Lekkerimaki named MVP
by Andrew Podnieks|05 JAN 2024
Sweden's Jonathan Lekkerimaki has been named tournament MVP.
photo: Chris Tanouye/IIHF
Jonathan Lekkerimaki has been named MVP of the 2024 World Junior Championship.

The IIHF has also announced its Directorate Award winners:
Best Goalie---Hugo Havelid (SWE)
Best Defender---Axel Sandin Pellikka (SWE)
Best Forward---Cutter Gauthier (USA)

The All-Star Team has been selected by media as follows:
Goal: Hugo Havelid (SWE)
Defence: Lane Hutson (USA), Theo Lindstein (SWE) 
Forward: Cutter Gauthier (USA), Jiri Kulich (CZE), Jonathan Lekkerimaki (SWE)

Leading scorers are:
Goals--Jiri Kulich (CZE), Jonathan Lekkerimaki (SWE), Gavin Brindley (USA)--6
Assists--Cutter Gauthier (USA), Matyas Melovsky (CZE)--10
Points--Jiri Kulich (CZE), Cutter Gauthier (USA)--12

The 2025 World Juniors will be played in Ottawa, Canada. Norway has been demoted from this year, and Kazakhstan has earned promotion for 2025 and will be in the top division for the first time since 2020.