The Kontinental Hockey League’s commission has determined the best players of the Regular Season’s third week in four categories.

Last week, the League’s teams played 30 games, with 571 players (40 goalies, 190 defensemen, and 341 forwards) taking part in the action. The scoring was at 5.43 goals per game.

— Best goalie for the first time in his career was Juho Olkinuora (Metallurg), who won three games from three last week. The Finn goalie faced 92 shots, saving the 93.48%. He posted a goals-against average of 2.00 and had his first shutout of the season in the 4-0 win over Neftekhimik.

— Best defenseman for the seventh time in his career was Darren Dietz (Barys), who scored 3 (2+1) points in three games last week. The defenseman posted no negative ratings, and compiled a plus-1 differential. He also recorded five hits and blocked five shots. In the 6-3 win over CSKA, Dietz potted a double, including the game-winner.

— Best forward for the third time in his career Sergei Plotnikov (CSKA), who scored 7 (5+2) points last week. In the Moscow derby against Spartak, Plotnikov scored his first career hat-trick, and is in a three-game scoring streak, with five goals over that span. Plotnikov also recorded four hits and blocked three shots.

— Best rookie for the first time in his career was forward Dmitry Rashevsky (Dynamo Moscow), who scored 2 (2+0) points in two games last week. The 20-years-old forward had an average time on ice of 13 minutes and 07 seconds and potted a double against Admiral. After three weeks of play, Rashevsky is the League’s seventh scorer. Rashevsky is the first Blue-and-White player to be awarded Rookie of the Week honors since Alexander Petunin in 2017-2018.

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