Roussel Picks Up All-Star Honors at World Championship

Tuesday, 05.27.2014 / 10:50 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Roussel Picks Up All-Star Honors at World Championship

Stars forward Antoine Roussel had a strong showing for France at the 2014 World Championship in Belarus, and was honored for it at the tournament’s conclusion on Sunday.

Roussel was one of the three forwards named to the tournament All-Star team. Roussel led France with 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) in eight games. He tied for second in goal scoring at the tournament and tied for fifth in points.

France made the quarterfinals and finished eighth at the tournament, its best showing at the World Championship since 1995.

Russia won the gold medal with a 5-2 victory over Finland on Sunday. Sweden took the bronze medal with a 3-0 win over Czech Republic.

Russia dominated the individual awards, but Finnish goaltender Pekka Rinne was the tournament MVP. Plano native and Team USA blue liner Seth Jones was named the best defenseman and grabbed All-Star honors as well.

Here are the individual awards at the 2014 World Championship:

Most Valuable Player (selected by the media)
Pekka Rinne, Finland

Individual Awards (selected by the tournament directorate)
Best Goalkeeper: Sergei Bobrovsky, Russia
Best Defenseman: Seth Jones, USA
Best Forward: Viktor Tikhonov, Russia

All-Star Team (selected by the media)
Forward: Antoine Roussel, France
Forward: Sergei Plotnikov, Russia
Forward: Viktor Tikhonov, Russia
Defenseman: Seth Jones, USA
Defenseman: Anton Belov, Russia
Goaltender: Pekka Rinne, Finland

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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