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.