The Gagarin Cup (Russian Кубок Гагарина ) is the winner's trophy of the Kontinental Hockey League. The trophy was named after the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and awarded with the founding of the KHL for the 2008/09 season for the first time.
A total of 26 teams playing for the trophy, of which 16 in the preliminary round qualify for the play- offs. The entire play-offs including the finals series will be played in best- of-seven mode. The Gagarin Cup receives the winner of the final round of the play-offs.