Laila Edwards Steals the Show, Named Worlds 2024 MVP

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Laila Edwards Steals the Show, Named Worlds 2024 MVP
Source: IIHF

Laila Edwards will return from Utica with much more than some impactful memories and a silver medal from her first senior major tournament. The Wisconsin Badger earned MVP honors for her performance for Team USA and was named a Media All-Star, joining national team teammates Caroline Harvey and Alex Carpenter.

She was, very clearly, the breakout star of the 2024 World Champioship.

Edwards put on a show with her nose for the net, controlled physical play, and poise on the big stage. She had six goals – including a statement hat trick in the semifinal – and two assists to finish tied for fifth on USA in scoring. She shared the tournament lead in goals even though Edwards averaged just 10:44 TOI/GP – she was moved up the lineup as a result of her strong play but saw limited usage in the group stage.

The Directorate Awards

  • Best Goaltender—Sandra Abstreiter (GER)
  • Best Defender—Renata Fast (CAN)
  • Best Forward—Alex Carpenter (USA)

The Media All-Star Team

  • Goalie—Sanni Ahola (FIN)
  • Defense—Renata Fast (CAN), Caroline Harvey (USA)
  • Forward—Alex Carpenter (USA), Laila Edwards (USA), Natálie Mlýnková (CZE)