To mark the end of the third month’s play of the eighth season of the Championship, The Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the month in four categories.
– Best goaltender
was Danny Taylor
(Medvescak), who played in 9 games and helped his team to 6 victories, including 2 shutouts wins. Taylor recorded a goals against average of 1.51 and a save percentage of 95.34;
– Best defenseman
was Staffan Kronwall
(Lokomotiv), who in 10 November outings yielded 5 wins and 7 points (1+6), including 4 in powerplay. Kronwall also contributed 12 hits, blocked 15 shots, and earned a +4 for the month;
– Best forward
was Anatoly Golyshev
(Avtomobilist), with 10 points (8+2), including three doubles and a game-winner, from 10 appearances;
– Best rookie
was 18-year-old Lokomotiv forward Alexander Polunin
, who played in 9 games, finishing the month with 5 points (3+2) and a +4. Polunin enjoyed an average ice time of 9 minutes 55 and struck 13 shots at goal.