Petri Kontiola Player of the Month April/May

Petri Kontiola Player of the Month April/May

11 Jun 2013 | Alan Ilijic

Petri Kontiola put on a show during the past two months that earned him the title Player Of The Month. With his performances in both the KHL and the World Championships, he deserved it most.


Petri KontiolaWith April 7th, when KHL Finals began, Traktor Chelyabinsk center started his quest to become the Player of the month combined for April and May. He also participated in the World Championships with his team Finland and there also went on to be the top scorer of the tournament.

During the KHL playoffs, Kontiola recorded a total of 19 points, scoring 10 goals and adding 9 assists. In the Finals he scored only a goal, and that came in game 6, when Traktor lost in overtime 2-3. Kontiola tied the game at 2 ten minutes prior to the end of the game and brought it to overtime. Gennady Razin and Andrei Kostitsyn set the whole thing up at 49:58.

Although he was shining with goals and assists during the Finals, it still can't erase the fact he was Traktor's top scorer in the playoffs. He was his team's important link in quest for the Gagarin Cup, but in the end couldn't help them win.

And then, in May started the World Championships in Sweden and Finland. Petri Kontiola played a big role for team Finland, but though couldn't help them reach the end and proclaim themselves world champions. They were stopped in the semifinals by later champions, Sweden. It seemed they were a bit shocked as they went on to lose the bronze medal game to team USA in shootout.

Kontiola finished the tournament as top scorer again. With 10 games played he scored 8 goals and recorded as many assists for a total of 16 points. He was +6 overall in the tournament and spent 8 minutes in the penalty box. In the end he was voted in WC All-star team and chosen as the best forward of the tournament. team would like to congratulate to out Player Of The Month April/May - Petri Kontiola!

Past winners
April/May 2013 - Petri Kontiola
March 2013 - Jan Kovar
February 2013 - Antti Raanta
January 2013 - Felix Schütz
December 2012 - Christian Dahl Andersen
November 2012 - Damien Brunner
October 2012 - Martin Růžička
September 2012 - Jori Lehterä
April/May 2012 - Jan Laco
March 2012 - Jakob Silfverberg
February 2012 - Damien Brunner
January 2012 - Matt Hussey
December 2011 - Tommy Goebel
November 2011 - Robert Kristan
October 2011 - Jakub Petružálek
September 2011 - Tomas Zaborsky
April/May 2011- André Rankel
March 2011 - Martin Ruzicka
February 2011 - Petri Vehanen
January 2011 - Antti Pihlström
December 2010 - Jakub Stepanek

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