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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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 66 41 18 7 196 162 89
3 STL 64 40 19 5 198 162 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 MIN 64 35 22 7 181 164 77
6 VAN 64 36 24 4 184 176 76
7 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
8 CGY 64 35 25 4 182 165 74
9 LAK 64 31 21 12 175 167 74
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 65 29 26 10 203 215 68
12 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
13 ARI 65 21 37 7 142 220 49
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 65 23 38 -3 61
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 65 15 37 -5 52
J. Klingberg 51 10 25 4 35
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
C. Eakin 62 15 15 -1 30
A. Goligoski 65 3 24 3 27
A. Hemsky 59 9 17 -9 26
A. Roussel 63 12 12 -12 24
S. Horcoff 61 9 14 3 23
 
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K. Lehtonen 26 13 10 .905 2.98
J. Enroth 14 25 2 .901 3.26
 
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