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    Kontinental Hockey League

    The Kontinental Hockey League is an international professional ice hockey league based in Russia and founded in 2008. It is commonly considered to be the strongest hockey league in Eurasia, and the second-best in the world.   Click here for more info on the league.

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    Supreme Hockey League

    The Supreme Hockey League, also known as the Major Hockey League or Higher Hockey League, is a professional ice hockey league in Eurasia, and the second highest level of Russian hockey. Though currently acting independently, plans were in place to convert it to a farm system for the Kontinental Hockey League ‘s 2010–11 season. It […]

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    Swedish Hockey League

    The Swedish Hockey League, officially the SHL (Swedish: “Svenska hockeyligan“, until 2013 known as Elitserien, theSwedish Elite League or the SEL) is a professional ice hockey league composed of twelve teams in Sweden. It is the highest-level ice hockey league in Sweden and, based on average player salaries in 2006, is ranked as the fourth highest paying professional ice hockey league in the world (behind the National Hockey League, Russian […]

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    Finnish Elite League

    The Liiga, colloquially called the Finnish Elite League in English, is the top professional ice hockey league in Finland. As of March 2008, it is ranked by the IIHF as the second strongest league in Europe. It was created in 1975 to replace the SM-sarja, which was fundamentally an amateur league. The SM-liiga is not […]

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    Czech Extraliga

    The Czech Extraliga is the highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic. It was created by the 1993 split of the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League following the breakup of Czechoslovakia. In 2008 the IIHF ranked the Extraliga as the third-highest ice hockey league in Europe. Many Extraliga players leave every year on transfers […]

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    Slovak Extraliga

    Slovak Extraliga is the name of the highest-level ice hockey league in Slovakia. As of 2009, it is ranked by the IIHF as the fifth strongest league in Europe and in 2012 it was ranked by The Hockey News as the sixth strongest league in the world behind the NHL, KHL, Elitserien, SM-liga and Czech […]

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    GET Ligaen

    The Norwegian men’s national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team from Norway that participates at the IIHF World Championships. The team is governed by the Norwegian Ice Hockey Association and is coached by Roy Johansen.   GET-ligaen (English: the GET-league) is the premier Norwegian ice hockey league, organised by the Norwegian Ice Hockey Association. The league was known as 1. divisjon (1st […]

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    Deutsche Eishockey Liga

    The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League, shortname DEL) is a German professional ice hockey league that was founded in 1994. It was formed as a replacement for the Ice hockey Bundesliga. Unlike the old Bundesliga, the DEL is not under the administration of the German Ice Hockey Federation. The DEL currently has the highest number of American and Canadian players outside […]

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    National League A & B

    National League A (NLA) is a professional ice hockey league in Switzerland. It is the top tier of the Swiss hockey league system and of the two-tier National League. Prior to the 2007-08 season, the league was officially called Nationalliga A(German), (French: Ligue Nationale A (LNA), Italian: Lega Nazionale A). The NLA has the most attended hockey club in Europe, SC Bern, and is […]

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    Austrian Hockey League

    The Austrian Hockey League (German: Österreichische Eishockey-Liga), called the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (English: Erste Bank Hockey League) for sponsorship reasons, is the highest-level ice hockey league in Austria.   Click here for more info on the league.

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