The 2017 IIHF World Championship was hosted by Paris, France, and Cologne, Germany, from 5 to 21 May 2017. The official tournament mascots were Asterix and Obelix, the main characters from the popular French comic book series The Adventures of Asterix. The logo incorporates the silhouette of deceased German national team goaltender Robert Müller, who succumbed to a brain tumor at just 28 years of age. German tennis player Angelique Kerber, 1. FC Köln and German Olympic soccer team goalkeeper Timo Horn and Paris Saint-Germain F.C.'s Brazilian winger Lucas Moura have been named celebrity ambassadors for the event.
Sweden won the tournament by defeating Canada 2–1 after a penalty shoot-out. Russia won the bronze medal. The host Germany finished 8th.