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Patrick Kane Named Most Valuable Player of 2018 MWC

05/20/2018, 3:15pm EDT
By USAHockey.com

Kane led tournament with 20 points (8-12) in 10 games

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- U.S. captain Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.) was named Tournament MVP of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship here in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the first-ever U.S. player to earn Tournament MVP honors. In addition, Kane was named to the Media All-Star Team, becoming the fourth U.S. player to earn all-star honors after Carl Wetzel (1967), Seth Jones (2014) and Connor Hellebuyck (2015).

In 10 tournament games, Kane set U.S. single tournament records in both points (20) and assists (12) as he finished the tournament as the leading point scorer and tied for the tournament lead in assists. In addition, Kane led the U.S. in goals with eight, which finished tied for second most among all skaters.

Kane and the U.S. Men's National Team (6-2-0-2/W-OTW-OTL-L) won the bronze medal earlier today with a 4-1 win over Canada in the bronze medal game. Team USA's eight tournament wins tied the U.S. record for most wins in a single tournament (2015) while the bronze medal was its third bronze medal (2013, 2015, 2018) and fourth top-four finish in six IIHF Men’s World Championships, a feat the country has not accomplished since medaling in three of the five tournaments it competed in from 1939-1950.

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Date Opponent Round Result Location
Tues., May 1 Denmark Exhibition W, 3-2 KVIK Hockey Arena
Herning, Denmark
Fri., May 4 Canada Preliminary W, 5-4 (SO) Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sat., May 5 Denmark Preliminary W, 4-0 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Mon., May 7 Germany Preliminary W, 3-0 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Thurs., May 10 Latvia Preliminary W, 3-2 (OT) Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Fri., May 11 Korea Preliminary W, 13-1 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sun., May 13 Norway Preliminary W, 9-3 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Tues., May 15 Finland Preliminary L, 2-6 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Thurs., May 17 Czech Republic Quarterfinals W, 3-2 Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, Denmark
Sat., May 19 Sweden Semifinals L, 0-6 Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sun., May 20 Canada Bronze-Medal Game W, 4-1 Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark

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