|2015–16 KHL season|
|League||Kontinental Hockey League|
|Duration||August 24, 2015 – April 19, 2016|
|Season champions||CSKA Moscow|
|Top scorer||Sergei Mozyakin|
|Western champions||CSKA Moscow|
|Western runners-up||SKA Saint Petersburg|
|Eastern champions||Metallurg Magnitogorsk|
|Eastern runners-up||Salavat Yulaev Ufa|
|[[|Gagarin Cup]] champions||Metallurg Magnitogorsk|
The 2015–16 KHL season was the eighth season of the Kontinental Hockey League. The season started on 24 August 2015 with the Opening Cup between defending champions SKA Saint Petersburg and last year's Continental Cup winners CSKA Moscow, replacing Ak Bars Kazan, the previous season's Gagarin Cup finalists.
Spartak Moscow returned to the league prior to this season. It was also announced by KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko that Atlant Moscow Oblast would not participate in the league this season due to financial problems.
Divisions and regular season formatEdit
In this season, each team played every other team once at home and once on the road, giving a total of 54 games (27 at home, 27 on the road), plus 6 additional games (3 at home, 3 on the road) played by each team against rival clubs from its own conference. Thus, each team played a total of 60 games in the regular season.
|Western Conference||Eastern Conference|
League standings Edit
Gagarin Cup PlayoffsEdit
- During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.
Final standings Edit
As of 18 February 2016
|Sergei Mozyakin||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||57||32||35||67||+11||0|
|Alexander Radulov||CSKA Moscow||53||23||42||65||+28||73|
|Brandon Bochenski||Barys Astana||60||20||41||61||+16||48|
|Vadim Shipachyov||SKA Saint Petersburg||54||17||43||60||−8||63|
|Linus Omark||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||60||18||39||57||+12||40|
|Matt Ellison||Dinamo Minsk||54||26||29||55||−10||54|
|Danis Zaripov||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||60||22||32||54||+9||26|
|Nigel Dawes||Barys Astana||55||31||22||53||+15||16|
|Justin Azevedo||Ak Bars Kazan||59||17||36||53||+6||26|
|Jan Kovář||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||58||20||32||52||+7||61|
As of 18 February 2016
|Ilya Sorokin||CSKA Moscow||28||1638:53||17||7||4||29||10||.953||1.06|
|Alexei Murygin||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl||34||1962:29||22||8||3||37||13||.954||1.13|
|Stanislav Galimov||CSKA/Ak Bars||28||1669:11||18||6||4||42||7||.938||1.51|
|Viktor Fasth||CSKA Moscow||20||1122:04||13||4||1||31||3||.921||1.66|
|Alexander Yeryomenko||Dynamo Moscow||23||1392:08||11||4||7||41||2||.936||1.77|
Players of the MonthEdit
Best KHL players of each month.
|September||Alexei Murygin (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)||Mat Robinson (Dynamo Moscow)||Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)||Roman Manukhov (Metallurg Novokuznetsk)|
|October||Alexander Salák (Sibir Novosibirsk)||Mikhail Pashnin (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)||Nigel Dawes (Barys Astana)||Artyom Zub (Amur Khabarovsk)|
|November||Danny Taylor (Medveščak Zagreb)||Staffan Kronwall (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)||Anatoly Golyshev (Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg)||Alexander Polunin (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)|
|December||Dominik Furch (Avangard Omsk)||Kevin Dallman (Barys Astana)||Danis Zaripov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)||Vladislav Gavrikov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)|
|January||Ilya Sorokin (CSKA Moscow)||Mat Robinson (Dynamo Moscow)||Vadim Shipachyov (SKA St. Petersburg)||Igor Ustinsky (Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg)|
|February||Alexander Yeryomenko (Dynamo Moscow)||Anton Belov (SKA St. Petersburg)||Peter Regin (Jokerit)||Artur Lauta (Avangard Omsk)|
|March||Ilya Sorokin (CSKA Moscow)||Denis Denisov (CSKA Moscow)||Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)||Yuri Sergiyenko (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod)|
- ↑ VIII KHL Season – Only 152 Days to Go (25 March 2015). Retrieved on 14 April 2015.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 KHL 2015–16 Schedule Announced (2015-06-30). Retrieved on 2015-07-01.
- ↑ Ромбик снова в моде: "Спартак" возвращается! (3 June 2015). Retrieved on 3 June 2015. (in Russian)
- ↑ Moskovan Spartak palaa KHL:ään (16 February 2015). Retrieved on 14 April 2015., www.Iltalehti.fi, (in Finnish)
- ↑ ХК "Атлант" пропустит следующий сезон КХЛ (20 May 2015). Retrieved on 24 May 2015., www.championat.com, (in Russian)
- ↑ League confirms format for 2015–16 season (17 June 2015). Retrieved on 4 July 2015.
- ↑ League confirms format for 2015–16 season (2015-06-17). Retrieved on 2015-07-01.
- ↑ League confirms format for Stage Two (8 October 2015). Retrieved on 8 October 2015.
- ↑ September's finest: Murygin, Robinson, Mozyakin and Manukhov. khl.ru (2015-10-01).
- ↑ October's finest: Salak, Pashnin, Dawes and Zub. khl.ru (2015-11-02).
- ↑ November's finest: Taylor, Kronwall, Golyshev and Polunin. khl.ru (2015-12-01).
- ↑ December’s finest: Furch, Dallman, Zaripov and Gavrikov. khl.ru (2016-01-03).
- ↑ January’s finest: Sorokin, Robinson, Shipachyov and Ustinsky. khl.ru (2016-02-03).
- ↑ February’s finest: Yeryomenko, Belov, Regin and Lauta. khl.ru (2016-03-02).
- ↑ March’s finest: Sorokin, Denisov, Mozyakin and Sergiyenko. khl.ru (2016-04-03).
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