Last week, the League’s teams played a total of 31 games, with 540 players (41 goalies, 179 defensemen, and 320 forwards) taking part in the action.
— Best goalie was Joni Ortio (Barys), who won three games of three last week, including two away matches. Ortio faced 94 shots, or 31.3 per night, saving 94.68%. He also posted a goals-against average of 1.66.
— Best defenseman was Darren Dietz (Barys), who won four games of four with his team last week, including three away matches. Dietz posted 4 (2+2) points in this span, potting the game-winner against Kunlun Red Star (3-2 OT). The Nur-Sultan defenseman posted no negative ratings, finishing the week being plus-2. Dietz logged an average time on ice of 22 minutes and 56 seconds, recorded one hit, blocked five shots, and gained three powerplays for his team.
— Best forward was Marcus Granlund (Salavat Yulaev), who won two games of three with his team last week. The Ufa forward scored 7 (5+2) points, scoring goals in all of the week’s games, including potting doubles against Avtomobilist (2-3) and Sibir (3-1). Granlund posted no negative ratings, ending the week being plus-2. He also had ten shots on goal and gained three powerplays for his team.
Тему Хартикайнен продолжает находить Маркуса Гранлунда своими безумными диагоналями. pic.twitter.com/GviF2fRlt5— КХЛ (@khl) December 24, 2020
— Best rookie was defenseman Artyom Serikov (Spartak), who won two games of three with his team last week. In this span, he scored a goal against Avangard (3-2 OT) and posted a helper against Vityaz (5-3). Serikov posted no negative ratings, ending the week being plus-3. He logged an average time on ice of 15 minutes and 55 seconds, had four shots on goal, recorded one hit, blocked one shot, and gained one powerplay for his team.
Дело Кутейкина живет! 19-летний Артём Сериков забивает почти от красной линии броском в 146.4 км/ч! pic.twitter.com/HBdx2Q1GDY— КХЛ (@khl) December 26, 2020