Last season in Balashikha. Avangard season preview
KHL.ru ends its rundown of the league’s 2021-2022 teams with Avangard — the Gagarin Cup reigning champions. In the offseason, the Hawks changed several players, and the next season will be the latest one in Balashikha and may be the latest for bench boss Bob Hartley as well.
Seeking Olympic qualification and new prospects. Dinamo Minsk preview
KHL.ru continues its preview of this season’s competing teams. Today, we move to Belarus. In Minsk, Dinamo didn’t have the busiest summer on the market and is waiting for the national team to compete at the Olympics final qualification tournament.
A new home and a familiar face. Spartak season preview
KHL.ru continues its review of this season’s competing teams. Spartak is on the move across Moscow, where it will play at Megasport in the coming campaign, and arrives in its new home with a new-look team and changes in the coaching and management structures.
Kostitsyn the scorer, and Stas the Iron-man. KHL records from Belarus
In the 2020-2021 season, Teemu Hartikainen and Kaspars Daugavins established records among Finnish and Latvian players in the KHL. KHL.ru opens a new column regarding record-breaking players from different countries, starting from Belarus. For Belarus and Kazakhstan, naturalized North American players aren't eligible for the lists.
Michael Garnett: ‘Russia was my second chance’
The KHL continues its series of interviews with players who made a big impact during their time in the league. The star of today’s show is Canadian goalie Michael Garnett, noted for his time at MVD, Dynamo Moscow, Traktor, Slovan and Medvescak. In total, he played nine seasons in the KHL.
Pirnes: ‘If I hadn’t played with Mozyakin, I wouldn’t have set records!’
KHL.ru continues to unearth the stories of some of the most notable achievements in the history of the league. The latest edition focuses on Esa Pirnes, a Finnish forward who played just one season in the KHL, but who used that time to set a record that stands to this day.
Andrighetto – ‘The KHL is the best chance for me to get better as a player’
Avangard’s new forward Sven Andrighetto arrives in Russia with a wealth of experience in the NHL and a World Championship silver medal with Switzerland. After making he debut at the Sochi Hockey Open, he talked to KHL.ru about travelling the world, moving to Russia and coping with hockey-mad fans in Montreal.
Markus Ljungh: My family and I can’t wait for our adventures in Vladivostok
Swedish forward Markus Ljungh recently signed a one-year contract with Admiral Vladivostok. The center never played abroad, and now he’ll be at 10,000 km from home. In this interview with KHL.ru, Ljungh talked about his new challenge.
Sustr: At Kunlun I want to prove that I’m still a good player
Czech defenseman Andrej Sustr is one of the new recruits at Kunlun Red Star as the Beijing franchise looks to get back into playoff contention. After signing a contract to play in China, he told KHL.ru about what he’s hoping for in the coming season.
Timur Shiyanov: “In Russia I’ll have bigger chances to develop”
In this offseason, Vityaz signed several new players, with the young Russian goalie Timur Shiyanov being one of them. The netminder started playing in Russia, then at age 10, he moved to Switzerland. In this interview for KHL.ru, Shiyanov told us about his path towards the world of professional hockey.