To mark the end of the twelfth 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
was Johan Backlund
(Slovan), who in two games recorded one shutout, a save percentage of 98.21 and a goals against average of 0.48;
– Best defenseman
was Kirill Koltsov
(Salavat Yulaev), with 6 points (3+3) from just two appearances and a +3;
– Best forward
was Jarno Koskiranta
(Sibir), who in three outings added 7 points (4+3) to his account and earned a +4 for the week;
– Best rookie
was 20-year-old Torpedo defenseman Artyom Blazhiyevsky
, who played in two games, scoring one goal and averaging 20 minutes 42 seconds on the ice.