Lafreniere named MVP
by Lucas Aykroyd|05 JAN 2020
Canada's Alexis Lafreniere celebrates winning the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.
photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced the winners of the individual awards and the tournament all-star team after the gold medal game of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Canadian forward Alexis Lafreniere was honoured as MVP, Best Forward, and a tournament all-star team member. In his second World Juniors, the 18-year-old star of the QMJHL’s Rimouski Oceanic scored 4 goals and 6 assists in just five games en route to the gold medal.

Total attendance was 173,474 spectators making it the second-most visited IIHF World Junior Championship ever in Europe.

IIHF Directorate Awards
Best Goaltender: Joel Hofer (Canada)
Best Defenceman: Rasmus Sandin (Sweden)
Best Forward: Alexis Lafreniere (Canada)

Media All-Star Team & MVP
Goaltender: Joel Hofer, Canada
Defenceman: Rasmus Sandin, Sweden
Defenceman: Alexander Romanov, Russia
Forward: Samuel Fagemo, Sweden
Forward: Barrett Hayton, Canada
Forward: Alexis Lafreniere, Canada
Most Valuable Player: Alexis Lafreniere, Canada