Season 9: Minsk Hussars

Farm Club: Vitebsk Bears  GM: Igor Kirunov (only GM in team’s history) Coach: Dave Tippett (replaced Guy Boucher, who replaced Lindy Ruff, who replaced Claude Julien) Last season: 1st overall, (In playoffs, defeated Edinburgh, then defeated Stockholm, then defeated Belfast, then defeated Bratislava to win Cup) Ins and Outs (Season 8 to Season 9) Out: Nicklas Backstrom (free…

Season 9: Copenhagen Tridents

Owner: Tommy Ahlers, founder & CEO of ZYB, a popular social media & networking site in Denmark. Farm club: Malmo (Sweden) Redhawks  GM: Martin Sayle (2nd GM in team’s history) Coach: Paul Maurice (replaced Dave Cameron after Season 7; Cameron replaced Paul Maurice after Season 4; Maurice replaced Brent Sutter after Season 3) Last season: 4th overall; (In playoffs,…

Season 9: Bratislava Eagles

Team owner: Juraj Dluhy, CEO, Cestné a Stavebné Mechanizmy Tisovec (a military equipment manufacturer in Detva, Slovakia.) Farm club: Vienna (Austria) Capitals  GM: Chuck Massaro (only GM in team’s history) Coach: Lindy Ruff (replaced Brent Sutter after Season 6, who replaced Bruce Boudreau after Season 3) Last season: 3rd overall (In playoffs, defeated Paris, then Berlin, then Lisbon,…

Season 9: Gothenburg Frolunda

Owner: Bogdan Podarok, entrepeneur Farm Club: Aalborg (Denmark) Pirates  GM: Austin Dwyer  (3rd GM in team’s history) Coach: Randy Carlyle (replaced Guy Boucher after Season 5) Last season: 22nd overall; missed playoffs Ins and Outs  (Season 8 to Season 9) Out: Alec Martinez (free agent), Cal Clutterbuck (free agent),  Mikko Koivu (free agent), Matt Calvert (free agent), Benn…

Season 9: Oslo Outlaws

Farm Club: Bergen (Norway) Bandits  GM: Chris Lee (3rd GM in team’s history) Coach: Dave Cameron (replaced Dave Hakstol after 1 game of Sesaon 8. Hakstol replaced Claude Julien after Season 6, who replaced Peter Laviolette after Season 3) Last season: 23rd overall, out of the playoffs Ins and Outs (Season 8 to Season 9) Out: Olivier Roland (free…

Season 9: St. Petersburg Krasnyye Zvezdy

Team owner: Sergei Smirnov, former director of JSC Proletarsky Zavod Farm Club: Sibir Novosibirsk (Russia) GM: Ben Stuller (3rd GM in team’s history) Coach: John Stevens (replaced Guy Boucher after Season 8, who replaced Paul Maurice after Season 6, who replaced Kevin Dineen after Season 4) Last season: 15th overall, (In playoffs, lost to Copenhagen) Ins and Outs (Season…

Season 9: Stockholm Eagles

Farm Club: Stockholm Sun Towers  GM: Michael Sauer (third GM in team’s history) Coach: Mike Johnston (replaced Bob Hartley after Season 4) (Hartley replaced Claude Noel after Season 3) Last season: 9th overall, (In playoffs, defeated Moscow; lost to Minsk) Ins and Outs (Season 8 to Season 9) Out: Bobby Ryan (free agent) , Bryan Little (free agent), Keith Yandle (free agent), …