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NHL Lockout: Where to Find Your Favorite NHL Superstars in the KHL

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 13:  Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux drops the ceremonial puck between Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals to honor the Russian KHL plane that crashed before the game at Consol Energy Center on October 13, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Kevin W. RyanContributor IIIDecember 31, 2016

The end of summer just isn't the same without the NHL

So far, the NHL has reportedly lost north of $230 million in revenue due to this year's lockout, forcing hockey fans to watch their favorite NHL stars flee the continent to the extremely underrated Kontinental Hockey League. 

The KHL is home to 26 clubs that play all over Eastern Europe

Sure, their culture and language is completely different from your normal NHL crowd, but the final goal is to hear the sound of skates on ice and pucks sniping the pipes.   

We all miss hockey terribly, so here is a brief guide on where to find your favorite NHL superstars in Europe this season:

      Player Pos  NHL Team      KHL Team
Alex Ovechkin F Washington Dynamo Moscow
Evgeni Malkin F Pittsburgh Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Zdeno Chara D Boston Lev Praha
Ilya Kovalchuk F New Jersey SKA Saint Petersburg
Joe Pavelski F San Jose Dinamo Minsk
Pavel Datsyuk F Detroit CSKA Moscow
Ruslan Fedotenko F Philadelphia Donbass Donetsk
Jacob Voracek F Philadelphia Lev Praha 
Evander Kane F Winnipeg Dinamo Minsk
Marcel Hossa F Phoenix Lev Praha
Mikhail Grabovski F Toronto  CSKA Moscow
Pekka Rinne G Nashville Dinamo Minsk
Lubomir Visnovsky D NY (Islanders) Slovan Bratislava
Alexandre Giroux F Columbus Dinamo Riga
Mathieu Carle D Philadelphia  Dinamo Riga
Alexander Frolov F NY (Rangers) Avangard Omsk Region
Sergei Gonchar D Ottawa Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Mikael Tellqvist G Buffalo Dinamo Riga
Sergei Bobrovsky G Columbus SKA Saint Petergsburg
Semyon Varlamov G Colorado Locomotiv Yaroslavl
Niclas Bergfors D Nashville Severstal Cherepovets
Universe G Philadelphia CSKA Moscow
Victor Hedman D Tampa Bay Barys Astana
Nail Yakupov F Edmonton Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Andrei Kostitsyn D Nashville Traktor Chelyabinsk
Nik Antripov F Winnipeg Barys Astana

 

Complete team rosters and schedules can be found on the English-friendly KHL website

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