Olympic Athlete of Russia Ilya Kovalchuk led his team in goal scoring and was voted Most Valuable Player of the 2018 Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
OAR star also All-Star Forward
Following the gold medal game the award winners and All-Star Team has been announced.
The media representatives at the 2018 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament voted Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk as Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament. He had five goals and seven points in the Olympic Athletes from Russia gold-medal run.
The tournament directorate with representatives of the 12 teams, the IIHF and the organizer voted his teammate Nikita Gusev as Best Forward. Their teammate Vyacheslav Voinov was voted Best Defenceman and also made it to the All-Star Team.
The award for the Best Goaltender went to Germany’s Danny aus den Birken while Olympic Athlete of Russia Vasili Koshechkin was voted onto the media All-Star Team.
Individual Awards (voted by the Tournament Directorate):
Best Goaltender: Danny aus den Birken, Germany
Best Defenceman: Vyacheslav Voinov, Olympic Athlete from Russia
Best Forward: Nikita Gusev, Olympic Athlete from Russia
Most Valuable Player (voted by the media):
Ilya Kovalchuk, Olympic Athlete from Russia
All-Star Team (voted by the media):
Goaltender: Vasili Koshechkin (OAR)
Defencemen: Maxim Noreau (CAN), Vyacheslav Voinov (OAR)
Forwards: Ilya Kovalchuk (OAR), Pavel Datsyuk (OAR), Eeli Tolvanen (FIN)