A two-time Gagarin Cup champion under Mike Keenan and Ilya Vorobyov, Mike Pelino has had a front row seat to the KHL’s progress and development over time. In his eighth season, Pelino helped Metallurg to climb the Eastern Conference and finish the season in third place. He touches on the phenomenon that is Sergei Mozyakin, cultural differences in Russian locker rooms and some late-night karaoke sessions in Magnitogorsk.
02:15 JHL success
03:39 Role of youth in the season
07:14 Getting into the flow state
16:27 A ‘step forward’ for Metallurg
18:04 Success of Avangard
20:33 Sergei Mozyakin
27:17 Mike Keenan & karaoke