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

Last week, the League’s teams played a total of 27 games, with 518 players (35 goalies, 175 defensemen, and 308 forwards) taking part in the action.

— Best goalie was Julius Hudacek (Spartak), who won two of three games last week, including one away match. The game in Yaroslavl concluded with a SO loss for Spartak (0-1), but it was the second shutout of the season for the Slovak goalie. Hudacek faced 100 shots, or 33.3 per game, saving the 98.00% (best numbers of the week). The Spartak netminder posted a goals-against average of 0.65.


— Best defenseman was Michal Jordan (Amur), who won two from four games last week with his team, scoring 4 (3+1) points. The Czech defenseman had a hat-trick against Ak Bars, posted no negative ratings, and ended the week being plus-1. Jordan had ten shots on goal, recorded six hits, and blocked two shots.


— Best forward was Vladimir Butuzov (Amur), who won two of four games with his team last week, scoring 7 (4+3) points (best numbers of the week). The Khabarovsk forward scored points in all games, tallying goals in three of them, including a double against Jokerit and the game-winner against Ak Bars. Butuzov posted no negative ratings, ending the week being plus-5 — best figures of the week. The Amur forward had 17 shots on goal, blocked four shots, and recorded two hits.


— Best rookie was forward Alexei Toropchenko (Kunlun Red Star), who won two of three games with his team last week, scoring two goals — his first and the second at the KHL level, respectively. Toropchenko posted no negative ratings, ending the week being plus-3. He logged an average time on ice of 15 minutes and 33 seconds, recorded 9 hits, and blocked four shots.


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