KHL territorial pick

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A KHL territorial pick is a special type of draft pick used in the KHL Junior Draft. A Kontinental Hockey League team could protect up to 3 players from its Minor Hockey League affiliate or its hockey school(s) and use its first-round pick to draft one of its protected players.[1]

However, unlike the NBA territorial picks, where NBA teams used territorial draft picks sparsely, KHL teams frequently used such picks to keep local talent. Also, in the KHL, the territorial draft picks are factored into the overall selection count. As such, a KHL team can draft more than one territorial pick; it happened in 2010 when Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, as well as Traktor Chelyabinsk used their two first-round draft picks on territorial picks.

For 2012, the rules have changed: now a team could protect up to 5 players and use any pick, regardless of round, to select them, unless entering the disaster draft, in which case a team can protect as many players as they want for the five years following the disaster draft.


Pos. G F D
Position Goaltender Forward Defenseman

List of territorial draft picks[edit]

 Draft Player  Pos. Pick Nationality KHL team Team from (city)
2010 Alyapkin, MaximMaxim Alyapkin^ G 4 Russia Russia Vityaz Chekhov Russkie Vityazi (Podolsk)
2010 Shubin, AlexeiAlexei Shubin^ F 6 Russia Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Loko (Yaroslavl)
2010 Shamin, AlexeiAlexei Shamin^ F 7 Russia Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Loko (Yaroslavl)
2010 Shalunov, MaximMaxim Shalunov^ F 15 Russia Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk Belye Medvedi (Chelyabinsk)
2010 Perevozchikov, DenisDenis Perevozchikov^ F 16 Russia Russia Ak Bars Kazan Bars (Kazan)
2010 Pedan, AndreiAndrei Pedan^ D 18 Russia Russia Dynamo Moscow Sherif (Tver)
2010 Yakupov, NailNail Yakupov^ F 19 Russia Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Reaktor (Nizhnekamsk)
2010 Nesterov, NikitaNikita Nesterov^ D 22 Russia Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk Belye Medvedi (Chelyabinsk)
2011 Ishaev, IgorIgor Ishaev C 2 Russia Russia Amur Khabarovsk Amurskie Tigry (Khabarovsk)
2011 Vasilevski, AndreiAndrei Vasilevski G 7 Russia Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa Tolpar (Ufa)
2011 Grigorenko, MikhailMikhail Grigorenko C 8 Russia Russia HC CSKA Moscow Krasnaya Armia (Moscow)


  1. ^ "2010 KHL Entry Draft". Russian Hockey Fans. Retrieved December 30, 2010.