Canadians aim for Olympic gold-Stanley Cup double in same season

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Only six players have ever won an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup in the same year. Five of these players are Canadian.

The five Canadians in the exclusive group includes current National Hockey League stars Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, who accomplished the feat in 2010 with Chicago Blackhawks. Current NHL executives Brendan Shanahan and Steve Yzerman did it in 2002 with Detroit Red Wings. The lone American, Ken Morrow, New York Islanders 1980, rounds out the list.

Steve Yzerman at Salt Lake City 2002

We couldn’t find a picture of Ken Morrow. Admittedly, we didn’t try very hard. Sochi 2014 Canadian men’s team executive director Steve Yzerman seemed more fitting in this space anyway.

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Heading into the second round of NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs there are 14 Canadians still in contention for the Olympic gold-Stanley Cup double.

The team with most Canadian players with…

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