Magnitka's winning beginning; Admiral blockades Barys. August 12 preseason round-up14 August 2017, 15:00
To mark the end of the eighth and final month’s play of the sixth season of the KHL Championship, the League has named the best players of the month in four categories.
– Best goaltender was Vasily Koshechkin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), who in 12 appearances posted 8 victories, two shutouts, a save percentage of 93.81 and a goals against average of 2.03;
– Best defenseman was Ondrej Nemec (Lev), with two goals and four assists from 12 outings and a rating of +3 for the month;
– Best forward, for the fourth time this season, was Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), with a haul of 17 points (8+9) and a +5 from 12 games;
– Best rookie, also for the fourth time this season, was 19-year-old Salavat Yulaev goalie Andrei Vasilevsky, who played in all 5 games of the Eastern Conference final series against the eventual champions and recorded one shutout, a SV% of .9467, a GAA of 1.51.