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The International Ice Hockey Federation World Under 20 Championship (also known as the World Junior Hockey Championship, WJHC) is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world. The 'Top Division' features the top ten ranked hockey nations in the world. After each tournament, the Directorate of the IIHF selects the Best Goalie, Best Defenceman, and Best Forward of the tournament. Winners of these awards, along with the countries they represent are shown below from the first official tournament (1977) until present.

Year Best Goalie Best Defenceman Best Forward Note
1977 Jan Hrabák Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Viacheslav Fetisov Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Dale McCourt Flag of Canada.svg Canada [1]
1978 Alexander Tyznych Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Viacheslav Fetisov Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Wayne Gretzky Flag of Canada.svg Canada [2]
1979 Pelle Lindbergh Flag of Sweden Sweden Alexei Kasatonov Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union [3]
1980 Jari Paavola Flag of Finland Finland Reijo Ruotsalainen Flag of Finland Finland Vladimir Krutov Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union [4]
1981 Lars Eriksson Flag of Sweden Sweden Miloslav Horava Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Patrik Sundström Flag of Sweden Sweden [5]
1982 Mike Moffat Flag of Canada.svg Canada Gord Kluzak Flag of Canada.svg Canada Petri Skriko Flag of Finland Finland [6]
1983 Dominik Hašek Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Ilya Byakin Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Tomas Sandström Flag of Sweden Sweden [7]
1984 Alan Perry Flag of the United States United States Alexei Gusarov Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Raimo Helminen Flag of Finland Finland [8]
1985 Craig Billington Flag of Canada.svg Canada Vesa Salo Flag of Finland Finland Michal Pivonka Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia [9]
1986 Evgeny Belosheikin Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Mikhail Tatarinov Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Jim Sandlak Flag of Canada.svg Canada [10]
1987 Markus Ketterer Flag of Finland Finland Calle Johansson Flag of Sweden Sweden Robert Kron Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia [11]
1988 Jimmy Waite Flag of Canada.svg Canada Teppo Numminen Flag of Finland Finland Alexander Mogilny Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union [12]
1989 Alexei Ivashkin Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Ricard Persson Flag of Sweden Sweden Pavel Bure Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union [13]
1990 Stéphane Fiset Flag of Canada.svg Canada Alexander Godynyuk Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Robert Reichel Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia [14]
1991 Pauli Jaks Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Jiří Šlégr Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Eric Lindros Flag of Canada.svg Canada [15]
1992 Mike Dunham Flag of the United States United States Darius Kasparaitis Flag of the CIS svg CIS Michael Nylander Flag of Sweden Sweden [16]
1993 Manny Legacé Flag of Canada.svg Canada Janne Grönvall Flag of Finland Finland Peter Forsberg Flag of Sweden Sweden [17]
1994 Jamie Storr Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kenny Jönsson Flag of Sweden Sweden Niklas Sundström Flag of Sweden Sweden [18]
1995 Yevgeni Tarasov Flag of Russia Russia Bryan McCabe Flag of Canada.svg Canada Marty Murray Flag of Canada.svg Canada [19]
1996 José Théodore Flag of Canada.svg Canada Mattias Öhlund Flag of Sweden Sweden Jarome Iginla Flag of Canada.svg Canada [20]
1997 Marc Denis Flag of Canada.svg Canada Joe Corvo Flag of the United States United States Alexei Morozov Flag of Russia Russia [21]
1998 David Aebischer Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Pavel Skrbek Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Olli Jokinen Flag of Finland Finland [22]
1999 Roberto Luongo Flag of Canada.svg Canada Vitali Vishnevsky Flag of Russia Russia Maxim Afinogenov Flag of Russia Russia [23]
2000 Rick DiPietro Flag of the United States United States Alexander Riazantsev Flag of Russia Russia Milan Kraft Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic [23]
2001 Tomáš Duba Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Rostislav Klesla Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Pavel Brendl Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic [23]
2002 Kari Lehtonen Flag of Finland Finland Igor Knyazev Flag of Russia Russia Mike Cammalleri Flag of Canada.svg Canada [23]
2003 Marc-André Fleury Flag of Canada.svg Canada Joni Pitkänen Flag of Finland Finland Igor Grigorenko Flag of Russia Russia [23]
2004 Al Montoya Flag of the United States United States Sami Lepistö Flag of Finland Finland Zach Parise Flag of the United States United States [23]
2005 Marek Schwarz Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Dion Phaneuf Flag of Canada.svg Canada Alexander Ovechkin Flag of Russia Russia [23]
2006 Tuukka Rask Flag of Finland Finland Marc Staal Flag of Canada.svg Canada Evgeni Malkin Flag of Russia Russia [23]
2007 Carey Price Flag of Canada.svg Canada Erik Johnson Flag of the United States United States Alexei Cherepanov Flag of Russia Russia [23]
2008 Steve Mason Flag of Canada.svg Canada Drew Doughty Flag of Canada.svg Canada Viktor Tikhonov Flag of Russia Russia [24]
2009 Jacob Markström Flag of Sweden Sweden Erik Karlsson Flag of Sweden Sweden John Tavares Flag of Canada.svg Canada [25]
2010 Benjamin Conz Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Alex Pietrangelo Flag of Canada.svg Canada Jordan Eberle Flag of Canada.svg Canada
2011 Jack Campbell Flag of the United States United States Ryan Ellis Flag of Canada.svg Canada Brayden Schenn Flag of Canada.svg Canada [26]
2012 Petr Mrázek Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Brandon Gormley Flag of Canada.svg Canada Yevgeni Kuznetsov Flag of Russia Russia [27]
2013 John Gibson Flag of the United States United States Jacob Trouba Flag of the United States United States Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Flag of Canada.svg Canada
2014 Oscar Dansk Flag of Sweden Sweden Rasmus Ristolainen Flag of Finland Finland Filip Forsberg Flag of Sweden Sweden [28]
2015 Denis Godla Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Vladislav Gavrikov Flag of Russia Russia Max Domi Flag of Canada.svg Canada [29]
2016 Linus Söderström Flag of Sweden Sweden Zach Werenski Flag of the United States United States Jesse Puljujärvi Flag of Finland Finland [30]
2017 Felix Sandström Flag of Sweden Sweden Thomas Chabot Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kirill Kaprizov Flag of Russia Russia
2018 Filip Gustavsson Flag of Sweden Sweden Rasmus Dahlin Flag of Sweden Sweden Casey Mittelstadt Flag of the United States United States
2019 Pyotr Kochetkov Flag of Russia Russia Alexander Romanov Flag of Russia Russia Ryan Poehling Flag of the United States United States

