The KHL's Tarasov Division was formed in 2008 as part of the league's inauguration. It is one of 4 divisions. It is named in honor of Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Anatoli Tarasov, "the father of Russian hockey", who established the Soviet Union as "the dominant force in international competition".
Division lineups[edit | edit source]
2009–2010[edit | edit source]
With the geographical alignment of the divisions for the 2009–10 season, the Tarasov division became part of the Western Conference of the KHL.
- Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
- Atlant Moscow Oblast
- Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
- Severstal Cherepovets
- HC MVD
- Vityaz Chekhov
2008–2009[edit | edit source]
In the first KHL season, the division alignment was determined by team strength.