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2006 IIHF World Junior Championship Award Winners Announced
January 5, 2006

VANCOUVER (BC) – The 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship Directorate announced the individual award winners on Thursday, following the gold medal game.


The Directorate Awards are determined by a vote at the Tournament Directorate, which consists of representatives of all teams, the IIHF and the Host Committee

Top Goaltender: Tuukka Rask (FIN)

Top Defenceman: Marc Staal (CAN)

Top Forward: Evgeni Malkin (RUS)


The all-star team is the result of a vote among accredited journalists covering the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship

Goaltender: Tuukka Rask (FIN)

Defencemen: Luc Bourdon (CAN), Jack Johnson (USA)

Forwards: Evgeni Malkin (RUS), Steve Downie (CAN), Lauri Tukonen (FIN)


The Most Valuable Player (MVP) is determined by a vote among accredited journalists covering the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship

Most Valuable Player: Evgeni Malkin (RUS)

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