January’s finest: Kovar, Antipin, Mozyakin & Shmelyov
To mark the end of the fifth month’s play of the sixth season of the KHL Championship, The League has named the best players of the month in four categories.
– Best goaltender
for the second successive month was Jakub Kovar
(Avtomobilist). In January he helped his team to six victories in nine games, achieving three shutouts, SV% .9573 and GAA 1.31;
– Best defenseman
was Viktor Antipin
(Metallurg Magnitogorsk), with 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist) from 11 outings and a +14;
– Best forward
was November’s winner, Sergei Mozyakin
(Metallurg Magnitogorsk), with a haul of 19 points (11+8) and a +18 from 11 games;
– Best rookie
was young Atlant forward Sergei Shmelyov
, who scored 6 goals in 12 appearances and earned a +7 for the month.