The KHL’s Board of Directors met on Wednesday to discuss all the important matters and came to an early conclusion on who the participating teams will be for the 2021/2022 season. It’s actually surprising – because in the past few years we’ve had to wait until pretty late into the summer to find out who’s in and who’s out.
The board went through all the legal processes, evaluated all teams, and assessed all the documentation handed in by the clubs to make a final decision that 24 teams will be taking part in the upcoming KHL season.
The full list of competing teams for the 14th season of KHL action is as follows:
Ak Bars Kazan
Vityaz Moscow Region
Kunlun Red Star
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
SKA St. Petersburg
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
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All the clubs have already started preparations for the season, however, there is one team that has some extra work to do. Admiral and their participation is under question and unclear due to the following reason – as per the KHL:
”Admiral will be allowed to compete in next season’s championship if, before July 31, 2021, it repays all monies owing to players and coaches from the 2017/18 season” After many court cases, the club looking for ways to avoid covering their unpaid debts to players this saga should finally come to an end. As unofficially stated by a KHL executive the club still owes around 600,000 euros to their players.”
FPC reached out to a person with direct knowledge about the situation and was informed that the number is far higher than stated by the league and its executives.
Definitely another thing to look forward to but those that follow KHL closely should be excited to know the participating teams this early into the season.