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