The Kontinental Hockey League’s commission has determined the best player of the fifth month of play – February – in four categories.
- best goalie was Anton Krasotkin (Admiral), who won five games of eight, including four shutouts. The Vladivostok goaltender had a saves percentage of 95,24% and a goals-against average of 1,52. In addition, Krasotkin had a shutout streak of 153 minutes and 12 seconds.
- best defenseman was Staffan Kronwall (Lokomotiv), who won five games of nine with his team, scoring 6 (3+3) points. The Swedish blueliner posted no negative ratings, ending February being plus-5. Kronwall also scored the game-winning goal against Dinamo in Minsk. In the first game of the playoffs’ clash against HC Sochi, Kronwall posted a double. He also had 17 shots on goal, recorded four hits, and blocked eight shots from the opposition.
- best forward was Andre Petersson (Barys), who won seven games of ten with his team in February, producing 12 (6+6) points with a plus-9 rating. The Astana forward scored doubles on Salavat Yulaev and Jokerit (posting game-winning goals in both encounters). Petersson finished the regular season as the seventh top scorer in the league.
- best rookie was goaltender Ilya Konovalov (Lokomotiv), who won four games of seven in February, including one shutout (in the second playoffs’ game against HC Sochi). The Yaroslavl netminder posted a saves percentage of 90,48% and a goals-against average of 2,69. The 20-years-old Lokomotiv goalie was the third-best in the League with ten shutouts in the regular season.