To mark the end of the twentieth 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
, for the fourth time this season, was Alexei Murygin
(Lokomotiv), with one shutout in two victorious games on the road. Murygin allowed just a single goal and ended the week with a save percentage of 97.50 and a goals against average of 0.48;
– Best defenseman
was Artyom Zemchyonok
(Admiral), who finished with a plus in both his outings on the road, earning a +3 for the week, and also provided the assist for a game-winning goal;
– Best forward
was Juhamatti Aaltonen
(Jokerit), with 6 points (3+3) and a +4 from two victorious appearances. Aaltonen struck 8 shots in total and celebrated a brace against Metallurg Novokuznetsk;
– Best rookie
was last week’s winner, 21-year-old Avtomobilist goalie Igor Ustinsky
, who once again helped his team achieve two wins in two games, including one shutout victory. Ustinsky ended the week with a save percentage of 95.71 and a goals against average of 1.51.