To mark the end of the eighth week’s play of the eighth season of the Championship, the Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the week in four categories.
– Best goaltender
was Barry Brust
(Slovan), with two shutout wins in two outings;
– Best defenseman
was Sami Lepisto
(Salavat Yulaev), who helped his team to three victories in three games, ending the week with 4 points (2+2) and a +6;
– Best forward
was September’s finest attacker, Sergei Mozyakin
(Metallurg Magnitogorsk), with 9 points (5+4) from four appearances. Sergei celebrated a double in each of his previous two outings;
– Best rookie
was 19-year-old Dynamo Moscow forward Kirill Pilipenko
, who enjoyed his first two outings in the KHL, finishing the week with two goals and an average ice time of 10 minutes 35 seconds.