To mark the end of the ninth week’s play of the sixth season of the KHL Championship, the League has rewarded the best players of the week in four categories:
– Best goaltender of the week was Jeff Glass (Spartak), for keeping the opposition off the scoreboard in two games;
– Best defenseman was Sami Lepisto (Avtomobilist), who took 4 points (1+3) from four games and merited a +3 for the week;
– Best forward for the third time in four weeks was Danis Zaripov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk). Last week he added another 8 points (5+3) to his tally in just three outings;
– Best rookie was 21-year-old defenseman Vladimir Grebenshchikov (Barys), who made three appearances, finishing the week with four points (1+3) and a +4.