To mark the end of the first round of the Gagarin Cup play-offs – the Conference quarter-finals, the Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the round in four categories.
– Best goaltender
was Alexander Lazushin
(Dynamo Moscow), who in six games recorded two shutouts, a save percentage of 94.87 and a goals against average of 1.3;
– Best defenseman
was Ryan Gunderson
(Jokerit), with 4 points (0+4) from 5 appearances and a +8;
– Best forward
was Sergei Mozyakin
(Metallurg Magnitogorsk), with 7 points (5+2), including two game-winning goals and a hat-trick, from 5 outings;
– Best rookie
was 20-year-old Dynamo Moscow forward Vladimir Bryukvin
, whose account after 6 games stood at 3 points (3+0), a +4 and an average ice time of 12 minutes.