Kharlamov Trophy

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Not to be confused with Kharlamov Cup.

The Kharlamov Trophy is an NHL award given to the most valuable Russian NHL player. It was named after the Soviet ice hockey player Valeri Kharlamov.

The Trophy was established by Sovetsky Sport in 2002.[1] Presentation of the award and the ceremony are held by Sovetsky Sport every summer in Moscow after the conclusion of the NHL playoffs, and is covered by Russian national and international media.

It is voted on by all active Russian NHL players. Although Russian players first entered the NHL in large numbers in the late 1980s, the trophy was first awarded in 2003. Detroit's Sergei Fedorov was the first recipient of the award.

The following is a list of all the Kharlamov Trophy winners since the award's inception:

Top 5 Russian Scorers in the 2015–16 NHL Season:

Statists in BOLD, indicates leader in category.

Player Team Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Panarin, ArtemiArtemi Panarin CHI LW 80 30 47 77 8 32
Kuznetsov, EvgenyEvgeny Kuznetsov WSH C 82 20 57 77 27 32
Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko STL RW 80 40 34 74 7 37
Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin WSH LW 79 50 21 71 21 53
Kucherov, NikitaNikita Kucherov TBL RW 77 30 36 66 9 30

With 77 points, Panarin and Kuznetsov, were tied for 9th in league scoring.

GOALS being the tie-breaker, Kuznetsov is officially listed at 10th.

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