The Dollard-des-Ormeaux native suffered the injury in the opening match against Germany on Boxing Day, but he never missed a game and persevered to help Canada garner a silver medal after a 2-0 loss to the United States in the gold-medal game.
“It didn’t feel good,” Levi said of his injury, which will keep him out of the lineup for the Northeastern Huskies in the NCAA’s American college ranks for about six weeks.
Levi, who starred last season for the Carleton Place Canadians in the Central Canadian Hockey League, was a revelation at the world juniors.
He broke his idol Carey Price‘s tournament record with a sparkling .964 save percentage and tied the world junior shutout record with three.
Levi, who turned 19 on Dec. 27, was named the tournament’s top goaltender after posting a 0.75 goals against average.