1 Sep, Thu

Moscow (19:00)

2 Sep, Fri

Ekaterinburg (17:00)

2 Sep, Fri

Chelyabinsk (17:00)

2 Sep, Fri

Mytishchi (19:00)

2 Sep, Fri

Sochi (19:30)

3 Sep, Sat

Moscow (13:00)

3 Sep, Sat

Balashikha (14:00)

3 Sep, Sat

Minsk (16:30)

3 Sep, Sat

Saint Petersburg (17:00)

3 Sep, Sat

Moscow (17:00)

3 Sep, Sat

Nizhny Novgorod (18:00)

4 Sep, Sun

Ekaterinburg (14:30)

4 Sep, Sun

Chelyabinsk (14:30)

4 Sep, Sun

Mytishchi (17:00)

4 Sep, Sun

Sochi (17:00)

5 Sep, Mon

Balashikha (19:00)

5 Sep, Mon

Moscow (19:00)

5 Sep, Mon

Minsk (19:10)

5 Sep, Mon

Moscow (19:30)

5 Sep, Mon

Saint Petersburg (19:30)

“Kampfer is a solid, right-handed defenseman with excellent skating skills and can be useful on both ends of the rink,” Ak Bars’ GM Marat Valiullin said commenting on the signing of the Canadian blueliner. “Steven played more than 500 games at the NHL and AHL level, and he’s a very experienced player, ready to step in right away. We count on him as one of Ak Bars’ leaders.”

Kampfer played by his resume and had a strong impact on Ak Bars’ defense since the very first game. The Michigan native needed seven games to score his first KHL goal, then had a couple of helpers when Ak Bars defeated CSKA in Moscow on Oct 1. After that, his production steadily increased, and he’s now Kazan’s top-scoring defenseman and leader in several statistics. It’s not rare to see him taking one of the post-game shutout attempts as a further testament to his versatility and offensive abilities.

Ak Bars is currently the fourth seed in the East, and Kampfer is becoming more and more important for the team game after game. Dmitry Kvartalnov will need his top defenseman to score even more to improve the team’s offensive potential and be useful on defense to climb up further in the Eastern Conference standings.

Steven Kampfer, Par Lindholm. Photo credits: Yury KuzminSteven Kampfer, Par Lindholm. Photo credits: Yury Kuzmin