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Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane named 2018 World Championship MVP

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The Chicago winger’s 20 points led the tournament.

Denmark v United States - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane earned Most Valuable Player honors at the World Championship on Sunday in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kane, 29, racked up a tournament-leading 20 points during the United States’ bronze-medal run. Team USA defeated Canada 4-1 to win its third bronze since 2013.

Kane’s point total tied Dany Heatley for the most points in any World Championship in the last 40 years. Kane also set a new Team USA record for most points scored in a single World Championship tournament.

The Buffalo, New York native’s 12 assists also tied Canada’s Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) for the tournament-lead, while his eight goals were second to Finland’s Sebastian Aho (Carolina Hurricanes).

Denmark’s goaltender Frederik Andersen (Toronto Maple Leafs) was voted the tournament’s best goaltender. Sweden’s John Klingberg (Dallas Stars) was voted the best defenseman with six points, while Aho was named the best forward with nine goals and nine assists in eight games.