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Junior Hockey League media relations department continues the series of jubilee season reviews for all teams. The blue-and-white finished only 11th in their conference and had to bid farewell to their playoff hopes long before the end of the regular season.
JHC Dynamo Moscow
11th place in the Western Conference. 59 points in 64 games. 152 goals for, 178 goals against
In the 2018-19 season Dynamo did worse than a year ago. In the previous season Moscow finished a stone’s throw away from the playoff zone, but this time around they sank deeper in the standings. Dynamo didn’t get off to a good start in the jubilee season, which they kicked off, just like in the inaugural year, with the game against their arch-rivals Krasnaya Armiya Moscow. The blue-and-white beat CSKA’s major junior team just once in the 4-game season-series. Dynamo also lost a number of games to JHL underdogs. The team played decent hockey around Christmas but then hit the slump again, which was followed by a poor finish of the regular season. After a 6-game losing streak in February, Dynamo officially missed the playoffs.
Maxim Chuvilov scored 47 points in 64 games to lead the team. This time the 20-year-old forward had an injury-free season and nothing could stop him from topping his team in points. Unfortunately, Ivan Muranov did have to miss a few games but the still scored his first career KHL goal and won a bronze medal at the World Juniors. Ilya Kruglov, Semyon Pankratov and Alexander Petrunin also made their KHL debuts. Mikhail Semeneko led Dynamo defensemen with 27 points, while his teammate Denis Tolpegin represented the team at JHL Challenge Cup. Goaltenders Dimitry Rayko, Vadim Zherenko and Ivan Kulikov split the number of games almost equally.
Top-scorer: Maxim Chuvilov – 37 (15 goals, 22 assists) points
Top goal-scorer: Maxim Chuvilov – 15 goals
Most assists: Mikhail Semeneko – 25 assists:
Top defenseman: Mikhail Semeneko – 28 (3 goals, 25 assists) points, minus-12
Starting goaltender: Ivan Kulikov – 25 games, 11 wins, Goals Against Average – 2.42, Save Percentage – 0.925 on average per game