Fans voted during 14 days to decide which players should visit Moscow next January.
The little-known 22-year-old Dinamo Minsk forward Vyacheslav Gretsky has swept to the top of the fan poll in the Tarasov Division despite making the first of his seven KHL appearances this season. So far he’s outvoting CSKA star Kirill Kaprizov thanks to a Belarusian flashmob eager to celebrate a famous name.
Ak Bars goalie Timur Bilyalov won the Kharlamov’s division voting. However, on the voting page you could not see him because he was temporarily moved to VHL and disappeared from the list. This situation does not cancel the triumph of young goalie who has already beat the shutout streak record in history of Russian hockey.
Goalie: Julius Hudacek (Spartak, 1634 votes);
Defenseman: Juuso Hietanen (Dynamo Moscow, 1090);
Forward: Vadim Shipachyov (Dynamo Moscow, 1761).
Goalie: Jhonas Enroth (Dinamo Minsk, 3056);
Defenseman: Ilya Shinkevich (Vityaz, 1399);
Forward: Vyacheslav Gretsky (Dinamo Minsk, 2992).
Goalie: Timur Bilyalov (Ak Bars, 2371);
Defenseman: Kristian Khenkel (Ak Bars, 912);
Forward: Nigel Dawes (Avtomobilist, 938).
Goalie: Juha Metsola (Salavat Yulaev, 3425);
Defenseman: Vyacheslav Voynov (Avangard, 2521);
Forward: Kirill Semyonov (Avangard, 1196).
This concludes the first stage of the selection process. Then representatives of the media will vote to select further players, choosing one goaltender, one defenseman, and one forward from each Division, after which the League will select the remaining players for the rosters. After three stages, the League will officially confirm the selected rosters of 40 players for the FONBET 2020 KHL All-Star Game. The other four remaining places – one for each Division – will be reserved for the four finest youngsters in the JHL Challenge Cup.