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The Kontinental Hockey League’s commission has determined the best players of the sixteenth week of the Regular Season in four categories.
- best goalie was Danny Taylor (Sibir Novosibirsk), who won two games of three last week – with one road game – and posting one shutout, his first in the season, against Avangard. The Canadian goalie had a saves percentage of 96.70% (best result of the week), with a goals-against average of 1.00.
- best defenseman was David Rundblad (SKA St. Petersburg), who won three away games with his team, scoring three goals (best result of the week among defensemen). The Swedish defenseman posted a double against Admiral and scored the game-winning goal against Kunlun Red Star. Rundblad posted no negative ratings, being plus-2 for the week. He also had five hits and blocked four shots from the opposition.
- best forward was Dmitry Kagarlitsky (HC Dynamo Moscow), who won two of three road games last week with his team, posting 6 (4+2) points. The White-and-Blues forward scored goals in all the games, posting a plus-4 rating. Kagarlitsky scored a double in the derby against Spartak Moscow last week.
- best rookie was forward Martins Dzierkals (Dinamo Riga), who won two of three games with his team last week, with 2 (1+1) points. The 21-years-old Latvian forward had an average time on ice of 10 minutes and 48 seconds.