KHL IX Gala Hands Out Awards To IHLC Winners


The KHL tonight handed out its awards to the best players in the league at the KHL IX ceremony in Moscow, with Metallurg star Sergei Mozyakin once again dominating the ceremony, taking home four trophies (including league MVP), along with nine other IHLC winners from four countries also winning awards.

It was Mozyakin, who led Metallurg to another Gagarin Cup finals this season, who once again took home the Top Scorer, Top Sniper and Gentleman on Ice trophies, and to cap the night, he won his fourth “Golden Stick” in five seasons as league MVP. This marks a sweeter end to an otherwise sour ending to the season for Mozyakin, who as captain of Russia at the World Championships in Germany was sidelined with injury for nearly the entire tournament, unable to assist as his team settled for its second consecutive bronze. Other notable winners included Anton Belov, taking home two awards, and rising star Vladimir Tkachyov taking home Rookie of the Year honours.

The KHL Award Trophy winners for the 2016-17 season (with winners in bold and an asterisk denoting former IHLC holders) are as follows:

Golden Stick (League MVP)
russia-11 Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg)*

Top Scorer
russia-11 Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg)*

Top Sniper (Most Goals)
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Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg)*

Top Scoring Defenseman
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Chris Lee (Metallurg)*

Best Troika (Highest Scoring Line)
russia-11 Nikita Gusev, Vadim Shipachyov & Yevgeni Dadonov (CSKA)*

Best Plus/Minus
russia-11 Anton Belov (SKA)*

Best Goalkeeper
russia-11 Vasili Koshechkin (Metallurg)*

Alexei Cherepanov Award (Top Rookie)
russia-11 Vladimir Tkachyov (Admiral)*

Gentleman On Ice (Sportsmanship & Performance)
russia-11 Anton Belov (SKA)*
russia-11 Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg)*

Iron Man Award (Most Games Played)
 Jan Kovář (Metallurg)*

Best Coach
 Oļegs Znaroks (SKA)*

Valentin Sych Award (Best Manager)
russia-11 Roman Rotenberg (SKA)

Photo Credit: KHL TwitterIIHFHHOFIOC

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