Bedard named MVP
by Lucas Aykroyd|06 JAN 2023
Canada's Connor Bedard was named the MVP of the 2023 World Juniors after his record-smashing performance in Halifax.
photo: Matt Zambonin / IIHF
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 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Connor Bedard was named MVP. After winning the scoring title with 23 points and setting multiple Canadian World Junior records, the 17-year-old superstar from North Vancouver was also named Best Forward and a tournament all-star team member.

Bedard, who captured his second straight U20 gold medal, put on the most dominant offensive performance by anyone apart from Sweden’s Peter Forsberg in 1993 (31 points).

IIHF Directorate Awards
Best Goalkeeper: Adam Gajan, Slovakia
Best Defender: David Jiricek, Czechia
Best Forward: Connor Bedard, Canada

Media All-Star Team & MVP
Goalkeeper: Tomas Suchanek, Czechia
Defender: David Jiricek, Czechia
Defender: Ludvig Jansson, Sweden
Forward: Connor Bedard, Canada
Forward: Logan Cooley, United States
Forward: Jiri Kulich, Czechia
Most Valuable Player: Connor Bedard, Canada