To mark the end of the twelfth 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 Michael Garnett (Slovan), who played in two games, both of them victories, achieving one shutout and allowing just a solitary goal all week. Garnett had a save percentage of 98.67 and kept the opposition off the scoreboard for 112 minutes 40 seconds;

Best defenseman was Staffan Kronwall (Lokomotiv), with three wins in three appearances, 4 points (0+4), and seven blocks. Kronwall achieved a positive rating in every outing and earned a +5 for the week;

Best forward was Anatoly Golyshev (Avtomobilist), with a haul of 5 points (4+1) from three outings, including successive doubles against Lokomotiv and HC Sochi;

Best rookie was 18-year-old Lokomotiv forward Alexander Polunin, with 3 points (2+1) from three victorious games for the Yaroslavl men. Alexander averaged 10 minutes 10 seconds of ice time and did not receive a single minus rating, finishing the week at a +2.