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KHL Junior Draft
KHLJuniorDraft2011.png The 2011 KHL Draft logo
Moscow, Russia

The KHL Junior Draft is an annual meeting in which every franchise of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) systematically select the rights to available amateur ice hockey players who meet draft eligibility requirements (17–21 years old, no active KHL, MHL or VHL contract). The KHL Junior Draft is held once every year in Mytishchi Arena, generally within two to three months after the conclusion of the previous season. During the draft, teams take turns selecting amateur players from junior, collegiate, or European leagues.

The first draft was held on June 1, 2009, prior to the second KHL season, and has been held every year since. Mikhail Pashnin, drafted by CSKA Moscow, was the first player to be drafted in the KHL Junior Draft. The first KHL Junior Draft held had only 85 drafted players, but with 188 players in the 2010 Draft the number of drafted players that year was more than doubled. However, the amount of drafted players decreased in the 2011 Draft, with 134 drafted players.

Eligible players

All European or North American players who are 17 years old and not older than 21 years old, and do not have any active contracts with a KHL, MHL or VHL team, are eligible for selection for that year's KHL Junior Draft.[1]

List of KHL Junior Drafts

Draft Location City Date Total drafted #1 pick
2009 Mytishchi Arena Mytishchi, Russia 02009-06-01 June 1, 2009 91 Pashnin, MikhailMikhail Pashnin
(CSKA Moscow)
2010 Mytishchi Arena Mytishchi, Russia 02010-06-04 June 4, 2010 188 Jaskin, DmitrijDmitrij Jaskin
(Sibir Novosibirsk)
2011 Mytishchi Arena Mytishchi, Russia 02011-05-28 May 28, 2011 134 Slepyshev, AntonAnton Slepyshev
(Metallurg Novokuznetsk)


See also

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