The Kontinental Hockey League’s commission has determined the best player of the seventh month of play – April – in three categories.

- best goalie was Juha Metsola (Salavat Yulaev) who, in four games, posted a saves percentage of 95,92%, with an average of 49 saves per game (best numbers of April); and a goals-against average of 1.51. Metsola’s longest shutout streak reached 161 minutes and 40 seconds, once again the best numbers of the month.

- best defenseman was Mat Robinson (CSKA), who won six of nine games with his team last month, producing 5 (3+2) points with a plus-6 rating (both were the best numbers of April among defensemen). The Red Army blueliner scored a double in the sixth game against SKA, and the game-winner in game five. Robinson had 13 shots on goal and blocked 10 shots from the opposition.

- best forward was Mikhail Grigorenko (CSKA), who won six of nine games with his team in April, scoring 7 (6+1) points (best numbers of April among forwards) and posting a plus-4 rating. Grigorenko scored the first hat-trick ever in a Gagarin Cup finals game during the first match against Avangard, including the game-winning goal. He also had 35 shots on goal.

- no rookies were awarded with best rookie nomination in April

Alessandro Seren Rosso Alessandro Seren Rosso
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