To mark the end of the ninth 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 Niklas Svedberg
(Salavat Yulaev), with two wins from two games; including one shutout. Svedberg’s unbeaten spell now stands at 113 minutes 03 seconds;
– Best defenseman
was Ivan Lekomtsev
(Avangard), who helped his team to two road wins in three games, finishing the week with 2 points (1+1), including the game-winner against Slovan, and a +4;
– Best forward
was Sergei Shmelyov
(Spartak), who recorded 6 points (1+5) in two road victories, banking three points in each game;
– Best rookie
was 20-year-old Torpedo forward Denis Shurakov
, who returned from two victorious outings on the road with 3 points (2+1), including the winning goal against Amur, an average ice time of 13 minutes 51 seconds and a +2 for the week.