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Roussel Picks Up All-Star Honors at World Championship

Tuesday, 05.27.2014 / 11:50 AM / 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\u2019s conclusion on Sunday.

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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 49 31 16 2 155 113 64
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 49 17 26 6 113 168 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 48 28 25 1 53
J. Benn 48 16 28 -2 44
J. Spezza 48 8 27 -4 35
T. Daley 45 12 12 -7 24
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 48 1 22 8 23
A. Roussel 48 11 11 -1 22
C. Eakin 45 9 13 8 22
J. Klingberg 34 7 13 8 20
A. Hemsky 45 8 11 -6 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 20 11 7 .903 2.99
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
 
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