Josi wins MVP of World Championships

Josi helped lead Switzerland to a silver medal

(Stockholm, SWEDEN) — Switzerland’s Roman Josi won three honours at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The Nashville Predators defenceman was Most Valuable Player, Best Defenceman and selected for the All-Star Team.

Josi became the first Swiss player ever to earn MVP honours and an award at an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. He led all defencemen in scoring with four goals and five assists in ten games. He’s joined on the defence of the All-Star Team by fellow countryman Julien Vauclair.

Jhonas Enroth was selected Best Goalkeeper by the tournament directorate and also made the All-Star Team. He was among the most used goalkeepers with 418:29 minutes. He led the goalie stats in save percentage (95.63%) and goals against average (1.15).

Finland’s Petri Kontiola was named Best Forward and is joined on the All-Star Team by Team USA’s Paul Stastny and Sweden’s Henrik Sedin. Kontiola was the World Championship’s scoring leader. In ten games he scored eight goals and as many assists.

Individual Awards as selected by the Tournament Directorate
Best Goalkeeper: Jhonas Enroth, Sweden
Best Defenceman: Roman Josi, Switzerland
Best Forward: Petri Kontiola, Finland

All-Star Team selected by the media
GK: Jhonas Enroth, Sweden
DE: Roman Josi, Switzerland
DE: Julien Vauclair, Switzerland
FW: Petri Kontiola, Finland
FW: Paul Stastny, USA
FW: Henrik Sedin, Sweden
MVP: Roman Josi, Switzerland