Vladimir Tkachyov possesses 170 (58+112) points in 250 KHL appearances.
In 50 KHL games, goalkeeper Alexander Samonov has conceded a grand total of 91 goals, while earning 27 victories and five shutouts. 17 of those wins have been tallied with SKA.
Defenseman Viktor Antipin and forwards Linden Vey, Emil Galimov and Evgeny Timkin all made their competitive SKA debuts.
In the fourth consecutive KHL season, the first SKA goal was scored by a defenseman, as Igor Ozhiganov followed in the footsteps of Patrik Hersley (2017, 2018) and David Rundblad (2019).
This was the fourth time in history when SKA played against Neftekhimik in the first match of the new campaign. The first occasion was witnessed on 7 September 1995 with SKA winning 3:2 in overtime, before the game on 10 September 1996 ended in a 2:2 draw and the battle on 13 September 2011 saw SKA triumph 3:1 on the road.
Konstantin Barulin is the first KHL goalkeeper to compete against SKA with six different teams.
Forward Alexander Kucheryavenko, who registered 110 points in 302 matches as a SKA player in the past, scored against his former employers for the second time. The previous goal was netted on 20 October 2014 for Vityaz Podolsk.