To mark the end of the twenty-second week of the tenth season of the Championship, the Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the week in four categories.

Best goaltender was Pavel Francouz (Traktor), who played in three games, including two on the road, and celebrated victory after all three. The 27-year-old Czech ended the week with one shutout, a save percentage of 98.04 (the highest of any goalie in the League) and a goals against average of 0.67;

Best defenseman was Juuso Hietanen (Dynamo Moscow), whose figures show three appearances, two wins, 4 (3+1) points, and no negative ratings, earning a +2 for the week. The 32-year-old Finn scored a double against Kunlun, including the game-winner, and his goal (against Admiral) also sealed victory for the Muscovite Blue-and-Whites;

– Best forward was Roman Starchenko (Barys), who emerged victorious from two of his three matches. The 31-year-old Kazakh attacker struck 11 shots, scored goals in all three games, hit doubles against Lada and Avtomobilist (the latter brace included the game-winner) and ended the week with 5 goals - the best haul of any forward in the League. His account also shows one assist and a +3 for the week;

– Best rookie was Sibir defenseman Ilya Morozov, who was given three outings, including two on the road, and helped the men from Novosibirsk win all three. The 19-year-old Russian contributed 9 blocks, spent an average of 18 minutes 56 seconds on the ice and did not receive a single negative rating, meriting a +1 for the week.

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