Kirk, who was selected in the seventh round of the NHL Draft back in 2018, made a spectacular impact at this year’s World Championship in Latvia.
The 21-year-old scored seven goals in seven matches, which was the same tally as Andrew Mangiapane who was part of Canada’s gold medal-winning side as the Canadians beat Finland 3-2 in overtime in the final.
The trio were awarded special cufflinks after GB’s final game in Group A against Switzerland.
Kirk scored his sixth and seventh goals of the group stage to go one ahead of Gregory Hofmann who was on target for the Swiss.
Kirk has five goals from six matches going into GB’s final Group A game against Switzerland tomorrow.
GB have four points from their six matches thanks to a victory over Belarus and an overtime defeat by Denmark.
Two years ago, GB stunned the hockey world by coming from 3-0 down to beat France 4-3 in overtime to secure their status in the world’s elite.
Liam Kirk’s fifth goal of the tournament put GB ahead against Sweden, who are ranked fourth in the world before the Swedes came back strong, firing 56 shots on the goal of Ben Bowns in a 4-1 victory.