To mark the end of the twenty-fourth and final week’s play of the regular season of the Championship, the Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the week in four categories.

Best goaltender was Alexander Yeryomenko (Dynamo Moscow), who helped his team secure two victories in two games. Yeryomenko had the highest save percentage (96.88%) and lowest goals against average (0.97) of any goalie in the League;

Best defenseman was Grigory Panin (CSKA), who finished both his outings on the winning side and with a positive rating, earning a +6 for the week (the best for any defenseman). In the week in which his team clinched the Tikhonov Trophy as regular season winners, Panin’s contribution included a goal in the big derby against Spartak and an assist against Torpedo, in addition to 4 blocks and 4 hits,

Best forward was Fredrik Pettersson (Dinamo Minsk), who beat the goalie in all three of his team’s matches - once against Ak Bars, once against Neftekhimik, and twice against Lada – scoring 5 points (4+1) in total. The 29-year-old Swede fired off 15 shots at goal and received no negative ratings, meriting a +1 for the week;

Best rookie was Metallurg Novokuznetsk forward Artyom Mikheyev, who played in three road games, averaging 16 minutes 35 seconds of ice time – more than any other rookie forward. The 21-year-old finished the week with two wins, 2 points (1+1), 5 blocked shots and not a single negative rating.

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