Tavares named MVP

Three Canadians crack All-Stars; Karlsson top defenseman

Scotiabank Place Kanata Ontario Canada

John Tavares hits the ice for the gold medal game. Photo: Andre Ringuette IIHF/HHoF Images

OTTAWA - The IIHF announced the Best Player Awards and Media All-Star Team for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship during the third period of the Canada-Sweden gold medal game, as well as the MVP.

Directorate Best Player Awards

Top Goalie: Jacob Markström, SWE
Top Defenseman: Erik Karlsson, SWE
Top Forward: John Tavares, CAN

Media All-Star Team

Goaltender: Jaroslav Janus, SVK
Defenseman: Erik Karlsson, SWE
Defenseman: PK Subban, CAN
Forward: John Tavares, CAN
Forward: Cody Hodgson, CAN
Forward: Nikita Filatov, RUS


John Tavares, CAN
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