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A KHL territorial pick is a special type of draft pick used in the KHL Junior Draft. A Kontinental Hockey League team could protect up to 3 players from its Minor Hockey League affiliate or its hockey school(s) and use its first-round pick to draft one of its protected players.
However, unlike the NBA territorial picks, where NBA teams used territorial draft picks sparsely, KHL teams frequently used such picks to keep local talent. Also, in the KHL, the territorial draft picks are factored into the overall selection count. As such, a KHL team can draft more than one territorial pick; it happened in 2010 when Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, as well as Traktor Chelyabinsk used their two first-round draft picks on territorial picks.
For 2012, the rules have changed: now a team could protect up to 5 players and use any pick, regardless of round, to select them, unless entering the disaster draft, in which case a team can protect as many players as they want for the five years following the disaster draft.
List of territorial draft picksEdit
|Draft||Player||Pos.||Pick||Nationality||KHL team||Team from (city)|
|2010|| Maxin Alyapkin
|G||4||Russia||Vityaz Chekhov||Russkie Vityazi (Podolsk)|
|2010|| Alexei Shubin
|F||6||Russia||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl||Loko (Yaroslavl)|
|2010|| Alexei Shamin
|F||7||Russia||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl||Loko (Yaroslavl)|
|2010|| Maxim Shalunov
|F||15||Russia||Traktor Chelyabinsk||Belye Medvedi (Chelyabinsk)|
|2010|| Denis Perevozchikov
|F||16||Russia||Ak Bars Kazan||Bars (Kazan)|
|2010|| Andrei Pedan
|D||18||Russia||Dynamo Moscow||Sherif (Tver)|
|2010|| Nail Yakupov
|F||19||Russia||Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk||Reaktor (Nizhnekamsk)|
|2010|| Nikita Nesterov
|D||22||Russia||Traktor Chelyabinsk||Belye Medvedi (Chelyabinsk)|
|2011||Igor Ishaev||C||2||Russia||Amur Khabarovsk||Amurskie Tigry (Khabarovsk)|
|2011||Andrei Vasilevski||G||7||Russia||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||Tolpar (Ufa)|
|2011||Mikhail Grigorenko||C||8||Russia||HC CSKA Moscow||Krasnaya Armia (Moscow)|
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