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KHL's fan vote for the KHL All-Star game has concluded and the league has announced first twelve participants.
Via press release:
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.
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).
Fan vote has concluded only the first part of the selection process. Next step to determine full rosters is the media vote. Media will be allowed to send one forward, one defenseman and one goalie from each division. The rest of the line-ups will be filled out by the league.