The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual ice hockey tournament organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The IIHF has given directorate awards for play during each year's championship tournament to the top goalie, defenseman and forward (all since 1954), and most valuable player (since 1999).
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