The KHL has released its officials for the 2015-16 season.  Of the 35 referees and 42 linesmen, 14 will be entering their first seasons in the KHL having been promoted from lower levels.

While most are Russian, there are some international officials as well.

KHL Linesman

(Image: G. Merseburg)

The 2013 and 2014 ‘Golden Whistle’ winner as the KHL’s top official, Eduard Odins of Latvia, returns, as does Czech referee Antonin Jerabek. Finland, represented previously by veteran ref Jyri Ronn, sends Antti Boman to officiate in the KHL. There’s also talk that a North American official – one with NHL experience – will be joining the league this season. 

Notably missing?  Referee Evgeny Romasko, who made his NHL debut last spring. As he’s apparently no longer in the KHL’s officiating plans, does that mean we’ll see him in the AHL/NHL full-time for 2015-16?

The KHL’s 2015-16 season gets underway on August 24, with the veteran crew of referees Vyacheslav Bulanov and Konstantin Olenin alongside linesmen Sivov Dmitry and Sergei Shelyanin.

Below are the officials for the 2015-16 KHL season. Click on a heading to sort by name or number.

2015-16 KHL Referees

NameNumber
Anisimov, Alexei22
Belov, Alexei25
Belyaev, Sergei35
Boman, Antti3
Bodnar, Denis17
Bukin, Vladimir24
Bulanov, Vyacheslav8
Buturlin, Mikhail23
Vasiliev, Alexei12
Gamaley, Eugene43
Gashilov, Viktor30
Gofman, Roman45
Gusev, Sergei29
Deyev, Yakov16
Ibatulin, Eduard41
Jerabek, Antonin42
Kadyrov, Rafael11
Kiselyev, Vladislav20
Komarov, Pavel28
Kulakov, Sergei13
Kulyov, Arthur36
Lavrentiev, Anton32
Naumov, Denis27
Ovchinnikov, Pavel2
Odins, Eduard4
Olenin, Konstantin37
Oskirko, Yuri26
Ravodin, Alexei34
Rogachev, Andrei21
Safiullah, Ildar9
Sergeev, Alexander39
Sidorenko, Maxim19
Soin, Alexander38
Tsyplakov, Yuri15
Shchenyov, Roman14

2015-16 KHL Linesmen

NameNumber
Aleshin, Pyotr47
Bersenev, Maxim87
Vilyugin, Nikita92
Golovlev, Dmitry99
Golyak, Dmitry59
Gordenko, Konstantin77
Dedioula, Ivan72
Zakharenkov, Alexander95
Ivanov, Yury51
Korshak, Stepan76
Kuchava, Thornike56
Lazarev, Gleb61
Litvinov, Evgeny73
Maitak, Alex80
Matyusha, Andrei70
Matykhov, Anton96
Medvedev, Alexei83
Metalnikov, Eduard79
Misyur, Sergei98
Mikhail, Alex60
Nazarov, Ivan89
Nesterov, Alexander69
Novikov, Nikita53
Otmakhov, Alexander91
Paley, Jacob74
Parfenov, Dmitry62
Ponamarenko, Anton88
Pronskih, Evgeny90
Raming, Stanislav49
Sadovnikov, Alexander85
Sazonov, Ivan93
Sivov, Dmitry86
Sirotkin, Alexander97
Streltsov, Evgeni46
Sysuev, Alexander81
Tomilov, Viktor50
Chernyshev, Alexander67
Shalagin, Nikita84
Shelyanin, Sergei75
Shikhanov, Roman63
Shishlo, Dmitry55
Yudin, Evgeniy78
 

*Name translations/transliterations will be updated based on game note