Kuznetsov named U20 MVP

Russian forward had 9-point game, hat trick vs. Canada

Scotia Bank Saddledome Calgary  Canada

Yevgeni Kuznetsov is the 2012 U20 MVP. Photo: Francois Laplante / HHOF-IIHF Images

CALGARY – Russia’s Yevgeni Kuznetsov was voted tournament MVP tonight. The forward led the 2012 U20 with 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists).

In addition, he was named Directorate Award Best Forward. Canada’s Brandon Gormley was voted Best Defenceman and Czech Petr Mrazek Best Goalie.

The media all-star team was also announced:

Goal: Petr Mrazek (CZE)

Defence: Brandon Gormley (CAN), Oscar Klefbom (SWE)

Forward: Yevgeni Kuznetsov (RUS), Max Friberg (SWE), Mikael Granlund (FIN)
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