To mark the end of the sixth month’s play of the eighth season of the Championship, The Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the month in four categories.
– Best goaltender
was Alexander Yeryomenko
(Dynamo Moscow), who enjoyed 8 outings in total and helped his team win 7 of them, finishing the month with 2 shutouts (both in the playoffs), a goals against average of 0.94 and a save percentage of 96.96. Yeryomenko’s shutout series continues, and currently stands at 156 minutes and 1 second;
– Best defenseman
was Anton Belov
(SKA), with 10 outings, 6 victories, 2 points (0+2), 18 blocks, 11 hits and 18 shots at goal. Belov did not receive a single minus on his way to earning a +4 for the month;
– Best forward
was Peter Regin
(Jokerit), with 8 points (5+3), including a brace at Riga and 6 points in powerplay, from 11 appearances. Regin also struck 35 shots and blocked 9 from the opposition – the highest February totals of any forward in the League.
– Best rookie
was 20-year-old Avangard forward Artur Lauta
, who played in 9 games, 5 of which were victories, scoring 3 goals and further testing the opposing goalies with 15 shots. Lauta averaged 8 minutes 50 seconds of ice time and earned a +2 for the month.