The Kontinental Hockey League’s commission has determined the best players of the tenth week of the Regular Season in four categories.
- best goalie was Ilya Sorokin (CSKA), who didn’t allow any goal in two away games. The Red-and-Blues goalie is in a shutout streak from October 30 for a total of 180 minutes and 30 seconds. This streak is, for now, the third-best performance in the current season.
- best defenseman was Viktor Antipin (Metallurg), who won with his team three away games of four, scoring 4 (2+2) points (the week’s best result among defensemen). The Metallurg defenseman posted no negative ratings, earning a plus-2 for the week. Moreover, he had 12 shots on goal and blocked six shots from the opposition.
- best forward was Maxim Karpov (SKA), who won four games with his team last week, scoring 7 (5+2) points (the week’s best result among forwards). The St. Petersburg forward posted no negative ratings, earning a plus-2 for the week. He had a hat-trick in the game against Avtomobilist and scored the game-winning goal in the match against Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
- best rookie was forward Nikita Mikhailov (Sibir), who won two of three games with his team last week, scoring his seventh goal of the season against HC Dynamo. To date, with 12 (7+5) points, Mikhailov is Sibir Novosibirsk’s top scorer. The 20-year-old forward had an average time on ice of 13 minutes and 34 seconds and blocked two shots from the opposition.