Goalie: Dominik Hasek, Czech Republic
Allowed six goals in six games and had two shutouts, including the 1-0 dandy against Russia in the final. His shoot-out saves against Canada burnished his reputation as the world's best netminder.
Defense: Jiri Slegr, Czech Republic
Led a disciplined defense that kept most teams on the perimeter, away from Hasek. Scored on a 45-foot slapper in semis against Canada.
Defense: Boris Mironov, Russia
Along with partner Darius Kasparaitis, handled all the best forwards in the tournament.
Forward: Saku Koivu, Finland
Small (5'9", 175 pounds) and feisty, combined brilliantly with linemate Teemu Selanne and then helped lift the Finns to the bronze after Selanne was sidelined.
Forward: Pavel Bure, Russia
In one of the best individual performances in international hockey history, scored five goals against the Finns in the semis.
Forward: Teemu Selanne, Finland
The most dynamic attacker in Nagano until he aggravated a pulled lower stomach muscle.