To mark the end of the fifth week’s play of the championship, The Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the week in four categories.
– Best goaltender of the week was Vasily Koshechkin (Severstal), with two shutouts in three games, saving 96.2% of shots at his goal;
– Best defenseman was Kevin Dallman (SKA), who took 3 points (1+2) from three games and earned an efficiency rating for the week of +5;
– Best attacker was Igor Mirnov (Salavat Yulaev). His haul for the week was five goals from three games;
– Best rookie was forward Nail Yakupov (Neftekhimik), who played in two games, scored three goals and averaged 17 minutes and 53 seconds on the ice.