Acknowledged as the best for the second time
Following a poll amongst hockey specialists and journalists, Alexey Kalyuzhny voted best Belarusian hockey player of the 2014/15 season.
The poll involved 221 respondents; each of them named Belarus’ three best hockey players including those playing with foreign clubs. Votes were calculated with the usual weighting: three points for first place, two for the second, and one for third. The Minsk Dinamo forward and national team captain, Alexey Kalyuzhny, was awarded 442 points, followed by Moscow CSKA goalkeeper Kevin Lalande. Third place went to Sochi forward Andrey Kostitsyn with 247 points. The single Belarusian hockey player performing in the NHL for the New York Highlanders, Mikhail Grabovski, was placed fifth this year despite winning the award last year.