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May 6, 2021

2021 IIHF World Under-18s tournament awards

Matvei Michkov, eligible for the 2023 NHL Draft, was named the MVP of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.

The 16-year-old led the tournament in goals (12) and points (16). His goal total is the second-highest single-tournament total in Under-18s history. He was also named Best Forward, and was voted to the tournament all-star team.

Aleksi Heimosalmi (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ) was named the tournament’s best defenseman. Benjamin Gaudreau (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ) was named the tournament’s top goaltender.

Joining Michkov and Heimosalmi on the media all-star team was goaltender Sergei Ivanov (๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ), defenseman Brandt Clarke (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ), and forwards Connor Bedard (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ) and Samu Tuomaala (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ).

Most Valuable Player

Matvei Michkov (๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ)

Directorate Awards

Best Goalie: Benjamin Gaudreau (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ)
Best Defenseman: Aleksi Heimosalmiย (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ)
Best Forward: Matvei Michkovย (๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ)

Media All-Star Team

Goaltender:ย Sergei Ivanov (๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ)
Defense: Aleksi Heimosalmiย (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ)
Defence: Brandt Clarke (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ)
Forward: Connor Bedard (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ)
Forward: Matvei Michkov (๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ)
Forward: Samu Tuomaala (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ)

Best Players From Each Team As Selected By Coaches

Belarus (๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ): Tikhon Chaika, Dmitri Kuzmin, Danila Klimovich
Canada (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ): Mason McTavish, Shane Wright, Connor Bedard
Czech Republic (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ): Jakub Brabenec, Jakub Altrichter, Jakub Sedivy
Finland (๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ): Aku Koskenvuo, Aleksi Heimosalmi, Samu Tuomaala
Germany (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช): Nikita Quapp, Nikolaus Heigl, Bennet Rossmy
Latvia (๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป): Martins Lavins, Gustavs Ozolins, Anri Ravinskis
Russia (๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ): Sergei Ivanov, Matvei Michkov, Nikita Chibrikov
Switzerland (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ): Lian Bichsel, Kevin Pasche, Dario Sidler
Sweden (๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช): Carl Lindbom, Isak Rosen, Anton Olsson
Team USA (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ): Sasha Pastujov, Lane Hutson, Dylan Duke

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