2016 KHL All Star Game Rosters Announced

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After a fan vote to set the starting lineup, and a media vote to set the second lines, the Kontinental Hockey League today announced the rosters for the 2016 KHL All Star Game in Moscow, Russia on 23 January.

After last season’s spectacle in Sochi, the All Star Game will return to the KHL’s home base in Moscow, where the top players in the league will face off. Despite yet another year of uncertainty, as some teams are sitting out the season amidst speculation of KHL expansion into China, the league will host its seventh All-Star showcase.

From the perspective of the IHLC, there are players from eleven different countries playing in the game, 14 of whom have held the IHLC at least once in their careers. Russia naturally leads the pack with sixteen players, including star players (both professionally and internationally) Ilya Kovalchuk, Alexander Radulov and Sergei Mozyakin.

TEAM WEST TEAM EAST
GOALTENDERS
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexei Muryginย (Lokomotiv) ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Juha Metsola (Amur)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Ilya Sorokin (CSKA) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย Alexanderย Salรกk*ย (Sibir)
DEFENCEMEN
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Cam Barkerย (Slovan) ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Oskars Bฤrtulis (Admiral)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Milan Jurฤina* (Medvescak) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jonathon Blum (Admiral)
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Philip Larsen*ย (Jokerit) ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kevin Dallman (Barys)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Ziyat Paigin (HC Sochi) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Vladimir Denisov* (Traktor)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mat Robinson (Dynamo) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Loginov (Salavat)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Nikita Zaitsev*ย (CSKA) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Tobias Viklund* (Lada)
FORWARDS
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Danil Apalkov (Lokomotiv) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Nigel Dawes (Barys)
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Kaspars Daugaviล†ลก (Torpedo) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Anatoly Golyshev (Avtomobilist)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Matt Ellison (Dinamo) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Kirill Kaprizov (Metallurg Nov.)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Nikita Gusev (SKA) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Jan Kovรกล™*ย (Metallurg Mag.)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Dmitri Kagarlitsky (Severstal) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Mozyakin* (Metallurg Mag.)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Ilya Kovalchuk* (SKA) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Linus Omark (Salavat)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brandon Kozunย (Jokerit) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Vladimรญr Sobotka* (Avangard)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Radulov*ย (CSKA) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Mikhail Varnakov* (Ak Bars)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vadim Shipachyov*ย (SKA) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Danis Zaripov*ย (Metallurg Mag.)

Bold denotes a player in starting lineup. A star (*)ย denotes players that have held the International Hockey Lineal Championship at least once.ย A strikethrough (example) through the playerโ€™s name denotes the player is injured and will be unable to play, replacements are listed below original selection.

Photo Credit: KHL All Star Gameย โ€“ IIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC

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