The 12th playing week of the championship has come to an end, and the KHL has named the players who were the best of the week in four categories.

— The title of best goaltender is awarded to Vasily Koshechkin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk, pictured). During the week he took part in three games, all victories, and kept two clean sheets (by Monday his unbeaten spell in goal had stretched to 139 minutes 40 seconds), conceded an average of 1.33 goals and saved 95% of shots at his net.

— The title of best defenseman is awarded to Alexander Guskov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl). One of the highest-scoring defensive players of the week played in three games, scored two goals, supplied the decisive pass for a third, and earned an efficiency rating of +2. The previous week Guskov scored his 100th career goal in national championships.

— The title of best attacker is awarded to Maxim Yakutsenya (Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk). In two games, he added to his account five goals, one of which was the game-winner, and a rating of +5.

— The title of best rookie is awarded to Nikolai Stasenko (Amur Khabarovsk). In the three games he played, Nikolai spent an average 16 minutes 34 seconds on the ice, and received a rating of +2.


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