Contenders for the Alexei Cherepanov award included Avangard’s Arseniy Gritsyuk, Dynamo Moscow’s Dmitry Rashevsky and SKA’s Marat Khusnutdinov.
Dmitry Rashevsky (Photo: Official website of HC Dynamo (Moscow))
Forwards Arseniy Gritsyuk, Dmitry Rashevsky and Marat Khusnutdinov are claiming the Alexei Cherepanov Award, which is given to the best rookie of the season, according to the KHL website.
The winner of the award is determined by the voting results of the coaches of the teams in the league.
The Avangard forward Gritsyuk had 22 goals and 16 assists in 52 games last season. The 21-year-old striker became the second-highest scorer and best scorer for his team in the playoffs, and as part of the Russian national team, he became an Olympic silver medalist.
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Moscow striker “Dynamo” Rashevsky in 59 games scored 38 points (21 goals and 17 assists). The 21-year-old striker spent the end of the season at the VHL Dynamo club (St. Petersburg), where he scored 10 (4 + 6) points in 11 playoff games.
The third contender for the award, 19-year-old SKA striker Khusnutdinov, scored six goals and provided 10 assists in 48 games. Since last season, his playing time increased to 14 minutes, he began to come out on the ice in lopsided lineups. At the junior world championship in Canada, which was interrupted by coronavirus outbreaks, Khusnutdinov captained the Russian team.
The KHL season closing ceremony will take place on May 19.
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