FootnotesEdit

  1. Podnieks, p. 20.
  2. Podnieks, p. 35.
  3. Podnieks, p. 51.
  4. Podnieks, p. 63.
  5. Podnieks, p. 76.
  6. Podnieks, p. 90.
  7. Podnieks, p. 106.
  8. Podnieks, p. 121.
  9. Podnieks, p. 135.
  10. Podnieks, p. 150.
  11. Podnieks, p. 165.
  12. Podnieks, p. 180.
  13. Podnieks, p. 194.
  14. Podnieks, p. 207.
  15. Podnieks, p. 222.
  16. Podnieks, p. 238.
  17. Podnieks, p. 253.
  18. Podnieks, p. 269.
  19. Podnieks, p. 282.
  20. Podnieks, p. 297.
  21. Podnieks, p. 312.
  22. Podnieks, p. 328.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 IIHF Directorate Awards. Hockey Canada (2008). Retrieved on 2008-07-04.
  24. Canada's Mason sweeps awards. International Ice Hockey Federation (2008-01-05). Archived from the original on 2011-05-26. Retrieved on 2008-07-04.
  25. Tavares named MVP. International Ice Hockey Federation (2009-01-06). Retrieved on 2009-01-06.
  26. Brayden Schenn sweeps honours. International Ice Hockey Federation (2011-01-05). Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  27. "Kuznetsov named U20 MVP", International Ice Hockey Federation, 2012-01-05. Retrieved on 2012-01-05. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. 
  28. "Forsberg named MVP", International Ice Hockey Federation, 2014-01-05. 
  29. "World juniors 2015 live: Canada wins gold at world juniors after beating Russia", National Post, 2015-01-05. 
  30. "Puljujarvi MVP, Best Forward", International Ice Hockey Federation, 2016-01-05. Retrieved on 2016-01-05. 

ReferencesEdit

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998), Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974-1999, ECW Press, ISBN 1-55022-382-8
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