The Kontinental Hockey League’s commission has determined the best players of the thirteenth week of the Regular Season (including the games played on December 10, 11, and 12) in four categories.
- best goalie was Joni Ortio (Vityaz), who won three games of three last week (one of them without allowing goals, against Dinamo in Minsk). He also posted his first KHL shutout. Ortio had a saves percentage of 98,04 (best result in the week) with a goals-against average of 0,67 (second-best result). His shutout streak is now at 117 minutes and 39 seconds.
- best defenseman was Denis Bodrov (Avtomobilist), who won three games of three last week, scoring 4 (3+1) points. His goal against Amur Khabarovsk was the game-winner. Bodrov posted no negative ratings, earning a plus-4 for the week.
- best forward was Lauris Darzins (Dinamo Riga), who had 7 (3+4) points in five games (three of them being away games). He earned a plus-1 rating. Darzins had points in all last week’s games, scoring a double (including the game-winning goal) against Slovan Bratislava. He had a total of 14 shots on goal.
- best rookie was forward Kristian Vesalainen (Jokerit), who scored 4 (2+2) points in four games (three of them being away games). The 19-year-old Finnish forward scored points in all the games he played, with an average time on ice of 16 minutes and 39 seconds.