Michkov named MVP
by Lucas Aykroyd|07 MAY 2021
Russia's Matvei Michkov led the 2021 U18 Worlds in scoring and was named tournament MVP, Best Forward, and an all-star team member.
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Russia's Matvei Michkov was named the MVP of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. The 16-year-old sniper won the scoring race with 12 goals – the most goals ever scored by a Russian and the second-highest single-tournament total in history – and 16 points.

Michkov was also named Best Forward and made the media all-star team.

Here are all the post-tournament honours.

Most Valuable Player

Matvei Michkov, Russia

Directorate Awards

Best Goalie: Benjamin Gaudreau, Canada
Best Defenceman: Aleksi Heimosalmi, Finland
Best Forward: Matvei Michkov, Russia

Media All-Star Team

Goaltender: Sergei Ivanov, Russia
Defence: Aleksi Heimosalmi, Finland
Defence: Brandt Clarke, Canada
Forward: Connor Bedard, Canada
Forward: Matvei Michkov, Russia
Forward: Samu Tuomaala, Finland