To mark the end of the seventeenth week’s play of the seventh season of the Championship, The Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the week in four categories.
– Best goaltender
was Alexei Murygin
(Metallurg Magnitogorsk), for helping the reigning champions to a shutout victory over Lada Togliatti;
– Best defenseman
was Maxim Ignatovich
(Sibir), who scored two goals and earned a +3 in his sole performance of the week;
– Best forward
was Niko Kapanen
(Jokerit), who added 4 points (1+3) to his account in just one outing;
– Best rookie
was 19-year-old Novokuznetsk defenseman Nikita Kamalov
, who scored his team’s only goal in the game against Admiral.