To mark the end of the fifth month’s play of the seventh season of the Championship, the Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the month in four categories.
– Best goaltender
was Alexander Lazushin
(Dynamo Moscow), who in 6 outings recorded four shutouts, a goals against average of 0.4 and a save percentage of 98.61;
– Best defenseman
was Alexei Semenov
(Vityaz), who made 10 appearances without a single negative "plus/minus", finishing the month with 7 points (1+6) and a +12;
– Best forward
was Mikhail Varnakov
(Ak Bars), with a haul of 9 points (6+3) from nine games and a +7 for the month;
– Best rookie
was 19-year-old Atlant forward Vyacheslav Leshchenko
, whose account for January showed 6 games, 4 points (2+2), a +2 and an average ice time of 10 minutes 38 seconds.