To mark the end of the ninth week’s play of the seventh season of the Championship, The Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the week in four categories.
– Best goaltender
of the week was Konstantin Barulin
(Avangard), with two shutouts in four games, a goals against average of 0.50and a save percentage of 98.13;
– Best defenseman
was Nikita Shchitov
(HC Sochi), with 4 points (2+2) from three outings and a +3;
– Best forward
for the second time this season was Danis Zaripov
(Metallurg Magnitogorsk), who recorded 5 points (3+2) in two games;
– Best rookie
, also for the second time this season, was 20-year-old Admiral netminder Ivan Nalimov
, who made three appearances and finished the week with a %Sv of 93.90 and a GAA of 1.90.