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At the end of every month Junior Hockey League selected top players in every position in each conference. The process carried on through the Kharlamov Cup Playoffs as well, as we selected top three players after every round. It’s time to summarize. We present to you the 2018-19 JHL All-Star team. We have taken into consideration regular season and playoff performances, productivity and plus/minus. Players who have been named top in their position throughout the year have also made the team. In the final edition we take a look at the fourth 5-man unit.
4th 5-man unit
Arsen Khisamutdinov (Reaktor Nizhnekamsk)
Ilya Badanin (Omskie Yastreby)
Sergei Golodnyuk (Mamonty Yugry)
Ildar Abdeyev (Tolpar Ufa)
Pavel Yelizarov (Omskie Yastreby)
Arsen Khisamutdinov was one of Reaktor Nizhnekamsk’s leaders this past season. He also earned an invitation to Neftekhimik and played nine games in the Kontinental Hockey League. Another feather in Khisamutdinov’s hat is the fact the he became the top all-time scorer in Nizhnekamsk’s major junior team history. He also participated in JHL Challenge Cup and was the only player from Team East to go on to play in KHL All-Star Game.
The Badanin brothers have led Omskie Yastreby by example the whole season as the team made the playoffs after a 2-year absence. As a result, Ilya led the ‘Hawks’ in goals and points, while Roman had the most assists. It was no other but the youngest of the two brothers who represented the team at JHL Challenge Cup, while Roman was supporting him from the stands. Ilya Badanin was also named the top forward of October in the Eastern Conference.
Mamonty Yugry’s offense was a force to be reckoned with this past season and Sergei Golodnyuk was the key player on it. He made his debut for Ugra in the VHL and scored 52 points in 48 regular season games for Khanty-Mansiysk’s major junior team. Golodnyuk was named the top forward of January in the Eastern Conference, led the ‘Mammoths’ to semifinal and finished the season with a Junior Hockey League bronze medal. He also scored 8 points in 14 post-season games.
This 21-year-old defenseman was in his sophomore Junior Hockey League season. He played 57 games in the regular season, scoring 25 points. Abdeyev was named the top defenseman of December in the Eastern Conference. He played 8 games in the post-season, scoring a goal in the historic matchup against Avto Yekaterinburg. Tolpar Ufa and Avto set a new JHL record for the longest game as it lasted over 122 minutes.
Pavel Yelizarov is yet another Omskie Yastreby representative on our all-star time. He led the ‘Hawks’ in points among defensemen as he had 25 in 58 games, while being a plus-18. Yelizarov also spent some time on Yastreby junior team, albeit appearing in just four games. He was named the top defenseman of the opening round of Kharlamov Cup Playoffs.