohomaa – 93,8 km

SKA

Rundblad – 38:49

Rundblad – 12,9 km

Dyblenko – 118,3 km

Tkachyov – 54:34

Tkachyov – 18,5 km

Tkachyov – 119,8 km

Spartak

Rylov – 33:09

Rylov – 11,1 km

Rylov – 106 km

Khokhlachyov – 25:22

Khokhlachyov – 9,1 km

Hanzl – 107,6 km

Torpedo

Genoway – 50:03

Genoway – 18,3 km

Genoway – 137,1 km

Zhafyarov – 31:54

Zhafyarov – 10,9 km

Schroeder – 123,7 km

Traktor

Karpukhin – 33:02

Virtanen – 11,4 km

Karpukhin – 115,1 km

Hyka – 24:38

Hyka – 10 km

Hyka – 103,5 km

Vityaz

Lajunen – 31:14

Lajunen – 11,3 km

Lajunen – 110,9 km

Semin – 24:46

Semin – 9 km

Chernov – 105 km

Speed

In the 2019-20 season, players are yet to surpass the 40 km/h mark, with Dinamo Riga's Mikelis Redlihs being the closest with 39.8 km/h. Regarding the average speed, the leader is Vityaz's Evgeny Mons (16.5 km/h). Interestingly enough, from the stats emerged that forwards skate on average about 2 km/h faster than defensemen.

Leaders (more than 100 minutes of TOI) in max speed and avg speed, km/h

Club

Defensemen

Forwards

Admiral

Lalonde – 36,3

Ostrovsky – 13,3

Voronin – 37,3

Konnov – 15,4

Ak Bars

Khenkel – 35,9

Yudin – 13,5

Osnovin – 38,6

E. Galimov – 16,1

Amur

Jordan – 38,5

Vasilyev – 13,5

H. Zohorna – 37,9

H. Zohorna – 15,3

Avangard

Martynov – 34,2

Manukhov – 13,4

Dedunov – 37,7

Makarov – 15,7

Avtomobilist

Tryamkin – 39,5

Tryamkin – 13,4

Obidin - 38

Gareyev – 16

Barys

Blacker – 37,6

Metalnikov – 13,4

Starchenko – 38,9

Mikhailis - 16

CSKA

Nesterov – 38,8

Romanov – 14,1

Telegin – 38,1

Okulov - 16

Dinamo Minsk

Gotovets – 38,5

Yeryomenko – 14,3

Martynov – 39,6

Shore – 15,8

Dinamo Riga

Marshall – 38,2

Balinskis – 13,3

Redlihs – 39,8

Lipsbergs – 15,9

Dynamo Moscow

Cajkovsky – 38

Mironov – 12,9

Muranov – 38,4

Afinogenov – 15,5

HC Sochi

Pogorishny – 36

Yelizarov – 13,5

Krikunov – 37,2

Krikunov – 15,9

Jokerit

Lauridsen – 37,9

Lehtonen – 14

Joensuu – 39

Maenalanen – 16,3

Kunlun Red Star

Murphy – 37,3

Osipov – 12,9

Kane – 38,3

Kane – 16,1

Lokomotiv

Rafikov – 36,2

Misyul – 14,2

Denisenko – 37,4

Sannikov – 15,9

Metallurg

Yakovlev – 36,3

Matushkin – 13,5

Rasmussen – 37,7

Korobkin – 15,8

Neftekhimik

Zakharchuk – 36

Paygin – 13,2

Poryadin – 39,2

Shiksatdarov – 15,9

Salavat Yulaev

Larsen – 37,2

Larsen – 14,2

Kartayev – 38,5

Kartayev – 16,2

Severstal

Sulak – 36,8

Sizov – 13,3

Monakhov – 37,6

Yakovlev – 15,4

Sibir

Jokipakka – 36,2

Jokipakka – 13,1

Mikhaylov – 37,7

Ruohomaa – 15,3

SKA

Dyblenko – 35,6

Rukavishnikov - 14

Yakupov – 37,8

Shvets-Rogovoi – 16,2

Spartak

Vishnevsky – 34,9

Kuteikin – 13,5

Kokarev – 38

Kokarev – 15,5

Torpedo

Alyaev – 36,5

Orlov – 14,2

Schroeder – 37

Goncharuk – 16,4

Traktor

Karpukhin – 35,3

Kalinin – 13,8

Kosov – 38,8

Glinkin – 15,8

Vityaz

Voronkov – 35,8

Voronkov – 13,3

Aaltonen – 37,8

Mons – 16,5

Passes

The player with the top passing accuracy is Salavat Yulaev's Danish international Philip Larsen, with an impressive result of 88.8%. Generally, defensemen sport a higher percentage than forwards, with notable exceptions. One of them is Torpedo's Paul Szczechura. The veteran forward, with his 85.1%, is topped only by four defensemen among the clubs' leaders.

Leaders (for defensemen more than 500 attempts, for forwards more than 300 attempts) in passing accuracy

Club

Defenseman

Forward

Admiral

Almquist – 81,2% (563/693)

Bakos – 81,1% (357/440)

Ak Bars

Wistrand – 84,8% (518/611)

Zaripov – 77,9% (306/393)

Amur

Jordan – 75,6% (577/763)

Vl. Ushenin– 77,5% (307/396)

Avangard

Voynov – 82,7% (729/881)

Beck – 77,9% (445/571)

Avtomobilist

Vasilevsky – 84,3% (478/567)

Dawes – 77,1% (441/572)

Barys

Dietz – 80,5% (525/652)

Starchenko – 73,5% (266/362)

CSKA

Marchenko – 84,6% (594/702)

Grigorenko – 82,5% (515/624)   

Dinamo Minsk

Gragnani – 88,2% (930/1055)

Shore – 81,4% (581/714)

Dinamo Riga

Marshall – 78,8% (477/605)

Darzins – 76,6% (344/449)

Dynamo Moscow

Volkov – 84,6% (423/500)

Polygalov – 81,4% (293/360)

HC Sochi

Y.Alexandrov – 81,3% (471/579)

Rosen – 76,8% (397/517)

Jokerit

Lehtonen – 85,2% (702/824)

Haapala – 81,0% (320/395)

Kunlun Red Star

Murphy – 77,7% (446/574)

Brule – 76,1% (248/326)

Lokomotiv

Nakladal – 83,3% (538/646)

Alexeyev – 79,1% (295/373)

Metallurg

Antipin – 82,3% (689/837)

Rasmussen – 82,0% (464/566)

Neftekhimik

Murphy – 81,2% (527/649)

Poryadin – 79,1% (364/460)

Salavat Yulaev

Larsen – 88,8% (785/884)

Manninen – 82,7% (553/669)

Severstal

Provolnev – 79,2% (462/583)

Vovchenko – 82,5% (430/521)

Sibir

Jokipakka – 82,2% (601/731)

Ruohomaa – 80,3% (367/457)

SKA

Rundblad – 88,0% (850/966)

Yakupov – 81,4% (263/323)

Spartak

Rylov – 81,7% (631/772)

Hanzl – 80,8% (316/391)

Torpedo

Genoway – 83,4% (776/931)

Szczechura – 85,1% (292/343)

Traktor

Virtanen – 84,9% (705/830)

Hyka – 83,9% (553/659)

Vityaz

Yevseyenkov – 82,8% (414/500)

Aaltonen – 79,7% (334/419)

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