Gagarin Cup was introduced in the season of 2008/2009. The trophy is presented to the winner of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) playoffs. The Cup was named after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space. Gagarin is associated with great accomplishment, he is one of the symbols of the Russian nation.
The final playoff games for Gagarin Cup are to start Friday between Lev of Prague and Metallurg of Russian Magnitogorsk. Learn more about the history of the trophy in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS