The Kontinental Hockey League’s commission has determined the best players of the playoff’s second round in four categories.

In the Gagarin Cup playoffs’ first round, the League’s teams played a total of 22 games, with 192 players (13 goalies, 63 defensemen, and 116 forwards) taking part in the action. The average goals-per-game was at 5.32 – the second all-time highest average for second-round series.

- Best goalie was Roman Will (Traktor), who had four wins in six games. The Czech goalie faced 156 shots, or 26 per night, posting a saves percentage of 95.51% and a goals-against average of 1.18. Will succeed Michael Garnett as the most recent Traktor goalie to be awarded as the best in his role at the Conference Semifinals and Finals stage.

- Best defenseman for the second time in his career was Damir Sharipzyanov (Avangard), who scored 4 (3+1) points in seven games, with a plus-3 differential. The blueliner recorded seven hits, blocked eleven shots, and earned two powerplays for the Hawks. He also posted an average time on ice of 25 minutes and 24 seconds.

- Best forward for the second time in his career at the playoff stage was Nikolai Goldobin (Metallurg), who scored 7 (3+4) points in seven games. Goldobin posted no negative ratings and terminated the series against Avangard with a plus-3 differential. He also had a hat trick in game three. The forward recorded five hits, blocked three shots, and earned five powerplays for his team.

- Best rookie for the second time in his career at the playoff stage was forward Arseny Gritsyuk (Avangard), who scored 6 (5+1) points in seven games. Gritsyuk recorded six hits, blocked two shots, and earned two powerplays for his team.

Related clubs

Avangard (Omsk) Avangard (Omsk)
Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Metallurg (Magnitogorsk)
Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Traktor (Chelyabinsk)
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