To mark the end of the eighteenth 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 Ilya Proskuryakov
(Torpedo), who helped his team claim three victories in three games, ending the week with one shutout, a save percentage of 96.00 and a goals against average of 0.98;
– Best defenseman
was Jonathon Blum
(Admiral), with 4 points (1+3) and three wins from four outings. Blum blocked 7 shots, did not receive a single minus on his way to earning a +3 for the week, and he also scored the game-winner against Traktor;
– Best forward
was Nikolai Prokhorkin
(Salavat Yulaev), who in four appearances on the road recorded 7 points (4+3) and merited a +2 for the week. Prokhorkin’s haul included three points in powerplay and a hat-trick against Amur;
– Best rookie
was 20-year-old Severstal defenseman Anton Sizov
, whose account for the week stands at three games, two victories, a +2, an average ice time of 18 minutes 30 seconds and the game-winning goal against Avtomobilist.