To mark the end of the sixth 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
was Ivan Nalimov
(Admiral), who has remained unbeaten for 180 minutes, having kept his goal intact in all three games for the Far East men this week;
– Best defenseman
, for the second time this season, was Mat Robinson
(Dynamo Moscow), who in three outings recorded 4 points (2+2), a +4 and 13 shots at goal;
– Best forward
was Matt Ellison
(Dinamo Minsk), who made three appearances and finished the week with 7 points (5+2, including a hat-trick against Avangard), a +3, and an average ice time of 21 minutes 45 seconds;
– Best rookie
was 19-year-old Amur defenseman Nikita Cherepanov
, who played in three games and ended the week with two victories, an average of 16 minutes 17 seconds on the ice, and a goal in the 3-2 win over Lada.