December’s finest: Kovar, Granak, Bochenski & Skutar03.01.2014
To mark the end of the fourth 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 Jakub Kovar (Avtomobilist), who played in seven games, helping the Yekaterinburg men win all seven. Jakub recorded two shut-outs, SV% .9604 and a GAA 1.12 for December;
– Best defenseman was Dominik Granak (Dynamo Moscow), who scored one goal, assisted on two more and earned a neutral or positive plus/minus in all his seven game, finishing the month with a +9;
– Best forward was Brandon Bochenski (Barys), with 7 goals and 10 assists from 8 outings and a +5 for the month;
– Best rookie was Metallurg Novokuznetsk’s teenage defenseman Mark Skutar with 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) and a +6 from five appearances.