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|
|🇷🇺 Alexei Murygin (Lokomotiv)||🇫🇮 Juha Metsola (Amur)
|🇷🇺 Ilya Sorokin (CSKA)||🇨🇿 Alexander Salák* (Sibir)
|🇨🇦 Cam Barker (Slovan)||🇱🇻 Oskars Bārtulis (Admiral)|
|🇸🇰 Milan Jurčina* (Medvescak)||🇺🇸 Jonathon Blum (Admiral)|
|🇩🇰 Philip Larsen* (Jokerit)||🇰🇿 Kevin Dallman (Barys)|
|🇷🇺 Ziyat Paigin (HC Sochi)||🇧🇾 Vladimir Denisov* (Traktor)|
|🇨🇦 Mat Robinson (Dynamo)||🇷🇺 Alexander Loginov (Salavat)|
|🇷🇺 Nikita Zaitsev* (CSKA)||🇸🇪 Tobias Viklund* (Lada)|
|🇷🇺 Danil Apalkov (Lokomotiv)||🇨🇦 Nigel Dawes (Barys)|
|🇱🇻 Kaspars Daugaviņš (Torpedo)||🇷🇺 Anatoly Golyshev (Avtomobilist)|
|🇨🇦 Matt Ellison (Dinamo)||🇷🇺 Kirill Kaprizov (Metallurg Nov.)|
|🇷🇺 Nikita Gusev (SKA)||🇨🇿 Jan Kovář* (Metallurg Mag.)|
|🇷🇺 Dmitri Kagarlitsky (Severstal)||🇷🇺 Sergei Mozyakin* (Metallurg Mag.)|
|🇷🇺 Ilya Kovalchuk* (SKA)||🇸🇪 Linus Omark (Salavat)|
|🇨🇦 Brandon Kozun (Jokerit)||🇨🇿 Vladimír Sobotka* (Avangard)|
|🇷🇺 Alexander Radulov* (CSKA)||🇷🇺 Mikhail Varnakov* (Ak Bars)|
|🇷🇺 Vadim Shipachyov* (SKA)||🇷🇺 Danis Zaripov* (Metallurg Mag.)|
Bold denotes a player in starting lineup. A star (*) denotes players that have held the International Hockey Lineal Championship at least once. A strikethrough (
example) through the player’s name denotes the player is injured and will be unable to play, replacements are listed below original selection.
Photo Credit: KHL All Star Game – IIHF – HHOF – IOC