To mark the end of the fourth 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
of the week was Alexei Murygin
(Lokomotiv), with two shutout wins in two games;
– Best defenseman
was Matthew Gilroy
(Spartak), who finished the week with a +5 and 4 points (3+1) from three outings, two of which were on the road. Half of Matthew’s points haul came thanks to a double against Medvescak;
– Best forward
was Justin Azevedo
(Ak Bars), with 7 points (3+4) from three appearances and a +5 for the week. Justin found the back of the opposition net in all three games;
– Best rookie
was 20-year-old Avangard forward Ilya Mikheyev
, who played in three games, ending the week with a goal, an assist and an average ice time of 10 minutes 8 seconds. Ilya earned a positive or neutral plus/minus in all three outings.